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Come and Play! Vinho Verde Rosé, Casal Garcia
Come and play with this Vinho Verde Rosé (you read it correctly) from Casal Garcia and you are going to smile like a kid! Don’t let the pink scare you, there is some good dry acidity in this fun-loving bottle!
Wine Exploration – Casal Garcia a Great Patio Pounder
It’s a Wine Up Wednesday and for this wine exploration, we are tasting Casal Garcia a great patio pounder! A Vinho Verde from northern Portugal! At the initial tasting of Casal Garcia Vinho Verde white wine, I found it is young, refreshing, and will most likely make you smile while you enjoy its light fruit notes and minerality. Have you ever had one of those moments, a quiet almost sneaky moment, when you are sitting in an idyllic setting, the world is right in your soul, and you just smile? In those peaceful quiet times of reflection, you smile at the beauty before you. You smile at the enjoyment of…
Tasting notes: Rosé Sekt, Schloss Biebrich, 2019
It’s Wine Up Wednesday! I present to you this Rosé Sekt by Schloss Biebrich in Germany which is a no brainer when you want that fun sparkle and pop. Who doesn’t want more bubbles? They are fun and festive and add elegance to any Gathering. This makes you feel like you are drinking in fun high heels despite wearing flip flops on the porch. It elevates any Gathering you have or attend. Just a quick wine nerd note, as there are many names for sparkling wine. Champagne is only reserved for those sparkling wines from the region of Champagne, France. Snobs. All other sparkling wines in France are commonly referred…
Tasting notes: Josh Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, 2019
I really think one of the best summer wines is Sauvignon Blanc. It just rings summer in a glass with its crisp, refreshing approach.
Tasting notes: Oyster Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, 2019
This wine is the answer to a hot day’s refreshment when it is time to wind down and wine up.
How to Host a Virtual Wine Tasting
Wine is wonderful with friends even if they are across the web.
Tasting notes: Grandioso, Opolo Wines, 2015
Get your Grill On! The season is turning warmer, which for many means warm up the grill. My husband grills year round. Like the mailman, neither rain nor snow nor dark of night keeps him from his grill. He has literally grilled in a snow storm. I know the weather is turning warmer in the Southern US, which for me means sourcing lighter reds with less spice and more fruit for my usual liquid enjoyment. But I have to give this big red a thumbs up any time you are throwing red meat on the grill. At the end of my carnivore’s delight, when I sipped the wine, closed my…
Tasting notes: Conundrum, White, 2016
This wine is a lively sip of a “Spring Day in the garden enjoying a cool breeze” in your glass. Some wines just do that to my taste buds. Transport them to a time or place or feeling. Conundrum white makes you want to sit in your back yard and enjoy the warm Spring air during the time just before Summer arrives. The weather is turning warmer and it makes my wine selections begin to turn to Roses, Whites and lighter bodied Reds. Time to let the jammy, spicy reds and heavy whites age for a bit in the rack. The change in seasons makes me want to experiment more…