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Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s happy hour over here at the Titus household, and you’re just time for Wine Pairing Wednesday! I know it’s been a couple weeks since I’ve had a wine to share with you. I have had some busy busy days, and relaxing with a new bottle of wine I haven’t written about isn’t always possible. Besides, It’s always a good idea to have share that bottle with a friend. Enough of the excuses, lets get down to this beautiful bottle of wine I have for you.
This beautiful sparkling soft white wine comes from Oliver Winery, one of Southern Indiana’s most treasured gems. That’s right, I’ve got a local one for you. Their wines are available in about a handful of states. If it’s not available in your hometown, perhaps you might consider a visit? Don’t underestimate the state of Indiana. There are some pretty cool things to see and do, especially this winery.
Just a little information about the winery:
They started out as a hobby back in the 1960s, and now they are Indiana’s oldest and largest based winery. Today they are an employee owned company, and welcome thousands of visitors each year to their winery to enjoy beautiful scenery and a tasting room where you can discover your personal favorite of their many outstanding wine selections. Then you can have a seat on their patio, or have a picnic on their hillside picnic area. You can even take a stroll through their beautiful gardens. It truly is a gem nestled right here in Southern Indiana.
Now for this particular wine, it’s sweet, and offers a crisp and subtle taste. It has a bit of a floral scent and a nice taste of Niagara grapes. I like this paired with fresh fruit like mango, peaches, blueberries, strawberries and apples (especially strawberries) and cheese such as, Gruyere, Brie, Gouda and Emmentaler.
It’s soft, it’s sweet, it’s bubbly, and if you haven’t noticed the cap in the photo above. That’s right, this bottle of sparkling wine does not come corked. It comes with a cap much like a beer bottle. For me, that means easy opening, and no cork flying across the room. It’s a unique idea, and I love it.
Hopefully you can find this one wherever you live, but like I said, if you can’t, Indiana is not a bad place to visit. Just make sure you put Oliver Winery on your to do list!