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Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:25 am

The onset of autumn with its crisp afternoons and chilly evenings prompts renewed attention to warming dessert wines for many of us. The Ausleses, Ice Wine, Port, Sauternes, Tokay and more ... there's something to be said for just about every variation. What's your favorite? This week's Netscape/CompuServe Forum poll invites you to share your preference with the wine-loving world. It only takes a moment, and you don't even have to join or log in!

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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Dave Erickson » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:13 am

Um...Sauternes, anyone?
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:15 am

Dave Erickson wrote:Um...Sauternes, anyone?


Oh, crap ... it was in there but got lost when I alphabetized. Hmm, I might have to restart this.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:22 am

Dave Erickson wrote:Um...Sauternes, anyone?


Okay, THAT was stupid. I've restarted the poll, so you'll want to vote again, Dave. I've edited the original post to point to the revised version, but to save time, you can just as easily click here for the revised poll.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Bill Buitenhuys » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:19 pm

sweet Loire chenin for me...with Italian stickies like I Capitelli and Torcolato a close second.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Robin Garr » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:26 pm

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:sweet Loire chenin for me...with Italian stickies like I Capitelli and Torcolato a close second.


Excellent choices (and a good example of why there is always an "other" pick). Don't forget some of the very fine Friuli sweeties, which at least in romantic theory bring together an Italian sensibility with the Austrian influence ... Picolit and Ramondolo and kin.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Ian Sutton » Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:06 pm

If port is in the list then it's a clear winner. Otherwise Loire Chenin can be great. Never got into sauternes or tokay, but there's still time. De Bortoli Black noble is great and german rieslings at all sweetness levels are a great option.

but why don't we (actually the wider public) drink dessert wines that much these days - rebellion at sweet not equating to serious perhaps?

No matter, more bargains for the rest of us 8)

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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Carl Eppig » Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:42 pm

Mas Amiel Maury 10 Year Cuvee Speciale is our favorite. Can't beat it with chocolate cake with chocolate everything.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by James Roscoe » Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:46 pm

Sauternes, port, banyuls, ice wine! Ahhhhh! Too many choices! My head is going to explode!!!!!!!! :!: :evil:
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Moulin Touchais!

by Anders Källberg » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:08 pm

As many of you know, this was an easy choise for me: Moulin Touchais, of course. I'm almost addicted to this delicious sweet wine with itswonderful acidity and almost eternal life!
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by TimMc » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:37 pm

Castoro Late Harvest Zinfindel

Meridian Late Harvest Chardonnay

Bonny Doon Fambrosia [sic]
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Re: Moulin Touchais!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:41 pm

Banyuls.
Port.
Sweet Chenin Blanc.
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Dave Erickson » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:37 pm

Carl Eppig (Middleton, NH wrote:Mas Amiel Maury 10 Year Cuvee Speciale is our favorite. Can't beat it with chocolate cake with chocolate everything.


So many great Maury wines...Domaine des Soulanes...
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by Brian K Miller » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:55 am

I tried a sip of a wine based on Corvina. It was the extra long hanging desert wine cousin of Amarone. Reposso? I loved the layers of caramel and other flavors!
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Re: Netscape Forum Poll: Favorite sweet wine

by JoePerry » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:03 am

Madeira, followed by Loire sticky - though I drink a lot more great Loire sweet wines than great Madeira.

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