Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Sofia Sparkling Wine

The other night I was looking for a good wine to go with the baby back ribs I slow cooked in a ginger-y Asian sauce. Though I normally don't drink a lot of white wines, I was thinking I wanted something a little fun and fruity. So for just a shade over $15, I grabbed a bottle of Niebaum Coppola's Sofia Blanc de Blancs.

Billed as a wine that pairs well with chicken or pork, it had smooth citrus and melon notes that were a perfect complement for the hoisin sauce-based marinade I had slathered all over the ribs. What's more, for someone who has been slacking since joining this esteemed collection of drinkers, I am proud to report that it counted for three-in-one research: It's a California wine, it's a sparkling wine and it's a wine I'd give as a gift or serve during the holidays.

And just look at this packaging (captured poorly with my cell phone's camera):

Cute pink plastic! A delicate floral label! You know you want to grab a few bottles of this and get the girls together for a mani-pedi (and drinking a ton of this) night! You'll also find this sold in smart red cans (each of them with their own straw), a perfect solution for serving guests at holiday parties. Check it out and let me know what you think!

7 comments:

Darren said...

Great post. And without it we might have gone the whole month without a review.

Mrs Big Dubya said...

Multi-tasking!!!

you must be a Mommy!

Thanks for the review
Cheers!

Darren said...

That should have been "without YOU we might have gone the whole month without a review." I just noticed your other one too.

I'll be posting soon...promise.

Sue said...

So when is the mani pedi party??

Joeprah said...

I guess my review doesn't count? I enjoy sparklers as a nice alternative that suprisingly pair well with a wide range of meals. Nice suggestion and good review.

Amy Turn Sharp said...

my fave
I drink it from thanksgiving till jan 1st ")

Darren said...

Joe, just ignore my comments. I thought this one was yours too. I apparently can't read very well.