Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Skinny (or not) on Chocolate Wine

It's no secret that I love all things Chocolate, in fact I publicly state it in my profile.

I even have a donkey named Mr. Chocolate!

And although I'm not a big drinker, I do enjoy a good glass of wine. Until recently, that has usually been white wine, and my preference Chardonnay.

But last fall, for the first time ever, someone brought me a bottle of Chocolate Wine. O. M. G!

I swooned. And now I seem to see Chocolate Wine popping up everywhere. So, since I have now tried three different brands and two different types, I will share with you what I know.

There seems to be two distinct types:
One looks like regular Red Wine, only it's labeled Chocolate Wine.
One, also labeled Chocolate Wine, looks like a bottle of wine filled with Chocolate Milk.

For me, I prefer the wine-colored type. It tastes like rich red wine, with heavy flavors of chocolate. It's a great after-dinner drink, served with, or in place of dessert. It also goes well with cheese, nuts, and apples.

I've also tasted the chocolate milk looking stuff. That's exactly what it tastes like. Chocolate milk with a slight wine taste. Even though I'm a huge chocolate lover, for me, this one isn't quite as good. (I'll finish and enjoy the bottle I have on hand, but probably won't buy another.)

The two brands that I have tasted and recommend are: Chocolate Shop

and Confectioner's Chocolate Wine

If you love chocolate, you've got to find a bottle and try it. (Oh, assuming you're old enough, of course.)

But wait, you wanted to know the skinny on these wines, didn't you? Actually, I googled "calories in chocolate wine" but could not bear to look. Sorry.

Have you tried Chocolate Wine yet??? What did you think??


Reddunappy said...

I have wanted to try it! But havnt been brave enough yet!! LOL Maybe I will now!!

Linda Benson said...

Oh Please do, Reddunappy. There are lots of other brands out there, and big stores seem to carry it, but it's kind of hard to find in small towns like where I live. Stop back by and let me know what you think, and what brand you tried! I'd love to know.

Laura Marcella said...

I'm not much of a wine drinker, but I'd definitely try this! I've had chocolate vodka. It was good mixed with cherry coke; it tasted like chocolate covered cherries!

Dreaming said...

Thanks for the reviews! I have seen it in the stores but have hesitated to buy it. Maybe now I'll give it a try!

Linda Benson said...

Chocolate Vodka, Laura? Oh don't even get me started. Anyone seen that old movie The Days of Wine and Roses? Yeah, it was the sweet drinks that did her in.

Dreaming and Laura, let me know what you think after you try it. We can have our own little online wine tasting!

Jaye Robin Brown said...

I've tried the choco milk variety and was underwhelmed but one that's wine with chocolate tones - hmmm, I'll have to see if my local wine shop carries it!

Debra Bratcher said...

I had a bottle last night and it was so good! I loved it and would like to get another bottle! just not sure where to get it because the bottle I drank was a gift! lol

Linda Benson said...

Thanks for dropping by to leave a comment, Debra! Many larger grocery stores and/or liquor stores now carry at least one brand of chocolate wine. Although you might call around first to make sure. Good luck!

Rose Donovan said...

I love love love it.....