I Tried the New Oreo-Flavored Wine from Barefoot — Here’s What I Think of It
It’s no secret that over here at Kitchn, we’re all about making our own cookies. Whether Hot Chocolate Bomb Cookies or Pancake Cookies, we love them all and even created a Cookie Time Machine to prove it. Although making cookies is such a stress reliever for me (I love a good sugar cookie!), there’s one packaged cookie brand that I’ve been obsessed with since I was a kid: Oreo. So naturally, when I heard about their new collaboration with Barefoot wine to release a cookie-flavored red blend, I was all over it.
Typically, I’m not a huge wine drinker. That’s because I honestly feel like it puts me to sleep and unless it’s sweet and far from dry, it just doesn’t do it for my tastebuds. When I heard about the new Oreo-flavored wine, however, it just made sense for me to try it. Of course, it’s not new to pair chocolate with wine, but tasting an Oreo-flavored wine is, so I figured it would be in my best interest to give it a go.
Before I jump into my thoughts on how it tastes, you should know that this small-batch, one-of-a-kind sip combines the sweet tastes of chocolate and cookies and creme and includes notes of oak, and aromas of blackberry and dark cherries. To be honest, when I first opened the bottle, I didn’t expect for the smell of an Oreo to actually hit my nose. But as soon as I took my first whiff, that’s exactly what I got.
After pouring a bit into my glass and swirling it around a few times, I took my first sip. And, you guys, it actually tasted very similar to an Oreo! Mixed with the red blend, however, the cookies and creme notes weren’t too heavy for my palate and left me wanting to take another sip to catch all of the flavors.
Now while the wine by itself includes the flavors of a classic Oreo cookie, it’s actually made to be paired with a bite or two of an Oreo Thin. And though that may seem like it would be too much Oreo in one sitting, the two complement one another quite well. In fact, the Oreo Thin cookie amps up the flavors in the wine. If you’re still thinking that having a cookie with your cookie-flavored wine may be too much for your tastebuds, however, don’t worry; there are plenty of other things you can pair them with.
In a statement to Kitchn, longtime Barefoot wine maker Jen Wall revealed that though this wine was made specifically for the Oreo Thin cookie, it can go well with just about anything. Jen suggests to try out other chocolatey desserts with the wine to amp up their flavors or — if you’re a fan of all things sweet and savory — having a glass with your dinner for a taste unlike any other.
So, if you’re interested in giving this pairing a try (honestly, why wouldn’t you be?), you can get your own kit that includes two 750-milliliter bottles of Barefoot x Oreo Thins Red Blend Wine and one package of Oreo Thin cookies for just $24.99 on Barefoot’s website. As this is a limited-edition release, you’ll want to act fast though. There’s no telling how long it’ll be around.
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