I’m sitting here in blog-land on a Monday evening, the dogs are walked and I may have eaten a few peirogies and poured myself a glass of white wine. This is real life. It may be Monday but after a very emotional Sunday, inhaling a huge bowl of popcorn chased down with light beer…all post gym, I might add…I’m accepting that as balance.
Today is not much different, I’m painfully aware that it’s Monday but I still need to unwind. A walk in the sunshine followed by some cathartic writing is exactly what I need. I had plans to actually give you a recipe, as I spent all weekend cooking, but as I’m sipping on some tart and refreshing wine I can’t help myself from telling you all about it.
It’s called Pares Balta Blanc de Pacs and it’s a Spanish blend of 42% Parellada, 25% Macabeu and 33% Xarel.lo; all grapes I have not knowingly tried before. It is an organic white wine priced at a great price of $12.99 and has an alcohol content of 11.5%.
This wine is soft and refreshing, tasting almost like apple cider without the carbonation. It has a tart drying after taste and that reminds me of eating pineapples.
It’s a young wine, not left in oak for long, which makes it an easy drinking, great summer sipper that I feel would compliment any fresh fruit dessert, especially strawberry shortcake. Next time you dine al fresco, close the deal with this fabulous after dinner wine.