Since I’m a writer, it should come as no surprise to you that I love both coffee and wine. So when I received a package in the mail containing “The World’s First Coffee-Wine”, it was a Shut up and take my money! moment. This new beverage option from Friends Fun Wine combines two of my favorite things in a can, joining their other “Fun Wine in a Can” variations. The parcel I received boasted a can of Cabernet Coffee Espresso, Peach Moscato, and Red Sangria. I loved it! It made me laugh, and it made me excited. Honestly, I hadn’t looked too closely at what the brand carried when they reached out to me initially – I saw an email reading “Would you like to try some wine samples” and that was all I really needed to hear. 😉 So when this showed up at my door, it was awesome and unexpected!
So what does coffee wine taste like, besides joy? Honestly, this had more of a chocolate-y taste to me than anything. Granted, it’s been proven that I am terrible at identifying wine aromas, so my assessment could be off. The flavor is pretty jarring at first, but I warmed up to it. All 3 varieties were overly sweet in my opinion, and strangely, they tasted flatter to me than regular wine – which seemed odd to me, since they’re in a can. Perhaps effect of being in a can versus a bottle made the difference, or maybe I was psychologically expecting bubbles since it was in a can? So my verdict here is mixed. I want to love it because of the concept, but the flavor wasn’t what I usually go for in a wine. However, I did get used to it and I certainly enjoyed all three cans in short order. Would I give coffee wine another try? Yes, I would. Especially since we’re in the middle of holiday season. 😉
Speaking of the holiday season, Friends Fun Wine initially got my attention by sending me a list of brunch ideas and suggesting their Moscato as a Mimosa base, paired with an egg baked into an avocado half…mmm! The cans clock in at 75 calories each, so not only would a can of Coffee Wine be the perfect Mimosa replacement for a weekend brunch, but it will slash the caloric amount, too. Is there any problem they can’t solve in this one can?
Friends Fun Wine is available everywhere from Walmart to CVS and even Chevron Gas Stations – visit FriendsFunWine.com for more info!
Have you ever tried coffee wine?