If you are a regular reader here this may come as a surprise to you (not), these little gems were a Costco find.
Old Vines, what does that really mean? How does this designation come to play? What significance does it give any given bottle of wine labeled as such? I was curious…
Here we go again…
It was just another sunny Saturday afternoon. We were on a regular Costco run to restock some of the weekly essentials; i.e. eggs, butter, spring-mix, wine. Like I said, the essentials.
Have you heard of Ripasso wines? I hadn’t until just recently.
It was an ordinary Saturday, I had run out of weekday wine. You know, the wine you sip on with not so fancy weekday meals lol. I hope I’m not the only one who does this.
It all started with a trip to my local Trader Joe’s. While I was walking around the store I came up with the idea of tasting and comparing a few random bottles of wine.
After a little more thought (while I was sampling some cave-aged cheese; which was delicious by the way), I decided the tasting would consist of 4 wines of the same vintage and variety.
Over the past four Friday Sips wine posts, in our quest to becoming more well informed wine connoisseurs. We talked about the four S’s. See, swirl, smell, and sip. If you are new to the blog feel free to catch up, we’ll be right here waiting for you. Otherwise, I hope you’ve enjoyed the series so far, and have found it informative as well as useful.
It’s hard to believe that it was only a few weeks ago when we first embarked on this mission to become a more well-informed wine connoisseur.
And, although it feels like it was just yesterday. Here we are, ready for the last and final step, step four of the 4 S’s.