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I only drink about four glasses each week, in the evenings. Q.1: Mogan David Blackberry and Concords are a touch to sweet and the Barefoot brand, Refresh, sweet white is a touch to bitter. Is there not a chart somewhere that puts wines in some sort of order ????  Q.2: Is there any wines that have less sulfides which seem to make our feet swell a little bit ?

Thanks for your time and patience with a beginner,


Unfortunately there is no universal grouping of wines by sweetness. Have you tried any of the German whites like Blue Nun? Or a Moscato? They are sweet but a little less so than the Blackberry and Concord wines. Sulfites occur in wines naturally as part of the fermentation process. Organic wines tend to have less than inorganic. Of course organic wines are a little more money. Bonterra is a good, reasonably priced organic. The wines are dry however.  


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