Barefoot Refresh Summer Red Wine (4 out of 5)



I’m having a rough week. Blah, blah, blah. No, seriously. Two friends passing away in the last four days, my dad’s newish medical issues, and other less pressing things. So what is to make me feel better? My friend John thought a new bottle of wine for me to try and review. It was a nice thought, and a pleasant surprise.

The wine was a pleasant surprise. I like fizzy, but it’s usually Freixenet Cordon Negro, not wine. This may change my opinion yet. There is a white one that I am trying tomorrow night at the gathering, so I’ll review that one tomorrow. First the red!

It retails for $5.99 most places, so extremely affordable. The label is quite pretty. You can drink it warm, but the label recommends chilling before drinking. I did just that. I aired it for a little bit, but again, because it’s a “fizzy” wine, it’s not necessary to do that. This is a lively, refreshing spritzy blend of Pinot Noir, Rose, and Moscato. It’s not overly sweet, nor is it devoid of flavor. It’s easy to detect notes of raspberry and orange. It is absolutely at its best nearly frozen. I put it in the freezer for a hour and had a glass. You can really taste the wonderful flavors the colder the wine. So chill that sucker and have a glass! It’s absolutely delicious.  I would say this would work well with pasta salads. I had it with grilled chicken and pasta in olive oil, and it was great.  Experiment!


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I read a ridiculous amount of books in a ridiculously quick amount of time. I read everything- fiction, history, sports, political science, fantasy, young adults, kids, romance- everything. I have worked in books almost half of my life now, and I never get bored with them. I need an outlet for books, where I can reach many people who may or may not give a fig about my opinions. I'm kind of known for rambling about books, so I figure it's about time I get off my lazy ass and take it to the blogosphere, where I have had the great luck of meeting many wonderful people inflicted with this book-disease. Personal stuff? Not much. I work too much, I'm single so I have more time to deal with this and less to deal with BS. I'm a die-hard Duranie and 80's fan. I am way too entertained with social media and astrology(for those of you who give a fig, I'm a Capricorn, or the sexier description- a seagoat.) for mine and the world's- own good. Only insanity can result from me blogging. That said, here goes!

2 responses »

  1. Just tried this a couple of days ago as the gf bought some and had me try it. One glass turned into 3 and she was upset that I finished the bottle on her. Her fault. 😉

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