Food & Drink

Cold Brew Wine Now Exists. Here’s Where to Find It.

We all know someone who has two times of the day: coffee time and wine time. Now there’s a cold brew coffee wine that can bridge the gap. Apothic Wine, a California winery most known for blends like Apothic Red, will release a wine infused with cold brew called Apothic Brew on April 1.

The wine is a first, but it’s been a long time coming. Cold brew sales rose some 430 percent from 2015 to 2017, and Americans are drinking more wine every year. Putting the two together feels like a sign of the times.

“Last year during the long hours of harvest, I joined the cold brew craze myself,” Deb Juergenson, an Apothic winemaker, said in a statement. “Quickly, I realized that many of the characteristics in cold brew coffee and red wine naturally complement each other. This led us to experiment with a few blends, eventually leading to the seamless creation of Apothic Brew, which brings together red fruit notes and subtle mocha essences of cold brew.”

The new wine sounds like the best way to blend everyone’s two favorite beverages into one awesome combo, but don’t count on it for your morning caffeine jolt. Even though coffee is infused into the wine itself, there’s less caffeine in it than decaf.

Limited quantities of Apothic Brew mean that many of us probably won’t get to try the blend. But for the curious, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Starting on April 1, you can find the closest wine shops and restaurants that carry Apothic Brew on the brand’s Where to Buy page. If you live in a state that allows alcohol shipments, you’ll also be able to snag a bottle from The Barrel Room. Happy hunting, and here’s hoping this isn’t just some big, elaborate April Fool’s Day joke.