Ladies and gentlemen, rosé season is finally here! I snuck this bottle in one night (hence no poured shots), but I can't keep it a secret at all. Full bodied, with aromas of bright fresh flowers and strawberries. It's off-dry, but still quite crisp and very satisfying. The bottle looks huge, but the glass is … Continue reading Villa Ruby
A Sauvignon Blanc that I can get down with! Who knew? Light and crisp, but not tart (it doesn't catch you in the side of your neck, like, right there), with distinct aromas of pear. Lovely chilled, super dry, but very mellow. From Spain. Courtesy of Direct Cellars!
Can you combine spirits with the world of beauty? A UK-based company certainly thinks so. The result? A gin that purports to be excellent for your skin. Source: Drink More to Age Less | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Aaaaaannnnndd, we're back! #likeweneverleft Dry, but very pleasant box wine *gasp* from South France. #dontjudge A real pounder! Super smooth, light as a feather, and this unassuming packaging packs a whopping 3 litres, and will keep for 6 weeks (but you won't let it, trust me!). Mineral aromas with floral notes, beautiful crisp fruits with … Continue reading #ThirstyFridays at Urban Uncorked
From amphorae to eggs and even glass, winemakers are experimenting with techniques and materials, some ancient, to push the boundaries of fermentation. Source: Beyond the Barrel: Unique Ways to Ferment Wine | Wine Enthusiast Magazine
*sigh* Fall is upon us, and I jumped into a glass that just embodied the season. A lovely mix of Merlot and Malbec, this one was velvety smooth, deeply fruity, and made me feel all warm inside, like the perfect cashmere sweater. I definitely got deep berry flavors, some vanilla, and when I paired it … Continue reading Just in time for the change in seasons…
In my spare time, I like to check out local wineries and wine shops for wine tastings. There's nothing more fun than trying it before you buy it! Often, the producer of the wine is there to talk about the process and what inspired the wine they're featuring that day. If you're like me, you'll … Continue reading Where to find the good stuff, pt. 2
And I've never felt more free. About a month ago, my car got repossessed. It took a lot of work and stress to get it back. I was all set, with a new part time job alongside my full time job to get things back on track. I made plans payment arrangements, budgets. I had … Continue reading So today, I had wine with my breakfast.
I've loved wine for quite some time now, but it wasn't always this way. Initially, I was overwhelmed by all the options available. What if I didn't like it? I didn't want to waste money on entire bottles of this mysterious stuff and watch them turn into vinegar in the back of my refrigerator. "If … Continue reading VINEBOX
When it comes to enjoying anything, the best things about it are completely up to you. Some people enjoy wine for the sensory experience, some for the buzz, some for the connections you make while enjoying it with friends. Whatever you make it about, always remember that the major key to enjoying wine is to … Continue reading The Key to Enjoying Wine