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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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Dutchess

  • Melon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Choco Vine NV

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    Wine review by mrmartin


  • Choco Vine NV

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    Terrible. Absolutely and indescribably awful. Take the worst cabernet you can find. Pour a bottle of Yoohoo into it. You, my friend, have just made your own Chocovine. Read More

    Wine review by mrmartin


  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine

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    Tastes like Bailey's Irish cream. Read More

    Wine review by ddunkin


  • Chocovine Chocolate & Wine Product of Holland

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    Smooth and rich :) LOVE IT!!! Read More

    Wine review by Kasa


  • Europa Chocovine Raspberry NV

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    This is delicious...just like Baileys !! Read More

    Wine review by bcool6244


  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine

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    Wine review by pkagel


  • Choco Vine NV

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    I was given a bit to sample at my husband's family picnic last Sunday. At this party all sorts of spirits were being passed around (lemonade and everclear...)I tried to sip the Chocovine but it was harsh smelling, but sweet tasting. I put it in my latte and it tasted fine.If you want to get drunk on something sweet, buy this. If you want somethi... Read More

    Wine review by StregaRossa


  • Europa Chocovine Chocolate & Wine NV

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    Wine review by tjauquet


  • Choco Vine NV

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    Very bad. disgusting. like Quik and bad wine. we reviewed it on our tasting vlog http://www.wineweirdos.com Read More

    Wine review by wineweirdos


  • Chocovine Chocolate & Wine Product of Holland

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    This is DELICIOUS!!!! I love to drink after dinner or before I go to bed as a dessert...wouldn't drink all evening like a chardonnay, this is rich! Will always have on hand.ts Read More

    Wine review by nannersfor23


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