|flipflop wines... my new favorite!|
For many years I have enjoyed having what I consider to be "my house wine" on hand. First it was an Italian Pinot Grigio that I could only get intermittently at Central Market in Austin. I bought it by the case when I could find it. I then became enamored of New Zealand's Nobilio Sauvignon Blanc...almost always have it on hand. My new choice for a house wine would definitely be the flipflop wine Pinot Grigio! Actually, as soon as I finished the first glass, I got online to order a case...but gulp...found the shipping charge of $42 was a bit pricey for my current post-Christmas anemic pocketbook. Perhaps I'll need to look at a smaller quantity ;-p and that is certainly available!
I'll be ordering though, as soon as my pockets are slightly more plumped up :-) I will say, even with shipping...it's a good price per bottle...but it's more like
I don't have the wine palate that detects all those subtle flavors you hear "wine folks" talking about...hints of this and that... I'm much more of a plebeian connoisseur. I just know "does it taste good?" ... and "do I want a second glass?" The answer to that, with the flipflop winery's Pinot Grigio, was a resounding yes. It's light, it's crisp - yet smooth - ...it's refreshing. Yum.
I particularly like the label art a LOT (flipflops of course) and I like the concept of the charity they support SOLES 4 SOULS... For every bottle of flipflop wine purchased, Soles4Souls
will distribute a pair of shoes to someone in need.*
What a great concept!
*Up to 100,000 pairs in the first year
Also, note, these are screw top wine bottles. Some turn their noses up at screw top bottles, but I actually prefer them for a crisp white wine. I can't tell you how many glasses of wine I have picked pieces of cork from...a white wine, in my humble opinion, is absolutely fine sans cork. I know there is debate over cork vs screw top... but, I don't care. It's easier to open and I can screw the lid on easily when I want to finish the bottle the next day or use it in cooking. Here's a good article that makes an easily understood explanation of both sides of the debate.
So, the Pinot Noir and the Riesling await my pleasure. I'll get to those as soon as my hubby is here to share the goods. He's the Pinot Noir afficianado... I'll be having most of the Riesling :-)
|My favorite label is the Pinot Grigio...followed closely by the Pinot Noir|
Very South Padre Islandish...don't you think?