Wines that taste like sweet success (NZ)
When a press release issued some years ago heralding the launch of a local cocoa-infused Pinot Noir was found to be an April Fools’ Day gag, I sighed with relief that this tricked-out atrocity was an imaginary concoction. But now one really exists, while the road through chocolate and wine more generally is coated with combinations both delicious and distasteful. “Chocolate Shop” is the name of the wine flavoured with dark chocolate. It’s swiftly proved a success in the US where it was initially launched last year, and Britain and Australia, where it’s recently been introduced, writes Jo Burzynsca in The New Zealand Herald.