I've come to a realization about my blog. I just don't talk about wine enough. Yes, I mention at the end of every post the reason I need to drink wine each day, but still.... The blog's name is Baby Mama Juice for goodness sake.
Baby Mama Juice = Wine
From now on, we're going to be having "Wine Wednesdays." It's going to be everything and anything about wine. Have a question about wine? Ask and I will do my best to find the answer. I will share all of my favorites and try new ones out for you. We may even try to get educated up in here.
I realize that I've made some promises before about trying new wines, etc. I've fulfilled all of my promises, but never wrote about them. Bad, bad blogger.
I picked up a new wine to go with my homemade chili last night. It's a Spanish Rose called "Los Rocas." It's a bit darker than I usually go with Rose, but I thought what the heck. It was on sale for under $15 (I try to stay in the $10-$15 range for guinea pig wines).
It's made from 100% Garnacha, which is a common red grape found in warm, dry climates like Spain.
My chili is thick, hearty, and a tad spicy. The wine had flowery notes at first, but finished with a nice, mineral taste and a hint of spice. It had enough body to compliment the chili and ended up being a great pairing.
p.s. Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice? Because we're participating in a group open house this Saturday afternoon. Ugh. There goes my free, fun Saturday.