July 2, 2008
Sweet Sweet Summertime
So maybe this wine isn’t so sweet but it sure does remind me of Summer. Thanks to Kaleb at Cork Café for introducing me to this lovely little Italian treat. While I have lately come to enjoy the lighter whites, I took to this one even more than usual. I think it’s because it was not what I expected. I believe the little twist comes from the blend of the pinot grigio grapes with verduzzo grapes (25% worth). So while you are still getting the classic white fruits of the pinot grigio you also get the pleasant surprise of almond and pineapple flavors along with a little bit of creaminess brought in by the verduzzo. The bright acidity is balanced out by just a hint of brown sugar sweetness that lingers on the tongue. I felt like this wine had more structure than most pinot grigios I have tried. If you are looking for a refreshing Summer staple this wine definitely fits the bill. It would be a great accompaniment with many foods as well. I believe you should be able to find a bottle for around $15 in stores. Salute!
June 25, 2008
Posted by Mandee under Local Love
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Things Got Crazy At Cork Café
A picture is worth a thousand words…
Who knew the ‘burbs could be so much fun? We had a grand old time at Cork Café in Cypress for the Pretty Pink Limo party. I sipped on some delightful wines and had a chance to meet the owner, Kaleb, who has so graciously agreed to humor me with an e-interview for Houston Uncorked. He also introduced me to a delicioso Pinot Grigio that I am quite excited about. More to come about the wines we drank later!
June 18, 2008
Join In The Fun on June 24
Next Tuesday from 6-9pm, come out and enjoy drink specials at Cork Café in Cypress off of 290. This special event is being co-hosted by Pretty Pink Limos. Come by and get a sneak peek of Houston’s hottest new PINK limo service and sip on a little vino while you’re at it! What a great way to get to know both businesses! There will be a drawing for an Ultimate Girl’s Night Out which will include a free two-hour limo ride and a gift certificate to Cork Café. FYI, if you take the limo out and are over 21, it will be stocked with champagne! I hope to see you there!