A Valentine’s Day I Love You

Hi wine friends, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m tasting the Villa Jolanda Saint Valentine’s Day I Love You. It’s a $10 sparkling wine from Italy.  I thought it would be perfect in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. Cheers!

Question of the Day:  Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?  If so, what are your plans? Are you heading out or staying in? And, are you drinking any wine?

Price: $9
Purchased at Yes! Organic Market
Overall: 3.5 Corks

Birthday Bubbly! La Marca Prosecco

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, we’re celebrating Hubby’s birthday with some La Marca Prosecco. I bought it at Trader Joe’s for tonight, but we also buy it at Harris Teeter, Costco, and Whole Foods.  Cheers!

Questions of the Day:

  1.  Have you opened La Marca Prosecco?  What did you think?
  2. Do you save sparkling wine for special occasions or do you do you enjoy it at any time?
  3. If you’re a sparkling wine drinker, do you tend to go for a Prosecco or are you more of a Champagne drinker?
  4. How do you celebrate your birthday?  Is there a special drink that helps put you in the festive mood?

Price: $14
Purchased at Trader Joe’s
Overall: 4 Corks

Légende Médoc: Winter Weather Red Wine

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Hi wine friends, and Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I’m sharing the 2016 Légende Médoc by Domaines Barones de Rotheschild (Lafaite), which is a Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend from France. It’s SRP is $25, and I received this wine as PR. Cheers!

Wine mentioned in the video:

🍷2016 Légende Médoc by Domaines Barones de Rotheschild (Lafaite) — SRP $25

Question of the Day: What is your cold weather drink?  Are you drinking red wines or have you switched to something stronger?

Suggested Retail Price: $25
Received as a sample.
Overall: 4 Corks

A Malbec to Feel Warm, Cozy, & Good (+ Guest Appearance by Zeus the Kitty)

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m tasting two wines from Bodega Norton–the 2018 Malbec & the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. The SRP on both is $10, and I received them as samples. Cheers!

Wines mentioned in the video:
?2018 Bodega Norton Malbec — $10
?2018 Bodega Norton Cabernet Sauvignon — $10

Questions of the Day:

  1.  What are you thoughts on Malbec?

  2.  Are you able to find these wines where you are?  And if you’re not from the US and can find them, what price range are they?

Suggested Retail Price: $10
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3.5 Corks

2016 Exitus Red Wine — Does Bourbon Barrel Aging Make It Special?

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Today, I’m tasting the 2016 Exitus, which is a red wine blend aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The SRP is $25, but the price online looks to be between $16-$18. Also, as an FYI, I received the wine as a sample. Cheers!

 

Questions of the Day:

  1. Have you had this or another wine aged in Bourbon barrels?  Do you think it changes the way the wine tastes?

  2. Since we’re just getting started with the year, what would you like to see more or less on A Glass After Work?  Do you have any specific recommendations?

Suggested Retail Price: $26, although found online for $16-18
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3.5 Corks