Monday was National Wine Day and obviously, I have something to say about it.
We love wine, not only to drink but to cook with as well. It goes great in bread, tomatoes sauces, alfredo sauces, and even cookies and cakes.
Sweet white wines go well in bread, cakes, and cheese sauces, while reds taste good in red meat marinades, tomato sauce, and with spaghetti.
No two wines are the same and I’ll be the first to say that I do not have a wide variety of knowledge of how some wines are different from another.
I have only tasted really expensive wine on a few occasions and the notable difference lies between how light the wine tastes on your palate and whether it has a deep flavor or bubbles.
WinkingOwl is way less and tastes so much better than Sutter Home. Now, this is definitely my opinion and you don’t have to agree.
Since we are on a tight budget finding affordable wine is important for when we have dinner parties.
This is the best sweet red wine I have ever tasted. It is bought monthly in this house and for a good reason too. It’s a sweet red with hints of chocolate. Alcohol+Chocolate! How is that not a yes? You can drink it on its own or have it with some lamb.
This was found at our local wine shop. It is Italian and has to be imported.
Santero Moscato Mango
We picked this beauty up for less than $12 at our local wine shop. It has a delicious mango flavor and it leaves a tingling feeling in your mouth after you drink it.
It is a great addition to spaghetti sauces and marinades. It is normally sold out so be sure to get it while you can.
If you read my recipe from last week about that delicious chocolate cake, this is the beauty that I added to it. The flavor is so rich that you can use it in hot chocolate and any other recipe that calls for a little “liquid courage”.
We found this at Aldi’s and will definitely be stocking up on it for years to come.
The only note I want to make about this wine is that it is indeed sweet and has an alcohol proof of 14% which is a bit higher than the less expensive wines.
Cantina di Casteggio Moscato
We had this wine at my favorite Italian Restaurant in Atlanta, Ga. Not only does Pasta da Pulcinella never disappoint my taste buds but they have delicious wines to compliment the food.
This one was really light and went really great with veal.
I do want to note that it is a sweet wine but not as sweet as the other Moscatos on the list.
Well, there you have it. This is our wine list for the moment. We may expand it to a longer list or put together a list once a month. If you want for this list to become a monthly list where we try new wines and tell you what we think about it, then leave a comment and let us know.
We appreciate you stopping by and hope this post will help you to understand a little bit more about wines.
For those who do not drink but still took the time to read this post then THANK YOU!!!
As always my friends, stay happy, stay healthy, and keep moving forward