I’m No Sucker
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, a few of us ladies gathered for a gourmet food shopping party. I’m usually not an big fan of these home sales parties, but nonetheless, it seemed like a good excuse to get together with friends over wine. Besides, I wasn’t obligated to buy a thing.
Outside, the grass was just beginning to green up, and I was in the mood for something refreshing. I usually try not to be a sucker for labels. So when I was offered a glass of
this Pinot Grigio with a cute name and little hanger on the front of
the bottle—blatantly marketed toward the female wine shopper—I was
prepared to hate it.
But I didn’t.
|White Wine Info
Bottle Little Black Dress
Grape 84% Pinot Grigio; 11% Chardonnay; 4% Viognier
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Food Pairing Appetizers, chicken, fish, salad, vegetables
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It tasted like spring, a little grassy, even. With flavors of oranges and lemons, this wine is fruity without being too sweet. It’s actually a little bit tart. During the obligatory sales pitch where we sampled a variety of dips, marinades, and seasonings, I snuck back into the kitchen for a second glass.
Walking home with my lengthy sales receipt in hand, it suddenly became clear why they serve wine at these things.
Diane Timba is a contributing writer at Thursday Happy Hour. Check out her lifestyle wine column here on Wednesdays. What wine do you rely on time after time? Let Diane know in the comments below. Or chat with her on Facebook.