Oh hello Wino Wednesday, how nice to see you again! This week is a little special because I didn’t just try a bottle this week, but rather I went to a high flying event and tried several wines by FishEye Winery.
Before we get to the event itself and the wine, let’s learn a little something something about the FishEye Winery:
Sail to the land down under, to the home of the FishEye Winery. In a small New South Wales town called Griffith, Australia, you’ll find eye-popping vineyards as far as the eye can see, with grapes ready to jump out of their vines and transform into mouth-watering wines.
Our wines know a little something about white, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. They are well versed in the whole fun-in-the-sun thing, too. Why’s that? All of our FishEye wines are born in South Eastern Australia, where the beaches are bigger and the sun shines brighter. Where the land is larger than life, and the fish are measured in feet, not inches.
Doesn’t that just sound awesome? And it is. At the event last Friday FishEye hosted in Santa Monica we not only got to meet the hilarious winemaker, Steve Roden, but we got to hear him talk about FishEye’s goal in delicious and affordable wine. And I’d say they’re on the right track.
The first wine I tried was the Pinot Grigio (because let’s be honest, I’m a Grigio girl and when given the choice, I have to try it!) and oh was it delicious. A perfect reward to successfully trapezing. Not only was the bottle lovely (seriously, all of the FishEye bottles are pretty and twist offs, points to them!) but it very fruity, with definite tastes of peach. It was a perfect summer wine and went quite well with the appetizers (chicken & shrimp tacos, polenta & lamb skewers) and just, lovely.
Next I poured myself a glass of the Riesling because it was a white and I had to try it. And you guys, it was so sweet, it was like the dessert to my Friday. Not as peachy as the pinot grigio, rather citrusy and perfect on its own as well. I was even fortunate enough to come home with a bottle for myself and I must say I can’t wait to try it with some fruit because I know it’ll be delectable.
And because I had to drive home, I had a sip of Drea’s Sweet Red just so I could try a red and oh. It was delicious. It was a sweet blend and not too strong and very berryful (yes, I’m just all about making up words tonight). It was the kind of wine that I know I could enjoy a whole glass before bed and feel completely relaxed, quite lovely.
So thank you FishEye for helping me conquer my fears and rewarding me with delicious wine!
*FishEye Winery hosted the event and the wine was free, but all opinions are my own. Clearly.*Posted in Wino Wednesday