I love a good glass of wine! Maybe it's because I have Greek and Italian roots. Or maybe it's because a glass of wine can completely relax me after a hectic day at work. Or maybe it's because I love cheese and the two just go together so well. Or maybe it's because...it's delicious ~ what's not to love?
Last week I decided to venture out from my two-buck Chuck routine and try a new bottle of wine, and I was pleasantly surprised. After this I had the crazy idea to start the series "Wine Wednesday" where I will post about a new bottle of wine I've tried.
Now trust me, I am no wine connoisseur. You won't read any wine-specific lingo like "palate" or "components." I have a serious lack of true wine knowledge, and I will often try wine simply based on its label (at least I'll admit it). I like wine that tastes good, and wine that is, let's face it, inexpensive! I'm looking forward to being a little more spontaneous with my wine choices and even finding a nice red wine that I like (eek! I'm not big on reds). Maybe you will read about a new wine that interests you!
For the first Wine Wednesday I bring you...
2009 Green Fin White Table Wine
Find it at Trader Joe's for $3.99
What the bottle says: “This Green Fin White Table Wine is made entirely from organically grown grapes. This pale straw colored wine has very intense orange blossom and honey aromatics while delivering a full rich body with a core of pear and nectarine flavors followed by a smooth aftertaste that’s long and focussed. Savor the flavor of this organically grown white table wine with your favorite meal or by itself. Enjoy!”
What I think: I love this wine! It's sweet, but not too sweet. To me, it tastes similar to a Riesling (which I love). I drank it with a chicken dish and it went together really nicely. And let's be honest...the bottle is so cute! You can see by some of the background colors in my kitchen, that I love greens and yellows. I saw the old Woody and surfboard on the front and that was it for me. Then I saw the price, $3.99, and I was sold!
I love good old Two-Buck Chuck, but I must say that the extra two dollar splurge was well worth it!