Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies: Weekly Wine Word Wednesdays

The Weekly Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies is: Stickies

Chances are you probably won't hear the word much in the Walla Walla Valley for two reasons, the term is from the UK and also there aren't a lot of "stickies" being made in the Valley.
"Sticky" Rieslings from Dunham Cellars
and Long Shadows Poet's Leap
in Walla Walla. 
So what are "stickies?"  A sticky wine is simply a dessert wine.  In Australia and in the UK, dessert sweet wines are referred to as "stickies."  A sticky can be a wine that is produced from wine grapes that are late harvest, Botrytis (Noble Rot), French Sauternes, Eisweins,  German Beerenauslese, Hungarian Tokay ... well you get the picture.  

Also stickies include fortified wines like Ports and Pedro Ximénez Sherry.  The obvious is stickies are wines that are sweet and well - - sticky to the touch. 

How sweet is that? 

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