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Its Five O’Clock Somewhere….

Sep 14, 2010

I love happy hour and wine is usually my drink of choice. There is nothing better than sitting out on my back patio with my hubby, enjoying a tall glass of wine after a long day! In July I wrote a post about a few wines I had tried and loved. I found two more beauties I want to share with you. I am still on a white wine kick since the temperatures here in Charleston are hovering in the upper 80-90s. White wine is quite refreshing after a hot and sweaty day of lugging an 18 pound baby in and out of my car! Although, come fall and cooler temperatures, I will be more than ready to dive back into my trusty reds!

As you all know I used to be a purely pinot grigio kind of girl, then I branched out to sauvignon blancs. Now, I am onto chardonnays! Gasp! That is right, the girl that said she hated chardonnays, now kind of likes them. But don’t worry I won’t be sampling any white zinfandels or rieslings, I haven’t gone crazy:) My parents had a bottle of this chardonnay and it knocked my socks off! It is unbelievable! It is not sweet at all and so smooth. It also didn’t have a strong oak flavor like most chardonnays. My hubby even loves it and he is not a wine drinker. This wine retails for about $18-20 but if you are a Costco member you can get it there for $13! Go out and buy it today!! It is the bomb.

My second wine selection is Gazela Vinho Verde. My girls, Alissa and Jill, introduced me to this and it is the perfect summer wine. It has a slight effervescence to it, which makes it so tasty! This gem retails for about $9. I bought mine at Total Wine but I saw it at my grocery store the other day too. Try this wine before the end of summer, but be careful it is easy to drink a whole bottle of this stuff, it is so light and crisp! Any other recommendations for stellar wines I should try? I loved trying all the recommendations I got last time!


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  1. Cindy says:

    Funny… I have been on a white wine kick too and haven't purchased/ordered it probably since college. I am a big fan again. I'll have to try the La Crema Chardonnay. (The La Crema Pinot Noir is one of my all time faves!) Love it.

    xx Cindy

  2. Jill says:

    My all time favorite is Cake Bread it is so delicious but at $55 a bottle you have to pick and choose when to drink it, la crema is my #2 pick:)

  3. Charlie says:

    omg i can't wait for my first glass of riesling post baby! love that stuff šŸ™‚

    relax riesling is delicious, cheap, and has such a cool bottle!

  4. Biscuit says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog, first your son is so adorable! He looks like the Gerber baby but much cuter!! Second I love La Crema, I reccomend it to all my my friends/family and have gotten nothing but positive feedback on the reccomendation. Good to know they have it for a lower price at Costco šŸ™‚