Dry Wine

Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below.


  • Mr. Oahu Hawaii

    Yes, it’s annoying that “dry” is used in odd ways for wine.  “Dry” is used to mean “not sweet” and “off dry” or “semi-dry” to mean “slightly sweet”.  To further complicate things, Germans use “trocken” for “dry” and not only apply “trocken” to wine in this manner, but also apply it to an extremely sweet, syrupy wine, called Trockenbeerenauslese, a kind of dessert wine made from shrivelled, “nobel-rot affected” grapes.  Very confusing.

  • Mr. PoopyPants

    I like trains…

  • TBA

    Trockenbeerenauslese = DRIED berry selection. Nothing to do with ‘dry’.