What Is a Good Substitute for Sauternes Wine?

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A good substitute for Sauternes wine is another sweet white wine or white dessert wine such as sweet white Bordeaux, ice wine, Moscato, Riesling or Gewurztraminer. Other options include lighter sweet white wines such as Domaine Ogereau or a richly flavored Dolce.

Wineries in the Bordeaux region of France produce Sauternes.The balance of sweetness and acidity in Sauternes wine allows it to pair well with a variety of foods, including spicy savory foods, foie gras, Roquefort or blue cheese and desserts of all types. Chill Sauternes and other sweet white wines to a temperature between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit to maximize the wine’s flavor.