With flipflop wines, we have embraced the movement toward individualistic expression, instead of manufacturing wines into some cookie-cutter style that’s all the rage. Our goal is to craft expressive, well-balanced wines that evoke just what the grapes inside intended, without being over-wrought or over-explained, and that can be enjoyed at any occasion.
Angie and I had reviewed Flipflop Wines together once before and I had put off this review in hopes that we could have yet another special girl day with our favorite wine, but alas… that was not to happen. I waited for the perfect day to share the wine with you and the days passed on. Then on our Blogversary I decided to celebrate, even if it were by myself, with a glass of Chardonnay in the sweet evening air as a toast to all the work that had been put into this blog. It wasn’t a special girl day, it wasn’t the perfect day, but it was just right.
I’d made some Fettuccine Carbonara for a recipe on Outnumbered 3 to 1, and sat down to enjoy the quiet; reflecting on the year that had passed us. The wine was a perfect pairing, a subtle sweet taste that lingered on the tongue long after its first sip. The blend of a creamy cheese white sauce with the Chardonnay’s hits of vanilla and Pineapple, mirrored the shimmering bits of sunshine through the window.
I was also given a bottle of their new Cabernet Sauvignon, it has hints of blackberry fruit and dark cherries. More of a nighttime wine for me, like the sweet secret after hours when I break into my chocolates. Which is exactly what I had done, but the photos didn’t turn out well. Besides.. who wants pictures of their secrets?
David Georges, the Vintner knows the art of grape growing well, each wine has it’s own perfect combination. My personal favorites so far as these two, the Chardonnay and the Cabernet Sauvignon. They balance each other very well: a nice crisp a delicately sweet white wine and a sinfully divine red that goes exquisitely with a med. rare steak I might add, or Eggplant Parmesan (if you aren’t in the mood to sneak pieces of chocolate that is). I’ve been impressed with FlipFlop Wines for awhile, thankful that they’re sold in my local supermarket. They have the rich and bold flavors of any expensive vintage and yet are more affordable as well as have their own unique touches. Besides, there isn’t a company like FlipFlop Wines out there and what they stand for, they’re personal and they care about people.
FlipFlop Wines has an ongoing promotion wherein if you purchase a bottle of their wine they will donate a pair of shoes to someone in need. So far Soles for Souls has donated 16 Million pairs of Shoes that are extremely important to children in most developing countries for school and also to help prevent the spread of parasitic disease. So for every bottle that you purchase of FlipFlop Wines you are possibly helping a child attend school, saving a life or preventing a sickness. I figure if I am going to buy a bottle of wine for dinner, for an event, for a friend or a loved one… it might as well be one that I know is going toward the good effort of Soles for Souls. Do you think about that? I consider it a lot, whether my purchases go towards the greater efforts of better lives across the world. It matters a lot to me.
Halloween is around the corner and I think I will lay back after the children go to bed, in the moments when I sneak off with their peanut butter cups, and enjoy a glass of this beautiful red wine. I’ll toast my Cabernet Sauvignon serving to FlipFlop Wines and their good efforts. I’ll think about the child that may have gotten a new pair of shoes that day and you…. wondering if you stopped by the store to pick up a bottle on your way home. There may be 100s of bottles of wine in the aisles, but this bottle is personal, an individual expression all on it’s own. Cheers.
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FlipFlop Wines is only $7.00 a Bottle in their Store, or you can pick up a bottle at your local supermarket. Every bottle purchase gives a pair of shoes to someone in need through Soles for Souls.
I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.