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Would you drink a wine flavoured gin?

The 2-in-1 gin wine, Sorgin.

The 2-in-1 gin wine, Sorgin.

Published Oct 7, 2018


I love gin and I also love wine but I don’t know how I feel about a combination of both in one bottle. 

But I must add that the prospect sounds quite interesting.

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A gin supermarket in the U.K, Aldi, has recently launched a 2-in-1 gin wine made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes called Sorgin.  

The drink has an ABV of 43 percent, which means it contains more alcohol than normal.

The concoction combines white grapes with juniper berries (traditionally used in gin) and also mixes the flavours of Sauvignon Blanc, juniper and botanicals including lemon, lime, grapefruit, violet, broom and blackcurrant buds.   

According to Metro, the hybrid was created by world-renowned winemaker François Lurton and Sauvignon Blanc specialist Sabine Jaren.

@AldiUK Aldi, you will be the death of me! (but I can't tell you how excited I am!) #masonsgin #sorgin

— Lorraine (@ellbeetw33ts) October 4, 2018

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It's been reported that the earlier this year, Marks and Spencer, a retail company that is based in London launched Ginking, a 2-in-1 gin and sparkling wine cocktail but at 43% alc.

Aldi claim Sorgin has "an expression like no other and great freshness". 

And even the name is promising – Sorgin, which comes from a Basque word meaning ‘sorcerers who are able to keep their good mood and energy through the night’.

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The drink costs £24.99 (about R480) for a 70cl bottle; not bad for a tipple of both my favourites.  

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