The end of last week, we received a bottle of the semi-sweet Tree of Life Pomegranate Wine.  My original thought was to save it for Christmas dinner. However, I’m especially partial to pomegranates, so last night we decided to give it our taste test.

This wine if fermented from 100% pure squeezed juice of the pomegranate. Flavoring has not been added. The pomegranates used are not harvested until they are fully ripe.

Even though they call it semi-sweet, it was not too sweet or as sweet as many blush wines. It was fresh, fruity, and tart at the same time and the pomegranate flavor is there. We both felt it was light enough to compliment our lobster bisque, but could also pair well as a dessert wine with chocolate.

In addition, it would pair well with soft cheeses like Brie as well as chicken.

The clear red pours well and has a nice nose.

I’m sure the semi-sweet wine would make a great sangria base or could be used in some cocktails. Coming up with cocktail recipes is not my area of expertise, but I think it would work. On the other hand, for cocktails, Tree of Life has a pomegranate liqueur, which might work better.

Tree of Life Wine is produced in Armenia in a 5,000+ year-old wine region.  Apparently, it is one of the few climates worldwide where the pomegranates can ripen on the tree to the degree to allow fermentation.

While checking the pricing online, Tree of Life Pomegranate Wine was available from $9 to $16, depending on the website.

It is available at Kroger, Publix, Whole Foods and other wine and spirit retailers.

We liked it enough to say we will buy it. It will make a perfect wine to give as a gift as well as consume.

We look forward to trying the semi-dry.

You can check out more about Tree of Life Pomegranate Wine on its website. Studies say red wine is good for you. Pomegranate wine with its anti-oxidants should rank high on the scale.

Maralyn D. Hill, President

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