Flip Flop Wines-Riesling and Pinot Grigio Review

    Being able to sit down and enjoy a nice glass of wine is something that most mothers enjoy when they are able to secure a little free time.  In my case, meals have been paired with wine from as far back as I could remember.  Since I was raised in Europe, I have had the opportunity to taste many wonderful wines over the years and am quite comfortable enjoying a glass while I am sitting down reading a good book or along with a fabulous meal.  As a result of this, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review two white wines from Flip Flop Wines which were their Riesling and Pinot Grigio.

    First, I tried the Pinot Grigio.  I had placed the bottle in the refrigerator because I prefer to drink my wine chilled.  My next door neighbor really likes Pinot as much as I do so I invited her over to have a glass with me.  We were really very impressed at how refreshing and light it tasted.  I personally liked that it had a subtle sweetness to it that was not too overbearing and tasted great in the extremely warm weather.  My neighbor and I remarked on how this wine would be easy to pair with a variety of meals due to its crisp taste.  The best thing is that Flip Flop Wines provides Tasting Notes on each one of their wines on their media page which allows you to make informed decisions about which ones of their wines would be best suited to your individual preferences and meal pairings.  The following are the Tasting Notes for their Pinot Grigio:

Vintage: 2010

AppellationCalifornia

Tastes likeLight-bodied, refreshing Pinot Grigio with tropical citrus, ripe pear and a zesty, clean finish

It is full ofBalanced crisp acidity

Eat withBruschetta, spaghetti carbonara or eggplant parmesan

ServeChilled

StoreAway from direct sunlight

    The next Flip Flop Wine that I had the pleasure of sampling was their Riesling.  This is also a white wine that has somewhat of a different taste than their Pinot Grigio.  The Riesling immediately gave off a much sweeter aroma than the Pinot.  Upon tasting it, I could also taste a stronger fruit presence and found it to also taste much sweeter than the Pinot.  This is the kind of wine that would go great with dishes that were boldly seasoned or more spicy.  I liked the Riesling but it definitely had a stronger taste than the Pino Grigio which is something to keep in mind if you prefer wines with more subtle flavors.  The following are the Tasting Notes for the Riesling:

 

Vintage: 2009

AppellationWashington

Tastes likeMedium-bodied, complex Riesling with peach, apricot and melon which leads to a satisfying, smooth finish

It is full ofTropical notes and sweet aromas

Eat withTofu stir-fry, shredded pork tacos and sake sashimi

ServeChilled

    I really like Flip Flop Wines.  They are really great tasting wines that won’t put too much of a dent in your budget since each bottle retails for $7 apiece.  This company is living proof that you can enjoy a great product without being charged an arm and a leg.  What’s even more wonderful is that Flip Flop Wines also gives back to the community with their partnership with Soles4Souls.  In 2011, flipflop wines and Underdog Wine Merchants are partnering with Soles4Souls to help them achieve their goal of 11 million pairs of shoes in 2011.

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Comments

  1. I am really fond of Riesling and most white wines, although Riesling is easily my favorite.  I’ll have to try Flip Flop’s Riesling to see how it compares to the others, and I recently discovered Moscato which is also a great summer white.

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  4. Great review! I’ve been thinking about trying their wine for a while now. Maybe I’ll get some today 🙂

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