Wino Wednesday.

by katelin on March 9, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I noticed on a few blogs that they had reviewed a wine called Flipflops wines and my first reaction was “I NEED TO TRY THIS!” I mean wine and flip flops, two of my favorite things put into one! Of course I had to try it.

So I emailed them to say I was interested in trying their wine and that I basically live in flip flops and I’m a self proclaimed wino so we should probably work together. And luckily they agreed!

Here’s a little snippet about Flipflop wines:
With flipflop wines, we have embraced the movement toward individualistic expression, instead of manufacturing wines into some cookie-cutter style that’s all the rage.  Our goal is to craft expressive, well-balanced wines that evoke just what the grapes inside intended, without being over-wrought or over-explained, and that can be enjoyed at any occasion.

David Georges, Vinter: While working at an organic vegetable farm in the Mt. Shasta region of California, David discovered the art of grape growing.  After planting a small vineyard on the farm, he was fascinated with wine, from managing the vineyard to tasting the fruits of his labor. Inspired to learn more, David attended the University of California at Davis first to study viticulture, and then added  winemaking coursework as well.  David honed his winemaking skills at well-known California wineries including Artesa and Davis Bynum.

In 2009, David began working on the wines that would become the inaugural vintage of flipflop.  His goal is to stay true to each wine’s varietal character, and to make great tasting wines that don’t break the bank

 

Anyhoo, a week or so later I received three lovely bottles of Flipflop wine  (accompanied with fabulous fact sheets) to try for myself: pinot grigio, riesling and pinot noir.

Of course I had to give the pinot grigio a taste first (it is my favorite) and before I even get into this I just putting it out there, I’m no wine connoisseur, I’m just me, Katelin, a good ole wine lover. With that, let’s continue. Where was I? Oh. Pinot Grigio. Of course.

It was so tasty! A little on the sweet side so if you’re like Matt one glass may be all you can handle, but if you’re like me and are okay with a little sweetness, drink away! But other than that it was pretty smooth and I can say that bottle did not last long, haha.

Next up was the Riesling. Now I’m not much of a Riesling fan because they are usually way too sweet for me to handle (and I can handle sweet), but this one, not bad at all! I admit, it was sweet, but a good sweet. Like have a glass with some popcorn when you’re winding down your night kind of wine. Or have a glass while writing a blog post (you know, like I’m doing now).

Lastly, the Pinot Noir. I’m a fan. As you know it took me a while to get used to reds but this one was pretty fruity and didn’t leave a bitter aftertaste or anything. The pairing sheet recommends I try it with chocolate chip cookies so clearly I need to get on that and get some cookies and try the wine because man that just sounds delicious.

Ultimately, these wines are great. Not only are they all cheap ($7 at most) but the bottles are cute, they’re twist off caps (helpful for the wine opening challenged like myself) and every time you buy a bottle you support an excellent cause.

Beginning this year, Flipflop wines partnered up with Soles4Souls in an effort to help put shoes on more than 100,000 feet. There are 300 million children in the world in need of shoes and Flipflop wines and Soles4Souls want to start somewhere to help and I love it.

Awesome right?

Anyhoo, Flipflop wines are my kind of wine and I’ll definitely be picking them up next time I’m on a wine run.

Oh and check out flipflop wines on Facebook for even more info and pics and all that jazz.

 

happy wednesday!

*flipflop wine sent me wine free of charge and all of the opinions are my own. But really, it’s wine. How could I not love it?*

Posted in Wino Wednesday
  • ohhh…how lovely. twist off caps are my jam! doesn’t get better.
    i’d trust just about anything with a flip flop on the label.

  • Sounds wonderful! Pinot noir is my fave, especially if you are supposed to eat it with chocolate chip cookies! Yum! Happy Hump day, Katelin!

  • ria

    omg wine and flip flops? that’s the perfect combination and it definitely makes me want to try it.

  • Oh that’s so exciting about the wine :) I love sweet wine also so I’ll have to look for this brand. I prefer twist off caps also. I don’t know how many times the stupid cork cracked or I had the worst time trying to get the cork out of the bottle to begin with. UGH

  • That’s super awesome that you got to do a review for them! I love it :) I love a good pinot grigio; I know what I’ll be drinking in Seattle this month with you!

    I love the labels AND that they do charity work. It’s a win-win-win (you, the company, the kids!)

  • That sounds amazing! I’ve actually never tried wine before (I’m not much of a drinker) but if it needs to be paired with cookies… hey I’m all for it!

  • AMAZING! This makes me want to host some kind of summer party… wine, cheese, crisp fruit… mmmm…. And it makes me ready for summer ASAP.

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  • I’m not sure if this is sold in Chicago but I’ll have to check it out. I’m glad the pinot noir sounds good!

  • Their name is SO Katelin! I love it.

    I’ll have to check if they carry it in stores near me. Thanks for the tip! :)

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