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
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??