Archive | October, 2012

Rosa Fiorelli Winery Programs

30 Oct

I know I haven’t posted in awhile, I haven’t drank any new wine recently so I don’t have much to report. I did receive an email from the Rosa Fiorelli Winery with some updates about programs they just started recently so I figured i’d pass them along to my fellow wine lovers. 

Birthday Wine-You get a free glass of wine on your birthday. It must be redeemed within your birthday week. 

Wine Loyalty Program-They keep track of the wine you buy and after you buy 12 bottles, you get one bottle free.

Wine Club-It costs $250 to receive a bottle of wine a month for a whole year, or $450 for two bottles of wine. The price includes wine, tax and shipping. You choose the wine. 

Case Club-When you buy a case of wine you save 10%. You are also entered in a drawing on the 15th of the month for a free bottle of wine. Website promotional code: CaseClub.

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Wine Terms

2 Oct

While I was shopping for a few things at Publix today I picked up a pamphlet near the wine section that said “Wine Simplified” on the front. Publix has coded their wines to help shoppers pick out the right type to pair with different foods, which is very helpful for those who are clueless when it comes to wine.

They also had a few wine terms with definitions that I will share that can be useful in wine tasting.

  • Aroma/Bouquet-aroma is the fruity scent in a young wine, whereas bouquet is the complex scent of older wines.
  • Body-the substance of a wine in your mouth (light, full or medium).
  • Crisp/Soft-crispness refers to the sharp taste of a wine, whereas a soft wine is smooth.
  • Fruity-having ripe flavors of fruit.
  • Finish-the impression a wine leaves on your palate.
  • Oaky-characteristic style of oak barrel aging.
  • Tannin-a natural preservative found in grape skins, stems, and seeds, which in high levels will make your mouth pucker.