Post # 1
Is there any wine out there that tastes like Arbor Mist? I love how fruity it tastes, so at family gatherings I usually just drink that but when we go out to a nice restaurant I never know what to order. I have recentlyntasted moscato and like that but I am looking for a ‘fancy’s wine that has a fruity flavor.
Post # 3
Chances are, you won’t find a “fancy” wine that’s fruity. I LOVE (and will only drink) fruity wines, but most wines are not sweet enough, especially the fancier ones (and I know this because I have tasted many!). I don’t care what anyone says, rieslings are not sweet. I know exactly what you mean, and most people’s suggestions you are not going to like. Stick to whites and blushes for the mostpart.
Wines I love:
– Barefoot Cellars moscato (LOTS of Barefoot wines are yummy and sweet)
– St. Julian White Heron (St. Julian is local to me, but they have distributors in several states)
– Beni di Batasiolo Moscato d’Asti Bosc dla Rei
– Tempo Vino Winery…anything white/blush and two or three of their reds (this is a local winery, though)
– Tosti Moscato d’Asti
Bonus, all of these wines are under $15, if not $10 (not sure about the Beni, though, since I’ve only had it at a restaurant and have not purchased a bottle).
Post # 4
my fi and i do really like arbor mist – thats what i got started out on to drinking wine. But i would suggest trying the “Barefoot” brand. White zinfandel or moscato are both good. So far we like that brand the best. We are thinking about having it at the wedding – its among the sweetest “real wine” i have tasted. You just have to taste around – the kinds you are most likely to like are moscato, reisling, and white zinfandel. Those are generally less dry and more sweet.
Post # 5
Proper wine isn’t supposed to taste like fruit juice.
To PP: There are two kinds of Rieslings. Perhaps you have been drinking the dry kind. The sweet version is definitely quite sweet.
OP: Try port. It’s a dessert wine.
Post # 6
any local wines where you live? We have some lovely vineyards in MD and nearly all of them produce sweet fruit-infused wines of fairly high quality. If not, MD has just passed a direct shipping law, so you may be able to get it sent to you. check out linganorewines.com and boordy.com
Post # 7
OP didnt ask what proper wine is supposed to taste like, lol. She’s looking for something specific. Which reminds me. Theres a nationally available brand called Housejam. They have a red and a white that are both sweet, fruity and slightly carbonated but still with certain good wine characteristics.
Post # 8
I don’t know why people can be so snooty about wine lol. It’s just booze.
I personally like any moscato d’Asti. I’ve never tried one I didn’t like.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’d start trying our Moscatos and Rieslings. You want a sweet, fruity wine.
Post # 10
I don’t know if they distribute, but D’Grazia Vineyards has a seasonal pumpkin white wine thats VERY sweet 🙂
Post # 11
Trust me, I have the same problem. I am so wine illiterate but I do know what I like, even if it’s not fancy lol (I love Arbor Mist!). A while ago, I was in a restaurant and asked the server for a sweet wine and he suggested a Moscato and I LOVED IT! It seriously tasted like spiked apple juice. Since then, I’ve tried a few different kinds from the store and it’s definitely my favorite type (Barefoot and Yellow Tail are my go-tos). And now since I know what type I like, I usually order some variety of Moscato if I want wine at a restaurant. I may not know the specific brands but at least I sound a bit smarter than being like “ummmm something sweet?” haha
Post # 12
Pacific Rim Sweet Reisling.
Post # 13
Pennsylvania wines taste like Welch’s grape juice to me, so maybe try one of those! Chadds Ford Winery is a decent winery (I’m a wine snob so I hold my nose in the air at some of the local wineries), and they do have some sweet wines. http://www.chaddsford.com/root/wine-sweetwines.asp I’m not sure if they are found in your state or what your states laws on buying out of state is (PA blows in that regard). Even though I am not a sweet wine fan, mulled spice apple wine is a fall favorite!
Post # 14
Try Asti Mondoro, it’s an italian sparkling wine and it’s sweet. I don’t know anyone that has tried it and not liked it. Most restaurants carry it too.
Post # 15
i don’t know what’s fancy or not, but my favorite wine (sweet, fruity, bubbly) is Rosa Regale… and i know i’ve seen it on menus a few times.
Post # 16
I agree about Barefoot Moscatos – yum!. I used to love Arbor Mist, but the sulfites give me a nasty headache. My go-to wine is Chateau St. Michelle Harvest Select Sweet Riesling (http://store.ste-michelle.com/2011-columbia-valley-harvest-select-sweet-riesling-p644.aspx). I’m a sucker for a sweet fruity wine!