Friday, March 9, 2012

When not to drink wine

Great - I've just started this brand new blog that I'm excited about, and now I'm sick. It's not good drink wine when you're sick, because it makes you feel worse. So, until this clears up, I'm unable to blog about my wining adventures.

Did anyone pick up a bottle of that Moscato I wrote about it my first post?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Easy, breezy and Barefoot Cellars

I'm generally not a sweet wine drinker. Too much sweet gives me a headache, and after a while dries my mouth out. I figure, if you're going to drink something sweet - save your money and buy a soda. Yes, a soda, that's what we call them here in Connecticut, but I digress.

As an independent wine consultant, however, I run into at least one person at every wine tasting I conduct who is a self-labeled sweet wine drinker. At first, when I was new and stupid, I would dismiss these poor souls as not being "real" wine drinkers. I figured they were totally unable to appreciate anything more than a glass filled with some cheap, domestic pink swill that probably came out of a $4.99 box.

OK, so in some cases that assessment was fairly accurate, but in most it wasn't. I truly had to get over myself!

So why not make my first Serious Wining post about a sweet wine? Not just a sweet wine, though, a cheap sweet wine. How does $5.99 sound, because that's what I just paid for this bottle of Moscato from Barefoot Cellars in Modesto, CA.

I'm on my 2nd glass right now. Seriously. I can't believe how much I like this moscato! It's as the label says - deliciously sweet. Not syrupy or overly sweet - just, well, sweet! I can see myself enjoying this at a cocktail party, or outside on my deck in warm weather with friends. Very nice and drinkable, in my own humble opinion.

What do you think? Have you tried this wine?