Red Velvet wine?

In keeping with the unplanned alcohol theme for this week, I’d like to share with you all that I have indeed found a Red Velvet Wine. While on a recent trip to the liquor store, that is conveniently located next door to my office, I was in the mood to try something new. As I scanned the shelves something caught my eye:

In case you can’t see the name of the wine, its Red Velvet! The brand is Cupcake Vineyards; it is a red varietal blend. I must admit, initially I was a little disappointed because this means that Red Velvet wine is already taken so now I can’t buy a vineyard of my own and begin producing wine, but considering the fact that the possibility of that scenario actually happening is very slim, I gave in to my excitement and purchased a bottle based purely on the name and the cute label. (I do really wonder how many women buy Cupcake Wine simply because of the name and the cute label.)

We brought the wine over to dinner with friends that evening and while the men drank beer the ladies opened Red Velvet. The first sip was a little lackluster, I must admit. I prefer bolder wines with a lot of flavor and depth, like a nice Italian wine but Red Velvet was lighter and less complex. Then I began to take another sip and another and it grew on me. In the end, I enjoyed the lightness of the wine and felt it paired well with our pork bbq dinner. Eric was less “in” to the wine than I was, he tends to be a little more snobby when it comes to wine, but I plan on purchasing some Red Velvet again in the future.

So there you have it my friends, Red Velvet wine does exist and I say, try it! After all it is wine and I never met a wine I didn’t like.

Anyone else tried a wine based purely on its label and name and actually enjoyed it? OR worse, hated it?? We did have an adventure with Bulls Blood wine once, but I’ll leave that for another day. Happy Friday everyone!

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