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Friday 4 September 2015

Apothic wine review red and white

I love that Apothic gets every little detail right.

Where did the summer go?  It seems like just yesterday that I was eyeing my turquoise nail polishes and shimmering bronzers, my bikini and my sun dresses.  This time next week kids will be back in school, and summer will all but be over.  Thankfully, Canadians have Labour Day weekend to celebrate the end of summer by hosting a family BBQ.  Yes, this means burgers and hot dogs, but for those of us of age it also means wine, cocktails, and more!

Today I decided to take some time to taste both the Apothic White* and the Apothic Red*.  Last month I was invited to a launch event where I had the chance to try the white for the first time.  Newly released in Canada, Apothic White* compliments the already available Apothic Red*.

Apothic wine review red and white

Loved spending some time this afternoon sitting in the backyard reading, snacking and sipping!  Sometimes being a beauty blogger is tough ;)

"Inspired by the "Apotheca" a mysterious place where wine was blended and stored in 13th century Europe, Apothic White offers a truly unique wine experience"

I started my testing with Apothic White*.  This wine is a blend of Riesling, Chardonnay and Pino Grigio.  This wine has peach and apricot flavours, and is a beautiful blend of sweet and dry.  Normally I go for Riesling-- I love the sweeter flavour,  and I tend to stay away from Chardonnay because of how sour/dry it generally is.  This wine balances the two such that the wine is sweet, but not too sweet.  This would go well with summer salads, chicken and fish.  I enjoyed this while snacking on some green grapes and cheddar cheese.  Simply but delicious!

After cleansing my palette with some Perrier, grapes, cheese, chocolate, and reading I delved into my second glass of wine for the afternoon.

Apothic Red* is a lighter red wine than I have had in the past, which was nice.  A blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon  with layers of dark red fruits, vanilla and mocha.  Personally, I found the chocolate and cherry flavours to be most prevalent.   Normally I am not a huge fan of red wines, though I am growing an appreciation for Merlot and Sharaz.  I think this red is a great bridge for those of us who usually reach for white but who are keen to try something new.  I love the blend-- I generally associate Zinfandels with being lighter and fruitier, so I would not have thought to have included them in the blend.  However, I think it helps contribute to the overall lighter tone of the wine.

Apothic wine review red and white

Of the two, I prefer the red!

Over all I think my favourite of the two is Apothic Red*.  I love that it has opened my eyes to red wine-- it was a perfect wine to bridge between red and white.  Complex and bold, but still light.  A very versatile wine, I will be enjoying it with a nice BBQ dinner, but it would go just as well with a romantic date or a girls night.  With fall about to officially kick off in Canada (the leaves are already changing!) I am excited to trade in my sangrias and mixed drinks on the patio for curling up with a glass of wine a book and a blanket.

While I am going to miss summer, I'm eyeing my rich warm reds for both my nails and lips.  Maybe in a few more weeks!  The start of this fall is also pretty exciting for me!  For the first time in my life I'm not going back to school-- I'm going to start my first "grown up" job.  Wish me luck!

What are your favourite wines?  Any big plans for the fall?

*Products were provided for my review

Please drink responsibly, and only if you are of age in your province/state.  Of course, drinking and driving is never a good idea.  One drink before you get behind the wheel is one too many.  Either have a drink when you get home, find a designated driver, or enjoy your Diet Coke!  Have a happy and safe long weekend! xoxoxo 

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