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Chocolate wine

Original post by CCFrench, Feb 15, 2009.

Hi!
I am new to this site and I thought I would start by sharing a great found: I recently tried a Chocolate wine from Holland; it's called ChocoVine. I was sceptical at first but it is the best thing I ever tested!!! I had it on the rocks like an cocktail but it is a wine base product and you can really taste how the French cabernet and the Chocolate are paired together. Great Job! I understand it is new to the market and I was wondering if any of you tasted this product and had the same orgasmic experience. Cheers! CC.

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Reply by eclipse, May 7, 2009.

This is all very interesting but am still confused...this wine, is it a PORT or a regular wine. and if it is a regular wine then do they melt chocolate or use chocolate liquor?

Eclipse

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Reply by h2w4, May 8, 2009.

I don't know about all of the wines listed, but I believe the Trentadue wine is a port that has chocolate "infused" into it...I'm not too sure of the process. You need to be a fan of rather dark chocolate to enjoy the Trentadue wine...milk chocolate fans need not apply

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Reply by winelover28, May 11, 2009.

Hello everybody, it is the first time that I hear this blend, wine and chocolate, it sounds delicious to me, I live in Chile, so I think it won't be easy to find it, but I'm fan of wine and chocolate.

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Reply by HS Law, May 27, 2009.

Wow, chocolate wine. You learn something new everyday...

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Reply by corskier, May 28, 2009.

I'm personally not a fan of infusing anything into wine. With the right grapes and winemaking techniques you can coerce plenty of chocolate flavors out of wine without infusing it with artificial flavors. As far as pairing goes, try extremely high quality dark chocolate, 65-85% purity. With loads of berry flavors inherent in it, they tend to work with many different reds, Merlot and Syrah come to mind.

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Reply by winevalleygifts, Jun 4, 2009.

O'Brien Estate Winery in the Napa Valley has a 2001 Estate Merlot . Seductive black cherry, chocolate, and espresso flavors mingle in a distinctive, full-bodied wine. 60.00 a bottle. Very good!

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Reply by eucellars, Jun 11, 2009.

You have to try the Kellermeister Sable from the Barossa Valley. It is a chocolate infused port with a classic 70's 'porn star' on the label. Sinful from the start and perfect on a cool winter night in fromt of the fire.

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Reply by Kysa, Aug 13, 2009.

Hi, I was looking online to see where I could buy the Choco Vine & happened upon this blog. My brother had this wine, we tasted it & LOVE it! The taste reminds us of 'Bailey's'.
He gave us a few bottles to bring home with us. I think he may have bought it in AZ. I'd like to see if I could get it here in CA, I'm sure it has to be around. It's great for sipping on after dinner!

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Reply by Muchkabouche, Aug 25, 2009.

I have not tried it. I have seen it at a wine shop in East Lansing, MI. It looks like something to try. If you live in mid-Michigan and need to know where to purchase it, I can help you out.

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Reply by StephNWine, Aug 25, 2009.

I have not tried chocolate wine but there were so many suggestions here that I don't know where to start! What will be a good chocolate wine to start off with?

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Reply by gregt, Aug 25, 2009.

Steph, for me personally, there aren't any because the whole idea is something I can't get. People keep pushing that combination, but I've never liked it. Even Port and chocolate isn't right. The only wines that work for me are Tawny Port and a really sweet sherry. Otherwise, I'd just leave them apart. And I love chocolate, so I wished they worked better.

But judging from the lenght of this thread, that's a minority opinion.

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Reply by dmcker, Aug 25, 2009.

Greg, for what it's worth, I agree with you completely. No unfortified reds (or whites) I've ever been effectively forced to try with chocolate have worked at all. Each detracts from the other, when combined. Even that (IMO) abomination white chocolate. I, also, love chocolate by itself in solid form, especially when accompanied by distilled liquors. I like it in liquid form, too. Not at all with wine in the mix, though flavored liqueurs mix well in that context.

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Reply by Linda1234, Aug 26, 2011.

Chocovine is not really a Chocolate wine in my opinion, it is a cheap form of a "Baileys" type beverage. If you really want to try something special that truely is a pure Bordeaux chocolate infused wine then you have to try Vino Cacao-Paris from France. Trust me, the auroma will intoxicate you and the sensuous flavours linger in your mouth making you want to savour every drop. This is not a creamy beverage but a clear wine with a slighty amber colour from the pure dark chocolate. Contact vinocacao.com to find out where you can purchase the product.

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Reply by Dennis Lim, Nov 19, 2011.

Would love to try ChocoVine, whether it is really wine or just some chocolate-infused beverage. Had been a fan of some South African wines and Chilean wines due to their dark-chocolatey aftertaste...

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Reply by Linda1234, Nov 21, 2011.

I have tried both Chocovine and VinoCacao-Paris Chocolate infused wine. I must tell you that in my opinion, if you want a truely sensational pure dark chocolate and bordeaux wine beverage, Vino Cacao-Paris is the winner. Nothing in the world compares!(but of course...it is from France, what did you expect?) This wine pours and drinks like a dessert wine, not like a creamy liqueur. It is just now available in B.C. and will soon be in Alberta I am told.

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Reply by vegaslady, Jan 1, 2012.

ChocoVine is so wonderful my Mom gave it as Christmas gifts for the past two years. Our whole family loves it.  I will look for VinoCacao-Paris to compare.

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Reply by sgil512, Jan 1, 2012.

Chocovine is availiable almost everywhere.  When I was in CA, I found it at Cost Plus World Market. Now I'm in TN and I see it at most liquor stores.  It's not my favorite but it's definitely easy to find in the US.

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Reply by joebernardinoATyahoo, Jan 1, 2012.

Cocoa di Vine Chocolate Cherry is amazing, I didn't think I would like it but wow was I surprised.

 

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Reply by italian scallion, Jan 3, 2012.

I would never have entertained the idea of even tasting a "chocolate" wine.  Absurd!  One night, while dining at Vinoteque in Los Angeles/West Hollywood area, the wine steward was pouring COPIOUS amounts of wine for a nearby table.  Only three people, but about thirty glasses and almost as many bottles. I guess the people at the table invited the steward to share some of their wines with us, so my dinner was turned into a magical meal by the addition of many Australian wines, some better than others, but all good.  The final wine was a chocolate wine.  I was blown away.  It was unctuous, delicious, can't say enough good about it.  I did not ask the name of the wine, but it was memorable.  I learned to "never say 'never' " when it comes to wine.

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