Over the years we've enjoyed a fare share of media attention to our company and its prime products like Pomegranate wine from Armenia. Here we present select articles and interviews.
Pomegranate wine from Armenia has plenty of peppery tartness and a sweet fruitiness that enriches the naturally winy taste of pomegranate. It would pair well with a Thanksgiving turkey, venison or chocolate desserts, or make an alluring punch base. Some bartenders mix it with sparkling wine, gin or tequila. Labeled simply Pomegranate, it's about $10 a bottle in the Wine Store at Whole Foods; Grand Wine & Liquor, 3005 31st Avenue, Astoria, Queens; and Heights Chateau, 123 Atlantic Avenue (Henry Street), Brooklyn Heights.
By Florence Fabricant
Published: November 17, 2004
Heartening news for you unquenchable romantics who intend to use wine
as a seduction vehicle on Valentine's Day: This year's options might
be more wickedly efficient than usual.
For those who are normally tongue-tied by love, consider watching the
Oscar-contending flick Sideways by yourself this weekend and then
composing your own version of that soulful soliloquy Virginia Madsen
delivers about " . . . the life of a wine, how it's a living thing .
. . how every time I open a bottle it's going to taste different than
if I had opened it any other day." If purring those words over a
bottle of pinot noir doesn't do the trick, it may be time to rethink
Another offbeat strategy is to sample something that is both trendy
and harks back to ancient aphrodisiacs. Pomegranates have re-emerged
as a sensual element in contemporary cuisine, and now Proshyan Wine
Factory of Armenia is making a wine from them and exporting it to
major markets in America. Their non-vintage version is semisweet,
enticingly aromatic and costs about $9 (armenianwines.com).
The right wine choice for the Thanksgiving bird is easy -- white or red. What really matters is not the color, but the style. To stand up to not only the turkey, but the yams, cranberry sauce, stuffing and all the other fixings, the wine has to be bold and beautiful. Because the guest list may be long, the wine should also be priced to please a good-sized throng.
Fortunately, the bounty of the Thanksgiving harvest is matched by the largess of recent wine vintages around the world. While there is a time and place for mellow old wines from the cellar, Thanksgiving isn't one of them. The bounteous fruit of younger wines matches better with turkey and the trimmings, and younger wines tend to cost less, too.
If you have enough glassware, serve both red and white. It's nice to proceed from white to red, or to offer guests their choice. Reds should be served at cool room temperature. Remove whites from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before serving so the flavors are not numbed. Fill the glasses no more than halfway to let the bouquet expand.
Proshyan Pomegranate Wine (non-vintage) ($10; Armenia; Ararat Imports; (919) 875-3999): For guests hooked on sweet wines -- and there are many -- this unusual fortified wine made from pomegranates will be quite pleasing.
Special to The Washington Post
Published Friday, November 18, 2005