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As with my other posts, I will not longer be listing my wine posts in days. I will simply title the posts with the name of the

mm mm mm... Mirassou

wine being featured. For today’s wine, I chose a delicious red made by Mirassou – their Cabernet Sauvignon. You can visit their website here. This wine was in all ways absolutely delicious and I will definitely be going back to the store for more. I paired it with the Spaghetti and Meatballs dinner and I couldn’t have asked for a better pairing.

They describe their Cabernet Sauvignon as having intense flavors of blackberry and black currant with hints of vanilla and brown spice. 

I should mention that if you are interested in learning anything about wine, their website is VERY complete. They tell you what size the grapes were when they were picked and hand stemmed, and briefly discuss the fermentation process that was needed to create such a delicious wine.

It is said to be paired with steaks and hearty pasta (which is why I chose this particular wine for that meal), and I can’t wait to try my hand at some filet mignon so I can pick up this wine again for another fabulous evening. Also – it was only around $6 (on sale). 🙂


I’m raging with ire an ocean of fire, my Wrath is the path to all I desire.

7 Deadly Zins

Oh Lord, forgive my Zins.

I am inflated with Pride, near bursting inside, a self centered repenter, Vanitys‘ bride.

Oh Lord, forgive my Zins.

I am mired in mud, inert as a slug, Sloth is the cloth that’s woven my rug.

Oh Lord, forgive my Zins.

I eat day and night, consuming all in my sight, Glutton with nothing but a huge appetite.

Oh Lord, forgive my Zins.

My will I ignore, my Envy’s a chore, over zealous and jealous, I want so much more.

Oh Lord, forgive my Zins.

I am ravenous to feast, and insatiable beast, I concede to the Greed demanding release.

Oh Lord, forgive my Zins.

I hunger for trust, my cravings a must, my sin is the Zin enslaving my Lust.

Oh Lord, forgive my Zins.

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Wine day 3 features a new wine maker that goes by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly out of California. You can check them out at where you can check out all their wines and bubblies as well as check out recipes that use their products. They are the most awarded California brand of wine that you can pick up almost anywhere for under $15. The wine featured here will be there Moscato. It is an exceptionally sweet wine, somewhat close to a Reisling (which I’m hoping to write about later) but sweeter. Barefoot describes it as “Delightfully sweet with lush fruity aromas”.  I bought this wine to go with a freezer section turtle pie (which I can’t find an image of currently – I will try to update later). I didn’t expect the wine to be nearly as sweet as it was, and unfortunately, it was really too sweet for my taste. However, it can also be paired with cheese and fruits, which I feel may have been a better match to dull it down a bit.

SO – If you are a new wine drinker, and can’t quite get past the strength and dryness of some of the red wines, this may be a good place to start. And with a bottle being around $8 it’s definitely worth a try!

This next wine is also from [ yellow tail ]. I told you they were my favorite right now!! I especially love that they do mixtures of different wines for different flavors which is what this next wine is. It is a mixture of Grenache and Shiraz (which you can check out here at Wine Day 1). Grenache is actually a type of grape that is very prominent in parts of Spain, France and Australia. It is often the backbone of red wines. You can read more about that here.

My sister and I enjoy this wine and Shiraz with everything from dinner to relaxing. This wine is a bit sweeter than the normal Shiraz, which is why I decided to pair it with the stuffed bell pepper dinner from Dinner Day 2. I like to throw it in the fridge for a little while for a slight chill, especially during the hot summer months.

[ yellow tail ] describes this wine as “Lush raspberry aromas and a touch of spice”.

Again you can check out all of their delicious varieties on their website.

The wines that are produced and bottled by [ yellow tail ] out of Australia are by far my favorite wines right now. They also have a pretty cool website (how appropriate ;)). On the site you can check out different ways to enjoy and pair their wines, and there is even a rewards membership that allows you to earn points to get cool stuff.

Any[roo] (ha) – The wine I served with Dinner Day 1 was one of my absolute favorites for any occasion – [ yellow tail ] Shiraz

The website describes it as having “ripe cherries and strawberries, spice and vanilla aromas”.

All in all, I absolutely love it. And it went along amazingly with the barbecued steaks that we had prepared.

Since my branching out from Sutter Home White Zinfandel, I have decided to try a new wine with each meal, or dessert, and I will be posting them on here frequently. Thanks for reading 🙂