May 25th is National Wine Day, might be one of our favorite holidays and luckily for us falls on a Friday, which means all the more reason to celebrate. Call up your favorite wine buddies and welcome the weekend by indulging in some of these wine-related activities.
This distinctively sweet Champagne is pale yellow in color with shimmering highlights and bubbles that form a delicate ring of fine foam. On the nose there are aromas of white flowers, yellow peach and dried apricots. The palate is smooth and creamy yet very crisp and gives way to flavors of raisins and fruit in syrup. This mature, rich and round wine culminates in a long, smooth finish.
For those who can't get enough of The Walking Dead, there is now a wine for you. With suitable options of a red blend or Cabernet Sauvignon, you can imagine yourself in the show as the makers have created an augmented reality innovation that lets consumers “Watch theDead Rise” from their smartphones, available now in the Apple App Store andGoogle Play Store. The WalkingDead Cabernet Sauvignon truly wakes the dead, with a horde of ravenous walkers pictured on the label breaking out, even onto your phone. Both wines are available now nationally, and retail for $18.99.
Marqués de Riscal began making rosé wines in the sixties, at the same time the Spanish cellar was celebrating its centenary. This rosé is produced using the technique known as “bleeding”, part of a classic and refined concept, in order to obtain an uncommonly delicate and smooth wine. This is the perfect Spring/Summer sip with fresh fruity notes, smooth flower blossom undertones and a crisp finish. Retails at $9.99
Marques de Riscal was the first-ever Spanish winery to produce Sauvignon Blanc. The family-run winery brought the popular French varietal from the Loire Valley in 1974 and introduced it to Spain, changing the Spanish wine landscape foreverThis wine has hints of fresh grass over a mineral base which gives the wine personality, and abundant fresh fruit such as citrus fruits, pineapple or melon. It leaves a fresh, aromatic taste in the mouth and has a clean, long finish. It pairs beautifully with all kinds of seafood and pasta dishes. Ideal as an aperitif. Retails at $10.99
A bold California red wine aged in ex-Bourbon Barrels, this novel find is packaged in a non-traditional bottle and boasts hallmark whiskey tasting notes unlike anything else. It’s a great alternative to whiskey and is sure to break dad out of his regular spirits rut. Retails at $24.99.
A rich wine with robust texture – the ultimate choice for dads that seemingly spend all summer at the grill. The defiant flavors of dark berries layered with luscious vanilla and mocha make this wine a perfect pairing for everything from char-grilled meats to slightly sweet BBQ, so the options for backyard grilling are endless. Ravage makes for the ideal gift for dads who enjoy barbecuing outside all summer long. Retails at $12.99.