By no means do I claim to be a wine connoisseur, but I do really enjoy an occasional glass of wine. Our budget does not allow for expensive wine, so I was so happy to learn about Flip Flop Wines which has both the quality and affordability I am always looking for.
What makes buying Flip Flop Wines even better, is knowing that with each wine bottle purchased someone in need is
receiving a pair of flip flops through the Soles4Sols international shoe charity. Through the partnership between Soles4Sols and Flip Flop Wines over $100,000 from Flip Flop Wines proceeds has helped to distribute shoes to millions of people in need.
Flip Flop Wines, distributed by Underdog Wine Merchants, is a new “collection of expressive, well-balanced wines that are a perfect fit with today’s casual lifestyle”. At $7 (SRP) a bottle, Flip Flop Wines are an exceptional value and a great every day wine. The Flip Flop Wine collection includes seven varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Pino Noir and Riesling.
I received the following 3 bottles of Flip Flop Wines to try:
Riesling Tasting Notes
Tastes like: Medium-bodied, complex Riesling with peach, apricot and melon which leads to a satisfying, smooth finish.
It is full of: Tropical notes and sweet aromas.
Eat with: Tofu stir-fry, shredded pork tacos and sake sashimi
I think I had only had Riesling once before this. After having it again, I really don’t know why I did not continue to buy it. It is definitely sweet which was a pleasant surprise for me, since I normally don’t buy sweet wines. We steered away just a bit from the suggestions and had this with a Boston Butt Pork Roast one night and it was great. I really enjoyed the combined tropical notes and sweetness. This was a very smooth wine. I also think this wine would be great by itself in the evening in lieu of our typical ice cream.
Pinot Grigio Tasting Notes
Tastes like: Light-bodied, refreshing Pinot Grigio with tropical citrus, ripe pear and a zesty, clean finish.
It is full of: Balanced crisp acidity
Eat with: Bruschetta, spaghetti carbonara or eggplant parmesan.
This was my favorite of the 3 wines. It definitely had a zest to it that I really enjoyed. It was not sweet like the Riesling but had a perfect balance for me. It was spaghetti night at our house when we pulled out this wine. This wine made a typical weekly meal like this really something special for us. I highly recommend this vibrant and refreshing wine.
Pinot Noir Tasting Notes
Tastes like: Medium-bodied, structured Pino Noir with bright cherry, sweet spice and a supple, velvety finish.
It is full of: Cola aromas and hints of vanilla
Eat with: Grilled mahi mahi, bacon-wrapped shrimp or chocolate chip cookies.
Serve: Room Temperature
This was the red wine of the bunch. I typically buy red wines so was eager to try this one. We totally deviated from the tasting suggestions on this one. I found some fresh salmon on sale and really wanted to have a nice glass of wine with it. I rather enjoyed my unique pairing . This was a very smooth wine! I really picked up on and enjoyed the sweet spice of it. I could definitely see myself purchasing this one.
Flippin’ Good Deeds Challange
Flip Flop Wines and Soles4Souls is pairing up with bloggers for the Flippin’ Good Deeds Challenge from September 6, 2011 to November 15, 2011. It is a program for bloggers to encourage their communities to clean out their closets and donate gently worn footwear. The goal is to collect and distribute as many shoes as you can and blog about your “flippin’ good deeds” experience. One participating blogger will win a trip for two on an international distribution trip. For more information on this program click here.