Whine with me - or wine with me
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2013 12:26 PM Last Post By: tony0001
Feb 2, 2013 5:07 PM
Whine with me - or wine with meToday I went to our Super Walmart (sorry but shopping choices are limited here) and found Hatch Green Chile Wine. Hatch is a town near here that's famous for their chiles. It doesn't have a lot of chile flavor but it's a pretty good wine.
When I got back, my husband and I were talking about getting presents for people when we go back to Maryland. We decided to give friends of ours a bottle of the chocolate wine my husband bought. It's actually quite good, with a nice red wine flavor combined with a dark chocolate flavor. I'm not sure about giving it to them, they are somewhat wine snobs.
Okay, I know there are a million red wines out there and red wine flavor doesn't cut it but I've had more than a half a bottle of the chile wine without eating anything for awhile so I'm not able to clarify right now.
I'm also so happy to be here again that I guess I'm rambling. So anyway, if a wine tasted good would you scoff at it cause it's a chocolate wine?
Feb 3, 2013 4:58 AM
Feb 3, 2013 9:07 AM
2That's what I say nex! But there are those who scoff at chocolate wine. I would never laugh at your love of Mexican Zin, especially since I've had some good New Mexican wines, which I would never have thought existed before moving here.
Oh and thanks for that link to that chat board. I don't like the format much, it makes my eyes cross but it's really nice to see familiar faces there.
Feb 3, 2013 9:40 AM
3In 2001, Van Der Heyden vineyards in the Napa Valley produced a late harvest (sweet) Cabernet Sauvignon and it is the best thing to accompany chocolate that you can imagine.
I just checked and they are selling what's left of it for $150 a (small) bottle. I should have bought more when it was c. $40.
They also sold chocolates filled with it, made by a local chocolatier. They were very good too.
But I don't know about the chocolate flavored wine. I think for wine snobs, I might get a rastro from Hatch instead.
Feb 3, 2013 10:13 AM
Feb 3, 2013 11:56 AM
5If your friends are wine snobs, look for Gruet. It is champagne-style and the grapes are grown in New Mexico and the wine is made there, too. I think the dry rose is hard to find, so that would make a great gift. It is under $20. The Blancs de Noirs is also wonderful, and around $15.
You could also get a variety of half-bottles. This stuff is truly wonderful.
Feb 3, 2013 12:15 PM
Feb 3, 2013 4:12 PM
7I still haven't found the chocolate wine around here, darn it. And if the wine isn't to their taste at least they have tried it and made a choice. And I'll bet it could be used in a mole recipe or a heavy beef stew or something similar, even if they don't care for drinking it.
The chile wine sounds interesting. (Mind you, I wobble between "I don't like flavoured wines" and "I'll try anything that sounds interesting.")
Feb 7, 2013 9:35 AM
Feb 8, 2013 6:30 PM
9If your friends are wine snobs, that's their problem, not yours. I didn't know there was such a thing as chocolate wine until a couple of months ago, when friend served it with dinner. It was different, but I enjoyed it (We both like chocolate and we both like red wine). She said she will have another bottle on hand the next time I come by, and that's fine with me.
Feb 15, 2013 12:49 PM
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Feb 19, 2013 11:04 AM
14They don't want us to edit anymore. They're afraid we'll go edit crazy and start spelling things right and the such. ;)
You'll just have to come out to New Mexico some time tony. I think you would.
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