Dutch Wine

 

The climate in the Netherlands, or Holland, is too cool and damp to produce quality wine. However the Dutch have been very active in the European wine market through the centuries, with their geographic location perfectly positioned as a prime merchant port for German and French wines. In addition, the Dutch have heavily influenced the production of South African wines. The Dutch settled there in the 17th century and established many wineries throughout the country, and also the Koöperatieve Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid-Afrika Bpkt (KWV) in 1918. First developed as massive wine cooperative, this became the regulating force in the South African Wine industry. 
 
But while wine is not a big Dutch export, the Netherlands is known for gin. Jenever (Genever in Belgium), the name derived from juniper, which is the main botanical ingredient, was first produced in the 16th century. Chemist Sylvius de Bouve is attributed as the first to distill malt wine and add juniper to mask Read more »

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  • Regent

    This red wine is a recent cross of white (Mueller-Thurgau and Sylvaner) and red (Chambourcin) grapes. Regent is named...

  • Melon

    In the 1970s and 1980s, in a period when varietal accuracy on wine labels was often a secondary thought much of what ...

  • Rondo

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Netherlands

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  • PINT

    PINT The association was founded on October 14, 1980. The goal was and is the Dutch beer culture ...

  • Apostelhoeve

    W have done our best all the useful and nice information on the Apostelhoeve on this site to gath...

  • Wijngaard Baan (H.E. Baan)

    We know that on the ground where we started, 10 meterswith the Dutch vineyard above sea level, fo...

  • Wijngaard De Linie

    In the small Dutch village of Made wine growing has taken place at vineyard "De Linie" since 1977...

  • WijnHuis

    In the heart of the vineyards AOC Saint Chinian is located on a hill, about 100 m altitude, the C...

  • Senior Curaçao Liqueur

    The different climate and soil conditions however changed this juicy fruit to a kind of bitter, ...

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Netherlands on Snooth

  • Europa Chocovine NV

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    Purchased two bottles, one as a gift. Tried this chilled and straight, then added it to my coffee. Really like it both ways. This is good to drink between meals for me. Have not tried it with desert. Read More

    Wine review by Marilyn Ann


  • Boomsma Jonge Genever Gin

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    Boomsma is quite simply the best gin for a gin and tonic that I have ever had. Two of my G+T drinking friends agree. It is beautifully smooth and fragrant. I tried more than a dozen different gin brands, mostly London Dry styles. I always ended up with my previous go to, classic Tanqueray. Until now. I would never drink Tanqueray on the r... Read More

    Wine review by wadejg


  • Chocovine Chocolate Raspberry Wine NV

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    Wonderful flavor; introduced to me by my sister--I love to relax and sip after class, in the evening, or after a hard day. Serena1 Read More

    Wine review by Serena1


  • Chocovine Chocolate & Wine Product of Holland

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    Most liquors (especially dairy liquors) have artificial additives. For some reason this producer is more honest than others. Remove the "artificial flavor" on the lable and this liquor will sell like hot khakis :) Read More

    Wine review by ndrew73


  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dilbretta


  • Europa Chocovine NV

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    Husband bought it and I thought it sounded disgusting; I was wrong. I have purchased several bottles since and plan to purchase more. I purchased the Choco Vine Espresso. Read More

    Wine review by TwittleDee


  • Choco Vine Raspberry Holland NV

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    Wine review by jimmyummy


  • Choco Vine NV

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    I wasn't sure until after the first few sips. It's funny because your taste buds are prepared for the clarity of wine and that isn't the taste or texture. As you swallow, you feel the warmth of the alcohol, but the flavor of rich chocolate stays in your mouth. I love it. I don't drink Bailey's...I prefer O'Mara's. I drink it in coffee over ice. ... Read More

    Wine review by leggygillin


  • Choco Vine NV

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    If you are truly looking for a wine this is not for you. If you want something rich, yummy, flavorful and sweet then this may just be for you! It is similar to a mudslide or Bailey's type drink. Very strong tasting, very thick and rich- but also very good! If you the idea of an alcoholic milkshake appeals to you then try it- you will like it! Read More

    Wine review by shan16


  • Ketel One 2009

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    Wine review by protzko


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