Red wine and Coke: truly a case of, "Don't knock it 'til you've tried it."
It is believed to have originated in Spain, but has been reincarnated worldwide. In Argentina they call it "Jesus Juice," in Chile, "Black Vulture," and in South Africa, "katemba." The combination is brilliant for one reason - it makes truly awful wine more palatable. (It is less brilliant for the color that it leaves your teeth after a couple glasses).
But what do wine afficianados have to say about it? Well, it's a mixed bag. Some believe that wine and coke could serve as an introduction to wine - something to get young adults excited about the genre before jumping in to more complex flavors and varieties. Others see it as an abomination.
Either way, the combination seems to have taken the world by storm in the last several years - somehow skipping over America. It seems poised for an explosion in popularity.
Is Yours a Red Wine and Cola from The Guardian
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