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Nov 28, 2006 06:36 PM

Dessert Wines

How long do dessert wines stay good after they have been opened?... and is it different depending on the type? i.e. ice wines, port, sherry, etc.

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  1. The sweeter and more acidic, the longer they last. Both sugar and acid are natural preservatives.

    1. Thanks for the info! Actually.. with that said, can you recommend a dessert wine? Something that is readily available (I'll be able to find it in regular liquor store or wine shop)... and isn't too expensive... $20 or under.

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      1. re: akulaji

        Where are you? What's available in wine shops varies wildly from place to place.

          1. re: akulaji

            Paradise for wine shopping. Ask on the Manhattan board for advice on a good shop near your work, go there and ask for advice.

            There are actually some very good dessert wines made on Long Island.