Apothic Red Blend: My Favorite Wine

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I do not consider myself picky when it comes to wine. In my early 20s I was happy drinking $2 bottles of wine in Prague. A few years later, I was paying ten times more in Shanghai for fake imported wine that could not have been worse. Suddenly, I found myself tolerating most wines but loving none. Until my husband brought home a bottle of Apothic Red.

Isaac was not impressed with my reaction when he didn’t come home with my favorite Pinot Noir. I don’t even remember the brand anymore, but it was the one less-meh wine that I had tried. We had been trying new wines for a while and nothing was quite what we were looking for. So when Isaac brought something new home I was frustrated. But my usual wine was out and the seller recommended this one instead.

“But it’s not even a Pinot Noir! It’s a Red Blend… what even is that?” I grumbled while Isaac opened the bottle. We poured it through an aerator into a decanter because that’s how desperate we are for wine to taste good. To my surprise, Apothic Red did taste good! Much better than the Pinot Noir that was immediately forgotten.

Even after taking my online wine course, I have trouble describing how wines taste. All I can say is that it’s extremely smooth and the perfect amount of sweet and fruity. It also has pretty good reviews on wine websites. Someone even commented, “I wasn’t a wine drinker until I tried Apothic Red.”

Total Wines describes it as:

“Intense fruit aromas and flavors of rhubarb and black cherry that are complemented by hints of mocha and vanilla. The plush, velvety mouthfeel and smooth finish round out this intriguing, full-bodied red blend.”

Total Wines

Apothic actually has several red wines, a white wine and even a sparkling rosĂ©! So far I haven’t tried a wine from them that I haven’t liked, but I do prefer their original red to the others. Then again, I still haven’t tried their Cabernet! So far, I haven’t seen it in Rhode Island.

I could keep going on and on about how much I love it. How it made me stop drinking as much beer and how great it complements vegan cheeses. But I’m still a noob at all the terminology and have a less sophisticated palate than my dogs, who also love the wine, judging by their reaction at any Apothic Red spills. So let me refer you to their awesome website.

To learn more about wine I recently ordered a bunch of books. The two of the best reviewed books are the Wine Bible and Wine Folly.

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