This is our Apothic Crush review.
Are you after an easy drinking red blend with dark and red fruit flavors and finish of mocha and vanilla?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes at it’s affordable too?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Apothic Crush review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Apothic Crush Review
Apothic Crush review: What's its color?
Apothic Dark wine has a deep garnet color with slow-falling legs.
If you want to know more about how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
What does Apothic Crush taste like?
Apothic Crush is another intriguing yet velvety red blend from Apothic.
It’s a blend of Pinot Noir, Petit Syrah, and Zinfandel wine grapes.
Cherry and blackberry are the most prominent flavors along with mocha, caramel and vanilla.
It’s smooth with a medium body and a long finish.
Is Apothic Crush sweet?
No it’s not sweet. Apothic Crush is a dry wine.
A dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Apothic Crush review: Which food pairs well with it?
Apothic Crush is a very versatile wine when it comes down to food pairings.
Classic appetizers are pizza rustica, spice curry dishes and caramelized onions to name some.
Meat wise you have wide selection here from quail, turkey, pork, ham, bacon, veal, and BBQ for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are semi-hard, hard, and blue cheeses like Cheddar, Grana Padano, and Gorgonzola to name some.
Apothic Crush review: What's its alcohol content?
Apothic Crush wine’s alcohol content is 14.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Apothic Crush wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Apothic?
Here is an extract from the Apothic website itself:
“Inspired by Apotheca, a mysterious place where wine was blended and stored in 13th century Europe, the wines of Apothic are truly unique in style and taste.
Apothic Winemaker, Debbie Juergenson and her team, continues to challenge convention by crafting bold, captivating Apothic Wines.
From vintage to vintage, the character and flavor of the individual varietals guide the shape of each blend.
Conceived to be untraditional and bring innovative wines to market, each sip tells a unique and intriguing story.
Sip Apothic Wines and get ready for anything but ordinary.”
This is a fruity and easy drinking red blend that for around ~$10 offers a great value for your money.
Cherry, blackberry, and a mocha and vanilla finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a vast variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with pizza rustica, turkey, or Cheddar cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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