About Wine-Based Cream Specialty

About Wine-Based Cream Specialty
A Wine-Based Cream Specialty is a wine-based cream liqueur-like beverage. These sweet and creamy treats are great to sip chilled after dinner or mixed into dessert cocktails. They are commonly styled as Irish Creams, Eggnogs, and other holiday cream liqueurs. As a non-spirit alcohol beverages, these products often fit the needs of restaurants and retailers with a "wine and beer only" license that can't legally sell spirits. They are a also profitable category as they are taxed at a lower rate than spirits.

Top Picks for Wine-Based Cream Specialty

Connellys NV Original Country Cream
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Opaque taupe color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate milk, buttery cookie dough, and sprinkles with a thick, crisp, sweet fat body and a polished, captivating, medium-length finish with touches of soft serve hot fudge sundae. A sweet, decadent, chocolatey creamy beverage that’s instantly appealing.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Cape Africa NV Marula Cream
85 points
$7.99
Dark taupe color. Aromas of vanilla wafer creme cookie, caramel sauce, waffle cone, and rocky road ice cream with a creamy, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, medium-length candied cherry and pineapple finish. A creamy, chocolatey, fruity concoction to serve over ice; sweet tooths need apply.
85 points $7.99
Connelly’s NV Caramel Country Cream
85 points
$8.99
Creamy toffee color. Aromas of cookies ’n cream milkshake, coconut macaroon, and butter-pecan with a glycerous, bright, light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length kit kat bar, Irish butter, parmesan, and dulce de leche finish. A very creamy dessert beverage to serve on ice or spike coffee with.
85 points $8.99
Connelly’s NV Salted Caramel Country Cream
85 points
$8.99
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of toffee and caramel bar with a glycerous, bright, sweet medium body and a smooth, brisk finish revealing touches of whipped cream and coconut cake. A sweet and creamy dessert beverage to spike your coffee with.
85 points $8.99
Connelly’s NV Mint Chocolate Country Cream
84 points
$8.99
Taupe color. Aromas and flavors of creme de menthes thins with a creamy, bright, sweet medium body and a seamless, brisk finish with notes of mint gum and quark. A rich and buttery mint-chocolate beverage for after-dinner indulging.
84 points $8.99
Connelly’s NV Pumpkin Spice Country Cream
84 points
$8.99
Gold color. Aromas of horchata, toffee, greek yogurt, and wafer cookies with a sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, quick pumpkin latte and tvorog with dried apricot finish. A rich, cinnamon kissed dessert beverage.
84 points $8.99
Connelly’s NV Strawberry Country Cream
83 points
$8.99
Creamy pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry soft serve ice cream, canned fruit punch, rainbow sherbet, and bubble gum with a satiny, soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, relaxed finish evoking notes of marshmallows and ghee. A creamy, fruity novelty for your inner child.
83 points $8.99
Holly Hill Farms NV Eggnog
80 points
$6.99
Creamy marigold color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon, egg custard, sour cream frosting, peach sherbet, and spice cake with a creamy, sweet medium body and a smooth, brisk finish. A toasty, fruity, spicy melange for dessert-topping.
80 points $6.99