Review: Friends Fun Wine Coconut Chardonnay and Sangria

Review: Friends Fun Wine Coconut Chardonnay and Sangria

Based in Miami, Friends Fun Wine produces low alcohol wine flavored drinks that, they say, “could only have been created from the cool and chill vibe of South Florida.” Friends Fun Wine beverages are reminiscent of wine coolers and seem designed to appeal to a party crowd. Unlike virtually all other wine based beverages on the market today, Friends Fun Wine lists the ingredients on their bottles along with all of the standard nutritional information. Their bottles are festive and colorful, boasting designs by world-famous graffiti artist Miguel Parades. Tasting notes for its first two expressions follow.

Friends Fun Wine Coconut Chardonnay – This Fun Wine variety bursts with sweet artificial coconut notes on the nose and palate. I am not entirely sure I would have guessed that it includes Chardonnay if the bottle didn’t say so. But in the ingredients, I find it listed first: Chardonnay wine, water, sugar, juice, carbon dioxide, flavorings, citric acid. The sugar plays a major role here, taking over after a few sips. Perhaps some ice would help keep it chilled, as the bottle recommends, and you might also add water to tame the sweetness. At only 5.5% alcohol, and relatively low in calories (71 per 4.2 oz. serving), Coconut Chardonnay seems designed to be enjoyed in hot weather and in significant quantity. C+ / $9 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Friends Fun Wine Sangria – More candy sweetness appears in this variety, although this time it resembles grape Jolly Ranchers. The nose is a bit more restrained than the palate, which explodes with sugar and then is followed by a touch of bitterness. Just a bit of tannin can be discerned, but it can’t stand up to this sweet summer beverage that again calls for some ice to tamp down the sugar content. The ingredients listed for Sangria are, oddly, the exact same as the ones for Coconut Chardonnay except that instead of “Chardonnay wine,” this beverage lists “Red wine.” The alcohol content is also 5.5% and this beverage is also fairly low calorie (81 per 4.2 oz serving). C / $9 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Friends Fun Wine Sangria




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  1. Felicia Fletcher on May 15, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    This is my first time trying this wine. I’m not new to wine. It was a birthday gift. I’m so glad I received it because I have a new house favorite. It’s not too sweet and has a nice coconut flavor that compliments this Chardonnay well. I give it an 8 out of 10. Definitely will purchase again.

  2. Connie Raymond on August 24, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Where can i buy the coconut chardonnay? I live in CT.

  3. Susie on October 19, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Your wine is wonderful, especially the coconut Chardonnay, however, you need to do something about your bottle caps.
    When I need to cut it first with a serrated knife and then a pair of pliers, it kind of takes the fun out of it. Just saying.

    • WineWriter on December 14, 2021 at 10:12 pm

      I used to struggle with that too. But, then I just started twisting it off and it worked.??

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