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Sparkling Wine

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Grape information: A style made by bottling the wine while it is still fermenting. Gradual filtering is done by ageing the bottle at a steep downward angle at low temperatures and disgorging the sediment, then topping up the bottle with clear wine and resealing.

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Type of Grape: Dessert/Fortified/Other

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Port

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Grape information: A style of foritified wine made from adding alcohol (typically brandy) to wine mid-ferment. The alcohol stops fermentation, preserving some of the residual sugars in the must.

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Type of Grape: Dessert/Fortified/Other

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Late Harvest

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Grape information: Late harvest wines are made from grapes that have had extended growing times, permitting higher yields of sugar.

Wine information: Late harvest wines are very sweet, due to high residual sugar contents in the wine. They are normally served chilled and in smaller glasses due to the rich, sweet flavors.

Type of Grape: Dessert/Fortified/Other

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Madeira

Pronunciation: mah-DER-ah

Grape information: A fortified wine produced on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

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Type of Grape: Dessert/Fortified/Other

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Ice Wine

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Grape information: A type of wine originating in Germany (Eiswein), made from late-harvested grapes that have frozen on the vine, resulting in concentrated sugars.

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Type of Grape: Dessert/Fortified/Other

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Brandy

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Grape information: Made from distilling wine, grape juice, or must, then barrel ageing.

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Type of Grape: Dessert/Fortified/Other

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Dessert Wine

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Grape information: Dessert wines can be made from single varietals or blendeds of different grapes. Usually, grapes with high sugar (brix) content are used.

Wine information: A sweet style of wine, served chilled and in smaller glasses. High sugar contents and syrupy flavors. Sometimes, the wines are sweetened with added sugars.

Type of Grape: Dessert/Fortified/Other

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