Wine Wednesday: Miraval Provence Rosé

On Sunday we enjoyed our family day by hitting Half Moon Bay. If you haven’t been there before, it’s truly a small coastal community. On the two lane road in there are farms, Christmas tree farms, nurseries, flowers, a winery…it’s tree lined and just makes me smile. My favorite place is Sam’s Chowderhouse which is smack on the beach. They’re known for their lobster rolls (OMG) but I have a secret crush on their lobster ceviche which is to die for.

Anyway…let’s get to the wine that I had with all of my lobster. There were three rosé’s to choose from so I chose the middle…not too highly priced, not the lowest since I wasn’t familiar with any of the choices. It simply said Miraval Provence, so I knew at least it was from France. 

The color was a beautiful light pink, almost with a peachy hue. The taste…out of this world. I was loving it from the first sip. It was slightly fruity and not dry. I loved it. The Miraval Provence website states “A beautiful light pink color, fresh fruit aromas and refreshing acidity.” I was impressed, so next I had to use my awesome Google powers and find out where I could buy this wine. Oh but wait…who owns this winery??? Brad and Angelina!!! Holy cow you guys, you know your wine! It’s currently up for sale of course, but let’s hope whoever takes it over, ensures this wine continues to get made!

I found it online at TotalWine.com (which recently opened up just a few miles from me!) for under $19! This is a total find and I will be heading out to get some of my own…even though we are currently overflowing with wine and I need to start researching more wine racks! 

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: Kirkland Asolo Prosecco

Let’s expand further on my love for all things Costco! I recently picked up a bottle of their Kirkland Asolo Prosecco…it was $8.99 and a deal I couldn’t pass up, plus the purple label is pretty!

We had a Memorial weekend BBQ and brought out the Prosecco. It was so good! Filled with lots of effervescent bubbles and a semi-fruity start, the slightly dry finish makes this a perfect Prosecco! 

Peach, apple and pear aromas will greet you as you and stay with you through the finish. There isn’t extra sweetness which I find is a good thing. 

At this price, you should go pick up a case because under $9 is cause to celebrate!