Mommy and Daddy Living It Up: Flipflop Wine Tasting

The other night, my husband and I enjoyed a little at-home wine tasting with a wine brand we had never tried before. We had received three bottles of flipflop wines – a Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and Pinot Noir – and we decided to try them winery style. With open minds and palates, we were in tasting mode.

We started with the Pinot Grigio, which was cool, crisp and perfect for summer. My husband noted its distinct pear flavor and said it was clean and refreshing and made you “want to take a longer sip the second time.” He also said that it almost seemed carbonated (which I agree it kind of did), and that it would go really well with swordfish or filet of sole. I added that fish tacos would be great with it. What kept flashing in my head about this Pinot Grigio was California, summer, beachy!!! This wine would be perfect for any summer party – poolside, beachside, yacht-board.

Next we tasted the Riesling. I’m not usually much of a Riesling fan, but this one surprised me. It wasn’t overbearingly sweet and it had a nice peach flavor. It was smooth, subtle and fresh. My husband said it had a nice crispness; and I noticed that it had a slightly tangy and almost warm finish. This would make a great cheese and crackers wine.

Then, we had the Pinot Noir. The peppery quality is what we both immediately noticed. It was also dry and light. We both thought it would pair nicely with steak, burgers, or pasta with a tomato-based sauce.

My husband and I agreed that all of these wines were great. We especially loved the Pinot Grigio, which we finished that night with some spicy chicken fajitas. We enjoyed the rest of the Pinot Noir bottle two nights later with some tortellini with turkey meatballs and marinara sauce. We plan to enjoy some of the Riesling soon (maybe with some cheese and crackers).

In addition to tasting great, flipflop wines have some additional bonuses:

First, the bottles are really attractive (I have to admit, I’m a little swayed by a cute and catchy name and label). They feature illustrations of flip-flops with beachy and tropical backgrounds. My husband said, “The label design created a sense of seaside comfort. Even before tasting the wine, the bottle puts you in a state of mind of easy living. The flip-flops create a sense of relaxation, a feeling of wanting to unwind.” He has a way with words; and he is right on!

Second, the twist-off top makes the wine easy to open and store. Third, this wine is affordable! For example, the Pinot Grigio goes for only $7.00 a bottle, and $84/case. Fourth, the company has partnered with Soles4Souls to give away one pair of flip-flop sandals for every bottle of wine purchased.

In addition to Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and Pinot Noir, flipflop wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Moscato.

To order or find out more about flipflop wines, visit http://www.flipflopwines.com/

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