Aphrodisiacal Wine for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a wine with just a little “kick” for Valentine’s Day? Or any other day, for that matter. Then you should try Deviation, a California dessert wine made by the Quady Winery that includes the herb Damiana (Turnera diffusa). Damiana is a small shrub that grows in Central America and Mexico. The indigenous population there used its leaves to make a tea with aphrodisiac effects. According to Wikipedia, the early Spanish missionaries recorded that Damiana tea was mixed with sugar and drunk by the locals in Mexico to enhance lovemaking. Damiana can also be smoked, resulting in introspective and hallucinogenic experiences….and a severe hangover. Better that you drink it, and Deviation is a great way to do it. It’s a very floral and feminine wine, too, more strongly flavored of Rose Geranium than Damiana. Truth to be told, I don’t know what Damiana tastes like. See this link for our reviews of Deviation and other Quady wines– [www.iwinereview.com/NonReportTastings/0909quadySelections.php]

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