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Okay, most of you know that I’m a wine lover. And I’m predominately a red wine lover. Now, I’m usually a Cab gal. I love lots of fruit flavors, but with a hint of some pepper, chocolate, and I don’t mind a little oak tannin blended in to add to a long finish. I belong to Wine Styles wine club, where as a club member I get two really good bottles a month. Yum.
But I also shop around and find a good wine here and there on my own. My daughter recently recommended one to me, and let me tell you, our tastes don’t always mesh. I seem to like a fully bodied taste and she tends to go for a little sweeter. But when I spotted the recommended bottle, being a good mom, I bought two: One for her, and one for me to try. Hey . . . I do appreciate her thinking of me.
Surprisingly, I found it pretty darn good. And for the price, it was a bargain. Apothic Red is a California wine and a blend of grapes, but it has great fruit flavors, and for the price tag of less than $12, I’d buy it again.
Now Renwood, Old Vine Zinfandel, 2010 Dry Creek Valley, is another one definitely worth mentioning. I really enjoyed sipping from this bottle. As a matter of fact, it went way too quickly.
It’s an earthy wine with red berry fruits and underlying holiday spice on the nose. It holds hints of pepper and black currant. On the palate, this wine has lots of red flavors. The prominent oak presence blends perfectly with the juicy fruit flavors, and for around $18, it’s one of those bottles I’d buy for the slightest celebration.
And because I’m a wine drinker, I recently had some wine glasses designed with my Shadow Falls logo. And today, if you share with me your favorite wine, one lucky commenter will win a set of four Shadow Falls wine glasses.
And speaking of Shadow Falls, I recently got the title of my new spin-off series, as well as the titles for the first two books. Shadow Falls: After Dark is the series title. I really like it because it’s sort of spooky and well, sort of sexy, too. The first book in the series is called, Reborn, and it will be out April of 2014. The second book, Eternal, should be out in October 2014.
Recently, St. Martins released Saved at Sunrise, which is a novella from Della’s point of view. If you’d like to sample the tone and essence of Della’s upcoming series, give Saved at Sunrise a try. It’s on sale right now for a $1.59.
Okay, so make sure you leave a comment and come back next week to see if you’ve won the set of four wine glasses. Cheers!