It’s #WineWednesday and nothing says celebration like the sound of a Champagne cork popping. So this week as I celebrated both of my parent’s birthdays and the second anniversary of Midlife Road Trip’s #NUTS (Not-so Usual Therapy Session), I popped the cork of two Bafefoot Bubbly Champagnes.
Most of the guys at the celebration seemed to prefer the crisp Brut Cuvée with hints of green apple, while the gals absolutely loved the sweeter Pink Moscato with its fruity aromas and creamy finish. At only $10 a bottle, you can’t go wrong either way.
Sparkling wines are also great for making fun, seasonal drinks. Here are a couple of recipes. Cheers!
Barefoot Beach Cup
3 oz. Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee
3 oz. sour mix
1 strawberry, hulled and sliced
4 grapes, cut in half
3 orange slices
4 mint leaves
! Combine fruit, mint and sour mix in a pint glass with ice.
! Shake well and top off with Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee
! Serve with a straw.
Bubbly at Sunset
3 oz. Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato
1.5 oz. watermelon juice
0.5 oz. raspberry syrup
0.75 oz. lemon juice
! Combine juices and syrup in cocktail shaker with ice.
! Shake to blend and chill.
! Strain into champagne flute.
! Top with Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato.
Alcohol Level: 9.58% for the Pink Moscato, 12% for the Brut Cuvée
Suggested Retail Price: $10
Disclosure: I’m not a sommelier or even a wine snob. I’m just a regular guy who loves wine. I frequently participate in food and wine chats on Twitter where I share what I like and I learn from others what they like. From time to time winemakers and marketers will send me a bottle of wine to review. If I like it, I’ll tweet about it and possibly even write a blog post about it. If I don’t, you’ll never see it mentioned. I am not paid to review wines. Wine is my only compensation.