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

Gary Vee Wine Club — January 2018

Hi wine friends…and Happy Wine Wednesday. Today, I’m sharing my January 2018 Gary Vee Wine Club shipment and tasting a 2016 The Competitor Cabernet Sauvignon.  The Gary Vee Wine Club is run through Wine Library, and it’s monthly shipment of wine for only $55 a month. Depending on the month, you receive 1, 2, 3, or 4 bottles.  The January shipment had 3 bottles of wine.

Wines mentioned in the video:
?2016 The Competitor — $30/on sale for $20
?2014 Louis Boillot Bourgogne Blanc — $30/on sale for $20
?2016 Louis Max 1er Cru Les Vasees Mercurey Rouge — $50/on sale for $40
2015 LVE Wines Cabernet Sauvignon — $85

Wine accessories mention in video:
? CapaBunga Wine Tops — Set of 2 = $8
? Soiree Aerator — $20  (affiliate link)

Questions of the Day:

  1. How do you judge the value of a wine club?  If you receive wines you like, but don’t love, is the still worthwhile as long as those wines introduce you to something new, expand your tasting experience, and total a cost that is more than the cost of the club?
  2. Are you a member of the Gary Vee Wine Club or have you tried any of this month’s wines?  What did you think?

Overall: 3.5 Corks