It was another night of fun at my house as I once again invited some of my girlfriends over for an evening of sipping with Wines for Dummies wine, a new line of wines named after the world’s best-selling For Dummies reference book series.
Wines for Dummies wine is designed to make wine drinking a little easier to enjoy for the beginner and novice wine-drinker. For those just starting to develop their wine experiences, wine selection and understanding of the various types of wine can be intimidating. Wines for Dummies wine is intended for everyday consumers regardless of experience or budget – and you don’t need to have a ton of knowledge of fancy wine lingo. Each wine in the line includes phonetic spellings of the varieties [like, kee-yahn-tee for Chianti], easy-to-understand descriptions and simple food pairing ideas.
My favorite wine testers gathered in the kitchen with me. We served up our sushi and began sipping.
We began by tasting the Pinot Grigio. The Pinot Grigio is a pale-straw color with green reflections and has aromas reminiscent of melon, citrus fruits with a hint of nuts. On the palate, it is crisp, fresh and fruity with good acid and citrus flavors reinforcing the nose. A long, dry finish with hints of lychee. This wine if best served with salads, shellfish and fish or poultry dishes. Best served chilled, this wine has 12% alcohol by volume.
Next up was the Chianti. This wine is produced in the Chianti region of Tuscany located around Florence and Siena. The Chianti was ruby-red in color with aromas of pipe tobacco and berries. Full-bodied on the palate with a distinct fruitiness and a touch of spice. Well-balanced on the palate with a lasting finish. Wines for Dummies wine – Chianti is great served with pizza and dishes with tomato based sauces. Best served a temperature of 60-64 degrees and has 13% alcohol by volume.
Onto another white, we sampled the Chardonnay. Chardonnay is the most popular wine in America. Wines for Dummies wine – Chardonnay is medium-bodied and has fresh fruit flavors of green apple, pear and a hint of lemon citrus leaving a lasting palate impression. This Chardonnay is crisp, flavorful and easy to drink. This medium bodied Chardonnay is great with shellfish, poultry and anything that has a creamy or buttery sauce. This wine should be served at 44-48 degrees and has 13% alcohol by volume.
Last wine of the evening was the Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon is complex and medium-bodied meant for challenging and bold dishes. It is a deep red color with garnet reflections and has an aroma reminiscent of blackberries with a hint of vanilla. This wine would be best served with beef, lamb and hearty pasta dishes. Serve at 60-64 degrees F and has a 13% alcohol by volume.
The four Wines for Dummies wines are sold in 750ml format for a suggested price of $9.99.
The “Dummies” book series has been demystifying wine for readers since Wine for Dummies was first published in 1995. Now in its 5th edition with over one million copies in print, Wine for Dummies remains a best seller. Wines for Dummies wine is was launched by Vision Wine and Spirits, LLC, an importer and marketer of fine wines and spirits from around the globe.
Wines for Dummies wine is meant to educate you about the varietals, regions and parings. Wines for Dummies wine helps you explore the world with your wine glass.
Go on and give Wines for Dummies wine a try. If you take a sip, let me know what you think. Cheers!
Samples of Wines for Dummies wine was provided for this review. Opinions are my own.