(Closed) wine that tastes like Arbor Mist?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d start trying our Moscatos and Rieslings. You want a sweet, fruity wine.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t know if they distribute, but D’Grazia Vineyards has a seasonal pumpkin white wine thats VERY sweet 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Pacific Rim Sweet Reisling.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.

 

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