Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Drinking Barefoot

You know what's better than wine? Free wine. Actually, free wine that comes in a gigundo-sized bottle. Allow me to explain. The other night I had event at work. When we do these types of things, we usually get some food to nosh on and a few bottles of wine (yes, since you asked, I do love my job). Well, I picked up some puff pastries (similar to calzones, but made with, what else, puff pastry) from the Gourmet Kitchen and my boss brought two large bottles of Barefoot Wines - a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay. We had a decent turn-out but we had plenty of leftovers and, surprise, surprise a nearly full bottle of the Cabernet. Needless to say, I didn't feel right just leaving it there, so home with me it came.

I have to admit that I have a bit of a wine snobbery streak in me. I look at large bottles of wine almost like I do the ubiquitous box-o-vino and they both invoke a similar image: a bunch of woo-girls sitting around, drinking wine with ice cubes as they ready themselves for a night of clubbin'. Thankfully, with this particular bottle of Barefoot, I have put my prejudice aside and welcomed the fact that the bottle seemed never-ending. It is very fruity and I was able to taste the raspberry and blackberry flavors. I also found the tannins to be well-balanced - it didn't leave much of a bite on the back of my throat, but it wasn't like drinking a fruit punch either. As far as value wines go, I don't think you'd be disappointed in this choice.


Mrs Big Dubya said...

I agree, it was good.... good enough that I'd buy it if it weren't free

Kate said...

I like it, too, but there's something that bothers me about feet being on the label. I think they kind of lost me on the label design. As a graphic designer I'm all snobby about product labels.