Chocolate-flavored red wine? Yep. ChocoVine is a fine French Cabernet combined with rich dark chocolate from Holland.
ChocoVine , 7.50 ml bottle, $9.99
Jennifer Mastroianni: SPATULA UP
Chocolate-flavored red wine? Yep. ChocoVine is a fine French Cabernet combined with rich dark chocolate from Holland. The result is a silky smooth drink, which can be served by itself on the rocks, used as an ingredient in cocktails, or poured into hot beverages.
It looks like a thin version of chocolate milk, and tastes very much like Baileys Irish Creme but not as thick. Don’t expect a distinct wine flavor. In fact, it is barely discernible, except as an aftertaste, and actually tastes more like vodka. Still, this creative fusion of wine and chocolate is a deliciously decadent winter warmer, whether served hot or cold.
Saimi Bergmann: SPATULA UP
I discovered ChocoVine just before Christmas and wound up giving bottles of it as gifts.
The name is a bit misleading. If you try it expecting wine, you may be disappointed. To my taste buds, it is reminiscent of a Mud Slide or a chocolate martini.
It’s not a wimpy drink, but the powerful alcohol component is beautifully tempered by the lovely, mouth-coating chocolate.
I prefer it chilled or served over ice.
The Repository (Canton, Ohio)