Friday, July 31, 2009

Connoisseur Friday

Connoisseur Friday?

I enjoy trying new wines. I typically go for the under $10 crowd unless I'm hosting a party. It's just me enjoying a glass either midweek or on the weekends with Mr. Wonderful. I am a fan of Little Black Dress, if for nothing else their wonderfully black corks (awesome for crafting). Yesterday as I was walking through the wine aisle I looked for my usual Pinot Noir (LOVE IT!). It was absent (it is amazing after all). So I bought Little Black Dress Pinot Grigio instead.

Yeah... I'm from what used to be a small town. Forgive me for not using wine speak.

What LBD says it should taste like:

"Aromas of bright fruit on the nose including apple, pear, lemongrass, floral notes, and lively orange and tangerine. Balanced mouthfeel full of citrus notes."

The first sip was not pleasant... I was very disappointed. After all, I enjoy their Pinot Noir from beginning to end. The Pinot Grigio tastes like green apple mixed with citric acid. The aftertaste is of wood and lemon (assuming the lemon grass does this) ... mmm... pleasant. As I am not one to throw away money (aka... wine that isn't quite as pleasant as I would have hoped) I went and got a second glass. It is definitly better on the second cup.

So if you have a bottle of Little Black Dress Pinot Grigio hanging out in your fridge, have no worries, the second glass is way better than the first and then you'll have a cool cork to craft with.

And no... Mr. Wonderful... I have no idea why I bought a white wine to begin with, but do not let the rest of you readers (whomever you may be) sway you away from Little Black Dress wines... go buy the Pinot Noir it is fabulous for an under $10 pick!


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