As I looked around on New Years Eve, I noticed, I was the only one drinking white wine. Sure everyone was going to drink sparkling wine at midnight (more on that later), but I had the whole bottle of Pinot Grigio to myself. At that moment I knew what my New Years Resolution would be...to venture out and find a red wine that satisfies my taste buds! So I started right away!
Just like deciding which football team to root for, I went for the best looking label. Honoro Vera Garnacha has a black label that looks like a work of art. I really liked it (Maybe because I was 3 glasses of white in...I'll have to try it again. My resolution is going to take a lot of research!). Really though, it was fruity without being sweet. A great start for me. Even better, the cost! My favorite hostess said it was only about $9.
Feeling cocky that I already tackled the reds, I tried Manos Negras Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina. Everyone said that I'd like it...it's as good as Napa (whatever that means). It was dark and made my mouth pucker, which I found out later is due to tannins. I'm not ready for a full glass of this yet. It was too dry for me at this stage. My boyfriend loved it though. He likes deep flavors with substance. I'll get there...I have 12 months!
On to midnight. I brought a bottle of Salvatore Principe Prosecco (very romantic heart on the label-it is NYE)! Here's a side note. I do work at TOP, so I purchase all of my wine there. If I happen to fall in love with a wine we don't sell, I nicely suggest it to our wine buyer. =) So, let me know if you know of any. Ok, back to my story. You can only purchase Salvatore at TOP. It's fun to bring wine that other people may not have tried yet. This was only $10.99. I have gotten it for under $10 before. It's delicious. Definitely doesn't need to be turned into a mimosa. Our second sparkling round was Sassetto. I often buy this one too. Proseccos always satisfy and shouldn't just be reserved for NYE.
A little bit about me...I like sweet wine and dark beer. Crazy I know. My beer has backbone and my wine is like a pale ale...or cider (think Riesling and Lambrusco-which I refuse to quit drinking). It's going to be different this year though. I'm going to master drinking red wine with a steak. I think I'm already adventurous in the beer department, maybe you can learn some beer tips from me. Join in on my resolution this year. Hopefully you'll try some of the varieties I find. Cheers!
TOP Food & Drug © 2013 Haggen, Inc. All rights reserved.
Except where permitted by law, the material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Haggen, Inc.