Usually served with food, dessert wines enhance the after-dinner experience, especially when combined with desserts in unique ways. Dessert wines are notable for their natural sweetness and having higher alcohol content than most wines, hence best served in smaller glasses. The usual technique of making dessert wine is stopping the fermentation process with brandy to kill the yeast, leaving the natural grape sugar in the wine. Some wineries use grapes that have been harvested late, in order to create dessert wines with varying grades of sweetness.
From light and sparkling to rich and well-aged, there are different categories of dessert wine. Sparkling dessert wines balance the sweetness of the grape with effervescence and natural acidity. Fortified dessert wines are dry with greater alcohol content, as a result of mixing grape brandy with wine. Through Singapore iShopChangi’s online duty-free shopping, you can find dessert wines for all tastes and occasions.