All of the wines were sweet wines and except for the Tavern Red were just a little something to sip on while sitting by our Christmas Tree (or January Tree as it is now) or while having family/friends over. The Tavern Red is a bit less sweet in flavor and I had it with some crackers and cheese. We also served the Tavern Red at our open house...both chilled and mulled.
|The warm Tavern Red.|
While at Saude Creek Winery they served this wine warmed in a crock pot with fruit sliced in it. I tried the same just to see how it would go over. I didn't try it at the winery (I like chilled wine) and thought it would be a nice option for our guests. When I took the lid off the crock pot to serve it I was taken back at how much more fragrant the wine was. It took my breath away literally! Warming it also changed the taste of the wine. I can't put my finger on what changed but I described it as 'mellow'. It was a good change none the less.
|The Tavern Red|
|The Raspberry Merlot from Fabbioli Cellars|
I was in such a rush the night we had the Courtney's Christmas that I forgot to take a picture of it. Ho hum. We are making some plans to make it to a few wineries here in the next month. So I'll work on finding a Nay...ha ha. Have a great weekend folks. The Busy Bryants will be visiting a local plantation if our plans work out so I'll have some fun pictures to share soon.