There are many wonderful, sophisticated sweet wines being made in the United States and New York state that are made from hybrids. Vidal is easily one of the most versatile grapes grown in the U.S. today, for example.
Sweet wines, whether sparkling or still, have their place in the wine world. What goes better with a summer soup made from raspberry or blueberry? They are a tremendous compliment to cheeses and baked goods. They are an incredible accompaniment to foie gras and pate. They are great sipping wines. And they are a welcome, fun companion on hot summer days, when big deep dark reds or oaky whites might seem less than at their best.