Dryness in wine has technical definitions:
Wines with less than 10 grams of residual sugar per liter
Wines with more than 30 grams of residual sugar per liter
Off-dry or Semi-dry
Two different terms that mean the same thing… Any wine that falls between 10 and 30 grams
But it can be complicated…
A wine can be dry by definition, but the flavors can come across as a little bit sweet, while a semi-dry wine can have acidity that makes the flavors more tart, rather than sweet.
In addition, personal taste also makes a difference. The tolerance for sweetness varies from person to person – which is why what may taste too sweet to you, may be another person’s favorite wine!
Do you prefer dry or sweet wine?