Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Posted by Dina N
I tried three flipfllop wines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling. I've been a red wine girl for years, so naturally the Pinot Noir was my favorite. It's half way between dry and medium dry and although I prefer dry, I found the Pinot Noir quite pleasant. I am not a wine expert but when the vintners say it has bright cherry, sweet spice, and a supple, velvety finish, I take their word for it. They suggest pairing it with grilled mahi mahi, bacon-wrapped shrimp, or chocolate chip cookies. All winning pairings in my book!
The Pinot Grigio is a light wine that goes well with Italian food - bruschetta, spaghetti carbonara, eggplant parmesan. No problem at my house because my husband and I love Italian. This wine is between medium dry and medium sweet. Again, I like my wines as dry as possible, but if you like yours sweeter, you might enjoy the Pinot Grigio and especially the Riesling which is even sweeter. The latter is "full of tropical notes and sweet aromas, medium bodied" and should be paired with tofu, pork and sake sashimi.
The flipflop wines have happy colorful graphics on the label and come in bottles with screw off caps rather than cork. They are to wine what flip flops are to shoes: casual and comfy, unpretentious and affordable. I saw them for $5 at my local grocery store, and the SRP is $7-8. Bottom line - I would serve them at a pool party of barbeque but would not give them to your wine aficionado boss for Christmas. As the flipflop motto goes - to each, their own.
This year, flipflop wines and Underdog Wine Merchants are partnering with Soles4Souls to donate up to 100,000 pairs of flip flop shoes to children in need - one for each of the first 100,000 bottles sold, where promotion is legal. Connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter (@flipflopwines).
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received complimentary samples with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Photo courtesy of the company or PR firm.