Chocolate Wine is the UK’s Hottest New Booze

Finally, a wine and chocolate pairing that won’t cause you to pucker.

By Ethan L. Johns
October 25, 2017

Image: Rubis Chocolate Wine/Facebook

There is a widely circulated conspiracy in the food world that keeps trying to tell us that red wine and chocolate go together. Yet, anybody who has tried to eat a bar of sweet chocolate with a glass of dry red knows that there is nothing even remotely complementary about the two. Enter Rubis Chocolate Wine, the boozy chocolate solution to all of your dessert dilemmas.

Rubis Chocolate Wine, according to the company website, is “an indulgent blend of fortified tempranillo wine and premium chocolate flavor.” In simpler terms, the wine is a chocolate-flavored port, made from the tempranillo grape, which is the main component of Rioja wines. Serve it chilled or at room temperature to give your dessert course a boozy kick.

For those international folk interested in trying the product, you can buy it online at The Whisky Exchange (shipping will set you back £33—nearly $45—so you might want to grab a few bottles, as if you even needed to be prodded). If you live in the UK, you’ll have an easier time finding the chocolate elixir; it’s available at Aldi for the holiday season, and can be found in many cities across the country.

If you insist on sticking to red wine with your chocolate, keep in mind that the drier the wine is, the darker the chocolate needs to be. But if you’re lazy and want to pour a glass and call it a day, dessert is now conveniently included in the bottle. Choc on, friends!

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns