There are other fruits from further afield with winemaking potential, given a bit of experimentation and winemaking expertise, one example being the pomegranate; several pomegranate wines from Armenia and the Levant have, without much fanfare, recently been introduced to the US market, perhaps to capitalize on the pomegranate juice fad.
The most readily available such wine in my area is Proshyan, from Armenia, a 100% pomegranate wine (no sugar added) vinified in an off-dry style and available in 750 ml bottles for about $9.
It's a deep red color, but drinks like a white wine due to the absence of tannins. About as off-dry as one of the better off-dry Rieslings or White Zins, and certainly not dessert-wine sweet, it has, like the pomegranate juice from which it is made, enough tartness to compensate. Fermentation is certainly an improvement here; it's not the palate-coater that fresh pomegranate juice can be, but is nonetheless loaded with jammy fruit flavor, rounded out by a nice peppery zip.
Serve this cold, at the same temperature as an off-dry rosé, and pair it with (no exaggeration) nearly anything except seafood or delicate sauces. The residual sugar keeps it from tasting hot when paired with spicy dishes, and it's robust enough for steak or barbecue but doesn't overwhelm poultry. Indian-style curries are an exceptionally good pairing, and I suspect this would also be a good alternative to Chardonnay at the Thanksgiving table.
One final note: Proshyan is still using cork closures--a silly practice for wines such as this that lack aging potential--and like many a Second World prodcer, seems to have quality control problems. Plastic corks or "Stelvin" screw caps would be a welcome improvement, but I don't anticipate seeing Proshyan make the switch unless their pomegranate wine really takes off.
Armenia is famous for its unique natural conditions. Crystal spring water, mountains, high sun isolation, ecological clean fruits and assiduous work let the specialists to create the suggested pomegranate wine.
Pomagranat Wines Pomegranate is a wonderful fruit known throughout the world for its qualities as a rich source of antioxidants. Tree of Life pomegranate wine retains this fruit’s purported flavor, character and qualities. Enjoy this wine daily and discover the mythical secrets of the pomegranate, going back to the ancient world and Biblical times when people believed that the pomegranate was the true fruit of the Tree of Life. Taste the mystery!
Happy Pommy semi dry & Tree of Life semi dry
Kosher Pomegranate Wine
another wine from Tree of Live. This is kosher semi-sweet wine. European Semi sweet wines are not as sweet as Americans and they should be consider semi-dry. They have just a touch of sweetness.
Tree of Life" Apricot Semi Sweet Wine Apricot is a wonderfull fruit wine in the Tree of Life collection. This wine has a perfect semi-sweet apricot taste, fresh aroma, and a superb drinkability. It goes very well with the seafood and the white pasta, especially when served with shrimp dishes or fruit desserts. Enjoy it chilled. Tree of Life"Cherry Semi Sweet Wine Cherry is another fruit wine in the Tree of Life collection. This wine has a perfect semi-sweet cherry taste, fresh aroma, and a superb drinkability. Enjoy it chilled.
Kagor Desert wine of a dark-garnet color prepared according to the traditional technology from Cabernet and Merlot vine, as a result of which a rich well balanced taste and a bright bouquet with prunes tones is obtained. It is recommended to be consumed in order to raise the hemoglobin and to remove the radicals of heavy metals from the organism. The wine matches perfectly the fruits, chocolate cakes and other desserts. Serve the wine at room temperature.
Sword in Scabbard With Pomegranate wine. Each sword has different design.,Two legs in front give support to the bottle. Once the bottle isopen the wine will not flow out, because of it.
Each bottle has different design on the scabbard
Lady Shoe or Cinderella Slipper as my customer renamed. Dry pomegranate wine 375ml
Lion This wine is also pomegranate dry wine in the bottle in shape of the Lion.
Pomegranate wine in the ceramic bottle
Menorah with kosher Pomegranate wine. Each bottle is hand blown and it has it imperfections.
This bottle is in the shape of dancing horse. It contains of semi dry pomegranate wine .Its 750ml of wine.
Pistol shape bottle with 375ml pomegranate semi dry wine.
Fish and Dolphin Another two pieces from La Collection with pomagranate wine. pomagranete wine is very similar in taste to Merlot. Both are 375 ml.
The Yerevan beer brewerywas founded in 1952. In 1997, it was reorganized into a general holding company. With nearly half a century of history and re-equipped with modern devices, the brewery puts out production matching international standards.Since 1997, the company produces several types of beer and soft drinks. In 1998 the firm introduced top modern keg filling equipment. The enterprise’s pledge to succeed comes from its application of classical technology, use of high quality materials from famous European firms, and the professionalism of its specialists. The productive capacity of the factory for beer is 2,5 millions dal.
Moderate body, crisp snappish and lively mouth feel. Quick glance of a stunning malt character that soon gets misplaced. Hop bitterness tastes weathered and stale with flavours of veggies and grass. Grain gets coarse a bears down on a light level of astringency that almost borders overwhelming, oddly the warmer the brew gets the more palatable it is. Around cellar temperature the beer seems almost balanced, light toasted grain is pleasant yet the hops still seem cooked and drawn-out. The after taste is a reflection of the past and withers away in a astringent finish. Bronze colour, clarity is flawless and clearly shows the tiny bubbles rushing to the top of the glass. Appropriate head retention that dons a long-term yet thing white lace.
This beer shows a better profile of flavours when it warms to cellar temperature though it still is not a totally clean brew either.
A dark beer with the pronounced taste of caramel malt, pleasant bitter taste and an aroma of hops with original taste of malted barley. Has a grain density of 12% and an alcoholic content of 4,4% vol. It’s distributed in glass bottles of 0.5 litre and in kegs. Brewed with no artificial preservatives, but the natural pasteurization process.
This is Armenian version of the most popular beer in Russia.