A few weeks ago, I was sent some flipflop wines to review. I received Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and a Reisling. Nothing beats a good glass of wine and in my opinion, these were awesome!
Now, if you have ever shopped for wine, you have probably noticed that wine labels leave a lot to be desired when it comes to serving suggestions. Not so with flipflop wines. Fortunately for me, there is a nice label on these that gives serving suggestions as well as the best way to store it. I love a good wine-and I love it even more if I know what to serve it with. The cheat-sheet labels were a real help for this novice wine connoisseur. The label includes:
- Vintage: (year)
- Appellation: (geographical information)
- Tastes like: (gives a description of taste)
- It is full of: (adds to “Tastes like”)
- Eat with: (suggests food pairings)
- Serve: (temperature best served)
- Store: (tells best way to store, ie. away from direct sunlight)
- Scale: (tells where the wine rates between dry and sweet)
The first one I tried was the Pinot Noir. According to the label, it would be good with chocolate chip cookies. Now, chocolate chip cookies happen to be my favorite cookies ever-but only if I make them from the recipe I have had for over 20 years. With recipe in hand, I dug out the ingredients and made some fresh-baked cookies. Nothing beats a fresh cookie right out of the oven and having a glass of wine with my favorite, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies? Absolutely scrumptious! This was definitely a good idea. I would have never thought to drink wine with my chocolate chip cookies.
Next up was the Reisling. One of the suggestions on the bottle was pork tacos. Now, I have never had pork tacos, so I decided to make them to have with the wine. I am all about the power of suggestion and this one was right on. We love the tacos and the Reisling just topped off a perfect meal. it was really sweet and had a hint of fruit flavor to it. Yummo!
A couple of days later, I decided to try the Pinot Grigio with the suggested eggplant parmesan. I was a little iffy on it since it was a little drier than I like, but my dinner guests loved it. Over all, it was a big hit.
At a suggested price of only $7 a bottle, the flipflop wines are a definite value. They are very tasty and my friends and I had a great time trying them out. Another aspect I love about flipflop wines is that they are partnered with the Soles for Souls program. This partnership aims to provide shoes for those less fortunate. The goal for 2011 is to provide 11 million pairs of shoes for those in need.
I received 3 bottles of wine to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are mine.