Glory hallelujah! Finally, science has proven it is good for something. A recent study shows alcohol may boost creativity. Therefore, I raise a glass in celebration and roll out my version of Wine Down Wednesdays.
Members of my local RWA chapter join me frequently in extolling the virtues of the grape (right, Christine? Mary? Lexi? Anyone?). Personally, I am a fan of champagne. A day without champagne is stupid. Period. End of discussion. But in a pinch, I can go for a good red. Or white. Or box o' wine. Just hand me the damn glass, okay?
Each Wednesday, I am going to talk about a recent "Wine Find." This is my mission - to find a good cheap wine. There isn't much sport in finding a good wine that is pricey. If I am paying more for a bottle of wine than it costs for me to fill up my tank with gas, it better be amazing. However, finding that elusive $5-$15 bottle that blows your mind poses my kind of challenge. This weeks's selection is . . .
Cristalino Brut Cava
The Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava is a great find. I am uncomfortable unless there are at least two bottles of this Spanish sparkling wine in my fridge. The price point is just right. Depending on where you shop, you can find it anywhere from $6.50 a bottle to $9.99. It is a dry, crisp sparkling wine with hints of citrus. It works well for making mimosas, but can stand alone. I may have been known to call this "writing juice" on more than one occasion.
Have you tried this wine? What were your thoughts? Any suggestions for future wines to discuss?