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Move Over Red: Black Wine Is Now A Thing

By admin

April 9, 2018 at 12:37pm


Forget your reds, your whites, even your rose and your tinted blushes... it's all about dark wine. Very dark wine. 
And whilst it might be spring, it's still bitterly cold and the nights are still dark. 

An ideal time to suss out this new launch, we think.
Going that step darker than your cherry-coloured reds, black wine has started to surface, and we're not talking about some chemically blackened grape juice.  

In actual fact, black wine is just very, very dark red wine which, once settled in a glass, looks completely opaque and inky, the Metro reports. Black wine tends to come from malbec or saperavi grapes grown in France or Georgia. 

So, what does it taste like?

According to the Washington Post, black wine can have a variety of taste profiles, but blackberry seems to be the common element. And although it can range from tart to ultra-sweet, and full-bodied to light, its bold flavour is supposed to be able to stand up to the richest meats and flavours. 

Wine writers are crediting the sudden interest in black wine on Instagram. Just like charcoal pizzas, black juices and squid ink breads, black wine is the latest weapon in the war against all things rainbows and unicorns. 

And that includes rosé.

Last summer saw the frosé trend everywhere, and the non-frozen version of the pink drink has continued to be the alcoholic equivalent of a mermaid frappuccino.  

However, lets just strip in back from all these whimsical colours, and go back to basics. Black wine, we want to try you. 


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