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Now Drinking: Chinese Goji Berry Wine

Goji berry wine

goji berry wine bottle

I’ve never been let down by an Asian berry wine and this one is no exception. Nice and dry, not too sweet.
Much better than the dried berries sold in Asian markets, or for ridiculous prices in health food stores.
What does goji wine taste like?
Sort of like the sweetness of grape, the tartness of cranberry, and the tannic character of pomegranate all combined, with a lingering savory character of its own and a hint of carrots.
It drinks like a grape wine, but it still feels nearly as rich as a brandy.

Anyone out there who can read the bottle?

2 responses to “Now Drinking: Chinese Goji Berry Wine

  1. (R)Evoluzione July 7, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Epic. Where did you find it? I’ll see about getting someone to translate it. I know a lot of Chinese folks.

  2. Giovanni Dannato July 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I found it at an Asian grocer in Las Vegas, NV. It had a liquor section full of the type of stuff I had only seen overseas and plenty of things I’d never seen before. (Many Asian run grocers and restaurants in the states don’t even have liquor licenses so this place was really unusual.)

    Lots of ethnic grocers aren’t even listed on google maps or even in the phone book. You have to go out and find them by scouting the territory. That is always part of the fun for me.

    I like to make use of the best bits every single culture has to offer.

    Now that nation states are falling apart, an intelligently run modern tribe would do well to send cultural scouts out all around the world, adopt the best of the best, and use these as inspiration for entirely new foods, customs, civic institutions.

    By going out there and finding out has been done, one better understands what is possible.

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