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Lexia

So, I realize that thus far I have only talked about cheap wines and beyond that, the last wine I talked about would make any wine snob cringe.  That being said, I have another cheap wine to talk about that would also probably earn nasty looks from wine snobs.

Lexia was recommended to me by a former colleague and after a little trouble finding it, I finally spotted it at a local wine store.  I then found out about Red Lexia from Alice White’s Web site.  I was unable to find it anywhere here in town, but this week when I was back in Louisiana visiting family I spotted it in WalMart.  I packed it up and brought it home.

These are both sweet wines, which may just mean I don’t like wine.  My wine experience so far has been very hit or miss.  I enjoy mostly sweet wines that real wine folks dismiss.  Lambrusco, White Merlot, and now Lexia and Lexia Red.  I have however really enjoyed a good glass of Merlot from time to time.

As for Lexia, Alice White has this to say  about it “A delicious white wine with fragrant apricot, orange blossom and lilac aromas and round, pleasingly sweet, mango and melon flavors balanced by a crisp, refreshing finish.”

Red Lexia, “An elegant, light-bodied rosé wine boasting vibrant, moderately sweet flavors balanced by a fresh, crisp finish.”

I’d recommend picking up a bottle of each, especially if Thai is on the menu, excellent pairing.  Mmmm![ad#banner]

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Lambrusco

Okay, so I really enjoy the culture around wine but I don’t know that much about it. I’m trying lots of different wines and finding that I dislike more of them than I like. That being said, loving this wine may totally get me laughed at, but it’s great! I first became interested in Lambrusco when I worked at Olive Garden. I got used to serving wines(though I didn’t try any of them until years later, I was strongly opposed to alcohol for silly religious reasons I have now grown beyond) and when someone ordered Lambrusco I was surprised to get a chilled red wine from the bar.

Years later I tried it, but I don’t remember it well. I picked up a bottle of Riunite’s Lambrusco a few days ago and am trying it now. It’s wonderful. It has about half the alcohol of the other wines I’m used to, so it doesn’t have the alcohol flavor I normally struggle to get past.

If you’re into wine or even if you’re not, try it out. It’s definitely a great first wine for anyone.

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My Split Weekend

Well, my split weekend is here. I have Friday and Sunday off. I so, so, so miss my two days off in a row. One day soon maybe, hopefully, possibly.

I’m exhausted and frustrated, it was just one of those days. Also found out some terrifying financial news, but I’ll be alright.

Just finished my glass of wine and now it’s time for a nice hot shower. Tried a random new one this time, Black Swan Shiraz-Merlot. Pretty good.

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