Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Fizz

Last years I did a post on a few sparkling wines perfect for Valentines Day. So, to add to that, here are few more for this year.

Just the other day, I found myself at the liquor store picking up some fizz for my upcoming birthday. I entered the store with my mind set on picking up two bottles of my recent favourite, Asti Spumante. Then, there lied the problem. Before me stood two bookcase like facings of sparkling wines, and as I glanced for the Asti, I saw a few more that starting to tinkle my taste buds.
Naked Grape Sparkling Wine: Rose and White Wine
bottled in British Columbia, Canada
 (Retail $12.99 - 750ml) 

The last time I visited this section of the liquor store was over a year ago, but I never noticed this variety of Naked Grape. I drink Naked Grape all the time, yet I never knew they offered a sparkling wine until now. The "Fizz" varieties were released in June 2011.
Dr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling
German
(Retail $18.99 - 750 ml)

I have been a fan of white wine for most of my life, however over the years I have noticed a particular satisfaction towards Rieslings. As I stood in front of that display, the Dr. Loosen label clearly stating "Riesling" stood out.
Martini & Rossi Asti, Prosecco and Sparkling Rose, Minis
Italy
(Retail $14.99 - 187ml/4 pack)

Although these were not in the Sparkling Wine/Champaign display, I found these packs closer to the checkout. As I mentioned, I favour Martini & Rossi Asti, so clearly these cute bottles caught my eye.

Over the years, even though a fan of white wine, I have developed a liking for reds, particular Shiraz and Syrah. This recent trip to the liquor was definitely an eye opener. Did you know they offered Shiraz sparkling wines? Well I didn't!
Banrock Station Sparking Shiraz
 Australia
(Retail $14.99 - 750 ml)

By: pillsbury_girl

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