Cherry chocolate wine

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  1. Dec 26, 2012 #1

    Merleshizy

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    I want to make a cherry chocolate wine. Being new to this I was wondering if anyone had a good recipe. Also I want to use a white wine yeast. What would be the difference between a white and red yeast in it? It will be 3 gallons a well.
     
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    I'll give it a look, I think I need to approach this differently though. I need to get a good cherry wine and then modify. I'm going to use cacao nibs and some vanilla bean. Nice raw product not preservatives. researching as we speak.
     
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    I have a sweet cherry tree in our garden and this looks like an interesting recipe! Any advice for quantities if I were to use fresh cherries and a bar of chocolate? Milk or dark?
     
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    I took the cheap and easy route with mine. I used Danger Dave's dragon blood recipe, except instead of mixed frozen fruit I did pure cherries. Cleared and stabilized like normal, then just before letting it sit I backsweetened with chocolate liqueur. For 1 gallon I do about 8 tbsp (give or take a bit to taste). Then I add a bit less than the recommended sugar because chocolate liqueur is already sweet. Family seems to love the hell out of it.
     
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    What kind of chocolate liquor did you use?? Like Godiva? I'm wondering how that works when you add it in, wouldn't it reduce the clarity of the wine?
     
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    I make a raspberry white choclate wine that I can’t keep made fast enough! I use the orchard breezin kit and Monin Suryp. I’ll only use 1/2 of the F-pack from the kit and use the whole bottle of white choclate.
     
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    cream de cacaoe is a good liquor for chocolate flavor. visit https://winemaking.jackkeller.net/index.asp for a strawberry chocolate wine . of importance is using a dutch choclate that has been processed properly. Keller has a discussion of this on his blog.
     
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    You buy that $9.95 bottle of white chocolate from Monin? Making sure I’m buying the right thing. Sounds like a great idea. Thinking of getting the chocolate and adding it too a strawberry kit and cherry kit.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2019 #10

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    WinoDave, yep that’s what I use. I gets good results and I’m very happy with the results. Haven’t had good results with the dark chocolate it makes the wine grainy tasting.
     
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    Thank You for that information, especially on the chocolate. Weird chocolate syrup would be grainy?? Maybe I’ll do cocoa nibs for cherry and strawberry
    I bought a chocolate cherry dessert wine kit and it is awesome. Making the chocolate/raspberry wine kit now. Just looking for something that’s a little cheaper to make. Those kits are $90 a piece and you only get 3 gallons
     
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    WinoDave, I should have been more specific,it’s the dark chocolate that makes the wine grainy tasting. The white chocolate is the way to go.
     
  13. Feb 26, 2019 #13

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    THankYou, Island mist makes a great cherry wine kit if you ever want to try a white chocolate cherry. Think these might be my next 2 kits.
     

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