Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Warm Weather Wine Review

It's been some time since I've reviewed a wine on Marchlela....although I've had no problems "reviewing" them at home. Lol!
Now that the weather is beginning to get warm and sunny, I'm in the mood for a lighter, chilled, refreshing wine. One wine that comes to mind, and also one of my sister's favorites, is Ballet of Angels.

Ballet of Angels is a local wine, from a local vineyard.....Sharpe Hill in Pomfret, Connecticut.

Look how gorgeous the vineyard grounds are!!!! Breathtaking!! And I had the pleasure of visiting a few years ago.

Our First Tasting...

2 1/2 hours later......Our Last tasting.....Note how lopsided we are at this point! Lol! It was a good time!

Not only is this wine one of the Best Selling wines in New England, it has some interesting history. The vineyard owners where always fond of this unusual painting of a young boy holding a bluebird. When given permission by the New York Historial Association to use this painting on their labels, they found out that it had been painted by a Connecticut artist, John Brewster, Jr. Who had once lived only a few miles from their vineyard. They felt it was meant to be....and so was the name! Heaven sent!

So... in review:

Ballet of Angels
a bright, crisp, semi-dry white wine
refreshing fruit flavors of peach, pear, and grapefruit
Reminiscent of a Reisling
pairs well with Cajun and Oriental Style dishes
Price Point: approx. $12.99 (small bottle)

Enjoy at your next summer picnic, cookout or BBQ!!!!


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