Wine Wednesday: EXEM Bordeaux Blanc 2015

EXEM is an abbreviation of “exemplar” and Bordeaux is a city in the southwest of France. Wines produced in this region are referred to as Bordeaux and mainly are red varietals. My friends at Winesellers, Ltd sent me this amazing bottle and I was absolutely intrigued the fact that it was a white Bordeaux! I couldn’t wait to try it!

This Bordeaux is a blend of 60% Sauvignon and 40% Sémillon. Both varieties are normally dry, sweet wines. This bottle was crisp and not overly sweet. It was perfect for a warm afternoon by the pool and also for these never-ending warm evenings too!

From the winemaker, “The EXEM Bordeaux White has aromas of citrus, grapefruit, gooseberry and lime along with honey, passion fruit and honeysuckle floral notes. Expect flavors of baked apples and pears similar to crème brûlée, orange zest, and figs.” This may sound super fruity, but trust me, it’s not overly sweet. If you like a Sauvignon Blanc, then you are sure to love this!

It retails for under $20 which is always a steal for a good wine in my opinion!

Wine Wednesday: Tiamo White Wine In A Can

Last week I told you all about Tiamo Organic Rose in a can and promised you a review on their white wine in a can as well….if you’re a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, this is right up your alley. It’s called “white wine” but has some distinct flavorings of a sauvignon blanc. It’s actually 100% Grillo (pronounced “GREE-lo”) grapes from Sicily. 

It has a light crispness with nectar flavoring, but is not a sweet wine. There is no oak in this wine because after the grapes are pressed, fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. 

It was another perfect selection enjoyed on the beach and in LuLaRoe! It would be perfect with a seafood pasta or cheese. Retailing for $19.99 for a 4 pack, this is a great choice! Winesellers Ltd always sends me in the right direction!

Wine Wednesday: Tiamo Organic Wine In A Can!

We’ve all seen wine in a box and we know it’s gotten a bad wrap and is making somewhat of a comeback as of late with better wine being in these boxes. I’ve also run into champagne in a can and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Now, I’m being introduced by WineSellers Ltd to wine in a can…and not just any wine; Rosé and White wine.

This week I’m going to tell you all about the Rosé and next week we’ll dive into the White wine option. I brought my canned wine to the beach because it was a perfect photo op but I think that wine on the beach is absolute must! First I want to talk about the amazing color of this wine. It’s a deep pink coral color that is totally stunning. It has a slight effervescence to it and you can see tiny bubbles along the glass.

I’m not completely sure I can say I had any expectation of what this wine might taste like. I hoped it would be good because how much fun would it be to find a good Rosé in a can?! My thoughts??? Go out and get yourself a 4 pack because it’s good!!!! It’s not too flowery, but has hints of strawberry and has the perfect crispness without being overly dry. 

Team is a line of superb, organically grown wines from Italy. They search far and wide for top vineyards in notable Italian regions, allowing them to produce wines with unique character and style true to their origin.

A 4-pack retails for $19.99, or $4.99/can. It’s roughly two bottles of wine for $20 and that’s a deal! I’ll definitely be enjoying more Tiamo Rosé in a can in the near future!

Wine Wednesday: Santa Julia Innovac!ón Malbec – Syrah Rosé

Rosé seem to be the new “it” wine. You’re seeing it more and more all over the place and everyone is enjoying it. My good friends at Winesellers, Ltd sent me this amazing bottle of Santa Julia Innovac!ón Malbec – Syrah Rosé from Argentina. 

I recently saw a Facebook post from a friend who said that she likes to buy new bottles of wine based on how pretty the bottle is, but continues to be disappointed when she tries it. Rest assured…the label on this bottle is pretty and the wine inside matches it perfectly! The color of the wine is also an amazing coral color! Reasonably priced at around $10 for an entire liter, this is definitely a go-to wine that you should always have around.

It’s not overly fruity, but does have hints of cherries, strawberries and blackberries. It’s not too dry and if you’re usually a white wine drinker, then you’ll most likely really enjoy this bottle. I certainly did (as you can tell from the lack of wine in the bottle!). 

Thirsty Thursday: Rootstock Wine Bar and LuLaRoe

We all know about my obsession and love for all things wine, but did you know I have a love, passion and obsession with all things LuLaRoe?! This week I got the pleasure of bringing both of my loves together by hosting a Sip & Shop at Rootstock Wine Bar in Los Gatos. 

Rootstock Wine Bar features wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara County and also has a wine and beer shop within the bar. They have outdoor seating so you can people watch which is always fun, high top tables inside or you can sit at the bar. I took over the couch seating area with my LuLaRoe stash! 

Rootstock put together a special wine list for the event. Since I was hosting, I only allowed myself to partake in the Bailly Lapierre Sparkling Rosé, which was delicious and absolutely perfect. I think every shopping event should have some Sparkling Rosé! 

The LuLaRoe styles that were featured were Amelia, Azure, Cassie, Carly, Classic T, Irma, Joy, Julia, Leggings, Lindsay, Lola, Maxi, Nicole, Randy, Sarah, and Scarlett. Not familiar with LuLaRoe and wondering what all these names are? The founder named each style after family members, so those are actually dresses, skirts, and shirts! 

If you’d like to visit Rootstock Wine Bar, they’re located at 217 N. Santa Cruz Ave and also have a Cupertino location! If you’d like to learn more about LuLaRoe, drop me an email