Apothic Red – Wine Review

Apothic Red Wine

Apothic Red

If you’re on your way to an event you may not have really wanted to go to, short on time, feeling guilty that you have nothing to bring with you, don’t want to bring the usual MGD, and are stopped in a convenient place along the way – like Walgreens – rest assured there are worse wines on that wine shelf.  But that’s about all the rest there is to be had.

February 5, 2016

There’s a slight alcohol burn on the nostrils when uncorked.  The first sip is a little watery, weak and lacking any defining characteristic.  A slightly off-taste mixed with a hint of sweetness would not prevent one from finishing the glass, or the bottle.  With a strong magnifying glass, one might find a tannin or two.

Per the bottle label, the wine is, “A masterful blend of . . . .”   That sounds like leftovers to me.  Any wines that can’t hold their own, get thrown in the leftover vat?  While some wines may blend together the better characteristics of different types of grapes in specific proportions, I suspect that was not the main purpose of this blend.

Taken with food, the wine works well.  Perhaps it’s not as enjoyable as a better wine taken with food, but it’s good enough.  Taken alone it’s passable, but better wines can be had for the same price or less.

A note:  I received this as a gift.

Price $10 on sale (ouch) – $17 regular price (double ouch)
Apothic Red Wine

Apothic Red


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2 Responses to “Apothic Red – Wine Review”

  1. Anne Says:

    I’ve given Apothic Red the benefit of a doubt 3x and I still don’t like it. Don’t know why it’s popular. Tastes like a mild Dr. Pepper, or a cough syrup I remember taking as a child! Ugh!

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    • steveo Says:

      Thanks for your comment. My bottle was a little better, but I’ve had the same experience as you with other generic red wines. I suspect that no matter what the label says, they all come from the same few producers and vary from passable to bad depending on the day.


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