Sunday, September 22, 2013

Barefoot Refresh Wines Review

The product and promotional item were provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly for this review.

I love a refreshing wine this time of year, even as the temperatures get cooler. Naturally, I was excited for the opportunity to try two new wines from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.

Barefoot Refresh, a new offering from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, is their new take on a wine spritzer – flavorful, refreshing and lightly carbonated. It comes in four refreshing wine blends for only $8: 

  • Crisp White: Riesling blended with Chenin Blanc
  • Sweet White: Pinot Grigio blended with Moscato
  • Summer Red: Pinot Noir Rosé blended with Moscato
  • Perfectly Pink: White Grenache blended with Chenin Blanc and Moscato

Since I love Riesling wines, I opted to try the Crisp White and I found it to be delicious. It was on the drier side compared to the other wine I tried, Perfectly Pink. I could see pairing this with a great vegetarian kabob or protein and grilled vegetables. It featured fresh aromas of pear and melon and a lemon-lime finish. 

    I absolutely loved Perfectly Pink and will definitely be buying this in the store. It was refreshing, sweet and so tasty. I think the fruity tones of mandarin orange and peach notes pleased my palate, along with the subtle raspberry and cherry flavors. I tried both of the wines chilled.

I could see bringing both wines to a picnic outside or having the Perfectly Pink served at a girlie party! The Crisp White would be fantastic with some Wisconsin cheese and olives. They are cork free, so it would be easy to just pop them open outside and enjoy along a lake on a hot summer day or in the fall, while nestled among the fall foliage

I definitely prefer this type of refreshing wine to other alcoholic drinks and I think the $8 price tag is very reasonable.

Thanks for letting me try Barefoot Refresh, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly! I am still holding onto summer and this wine is helping me do just that with it's refreshing nature. 

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1 comment:

  1. I was tempted by these a couple time this past summer, but couldn't get past the Barefoot label. Chris and I drank Barefoot when we first started drinking wine and now it reminds me of two buck chuck. However, I'm still intrigued by these bubbly versions and could see them tasting great in the heat here in Miami.