So, remember when I told you about my Grandfather who made wine in the basement, and once a year it smelled like dirty old socks in the house? My grandfather was born in Palermo, Sicily. When he came to this country with his bride he brought the family recipe for wine with him, and he made his Italian nectar in the basement, and this lovely lady, my Grandma helped him along with his children (see below). Grandpa made the kids drink his wine. "Good for the blood", he use to say. This wine was soooo strong, but evidently he loved it, but my Gramma would sneak a little 7up in the glass for the kids so we could bare the overpowering taste, and still be in Grandpa's favors.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Full-bodied, Cabernet Sauvignon with blackberry fruit, dark cherries and a long, lingering finish. In fact, at the flipflop website it defines the wine, and when to serve it. Tonight steak & mushrooms here. Cabernet Sauvignow is full of Black Pepper notes, and berry aromas. It states to serve this wine with NY strip steak, spinach ravioli or Portobello mushrooms. Okay, I'm not only thirsty now I'm hungry!
|My cousin, Sandy|
Anyway, coming from an Italian family and hearing all the stories of yesteryear it makes me wonder if I'm born in the wrong era. Now, apparently David Georges who was working on a organic vegetable farm learned the art of growing grapes. He planted a small vineyard on the farm, and instantly became fascinated with wine. He furthered his education at the University of California at Davis first to study viticulture (grape growing), and then decided to also study enology (winemaking) as well.
In 2009, David began working on wines that would become the inaugural vintage for flipflop, the newest brand in the Underdog Wine Merchants portfolio, and as they say these are just good wines that complement the everyday casual lifestyle. Georges' goal was to stay true to the varietal character, to be expressive, and to be well-balanced, and be affordable for people of all economic levels. Many levels of aged wine are just totally unaffordable, but so delicious. David Georges brought the unaffordable to the casual lifestyle. His wine has also won numerous awards. Check out the list at his website. David Georges brought an affordable delicious wine to us.
Flipflop is a wine where they put flavors, sweetness, mildness and a touch of love & only $7 a bottle. As the gentleman said, "To each, their own". Salute!
Short and sweet....A woman was sipping on a glass of FlipFlop wine, while sitting on the patio with her husband.
She says, "I love you so much, I don't know how I could ever live without you"
Her husband asks, "Is that you, or the wine talking?"
She replies, "It's me...talking to my FlipFlop wine."