Mr. Carlos Alberto Rivera-Schuttz
2/8/12 4:32 AM
St. John Commandaria is actually the oldest named wine in existence, perhaps as old as the Bible, It's from Cypress... It's made from two grapes, Mavron and Xynisteris that are dried on straw mats for a really really really long time and then they are pressed and they're made into this wine right here and put into a crazy looking bottle. It's actually a really great value considering the history.
It's great to have around the house. You can impress your friends with the crazy story and it's a fun alternative to a sherry or a port that is super versatile and will go really really well with Dark or Milk Chocolate
10/5/11 9:18 AM
If you are looking for a nice sweet red that isn't overpowering or syrupy, this is it. It is subtle enough to be served with dinner or dessert.
We have on occasion bought it for our church to be used for Communion. The priest has joked that it is so good that the Holy Spirit jumps right in.
I hope you enjoy it!
Nice, full bodied sweet wine. Perfect for after dinner with desert or alone. Pleasing, rich aroma, similar to a nice sherry or port. Velvety smooth with notes of dried fruit clove and allspice. Probably would make a good mulled wine or wine/cider mix if you were so inclined. I suggest you just pour it in a glass and light a good cigar.