It can be hard to choose what to drink, but if you find yourself torn between red wine and gin, we’ve got the perfect solution.
You read that right, red wine gin is now a thing, and it’s been created by the geniuses at Four Pillars Gin distillery in Australia. They've called it Bloody Shiraz Gin.
To make it, grapes are steeped in the gin for eight weeks, then they’re pressed and blended with even more gin. Apparently this creates ‘notes of pine forest, white pepper and spices’.
According to the website: ‘2019 was a terrific season for Victorian cool climate Shiraz. And that has given us another belter of a Bloody Shiraz Gin vintage.
‘After a good spring rain, summer brought serious heat resulting in more dominant dark fruit notes than 2018 – tons of delicious plum and blackberry
‘The gin is beautifully balanced with a delicious sweetness and nice tannins to finish.’
The result is a bit like sloe gin, but has a stronger alcohol content at 37.8%. Interestingly, like wine, the gin will also continue to develop in flavour.
‘Drink it young and fresh with red berry and spice characters, or enjoy it as it develops’ say the drink makers.
If you fancy trying the unique concoction, it’s available in the UK so you won’t need to jet off all the way to Australia. You can find 750ml bottles in suppliers such as Master of Malt (for £40.19), Drink Supermarket (£40.19) Simple Wines Direct (for £36.99).
Or if you’re a fan of the classic sloe gin and want to make your own, check out our sloe gin recipe. It takes time, but trust us, it’s worth it!
Will you be trying the new red wine gin, or would you prefer to stick to the regular stuff? Let us know on our Facebook page!
Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer for What's on TV, Goodto.com, and Woman&Home. After finishing her degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University she moved to London to begin her career. She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases.
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