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.

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