Bokbunjajoo Korean Raspberry Wine

Member Review by zygmuntsmw:

Westerners just can't seem to do berries right. It always turns out like a nasty wine cooler. Leave it to the Koreans. Their rasberry wine isn't too sweet and it isn't too dry. It's cheap and it goes well with meals, whether Bi Bim Bap or fresh sea food. It successfully encapsulates that essence of raspberry, the noblest of all berries in my opinion. Why can't we do this in America!? Why do we have to settle for bud light when there's raspberries out there?

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Snooth User: zygmuntsmw
831373128
4.00 5
05/02/2011

Westerners just can't seem to do berries right. It always turns out like a nasty wine cooler. Leave it to the Koreans. Their rasberry wine isn't too sweet and it isn't too dry. It's cheap and it goes well with meals, whether Bi Bim Bap or fresh sea food. It successfully encapsulates that essence of raspberry, the noblest of all berries in my opinion. Why can't we do this in America!? Why do we have to settle for bud light when there's raspberries out there?


Snooth User: Tamar1973
9476777
4.00 5
10/16/2009

According Korean tradition Bokbunja gets its name thanks to a monk who found his chamber pot turned over after eating the wild raspberries. Bok(覆) means turning over, Bun(盆) means chamber pot and Ja(子) means man.Bokbunjajoo is the wine made from the bokbunja berry. The wine produced by these berries is a very deep red with an average of 15-19% alcohol There are two main producers of bokbunja in Korea that I am acquainted with. Bohae, which is based in Jansung, Cholla Province, South Korea, which is at the southwest end of the peninsula. Bohae's award winning Bokbunjajoo was the featured liqueur at the APEC 2005's official dinner party and the 2006 Gwangju Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The other is Jeju Bokbunjajoo, which is made by Hanbackdang Company. Jeju Island, which is off the southwest coast of the Korean peninsula, has a "terrior" similar to Hawaii since it is a volcanic island. Bokbunjajoo is perfectly suited for mixing in cocktails as well as "on the rocks". If you want to watch a review of this wine, check out http://koreanforniancooking.blogspot.com/2009/09/korean-wine-bok-jun-ja-joo.html


Snooth User: Blue Voyager
10746089
4.50 5
05/05/2012

Delicious! I enjoy its mild sweetness that doesn't tire the mouth. It tastes smooth and feels like the berries it's made from, with the tart flavour at the end almost feeling like a sober-up coffee at the end of each small cup. The buzz you get is not irritating like the ones with harder drinks or beer, but a mild, comfortable happiness like you get when drinking and eating slowly with good friends. Good with any meal, but best had by itself, as a dessert, after a meal. It is amazing that something this delicious is so cheap (well, reasonably). I must also add, the cuteness of the bottle, its roundness, and the burgundy cover with the easy-to-open yet safe cap is a plus! Thank you for staying dependable in your quality and reasonable in your prices, dear makers.



Tasting Notes:

A semi-sweet black raspberry wine with a deep violet hue.

<p>Made by Bohae, a celebrated Korean brewery with a long history of producing traditional wines.&nbsp;</p>


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