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@TwoOceansWine Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (SAQ $12.65)

*** A Saturday Night Girl’s FAVORITE ***

Sorry readers… I’ve slacking off in the review section of this blog lately. Well, after a lengthy absence here we go…

I’ve been having one those lacklustre kinds of weeks. I needed something out-of-the-ordinary… something new. Obviously I went to my local Alcohol Commission and tried my hand at wine roulette.

I wanted a white. I hadn’t had any Sauvignon Blanc in a REALLY long time. That helped narrow things down quite well. Then it was trying to pick something not too costly, but that was going to pack a flavour/scent punch.

That’s when my eyes fell upon the Two Oceans bottle. This is a South African winery that I’ve had good results with in the past, but in terms of their reds. I picked up their 2012 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.

I enjoy a white wine that is really chilled – ice cold, like my heart. Since I also have zero patience, I put the bottle in the freezer for an hour checking intermittently the temperature.

A light and pleasant surprise

A light and pleasant surprise

I was pleasantly surprised. The colour was pleasant, transparent with a subtle yellow to it. I swirled it around my glass and almost immediately it released a light, pleasant fruity aroma, nothing that would overpower. It was a preview to my tasting. I believe Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc was to be a light pleasant and fruity surprise. I wasn’t wrong. Its taste was refreshing, the fruits a delicate and welcomed change to what I’ve been used to tasting lately, which has mostly been Australian, Argentinean and Chilean wines.

I can see how it could be paired quite well with poultry, pork and fish. Its taste and aroma are subtle and refreshing.

It’s renewed my love for Sauvignon Blanc. I look forward to trying Two Oceans’ Sauvignon Blanc again the near future and pairing it with a great dinner. I’ll be able to discover its hidden secrets all over again with food.

I’ve also discovered they bottle a Pinot Grigio – looking forward to tasting that one in the near future.

In terms of price vs. value, I would recommend trying the wine. It’s a great choice for someone who doesn’t like a busy or even aggressive wine.

Cheers!

@Barefootwine California Pinot Grigio $10.20 (SAQ)

I can tell you exactly when I fell head-over-heels for Barefoot’s Pinot Grigio. My husband and I had decide to visit a new pub that had recently opened near us. While we waited to be seated my husband opted for a brew and after the waiter enumerated all the white wine they had on hand – I won’t lie – Barefoot’s quirky name won me over. Over came the waiter with my glass of Pinot Grigio and the rest my friends, is history. 

Barefoot’s brand is the most awarded California wine priced under $15.  They’re brand provides even the most fussy palate a quality wine that not only tastes great, but is also affordable to everyone.  

BAREFOOT Pinot Grigio By far my go-to wine of choice

BAREFOOT Pinot Grigio
By far my go-to wine of choice

The next time I visited our local alchol commission I made a beline to the row where Barefoot’s bright, cheerful yellow Pinot bottles were all lined nicely just waiting for me to purchase one of them.

Having purchased the wine many more times since, I’ve come to prefer it very well chilled in order to best enjoy its colour, aromas and flavours. It’s a great summer wine, best enjoyed poolside on a great sunshiny day – however, it can be enjoyed on a cold winter day remiscing about warmer summer days….

It has a lovely yellow/white colour when poured into the glass. It’s subtle citrus-y/peach-y taste make for a very nice light wine. I enjoy pairing it with chicken, pasta and or even sushi. For someone who doesn’t enjoy an aggressive wine, this is definitely the wine for you. I would also recommend it to debutant wine drinkers. It really is a delightful wine.

Cheers!