050-Icewine?


Icewine or in Germany Eiswein is a specialty desert wine of extraordinary character. It is categorized as a desert wine because of its sweet taste. Icewine needs to be made late past the harvest season when the grapes freeze on the vine. Typically the grapes are harvested in subzero temperatures in the early morning hours. The grapes also need to be pressed while frozen to ensure only the sweetest nectar of the berries are used. We talk about icewine and taste a little of this amazing treat on today’s Curioso.

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The Legend of Ice Wine A blustery start to icewine harvest Eiswein in Germany Questions about Icewine Niagara Icewine Festival Slovakia finish harvesting frozen grapes to make icewine Types of Dessert Wine Guide German Eiswein - A Highly Esteemed Specialty Canadian classic Drink Your Dessert Icewine Festival heading to the Falls What the heck is ice wine, anyway?

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