Sunday, May 31, 2015

Barefoot Bubblies are great wines for family gatherings



Barefoot Wines has been making wines loved since 1965 and have grown into one of the largest winemakers in California.  They have a passion for making fun wines aimed at having wine lovers have a great time and making the world a better place through wine.   A particular joy is the collection of Barefoot Bubblies, where you will find a Sparkling Wine that you are sure to enjoy.

In this period between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day pick out a bubbly that you enjoy.  The Brut Cuvee is their driest Sparkling delivering exciting tastes of green apple, jasmine, hints of kiwi and peach flavors leading on to a crisp long finish.  This is the wine to serve with fresh fruit or buttery lobster, a veggie pizza or grilled salmon. 

The Pink Moscato Bubbly is delicious with flavors of red fruit and fresh berries.  It has a nice creamy finish that includes candied cherries and sweet citrus making it a sweet bubbly wine.  This is a great wine to start any summer evening and should be served with sweet treats, fresh fruit, or a peach sorbet.

With more than 30 wines and bubblies Barefoot can meet your needs for the major holidays and an arsenal of recipes to make the meal special.  Some examples for these holidays are as follows:

Mom-scato
Place cherry vodka, juice and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill. Strain into champagne flute. Top with Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato. Place 3 mini marshmallows on a cocktail pick. Lightly dampen with a wet paper towel. Roll in pink sugar. Place cocktail pick across top of drink.
  • 3 ounces Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato
  • ¾ ounce Cherry Vodka
  • 1 ounce Cranberry Juice
  • ¼ ounce Simple Syrup
  • 3 mini marshmallows
  • Pink dusting sugar – found in baking aisle 
Dad’s Day Delight
Combine bourbon or whiskey, syrup and juice in rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with Barefoot Bubbly Brut and ginger ale. Garnish with lemon.
  • 3 ounces Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee
  • ½ ounce Bourbon or Whiskey
  • ½ ounce Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/8 ounce Lemon Juice
  • 1 ounce Ginger Ale
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