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Popping the Cork #WineWednesday

It’s #WineWednesday and nothing says celebration like the sound of a Champagne cork popping. Wine is fine anytime, but if you want to turn a party into a celebration you’ve gotta bring the bubbles! Barefoot Wines produces a Brut Cuvée and Pink Moscato Bubbly that have been a part of my family’s celebrations for the last few years. 

One interesting observation from our celebrations is that most of the guys seem to prefer the crisp Brut Cuvée with hints of green apple, while the gals absolutely love the sweeter Pink Moscato Bubbly with its fruity aromas and creamy finish.  At around $11 per 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
Ingredients:
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
Directions:
! 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.
Serves 1.

 

Bubbly at Sunset
Ingredients:
3 oz. Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato
1.5 oz. watermelon juice
0.5 oz. raspberry syrup
0.75 oz. lemon juice
Directions:
! Combine juices and syrup in cocktail shaker with ice.
! Shake to blend and chill.
! Strain into champagne flute.
! Top with Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato.
Serves 1.

Alcohol Level:        9.58% for the Pink Moscato,  12% for the Brut Cuvée
Suggested Retail Price:      $11

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.

 

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