Generally the only wine I have ever like was sweet wine, like the sweet stuff that males normal wine drinkers gag, total dessert wines. I probably get this from my mom because that is all she drinks. I’ve done a few wine tastings but without real guidance or good food pairings I’ve never found anything else I liked.
A few weeks ago I saw a post by Monica on her blog RER about Weekly Tasting. I was intreged and I checked it out. I liked the premise of it and signed up. I really liked that I don’t have to slip anything or worry about forgetting to opt out, I have to deliberately go on the website or app and choose to buy that week.
With your weekly tasting purchase you get your 750ml bottles of wine, a recipe card for a food pairing for each wine as well as a 10 min video by the sommelier who picked the wine and their pairings. And of course you get the expertise of the sommelier who is picking the wines and their pairings.
I will say there is no way I can or would order the wine pack every week. Firstly it is a little rich for my blood and secondly I could never drink 4 bottles of wine in a week. I am not doing this to get drunk, I want to get better at some pairing so I would have at most 1 glass with a meal. Therefore it will take me about 2 months to get through each 4 pack hahahaha. I will tell you guys about 1 wine at a time probably every other week.
This is the 1st wine I tried:
Let me tell you I have never said yum about a red wine in my life.
I listened to the part of the video about this wine while I did my initial tasting.
I poured 1-2 is for a taste test as well as made a piece of sourdough with a little bit of pasta sauce on it because this pairs well with red sauces .
I smelled it and sniffed for what the video talked about
I could smell most of it, but not everything, need to refine my nose more. It was very fruity actually, not sweet fruity just pleasant.
Next I looked at the wine and the color (I did these two out of order)
I have no idea what I’m looking for hahahaha, maybe I will figure this part out as I continue
Then came the taste!
I could actually taste most of what they said in the video and…….i like it!!!! I was pretty surprised that i liked this red wine even to the point of enjoying just sipping on it.
After tasting it by itself I tried it with the pasta sauce on bread and it was good.
That is my initial tasting! Now for the pairings.
I made a spaghetti Bolognese with beef and bell peppers
Stone fires pizza and salad.
It had the red sauce and the char that the sommelier talked about. Once again super delicious! Totally had this for lunch on a Friday. Day drinking!!!!! Hahahaha