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Excerpted from DK COMPANION WINES OF THE WORLD - Copyright 2010 DK Publishing
 
Wine and Food Matching - Desserts

Wine and food have complemented each other for thousands of years. Wine comes into its own at the dinner table thanks to its moderate alcohol, refreshing acidity, and sheer range of flavours. It is worth knowing some successful pairings of food and wine that have stood the test of time.

With Desserts
Always try to select a wine that is sweeter than your dessert. You can also choose a wine with a slightly higher alcohol content here as it is the end of the meal. Intensely flavoured desserts are well complemented by powerful, fortified styles.

Chocolate cake
Select your wine depending on the richness of the chocolate. Certain Muscat dessert wines can work sensationally.

Crème brûlée
Botrytized dessert wine makes a classic partnership.

Fruit
A wide variety, such as sweeter styles of Riesling, Semillon, or Chenin Blanc.

Fruit tarts and pies
Choose a wine based on the dominant flavour normally the fruit itself.

Ice cream
Thick, sticky dessert styles.

 
Contents
Appellation d’Origine Controlée
Wine Through The Times
Wine Trivia 7
Fast Wine Facts 3
Grape Harvest
Oh the Horror! Red Wine Stains.
Wine Trivia 6
Grape Growing Problems
Fast Wine Facts 2
Ice Wine
Fast Wine Facts
How Many Grapes
Wine Aromas
Kosher Wine
Wine Trivia 5
When To Send Wine Back
Sherry
Wine Trivia 4
Prohibition
Great French Wine Blight
Port Wines
Wine Trivia 3
Wine Trivia 2
Wine Trivia
Oak Barrels
Sweetness
Sparkling Wine and Champagne
Organic and Biodynamic Wine
Aging Wine
Wine Varietals
Wine Labels
New World Vs Old World Wines
How Terroir Effects Wine
Clarifying Wine with Egg Whites
Tips On Preserving Open Wine
Why Red Wine Makes Me...
The Biology of Tasting Wine
Choosing the Perfect Glassware
Corks vs Plastic Corks
Wine Laws and AVAs in the USA
Tasting Wine
Wine and Food Matching
  Apéritifs
  Starters
  Fish & Seafood
  White Meats
  Red Meats, Barbecues & Game
  Vegetarian Dishes
  Ethnic Dishes
  Desserts
  Cheeses
  Social Occasions
Buying Wine
Storing and Serving Wine