Dominican Vino Tinto Brands

Which Dominican vino tinto do you like?

  • La Fuerza

  • El Jefe

  • Valiente

  • El León

  • Campeón

  • Other


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NALs

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Vino tinto is red wine and there are several Dominican brands. Usually, this is used in cooking, but it can be a drink/

Any of the Dominican vino tinto brands popular with expats?

La Fuerza
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El Jefe
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Valiente
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El León
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Campeón
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NALs

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Good question. Maybe these are similar cases to Swiss chocolate?
 
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Where are the vineyards that produce the grapes for these wines?
I believe I read years ago that there is a high end development somewhere in the south. There are houses built that are surrounded with vineyards. I always wanted to go see it. Anyone else know about this place?
 

JD Jones

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I was shopping with a female friend many years ago and I grabbed a La Fuerza and put it in the cart. She looked around then grabbed it and put it back on the shelf and said "Don't even think about buying that"
 

Tom F.

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Yes, the southwest is known for being the grape growing region in the DR. I'm sure you see the raisons from these grapes in the supermarket. I have seen the ads for Ocoa Bay wines on Telemicro here in NJ and met a person on Clubhouse during the pandemic from Samana that was developing a fine wine in the DR. I've never tried the ones listed above but you do see them in most colmados.
 

aarhus

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This doesn’t look good for my acid reflux. Good I quit drinking alcohol anyway. Soon 5 years ago.
 
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Ocoa Bay (https://ocoabay.com/en/) is on my list of places to visit. I've never seen their wine for sale on the island.
Has anyone on here visited it? It looks lovely! If no one has, I will go and give a report.

And to keep this on the subject posted, La Fuerza is about as fine as Mogen David.....and Cherycol cough syrup (if you remember that!) But I might just try it as cooking wine. Never thought of that.
 
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Years ago I was invited to a young adult Catholic event in Jamao - seated at the head table, I don't know why, There was dinner and dancing amongst these 18,19, 20-25 year olds. All very sweet and innocent. At the end of the night they crowned the king and the queen. And then they crowned another queen. Me! I guess I was the oldest queen of all (thank you very much!)

But before the lights turned out, they passed around 8 ounce cups and filled them to the brim with La Fuerza.

I put it to my lips and could not go one millimeter further.