Well, friends, it has been a long summer of sobriety. My one night of wining a week has faded to one night every couple of weeks. Last month, I think I only posted one day. The health has made it clear to me that I have to tow the line and be more careful than I am used to being, in regards to my beloved vino. I will likely be highlighting some lighter wines. I’m not going to the Housewife Wine Zone anytime soon, so I’m trying to stay in the red zone to avoid becoming a housewife chugging white fruity wines. I think I would rather eat a dragonfly than head down that path. Anyway, here’s my newest discovery.
Courtesy of Aldi (it’s getting old, like me) comes this “Wine Cooler Splash”. It’s on the bottle, I joke not. It’s my favorite, twist on cap (or as JM would say, ghetto because it’s a twist on cap). I like that because at least I’m not close to a fucking wine cork taking out my eye(too many close calls). It’s a light, fizzy drink with amiable flavor. The Aldi wine denizens tell me it’s imported from South Africa. If that’s the case, throw me on the Good Ship Johannesburg. A little, fizzy treasure designed for lighter meals, Chaza has flavorings of black cherry, blueberry, and something sweet on the lighter side, I am going to guess vanilla because it’s not strong enough to be hazelnut or nutmeg. I swear I taste some slight apple flavor too, but it could be my palette is whack. This is one of their wines of the month. It retails for $4.99. I think it may be exclusive to Aldi, so not sure if you will get it anywhere else. There isn’t an aftertaste, and this will not mess you up. So if you’re looking for a buzz, forget it, the 5.5% alcohol content pretty much guarantees you’re not getting silly. I just wanted some light alcohol with minimal overload and maximum flavor. This nicely provided both.
It’s no great shakes, meaning that it won’t get the gold medal ribbon at the Las Vegas Wine Festival in the desert, but it would likely get an honorable mention ribbon at the Aldi World Fair. I really do like it, I just like it for a light taste of something and not much on the overbearing side. So if you want a slight, nice tasting, smooth wine fizz, this is a good place to start.