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!

Wine Wednesday: Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé

It’s no secret that I have an obsession with Costco, especially it’s wine department. I recently bought a bottle of their Kirkland Signature Côtes de Provence Rosé because I know that Costco sources their Kirkland wines from top notch wineries and therefore it should be good stuff. For $8.99/bottle, I’d say it was more than just good stuff! It was a damn good rosé!

Over the last year I’ve fallen in love with rosés and to find one under $10 that makes me smile is beyond fabulous! It’s crisp and refreshing and perfect for summer! In fact, I’m going to Costco this week to prep for a Memorial Day BBQ and plan on picking up more! I found on CostcoWineBlog.com that Provence AOC rules mandate that wines are estate-bottled, and because wines are made from grapes that are grown specifically for rosé production, it’s difficult to find an AOC Provence Rosé for under $10. Thanks Costco for having such a kick ass wine department!

Most Provence Rosés are some combination of Grenache, Cinsault, and Mourvedre. This wine also includes Tibouren, Rolle (Vermentino), Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This rosé isn’t too fruity and I promise you will enjoy it! Get to Costco now!!!