FOOD PAIRING IDEAS
Sweet wines pair wonderfully with a variety of cheeses, from blue to cheddar, as the wine’s sweetness balances the saltiness of the cheese. Cured meats like prosciutto, salami and chorizo have just the right amount of salt (a lot) and spice to make sweet wines really sing.
Sweet wines are the perfect partners for deserts. Try a tawny port with chocolate, a muscat with cheesecake, or pedro ximénez with crème brûlée.
Sweet wines can help temper the heat in spicy foods. Consider an off-dry or sweet riesling with spicy Thai or Indian cuisine. The wine’s residual sugar will complement flavourful spices and chilli heat, without being overpowered.
Sweet wines and fresh fruits are a classic pairing. A late harvest chenin blanc with ripe peaches or a botrytised semillon with apricots are a heavenly match.