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Chocolate Flavored Red Wine

You read that right. And no, we’re not talking about hints of chocolate in Moscato. We’re talking about honest-to-god, real chocolate thrown in with nondescript red wine.

Introduced in 2009, ChocoVine was one of the first to venture into this blend. The initial reception was not terribly negative but the wine had a hard time finding its place in the market. Some compared it to Baileys while others wanted it to be a true wine.

Few other wineries have dipped their toes into this. Trentadue injects a “tiny amount” of chocolate into their Chocolate Amore, and Cholais is making its world debut this year. But over all, this niche hasn’t really taken off just yet.


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  • Snooth User: lakenvelder
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    I have glanced at the chocolate flavored wines but it just does not seem right but I have had chocolate flavored beer that was ok. I used to be into wine coolers but really think they are for young adults just starting to enjoy wine and that was the age I was went I drank them. The 9-11 theme wine just makes me not want to buy any of the wine from that winery.

    May 28, 2012 at 8:03 PM

  • This piece was compelling right up until "We haven’t tried the Champagne ourselves but we get the feeling this is a bit of a gimmick." Now it just comes off as self-righteous denigration. Wine culture is already stuffy and pretentious enough; do we really need people writing negative reviews of products they refuse to try?

    May 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM

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