It was a great weekend for wine drinking! One of my best girl’s is getting married in the fall, so we headed off to Canmore for a super fun bachelorette party. I, of course, volunteered to bring some wine. In addition to the *many* bottles of prosecco and sparkling rosé that were polished off, and unfortunately went un-photographed due to the natural excitement of the event, two bottles stood out in my mind as fantastic girls weekend and/or day drinking wines.
Cono Sur Viognier – Chile
This particular bottle was new to me, though I’ve enjoyed Cono Sur’s reds before. I love this brand because not only are they delicious and easy drinking, every bottle I’ve purchased is either organic or carbon neutral! What a great way to do something wonderful for your tastebuds and the earth. Anyways, back to the Viognier. The label boasts apricot, peach and orange notes and you’ll get no argument here. I was a bit nervous bringing something I couldn’t vouch for, and in true A-type personality style, I’d brought club soda along in case we needed to turn it into a spritzer (blasphemy, I’m sure!). However, it didn’t disappoint! It was appealing to a variety of women and easy to sip. We quickly finished off this bottle and I’ll be keeping my eyes out for it next time!
Cono Sur wines are available in most liquor stores, and I got this beauty for around $12 CAD at good old Costco.
Les Fleurs du Mal Rosé – France
I wish I could take credit for bringing this next bottle, which is as pretty as it was delicious. Thanks to the soon-to-be MC for our adorable couple for snagging such a great vino. This rosé had been advertised as on the sweeter end, but I personally would classify it as fairly medium on the sweet spectrum. It was very drinkable and in another setting, I could have happily polished off the bottle myself! It was fruit forward – cherry and blackberry – and lightly chilled. It was perfect to follow up the bubbles and delicious iced tea cocktail, courtesy of one of the other bridesmaids.
This rosé was purchased in-store at Everything Wines, but if you find yourself NOT in Lethbridge or Sherwood Park, check out their website for the most fun online shopping you’ll do all day!