Christmas is only two days away and I’m sad it’s heading into the final hours. Every season has a different feel for me, and this one has been no different. Starting this blog over a year ago has allowed me to expand my palate and my wine choices. That’s one of many things I’m thankful for this holiday season.
With it being Christmas week, I had to find a label or a creative bottle that fit that mold and enhanced my spirit of the holidays.
I found myself at my Wine World and simply asked if there were any bottle that depicted the true spirit or just showed that cheerful jolly guy on the cover. I am thrilled to say that the Christmas Wine from Duplin Winery proudly showcases all of that.
I wish I could say the same about the taste of the wine itself. It’s an acquired sip that may take a while to obtain. Muscadine is not a grape I’m familiar with. And when the staff member told me that, I thought for sure he said Moscato.
Both are sweet but the former is domestic to the United States, specifically the southeast part. The latter if from that obscure country called Italy. I think a small sample of folks have had their wines but it’s an exclusive club, but I digress. 😉
I wanted to like it. I want to like everything connected with the season, but this just didn’t pan out like I had hoped. I think I have had this at a wine festival or outdoors in a proper setting, I may think differently. I’m certain many people will love it. If you’re not a wine drinker or prefer sweeter choices, this is going to work perfectly.
At a small holiday gathering with pals, no one else was interested in even a quick sample. That will happen after drinking heavier reds and eating a hearty meal. My aim was for a good counterbalance after dinner with some sweet treats.
We even broke out the reindeer glasses but it wasn’t enough.
Sweet treats were had in the form of some ginger spice cookies, but the wine wasn’t cutting it. I wish I coud say otherwise.
Next time I’m passing through or visiting the great state of North Carolina, I would love to visit and check out all the sights and sounds of what they have to offer. I love random visits and wine tours, and whenever I see a sign for one driving down a highway I get excited, just like a kid on Christmas morning.
Speaking of Christmas, I wish all of you a beautiful one. I hope you get to spend it with the ones you care for. I will be doing so. And I look forward to enjoying some great vino and food pairing with some many of those awesome people as well.
Stay healthy and take good care.