Are you familiar with Barefoot Wine & Bubbly? If so, did you know they now have new line of light refreshing wine blends called Barefoot Refresh? Even though I am a fan of wines, I was not familiar with this brand until I was recently sent two of their Barefoot Refresh wines to sample.
Insert happy dance here. :-)
Given the opportunity to choose from the following four refreshing wine blends, I ended up choosing the Crisp White and Perfectly Pink wines to try --
- Crisp White: Riesling blended with Chenin Blanc
- Sweet White: Pinot Grigio blended with Moscato
- Summer Red: Pinot Noir Rosé blended with Moscato
- Perfectly Pink: White Grenache blended with Chenin Blanc and Moscato
TASTES & DELIGHTSWhat happens when Grenache and Moscato go toe-to-toe? A lively blend of mandarin orange and peach notes complemented by flavors of raspberry and cherry. Enjoy over ice.
TIME TO UNCORKSpread out a checkered blanket with family and friends.
PERFECT PARTNERSNachos, pizza, and anything else buried in the picnic basket.
TASTES & DELIGHTSIt seems Pinot Grigio and Moscato get along swimmingly. This blend is fruity, lively and light-bodied, starting with notes of peach and tangerine and finishing on a sweet note—just like every day should. Enjoy over ice.
TIME TO UNCORKUnder the sun during a poolside afternoon.
PERFECT PARTNERSFresh watermelon, pasta salad, and a spot within splashing distance.
In addition to the two bottles of Barefoot Refresh I was sent to review, these two other refreshing wine blends are available from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly --
TASTES & DELIGHTSChenin Blanc and Riesling are a perfect pair. Together, they make for a vibrant and light-bodied wine. The notes of melon and pear are complemented by a fresh lemon-lime finish. Enjoy over ice
TIME TO UNCORKBackyard BBQ fun.
PERFECT PARTNERSGrilled salmon and kebabs served at the BBQ.
TASTES & DELIGHTSThis lively blend of Pinot Noir Rosé and Moscato is perfect for an afternoon at the ballpark. Refreshingly light-bodied, this fruit basket of a flavor showcases notes of raspberry, orange and freshly picked berries. Enjoy over ice.
TIME TO UNCORKKicking back and watching the baseball game with friends.
PERFECT PARTNERSChips, cookies, and a host of other ballpark goodies.
I am a fan of Moscato, so I was I excited to see three of the Barefoot Refresh wines to be blended with it. Mmm! They were so good! Even though I worked in a nightclub back during my college days and learned how to make mixed drinks, I am a simple gal when it comes to enjoying a great glass of wine. And, with two little ones at home, I don't have the luxury to make mixed drinks. Instead, I usually pour a glass at dinner, and find myself making a pit stop in the kitchen to take a few sips, while tending to the girls. On the rare occasions that I can sit down, put up my feet and truly enjoy a glass of wine, I will be definitely be reaching for Barefoot Refresh from now on.
"Barefoot Refresh is a flavorful, light-bodied, and refreshing wine specifically created for the ever-increasing number of wine occasions that extend beyond the traditional dinner table." Like I have shared on numerous occasions, I usually eat lunch and dinner standing up in the kitchen, as the girls need our full attention at meal time. If I take my eyes off them for one minute, I end up finding their food and plate on the floor, or the food in their hair. So, I have learned that feeding them comes first, while I graze on my meal, usually having to reheat it, or eating it cold. So, the least I can do is enjoy a nice glass of wine during the dining process. :-)
Out of the two Barefoot Refresh wines sent to sample, I have to say that my favorite is the Perfectly Pink wine. While they suggest this wine to be enjoyed over ice, I simply chilled it all afternoon, and pulled out the bottle at dinner time. Again, I am a simple gal when it comes to wines, and hate having to shake or mix drinks -- instead, I like to pull the cork (or in this case twist the cap), pour and enjoy. :-)
Since sampling the two Barefoot Refresh wines by myself, and then letting my husband try them the other evening, I have been talking up this brand with my girlfriends. I told them that the next time we get together for girls night at the end of the month, which I will be hosting at my house, that they will be able to experience all four refreshing flavors. Now, they are counting down the days with me until Girls Night. I even found myself pouring a glass of Barefoot Refresh the other night while my husband and I caught the last few innings of the Red Sox game on television. Usually my husband prefers beer, but after sampling Barefoot Refresh with me, he asked me to pour him a glass, too. Not being a beer drinker myself, maybe he will be making the switch to Barefoot Refresh to enjoy while watching sporting events on television, so we can stock the fridge with a few bottles. :-) A girl can only dream, right?
Even if you are not a big wine lover, you will want to give Barefoot Refresh a try. "Winemaker Jennifer Wall crafted Barefoot Refresh to supply another wine style to enjoy, especially during times when some may have opted out of wine in the past." This light, refreshing wine, is perfect when paired with meals, enjoyed with family and friends, or for moms like me, who are looking for a nice way to relax and enjoy "me time" after a long day with the kids. Nothing is better than a chilled glass of wine to melt away the stresses of the day. And, Barefoot Refresh does just that, while offering up a great blend to tantalize your palette. :-) And, at only $8.00 a bottle, you can't go wrong. So, why not pick up a bottle tonight? Come on, you deserve a nice refreshing glass of wine after a long day with kids. :-)
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Disclosure: The product and promotional item were provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly for this review.