Archive | April, 2016

Cooper’s Hawk Winter Red Spiced Wine

28 Apr

Opened my birthday bottle of Cooper’s Hawk Winter Red Spiced Wine for Passover last Friday. I’ve never had a bottle of wine before that gave you the IMG_9160option to warm it on the stove, but after you taste it everything makes sense. It’s basically the pumpkin spice latte of wine. At 13.5% ABV it’s a grape wine with mulling spices added like spiced apple, cherry, mandarin orange and baking spices. It smelled and tasted like cloves, pepper and fall. It was much sweeter than I was expecting. It’s not bold like a Merlot, but not as sweet as Manischewitz. It paired much better with the charoset than it did with the lamb. I could definitely see drinking this a little warm bundled up with some pie in the fall, which is basically winter here. Online it looks like a bottle goes for about $14 and I would recommend picking one up when it’s cooler outside.

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Lakeridge Winery Sunblush Premium Rose Wine

3 Apr

IMG_9157I haven’t been to Lakeridge Winery¬†in Clermont since college, but my mom said she found a bottle of their Sunblush Premium Rose Wine when she was at Publix. It couldn’t have cost more than $15 or she wouldn’t have bought it. It’s made from muscadine grapes done in a rose style, and the end result isn’t bad. It’s 11% ABV and smells light, orange-y,IMG_9158 like clean cotton or rain. It tastes nice and light without too much tannin like sweet grape peels with orange juice. I think it’s a good introductory wine for beginner wine drinkers, or for something light when you’re outside on a hot day. Definitely serve chilled.