Welcome back my wonderful wine lovers!! Cheers to a wonderful weekend and a loving hug to all my winos! Sorry for the very long delay in this post, but all is well, and now time to get down to the bottle!!!
New Age Red
San Rafael, Mendoza
Served Chilled, and this will probably be the last chilled bottle you can have this year before the cold front really comes in (Am I right Texans?!), this Argentinian wine is a wine spritzer’s dream come true! It’s literally like a red wine spritzer in a bottle!
A blend of two popular Argentinian red grapes, this wine was specially made in a way that the floral aromas of rose and violets (yep, FLORAL is a common description that you will soon see popping all over labels. Yes, wine can definitely have a floral smell. Think about it the next time you smell some fresh cut flowers, and if you’ve ever smelled them anywhere else. Say, maybe some Honeysuckle in a Chardonnay??) catch your nose when the glass reaches the lips, folding into flavors of cherries, and raspberry that stick to your tongue like a juice cocktail blend with an oh so slightly sweet sparkling “sprite” touch to refresh your palate.
Enjoy this wine simply by itself as a dessert, with some spicy dishes (it will definitely take that little extra spicy Zzzing off), or sweet dishes. Personally, it tastes good no matter which way you have it. Have it with chocolate, Kung Pao Chicken, in a glass with a splash of lime (makes it a little more exotic and brings out a little more of the flavors), or while watching the next Cowboys game with a bowl of hot wings (yes, WINE can go with football party favors. In my opinion, usually better than beer!).
So sit back, reel in the last days of warm weather, and enjoy a glass while watching the sunset.
Average Price: $8.99 – You can also find it on sale as low as $7.99. Widely available at grocery stores, liquor stores and whole sale in the “Argentina” wine section, or in the “Red Blends” section.
Happy Friday my Wine Lovers! Cheers!!
“The wine cup is the little silver well, where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell”
Hello my wine lovers! Glad to see you again! Now let’s get down to the good juice! This week’s wine selection is Llano Sweet Red, from none other than, TEXAS! The newest state to join the wine industry, and becoming increasingly popular, Texas is making a huge impact, as more and more wine drinkers are discovering the wonderful wines to come from yes, my home state. 🙂
“Llano Sweet Red is medium sweet with a smooth finish and aromas of blackberries and cherries. We recommend this unique wine be served slightly chilled or at room temperature with spicy Texas foods, Southwest cuisine and oriental dishes.”
(Just a little fun information for you guys!) Classified in probably the first wine category to put Texas on the Wine Country map, Texas Sweet Reds, have kind of become the staple, at least, of the lone star state. I mean, you couldn’t go wrong with a sweet delicate red that was easy, very affordable, and showing your local support! Of course, since these wines became popular, other awesome wines have surfaced and become vineyard favorites.
One of the first vineyards to gain this popularity, Llano, has always been one of my favorites. Never a disappointing wine, this vineyard is wonderful, supportive and affordable as can be!
A nice light cherry colored wine, the aromas fill your nose within the first swirl of your glass. Raspberries, blackberries, cherry, and a light effervescence take over and create an intoxicating atmosphere as you breathe it in, bringing your mouth joy as you take a lovely sip of an off dry (meaning, it’s sweet, but not intense dessert sweet), light bodied red wine, that awakens your palate (tastes) of blackberries, raspberries, cherries, and for me, some sprite/spritzer (let me know if you taste this too!). Ending with a smooth (it’s not rough) medium finish (the tastes linger for a little while after taking a sip), this wine is sure to please your taste buds and cleanse your mind of the day.
Enjoy with spicy foods, asian dishes, as your dessert, or, as me and my family did, with portabella mushroom tacos and salad! The slight jalapeno in the tacos really complemented the sweetness in the wine. 🙂
So sit back, relax, and enjoy your weekend with a great bottle of Texas Sweet Red! 🙂
Average Price: $ 7.95 – I got mine for $6.99 at Kroger. Widely available at grocery stores, and liquor stores!
Happy Friday Wine Lovers!
“Love is like wine. To sip is fine. To empty a bottle is a headache.”