As many of you know, Bill and I don't drink a lot of wine. I would consider us “novice” wine drinkers while I have a sister and 2 (aff) sister-in-laws I would consider experts. We just held Will's birthday party on Saturday, and we had the flipflop wine out for everyone to try.
Before I even get to the taste, I have to tell you what I love about the wine right off the bad. First, it's only $7 a bottle. Next, they have partnered with Soles4Souls Inc., the international shoe charity dedicated to providing free footwear to those in need. The program will raise much needed funds to give one pair of flip-flop sandals for each bottle of flipflop wine purchased (up to 100,000 pairs for the first 100,000 bottles sold, where promotion is legal. They also make it super easy for us novice wine drinkers with the labeling and twist off lid. The labeling on the back of the bottle told me everything I needed to know about the wine: how dry it was going to be, what it should taste like, what to pair the wine with, and most importantly, if I needed to chill it. I already liked the wine before we opened the first bottle.
The first bottle we tried was the Pinot Noir. This is one of those wines that goes well with chocolate. It has a hint of vanilla to it too. (I do have to comment on this picture. My father-in-law was going around filling everyone's glasses like a waiter which is why he has the napkin on his arm. The goblet we gave to my sister-in-law as a joke, and she decided to use it. No kids were using that cup!). Everyone agreed that this was a good wine!
Next, we have the 2010 Reisling. This was a white wine that was definitely tropical in its flavor. Another hit with everyone!
Lastly, we have the Pinot Grigio (that is being poured in the first picture up on top). Even though they were all good, this one was my favorite. My sister said it was fruitier than what she is normally use to drinking. However, I thought the fruitiness level was perfect.
My guests and I really enjoyed these wines. They were great tasting and the price is right! If you are looking for a great wine for yourself or as a gift, check out flipflop wines. You won't be disappointed!