July 20, 2024

I almost got angry when I saw the article in Bon Appetit suggesting that I add sliced Jalapenos to a rose. Although it’s not the best idea to add a few fruit slices to a cheap, sweet pink wine, adding some was not harmful. I decided to do it. It wasn’t too bad.

I bought a bottle of Yellow Tail Rose for $9 and a Serrano Pepper (because my grocery store had run out of Jalapeno Peppers). I sliced them thinly, then scattered eight small pepper rings in an old jam jar. I poured wine over the top and let everyone mingle briefly before sipping.

The wine was a little more interesting. The wine was mildly spiced on the back end, but the peppery scent made it interesting for me. The bouquet was hot and green. These tasting notes are not unheard-of in the wine world. I’ve seen more than one label that lists “bell pepper” and “jalapeno,” though these flavors are more pronounced. The pepper also helped to temper the sweetness, making the wine more drinkable.

Bon Appetit says it’s a “nice party trick,” if nothing else. Especially if you want to experiment with a variety of peppers, serve some pickles with the peppers. You know, for beer drinkers. But then I remembered that I had told adding holes to your shitty beer. I wasn’t able to feel any anger.

It’s not outrageous when considering the many spicy drinks available. Bon Appetit reports that the practice, popularized by TikTok’s Allyssa In The Kitchen, began as a joke.

Although it’s not the best idea to add a few fruit slices to a cheap, sweet pink wine, adding some was not harmful. I decided to do it. It wasn’t too bad.

I bought a bottle of Yellow Tail Rose for $9 and a Serrano Pepper (because my grocery store had run out of Jalapeno Peppers). I sliced them thinly, then scattered eight small pepper rings in an old jam jar. I poured wine over the top and let everyone mingle briefly before sipping.

The wine was a little more interesting. The wine was mildly spiced on the back end, but the peppery scent made it interesting for me. The bouquet was hot and green. These tasting notes are not unheard-of in the wine world. I’ve seen more than one label that lists “bell pepper” and “jalapeno,” though these flavors are more pronounced. The pepper also helped to temper the sweetness, making the wine more drinkable.

Bon Appetit says it’s a “nice party trick,” if nothing else. Especially if you want to experiment with a variety of peppers, serve some pickles with the peppers. You know, for beer drinkers.

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