Sweet wines are a favorite among many wine lovers, thanks to their fruity, rich, and decadent flavors. Whether you are looking to pair a sweet wine with a dessert or complement a savory dish, several excellent food pairings will enhance the flavor of your sweet wine. Here are five different wonderful pairing that will leave you wanting more.
Sweet wines are often paired with desserts, and for good reason. The rich, fruity flavors of sweet wines complement the sweetness of desserts, making a harmonizing match. Some of the best desserts to pair with our sweet wines include cake, fruit tarts, and pastries. For example, our Sweet TexAnne pairs perfectly with a fruity tart, while our Cocoa Texas is an excellent match for a rich chocolate dessert.
Rich and creamy cheeses like blue cheese, brie, and camembert go particularly well with sweet wines. The sweetness of the wine neutralizes the saltiness and richness of the cheese and creates a perfect partnering flavor combination.
Sweet wines are also a wonderful match for fresh and juicy fruits like peaches, apricots, and berries. These fruits complement the fruit flavors in the wine, while their natural sweetness balances the wine’s sweetness. Our Blushing Texan or Blue Norther would be a great choice for fruit. For a truly extravagant experience, you can serve fresh berries with sweet wine and a dollop of whipped cream.
- Spicy Foods
Surprisingly, sweet wines are an exceptional pairing for spicy foods. When served chilled, sweet white wines with low alcohol are a great match with hot and spicy food. The sweetness of the wine helps balance the heat of the spices, while the flavors of the fruit complement the flavors of the dish.
A charcuterie board, which features cured meats, sausages, and pâtés, pairs well together with sweet wines. The fruit flavors enhance the flavors of the dish, while the sweetness of the wine helps balance the saltiness of the meats. A good example is a zinfandel with cured meats and cheeses. Here at Moody Family Wines we offer a fantastic charcuterie board that can be ordered in our tasting room.
Sweet wines are versatile beverages that can be paired with a wide range of foods. Whether you are looking to complement a dessert, a spicy dish, or a cheese board, there is a sweet wine that will perfectly enhance the flavors of your meal. So next time you want to enjoy a bottle of sweet wine, grab your favorite Moody Family Wines and try pairing it with some of the foods mentioned above for a truly unforgettable experience. You can also come visit us in Bullard, TX at our tasting room! It is open every Friday from 5:30pm - 9pm and Saturday from 1pm - 9pm.