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Posted by Beawinebosscom, Jun 1, 2017.

Hi, My name is Chris Cooper from New York and I'm a little new to Wine. I just joined a Wine Club and Order 12 bottles of Wine.  I drink wine on  major holidays. I joined this Snooth Forum to learn more about wine and get a better idea of all the different variety's of wine there is out there. If anyone knows  any recommendations of red wine that is sweet. I would really appreciate it.


thanks :-)


Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 1, 2017.



I am from Adelaide in South Australia so if you need any advice on Aussie wines just reach out

Reply by Really Big Al, Jun 1, 2017.

There are some sweet, or perhaps closer to 'off-dry' red wines from Virginia.  It's interesting how many folks might start with these types of wines, but they many move on to the dry wines.  Most wineries in Virginia make a sweet or dessert wine.  Some have a rose that is closer to off-dry and perhaps it's a good time to enjoy a few rose wines.  I bet you can find several up in New York.  You might even go to a few wineries in the Finger Lakes region.  We have not been up there yet but it's on our list.

Reply by sipsamplestroll, Jun 1, 2017.

Hello BEAWINEBOSS Welcome to the club :-)

The only "sweet" red wines I can think of are:

(light & fizzy) Labrusco, Brachetto D'Acqui

(medium-bodied) Recioto Della Valpolicella

(fortified) Port, Banyluls, Maury, Tawny Port, Vin Santo Rosso

I'm sure there are more, I haven't delved into red sweet wines as of yet. 

If you know of anymore pass along your knowledge. 

Cheers Cora :-)

Reply by rckr1951, Jun 1, 2017.

Dornfelder is a real one.

Reply by GregT, Jun 2, 2017.

Chris - go with kosher wine. These days a lot of it is dry, but "traditionally" in NYC it was quite sweet. And if you're in the City, head to Brighton Beach where they have a lot of Russians who drink wine from Georgia. It's often really sweet.

There's a store off the BQE in Williamsburg called BQE Wine and Liquors. Very easy to get to. You can Google it, which will give you some reviews, or follow the link to see their catalog. They're good people and actually a lot of fun. They're Polish and have a number of customers who like sweet wines, although they don't necessarily prefer those themselves. They can help you out.

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