Sweet vs Bitter Wines
Do you prefer sweeter or more bitter wines?
When it comes to wine, sweet is often king! If sweet wines are what you crave, there’s a plethora of sweet varieties that range in level of sweet; sweet Riesling, Moscato and Chenin Blanc are popular choices for those looking for something on the softer side.
You could even go for a full-blown dessert wine or a sweet sparkling wine.
Sweet wines are an excellent way to sweeten up an evening. If a picnic, dinner party, or casual gathering just isn’t feeling complete, a glass of sweet wine can take the experience to the next level. Not only is sweet wine delicious, but it also has many health benefits like increased bone density, more antioxidants, and reduced risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. As if that wasn’t enough reason to sip some sweet wine on a regular basis, it gets even better – Sweet wines tend to age faster than white wines due to their natural sugar content.
Of course, if sweet isn’t your thing you can take a sip and savour some dry slightly bitter whites like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay – both with their own unique flavour profiles.
Bitter wines have become increasingly popular in the past few years, but not all of them are created equal. If you’re looking for a unique and bold taste experience, then you should definitely explore the wide variety of options out there. While some may lean towards traditional styles like Barolo, others stretch the boundaries of what most consider a ‘wine’ and cater to oenophiles with flavours that may be surprising at first sip. Whether you prefer subtle notes of earthy complexity or big tannic explosions you won’t soon forget, bitter wines can make a huge impression.
Designated with characteristic tannins, reds can also range from sweet to bitter. Merlots with soft tannins are great for those wanting a sweet red option, while Cabernet Sauvignon’s strong tannic taste make it one of the most robust and boldest of red wines out there.
Sweet or bitter, the world of wines offers something to tantalise every taste bud!