What exactly is it? & Why don\'t many restaurants offer it?
When I find a place that actually does offer it on their wine list, I either get it as a before or after dinner drink because I have no clue as to what I should pair it with.
Can you give me some information on it?
Thanks so much!!
It's often enjoyed on its own. If you want to try pairing, try light, fresh cheeses -- or dishes made with them, also try nuts and simple sweets like biscotti.
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