Thursday, August 28, 2008

Braeburn and Ambrosia and Apple Juice at the Kelowna Land and Orchard

Iced apple wine. A sweet and pungent desert wine.
At the Kelowna Land and Orchard I had a tour on a tracktor drawn cart through the fields of fruit. It was a very interesting experience, but it was the wine tasting and the FRESH squeezed apple juice tasting that I was looking forward to at the end of the tour.

Apple juice is the orchard's main staple product in addition to peaches, blueberrie, pears, plums and cherries and a variety of dried fruits as well. Thier fresh apple juice is the main attraction and a public favorite and I can see why. Its pure and deep brown color suggests that it has not been fully filtered like the apple juice that you see on your store shelves. And because there are absolutely no preservatives added, you must drink fast, because it is extremely perishable. Trust me, you won't have any trouble drinking this juice quickly because it's sweet and rich apple taste is absolutely addictive, the only trouble you'll be having, is trying to stop yourself from purchasing another bottle.

This juice is thicker than your ordinary run of the mill supermarket apple juice, and definitely has a more full-bodied apple flavor thats "of the earth" and to be enjoyed by an all-natural kind of person.

I also took the liberty of trying two types of apple ice wine to compare with that of the grape. The two that I tried were the Ambrosia and the Braeburn. The Ambrosia is a lighter but still sweet wine with a drier taste than the Braeburn. The Braeburn is sweeter more syrupy and more amber in color than the Ambrosia. It has a more pungent apple flavor and is the one that stole my heart. So, it's the one I purchased. (Plus it was MUCH MUCH more affordable than the grape ice wine, but is made in a similar process)

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