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