Wine lovers occasionally use the term "pomegranate" to describe the flavor or color of red wines. Now there's a wine that's actually made from the fruit. You can find a bottle for $9 at Central Market, where a shelf label touts its antioxidant benefits. Add to that the much ballyhooed claims that red wine is good for you (now being re-examined), and you've got "double bang for your buck," says the store's wine and beer manager, Martin Korson. The wine, from Armenia, is sweet, fruity and pleasant, perfect for a novice drinker. "I like this in a wine-cooler, back-in-high-school kind of way," one taster commented. Chronicle wine guru Mike Lonsford suggested pairing it with smoked turkey and cranberry sauce -- or using it in a wine spritzer. "Well-chilled," he added.
By PEGGY GRODINSKY
Published: June 7, 2006http://www.chron.com/life/food/article/Prefer-your-fruit-in-a-bottle-Try-pomegranate-1564877.php