Originally posted by billhike:
Indy and g-man, would it also be correct that a 500ml size bottle is pretty much always a sweet dessert wine?
Go with the list G-man provided - those wines usually have distinctive bottle shapes. There's not a standard that's agreed on to distinguish dry from sweet, so that's as good as you're likely to get.
Unless it's a DRY sherry like the one I'm having now, or a DRY Tokaji, or a dry white or red from somewhere . . .
I guess I'd say yes a 500 ml bottle usually indicates sweet unless it doesn't.