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About Dry Wines And Food Pairings


Do you really know what a dry wine is? What makes a dry wine dry?

A dry wine is a wine that has no residual sugar; a dry wine is not sweet. During the fermentation process, yeast consumes the sugars of the juice. In making sweet wines like Stella Rosa wines, for example, the fermentation process stops before the yeast consumes all the sugars. In making dry wines, the fermentation process runs until all the sugars are gone.


One of our favorite things about dry wines is learning to pair them with our favorite foods. Chardonnay is a popular dry wine for fish dishes. Another popular dry wine is Riesling, which goes well with sweet and spicy foods. When it comes to pairing dry wine with food, the perfection really comes down to taking a look at certain elements of the food and the wine: fat, acid, salt, sweetness, bitterness, and texture. Dry wines are fairly specific for food pairings, whereas sweeter wines can be more versatile.

See if you can tell how sweet or dry the wines of Stella Rosa are by visiting StellaRosa.com.


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