This inexpensive ginger wine is a great thing to have on hand for that little extra something after dinner or before bed.
Generally available in Canada for under $15 a bottle, this inexpensive digestive can be left open for months (even years!) without fear of turning to vinegar, something that other 13.5% wines cannot claim. I took tasting notes whilst listening to Bursting At The Seams by Strawbs. It also pairs quite nicely with a Sherlock Holmes short story on a cold wintery evening.
English brand/recipe produced under license in Canada.
Nose: very sweet, quite a bit of ginger
Palate: golden syrup, floral
Finish: apple crumble, then ginger
Overall: hints of cracked black pepper throughout; a nice dessert drink after a meal.
Rating: for my taste, 3/5 Good, but I also have no other ginger wine to compare it with.
P.S. This is my 100th post on Stories From The Pub! A big thank you to all those who take the time to read my ramblings… you inspire me to keep going!