Dessert wines are frequently underrated wines that have a great deal of unique flavors to offer to your palate if you know some simple tricks for enjoying them. Below are some guidelines to help you open your mind to the idea of drinking dessert wine the next time you dine out.
Enjoy dessert wines as dessert
Pairing a sweet dessert wine with a dessert can create an overwhelming sensation for your palate. Instead of stacking sweet flavors on top of sweet flavors, enjoy the wine as the dessert course. Because these wines are so rich and sweet, you can feel satisfied with a liquid course to cap off your decadent meal.
Dessert wines typically come in smaller pours than drinking wines, and these modest portions should encourage you to sip them gently and slowly. Just as you would want to take small bites of a fine dessert and let them melt on your tongue, you should take sips of the wine rather than gulps.
Appreciate the complex flavors
In the process of sipping your dessert wine, take the time to identify the dark fruit, chocolate, or caramel flavors in the wine you are drinking. Dessert wines like tawny port are often aged outside of the bottle in oak barrels, which infuse the wine with complex aromas that are worth taking time to identify as you drink.
Ciao Bella offers a selection of dessert wines to complete your meal of Italian pasta, pizza, and other traditional specialties that will please your taste buds. To make reservations or find more information about the delectable lunch and dinner fare served at Ciao Bella, call 219-322-6800 today.