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Red Wine and ... What?

We all know that red wines such as Merlot, Cabernet, Cab Franc, Sangiovese, etc., (like our very own Vinny No Neck, Cabernet Franc & our Colorado {d} Redare absolutely delicious on their own, but there are many other interesting and delightful ways to enjoy your reds. 

Mulled wine is perfect for those chilly Denver nights ahead, and we all know the summer soiree standard, sangria. Since the holiday season is upon us, we wanted to mention the latest "festive" craze...red wine hot chocolate.

This cold--weather trend is taking over many a blog post & Pinterest board. Red wine hot chocolate is HOT (pun intended), so we're going to give it a try.  Thanks to Google, you can search and find a variety of recipes to meet your taste:  sweet, low sugar, fancy-schmancy or go total no frills --  just pour a little vino in your hot chocolate and give it a go! 

Saveur's Interpretation is below, but experiment if you will, and be sure to let us know what you think (or share your favorite red wine recipe with us).

Not a fan of chocolate, but love wine? We have your back -- just come in to the winery and sip with us! 

 

Recipe for Red Wine Hot Chocolate 

6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
13 cup fruity red wine (they used Merlot)
1 cup milk
1 pinch kosher salt
Sugar, for serving

 

Instructions

Bring chocolate and wine to a simmer in a 1-qt. saucepan over low heat; cook, whisking, until melted, about 3 minutes. Add 23 cup water, milk, and salt; bring to a boil, and cook, while whisking 3 minutes more. Pour into 2 mugs and serve with sugar on the side, if you like.

 

ENJOY & SALUTE! 

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