Chocolate and red wine go hand in hand. Up until now, we've had to make two purchases when the craving for both heart-healthy vices strikes, but Aldi's 2017 wine advent calendar has opened our eyes to a new possibility – chocolate wine.
Rubis, a UK-based wine company, sells the ultimate dessert wine, and it's surprisingly affordable. Besides being part of this year's boozy advent calendar, you can find the wine online at The Drink Shop or The Whiskey Exchange for around $15.
Unfortunately, since it does ship from the U.K., the added shipping cost can be pretty steep (just under $40 from The Whiskey Exchange). All the more reason to buy in bulk, right? Or make a friend in London who can bring it across the pond for you.
The wine itself is a Spanish red made from Tempranillo grapes and "velvety, smooth dark chocolate" flavors, according to Rubis' website. It also has hints of cherry, red fruit, and dried fig.
The dessert wine can be served at room temperature or over ice, depending on how you like your vino. If you're really feeling the dessert game, you could also pour it over ice cream or eat it with more chocolate.
Aldi's wine advent calendar, which comes with 24 mini bottles of red, white, rose, and fizzy wine (plus the chocolate wine), will be available online beginning November 1. If you're not a big wine drinker, don't worry, there's a good chance there's another boozy advent calendar out there for you.
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