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BHC Swill: Cocobon vs. Babble

by Julie on May 17, 2012

in BHC Swill

Babble vs. Cocobon

Bottle of Babble or a Bottle of 'Bon...?

In T.J.s as usual, staring up at the wine.

“Jules. Have you tried the Babble yet?”

“Say what?”

Employee yanks a curious-looking bottle from the middle shelf. “Babble. We all love it. It’s like Cocobon but a little different. Some of us like it better than Cocobon.”

Well that’s just blasphemy, I said. So I bought a bottle of Babble to bring home and imbibe.

Say THAT five times fast…

A merry band of grapes make up this red table wine from a Mendocino County wine maker. At $7, it’s the same price as Cocobon, so deciding which one to buy comes down to a matter of taste.

And how does it compare to Cocobon, my love?

Red and juicy. Decently rounded for the price point. Whoever wrote the back label was trying to be clever, playing on the whole “babble” theme, and mentions the flavor of bacon fat in there somewhere…I couldn’t access that myself.

In all, I found it comparable to Cocobon, but somehow less substantial. As if substance were at all an issue in $7 table wines.

Try it yourself and see. Cocobon is still my number one.



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious May 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

There is just NO WAY it can be better than Cocobon!
Cocobon is practically CHEWY!


Peter B. May 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm

We’re drinking the Babble around here. The Cocobon is too much fruit bomb for even me. Mindy is complaining that even the Babble seemed too sweet the last time around, but I think that is just peer pressure, as she was sharing it with an Argentinian-born friend who found it too sweet.


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