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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Best 'Open & Drink' Wine Under $10

Say hello to Cupcake Vineyards! I was drawn to this uber cute label- yes that is how I pick my wine sometimes. On sale for $9.99 at most groceries its a definite must buy and try! Right now I'm into their 'Red Velvet' .
This oenophile is all about juicy, creamy, spicy, berry tasting red wine blends and this fabulous new release from Cupcake Vineyards has all the flavora that I love! Red Velvet is a rich, smooth, creamy blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cab with a splash of Petite Syrah and it’s reminiscent of a blackberry chocolate cupcake with a mocha coulis. It has a yummy nose of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits and a creamy mocha finish. This wine is affordable, totally delicious, and has just the right amount of complexity for me. If you sip it just right you will definitely taste the red velvet and cupcake flavors!
Tips: Hold your breath and don't breath into your glass when sipping. The wine flavors come out MUCH better. Enjoy by itself or with some desserts. The one con, and I stress one, is the longer it is open the flavors get much sweeter and it really starts tasting like a dessert wine.
Check out the recipes section on their website for food pairings with their other fabulous wines!

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