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.