How does chocolate wine sound? Like the perfect gift, if you know a
wine and chocolate lover.
At least that's what I thought. So I bought a bottle for my sister.
I gave it to her in October and eagerly awaited her review. And waited, and waited.
Each time I asked her about it, she said she hadn't tried it, yet. Afraid to, I think!
Shhh, don't tell her that I gave it to her because I wouldn't drink it. I needed a guinea pig! Hey, what are sisters for?
Finally, she decided to share it with her friends (guinea pigs?) on New Year's Day.
They had some pretty interesting comments. Here are their opinions.
So what did she think?
Did Chocovine get a thumbs up or down?
Definitely, a thumbs up. She said it was great!
Pretty high praise from someone who had to work up the courage to try it. She loves both chocolate and wine.
But she wasn't sure they should be in the same bottle!
Apparently she and her friends agreed. Here's what they had to say...
Still unsure about it? Maybe this will help you decide. The store clerk told me it tasted like Yoo-hoo.
Here's what the professional taste buds decided. The chocolate wine scored 90 out of 100 points at the 2009 world Wine Championships.
Chocovine earned a gold medal, Top Dessert Wine $15 and under, according to Tastings.com.
What's in that bottle?
The official web site says,“ChocoVine is a fine French Cabernet subtly combined with a rich dark chocolate from Holland.”
What ingredients are listed on the label? Grape wine with artificial flavor, cream and artificial colors.
It's 14% alcohol by volume.
This fine chocolate wine is also available in Espresso and Raspberry flavor.
Here are the nutrition facts for a 3.5 ounce or 100 gram serving of Chocovine...
Contains no trans fat, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium or iron. Nutritional information from chocovine.com
Allergy sufferers: Unfortunately, it contains sulfites.
Celiac Sufferers: This wine is gluten free.
Do you need an excuse to try it? Health benefits! It's two great sources of antioxidants combined.
Red wine is a great source of resveratrol. Chocolate contains it but at lower levels. But chocolate also contains other antioxidants.
Researchers at the University of Texas in San Antonio have discovered that resveratrol helps your body process fat and regulate glucose.
Why is that important? Because it can reduce your chances of becoming obese, developing type 2 diabetes and hardening of the arteries.
Nice! You can really enjoy your bottle of dessert wine now. Great taste and benefits!
I found Chocovine in a small grocery store and also at Wal-Mart. Or you can go to http://www.chocovine.com/contact.htm to find a store near you.
Make your next wine gift basket something special, include a bottle of
chocolate wine. Turns out this antioxidant rich beverage makes a great
gift for the wine or age appropriate Yoo-hoo lover in your family. She
just doesn't know it yet. The look on her face alone will be worth the
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