For my review, I received the Pinot Grigio, (Dan's usual wine of choice) Riesling, and a bottle of Pinot Noir. They came very well packaged and intact, and in very attractive bottles with fun, fresh colors and designs. These would look great on the table during a party, a cook-out, or an evening playing board games with friends. And at a mere $7.00 or so per bottle, you won't break the bank!
We drank it chilled, accompanied by Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin, a baked potato with salsa, and a nice, crisp salad. This wine was a perfect complement to our dinner menu, and we both really enjoyed it.
Dan particularly liked the flavors of this wine, and said they were a perfect blend of sweet and the usual tartness you'd find in most wines. He was actually saddened when the bottle was empty!
I enjoyed it as well. This one was honestly my favorite, as I prefer a sweeter, fruitier tasting wine. I didn't even get the dreaded wine-over! (Those are the worst!)
We drank this wine with Chicken Cacciatore, garlic bread, and sorbet. This wine, too, complemented our meal perfectly. This wine is light-bodied and refreshing, and has citrus and pear undertones and a nicely balanced acidity to it. This was a drier wine than the Riesling, according to my sommelier wanna-be husband.
This was Dan's favorite of the bunch. (Surprise!) He actually said that it was a superior quality Pinot Grigio for the working man's budget. The aroma was dead on, and it had decent legs. He was shocked at the small price tag, and said that he would have expected it to cost at least 3 times as much. This bottle disappeared rather quickly, since my husband could not seem to get his fill of this refreshing wine. I can definitely say we will be purchasing this wine in the future!
We drank this wine with Monterey Chicken, steamed broccoli, and loaded baked potatoes. I have to say, it paired quite well with the bacon in the chicken dish. This wine is a bright, fruity medium-bodied beverage with cherry and spice, and the aroma was heavenly, with hints of vanilla.
Dan didn't care as much for this wine as the others, but that was to be expected since he prefers whites over reds. He did say that for a red, this wine was darn good. I happened to really like this one. It was sweeter than the whites, and I thought the flavor and finish were both exceptional.
I plan on buying this wine for a nice dinner party. I think it would be wonderful with some chicken mole, or even with a nice selection of chocolates or a fruit salad.
So definitely add flipflop Wines to your must-haves for entertaining lists. You'll be sure to get compliments on these impressive wines, and you'll be helping to provide shoes to those in need. It just doesn't get any better than that! And just a friendly reminder: Always drink responsibly, and never drive intoxicated. Don't let friends drive drunk, either. As a matter of fact, you should take their keys, let them pass out in a lawn chair, and then hook them up with a colorful sombrero and a big, curly mustache drawn on with a Sharpie. As long as you send me pics, I'll never tell! I promise!
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and my opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***