Hello Guys, hope you are doing well! Another week nearly over and a week closer to normally… hopefully! I’ve been super busy this week, with work and blogging so I can’t wait to chill a little over the weekend. And I really hope the weather is nice and dry. Tonight I sat down with some bottles of wine to taste try!
So I wanted to share with you all a new company I’ve discovered whilst in lockdown. I’m missing heading to the pub for a cheeky cocktail or glass of bubbly… but not no more! That’s where the amazing Independent Wine company comes in.
The name gives it a way a little bit, have you ever heard of the Independent Wine company before? Because I hadn’t before lockdown! But I am so glad I found out about them and the amazing array of wines they offer. From Red to White, European to Argentina there’s definitely one to suit every taste bud. Are you the person who heads to the wine aisle in Tesco picks up a bottle without looking at the label? I used to be until I picked up a super cheap bottle one day… and never again will I be making that mistake. Browsing the Independent Wine website it’s great, each wine includes info such as the winemaker, style of the wine (eg dry/sweet) the vintage (age), a description of the wine, tasting notes and food pairing.
I was kindly gifted the Amélie Rose, a lovely French wine. Amelie wine comes from Pays d’Oc, Indication Géographique Protégée, which is a large wine-growing region in Languedoc-Roussillon in France.
Amelies’ tasting notes include Strawberries, Raspberries and the Hibiscus Flower.
Amélie Malbec Rosé is a fabulous match for grilled fish, fresh greens or chicken. Malbec Rosé is a delicious appetiser that works perfectly with soft cheeses and various cold meats, snacks or entries. This wine pairs well with roasted chicken, fish, sushi, and Asian spicy dishes.
After trying a glass of the Amélie, I can honestly say this wine is beautiful. It’s crisp fruity taste and dry style really compliments the taste. This would be a wine perfect for taking to a dinner party (when it’s allowed) or just to chill with a chilled glass on a Friday evening after a long week.
Antichi Poderi dei Gallina | Sparkling Muscat
An Italian Sparkling Muscat, ideal as an aperitif – and irresistible on summer afternoons – this beautiful and light Italian sparkling wine has distinct aromas of guava and pear. It is made by award-winning winemaker Mario Francone, in his cellar in the heart of the Asti area. The name of the vineyard translates as “old farms of Gallina”, one of the prized cru hills in the Neive area famous for its Barbaresco wine.
After trying a glass of the Antichi Poderi Dei Gallina, I can see why people opt for a sparkling muscat. A lovely fizz, with a nice sweet taste. A perfect wine for relaxing over some finger foods or even on a special occasion with guests. I’ll definitely be finishing this off tonight with some cheese and biscuits I reckon!
Thank you Independent Wine for kindly gifting me these bottles to enjoy and reviews whilst in lockdown. I will definitely be purchasing some more bottles of wine to try and hopefully ordering some to enjoy with friends in the near future. The Independent Wine offers Next Day Delivery to the Mainland UK or even FREE delivery on all orders over £99!! Such a good deal… And after all we are all stuck at home so wine-not enjoy yourself.
Did you check out my last post about snack ideas? Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!