Had Pomegranate Wine (276/366)

276PomegranateWineTop“A pomegranate is filled with rubies when you open it up. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend – but not for me. I love rubies; they’re great over necks, you know.”
Lynda Resnick


We went to K’s house tonight for Tuesday Night dinner – they’ve still got Snickers, so we thought we’d have the party over there again.  We went for another walk down to the grocery store, and I noticed this lovely bottle of Pomegranate wine by Tree of Life – I’d never known pomegranate wine even existed – I had to pick some up to try!

The Tree of Life Pomegranate Wine comes from Armenia, which is apparently one of the oldest winemaking regions on earth, and one of the only places in the world where the climate is so good for pomegranates that the fruit is able to reach a ripeness necessary to allow fermentation!  Neat.

The wine had a beautiful, deep rich color, and a sweet-ish aroma.  I expected this wine to be really sweet and almost syrupy, more like a liquor (which I’ve found quite a few “other-than-grape” fruit wines to be), but it wasn’t.  It was sweet, but you could definitely taste the pomegranate, and it added a nice roundness to the flavor.  I could totally sip on this as a dessert wine, or I think it could actually be nice with the right meal – I actually think reducing this in a glaze for steak might be pretty awesome.

Pomegranate is supposed to have fantastic antioxidant properties – and according to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, it has three times the antioxidants of red wine or green tea!  Cheers!


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Tree of Life: Wine

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