It's no secret that I love red wine. My blog is called Uncork and Unwined, so it's obvious (at least it should be), so starting a wine/beer of the week feature makes good sense. (Thanks Becca!)
I've been debating how I want to do this: how I want it to look, what information to cover, etc.
J & I taste and review wines all the time and have a fairly extensive list going under the wine pages here on the blog. I would like your input though on how this weekly feature should go, so comment away!
Here is this week's wine:
And a closer look.....
What: Finca De La Vega
He says: Nice & spicy! Smoky start with a slightly tart ending. Not my usual
combo in terms of favorite flavors , but it works!
She says: Absolutely wonderful! I really like this wine. This was our first
experience with it. It has a high alcohol content (13.3%) but it doesn't
taste like it. Spicy & full bodied, loaded with flavor.
We will definitely be buying this again!
J & I are so used to drinking red wine that we rarely get a "wow" moment. Our first taste of this wine gave us just that. It really is good and after we try it again, the rating will probably go up. Wines here are so much less expensive than in the States. We used to buy bottles of wine that ranged between $7-$15 for everyday consumption. Anything cheaper usually tasted cheap. In Europe though, we can buy a bottle of wine from many countries around the world for about $3. It's crazy and wonderful and we always stock up when we go to the German grocery store. Some bottles we like, some we don't but for $3 a bottle, who can complain?
So now I need your feedback! Too much, too little, what other information would you like, etc? Next week I will probably be reviewing a beer, either German or Belgium (because that's what we have in the house right now!).
***It's the ninth anniversary of 9/11, so take a moment today and reflect.***