Alright, so I’m not quite at monthly posts just yet, but every other month is definitely an improvement!
I recently got promoted to a new position at work. I was at my previous position for a mere 4 months or so before being promoted. So I was still learning the company and the job before I got thrown in to this next position. Needless to say the past couple of weeks I feel like I’m in a constant state of WTF? I’m plugging along and doing what I can in hopes that everything will eventually click since it seems that no one else really knows much about the position either. The woman I replaced was the first person in that position and started it from scratch so….that. Anyway…enough about work things and on to wine things!
As far as 4 letter words that start with “w” I prefer wine over work. To give you an idea of how stressed and scattered I’ve been I opened up the fridge to find a lonely bottle of white wine. Typically Moscatos aren’t my thing and far too sweet for my taste, but considering my options were Moscato, Crystal Light Lemonade and a mostly undrinkable hot pepper beer that I picked up because I love beer and hot peppers (they should not mix) Moscato is was!
When I opened the bottle I was surprised that it was bubbly. Not sure if it’s supposed to be bubbly or if it has just been hiding in my fridge that long. I don’t even remember where this bottle came from. It does have a really cute pink label though. After the initial shock of the bubbles I was greeted with an aroma of pure sweetness. I looked at my other options and decided that I was still making a good decision. I took a sip (ok, giant swig) and was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t overpoweringly or syrupy sweet as I anticipated. It was actually relatively light and crisp with hints of peach, nectarine and rose water. Rose water, that’s something that isn’t used enough in my opinion.
While sweeter than I typically prefer, it paired well with a handful of tortilla chips and some jalapeno cilantro hummus.
On a scale of “this tastes like piss” to “oops, I just drank the whole bottle” I would give this a “It’s actually hitting the spot and I’m pouring my third glass…ok, plastic cup that changes color with cold…because I’m classy lady.” Would I buy it again? I’d get it again because I feel like it would be really good with some frozen peaches in it.
Final Grade: A. A solid A. It’s just complex enough to hold my interest and make me want to drink more, but it’s not overpowering or sickeningly sweet. Ok, maybe an A- because I’m starting to get a sugar headache. Or maybe it’s from the intense chiropractor session I had earlier. I didn’t even know that many things in my neck could crack.