Swill or Swell: Episode 7
Underwood Pinot Gris
Welcome to Swill or Swell, a weekly series where I taste grocery store wines and let you know if they’re worth the buck or just meant for the drain!
CAVEAT! As you read this, please keep in mind that wine is subjective! This means that everyone enjoys different things and something I like might not be something you like and vice versa. I’ll be as objective as I can with facts about the wine’s quality, but in the end if your opinion differs from mine...that’s perfectly fine! Wine is only worth drinking if YOU like drinking it!
You’ll notice that there is unfortunately no link to this video. Instagram was having a bad day, and it didn’t save. But, luckily, every thought and piece of information shared in the video will be provided right in this blog post for you!
LET'S INTRODUCE THE WINE
Today I’ll be tasting the Underwood Pinot Gris by Union Wine Co from the state of Oregon. I chose this wine because canned wines are often overlooked, but are such a great option! Especially for things like picnics, hiking, backyard bbqs, or the beach, they’re really versatile and easy to carry around.
UNDERWOOD PINOT GRIS FUN FACTS
Let’s start by talking about the Pinot Gris varietal.
Now a little bit about the brand.
I’m so excited to try this wine, so let’s move onto the tasting!
WINE TASTING NOTES
Look: I drank this directly from the can! So, I’m going into this based solely on what I taste and smell.
Smell: Lemongrass, Green Apple, White Stone Fruit, Pear, Peach, Citrus, Lemon, Mineral, Stone Chalk, Grapefuit
Food Pairing - Seafood, Charcuterie
Occasion - Beach picnic!
Rating - Swell!
If you’ve ever been curious about canned wine, I would definitely give this one a shot!
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