Bordeaux's sweet wines from the Sauternes and Barsac are renowned the world over. The grapes are late harvested to encourage the fungal infection botritis, which effectively dehydrates the grapes intensifying the sugars resulting in a liquid gold nectar, irresistible and delicious, the perfect accompaniment to salty cheese or foie gras and creme brulee.
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Sweet wines (also referred to as dessert wines) can offer a whole new drinking experience, but are often ignored and considered to be nothing more than an accompaniment to an already sickly dessert. We aren't disputing the heavenly combination of an indulgent dessert and a sweet wine, merely...