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Valentine's Day is a good opportunity to enjoy sweet wines that can enhance the pleasure of desserts and candies. Rather than forcing uncomfortable pairings with red wines, a sweet wine can truly complement the flavors and add to the bounty of the occasion. Sweet wines are beautifully balanced, lively, and refreshing, making them versatile and able to go well with a variety of dishes, including oysters, boudin noir, and strong cheeses.
The focus is desserts and candies, so why not add to the bounty? Rather than try to force uncomfortable pairings of chocolates, bonbons and other desserts with red wine, why not a sweet wine that can truly enhance the pleasure?
Sweet wines are not just for desserts; they can be paired with a variety of dishes. Last year, the author enjoyed a Sauternes with oysters on the half shell and boudin noir. Good sweet wines are beautifully balanced, lively, and refreshing, making them less inflexible than one might think.
Because good sweet wines are not merely sweet. They are beautifully balanced, lively and refreshing, which makes them, if not exactly versatile, less inflexible than you might think.