The power of social media is getting on Twitter one day, tweeting my little heart out when all of a sudden I get an inboxed message! Sonoma Wine Guy and I chat it up and I get invited to Charles Krug Winery. The oldest running winery in Napa. I’m delighted. I say yes and that I’ll be there soon. Here’s a look at what happened next!
It was another gorgeous Wednesday in this cold month of January. When is winter over again?!
If you missed tonight’s episode do yourself a favor and catch up here. If you didn’t then I already know why you’re here. (Your Link is below) Tonight’s showbwas sponsored by The Wine Guys! They are changing the way we accessorize with our wine! From corkscrews to wine tumblers everything they design is for any wine lover!
Use code BGW10 to purchase your chic premium butterfly corkscrew here.
Don’t know what I’m talking about? All the deets and a picture of this fabulous wine tool are below!
This corkscrew has padded arms and deep grooves that cushion your hands and fingers for a plush wine opening experience. You cannot go wrong with this baby!
This Lunetta Prosecco received an 8.5 raing scale from me and what I love about it is how fruity it is! It’s the perfect sparkling to mix with your fresh juices for brunch. Try this when the girls come over and I promise you’ll love it!
Until next week happy Sipping winefriends!
So excited to have another somm join us for #WineDownLIVE! This week we were happy to have Desireé (@winenoire) joining us to discuss another tasty champagne 🍾 for you to enjoy for the holidays.
La Marca Prosecco
Let me just say— I loved this! You all know we haven’t had many champagnes or sparkling wines on the show and that’s because of all wine this one is usually the one I reach for the least unless it’s brunch. But baaaaby this one right here? BOMB. Waste not a second in going to pick this up. You will thank me later!
Wine rating: 10
What am pairing with this one? French Fries
How am I brunching with this one? Add lemonade, orange juice, and a splash of cranberry.
Check out this neat trick Desiree uses to save and style her wine labels! Follow her on IG @winenoire.
Here is a twist on a classic, Apple Cider Mimosas. This is a simple and delicious recipe that will impress your brunch guests. I recommend a spiced cider (think cinnamon and cloves). If you’re feeling frisky, you can even make the cider from scratch.
½ cup of your favorite apple cider, chilled (I like to use Trader Joe’s Spiced Cider)
½ cup of prosecco
Pour apple cider into a champagne flute or cup
Top with prosecco or champagne
Camille, The Cocktail Snob
Remember that classic JayZ hit? Well Chrishon Lampley of Love Cork Screw labeled her wine with the catchy phrase and her wine, like the classic rap is a complete HIT!
This week on Wine Down LIVE I put this Concord grape varietal to the test with a classic cheese pizza. Though the pizza left a lot to be desired the pairing itself went well together.
Thank God the wine saved this combo! I love the rich flavor of this wine. To me the Concord grape shows up and came to Part-tay with all the wine lovers no matter how sweet or dry you like it.
Watch the LIVE episode here
Buy the wine here
Wine Rating: 9.5
Pairing Rating: 7 (the pizza was terrible haha)
Notes: Serve this table red with pizza or snacks and at any gathering for all wine lovers!
If you pick this one up you have to let me know how you like it!
Want to learn more about the Concord grape? Check out this Wine Folly article here.
For all of you who’ve been missing our live show over on Facebook now is the time get on it!Wine Down LIVEis every Wednesday and this week our founder sent out a huge warning message.
Flip Flop Wine has a Crisp White that taste like flat Sprite and stale moscato while magically managing to smell like your old Uncle Eddy’s 40 left out overnight. Yes, it was that gross.
But if youre looking for something quick to run to the beach with at least the ocean water won’t taste so bad when you accidentally get it in your mouth.
We didn’t make it, we just taste it!
Catch the full review in our new studio over on Facebook now!
Happy Sipping on this Fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!
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