Summahhhh Sangria: Opici Red Sangria

Vintage 20 Wine and Spirits will feature a FREE tasting of Opici Red Sangria on 7/19/19 from 4p to 7p.

Do you want to know what my hands down, 100% most favorite thing EVER about owning a liquor store is?

Besides owning tens of thousands of dollars worth of wine and liquor that I could just drink whenever I wanted, but I don’t because $$?

It’s the TASTINGS. I love picking out something delicious and sharing it with all of you. Because how do you know what you like or don’t like, if you don’t try it first? And how much easier is it to try something if you’re not obligated to buy it? Way easier, right? Try-Before-You-Buy is the best!

This weekend is supposed to have a “feels like” temperature of 102 degrees. Which is gross. Summer is definitely here, and that demands we find the perfect deck/pool/camp/boat/ beverage. Because what’s a lazy summer weekend without an ice cold drink in your hand?

So in honor of it being ridiculously hot out, I’m breaking out my favorite summer sipper: Opici Red Sangria. Yes, it’s a premade Sangria. But I promise you, it lacks NADA in flavor. We sell it in 3 liter boxes because when you break this stuff out at a party, it goes FAST.

Opici-sangriaYou’ll want to keep the box in your fridge or cooler, because it’s definitely best chilled (that’s why it’s one of my summer staples!). With a great citrus tang and a hint of spice, a glass of this sangria goes with everything from burgers and dogs, to ice cubes and upper lip sweat. It’s just a friendly and approachable wine. I want to open it right now.

BUT, our tasting doesn’t start until Friday, July 19th at 4 PM. Stop in between 4 PM and 7 PM to give this one a sip. You won’t be disappointed. We’ll also be offering 10% off your purchase of Opici Red Sangria for the entirety of the tasting event. So try it, love it, buy it, and save 10%. What a deal!

Hope to see you there. Cheers!

Sandara Wine Mojito Tasting

Long live the Mojito! Join us for Sandara Wine Mojito cocktails on Friday August 3rd 2018.

File this one under “I’m doing a tasting because I want to try it myself.”

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Seriously though, how delicious does a fizzy wine mojito cocktail sound? Enter Sandara Wine Mojito. Word on the street is it’s going to be another oppressively hot weekend (thanks, Climate Change!), so a refreshing combination of lime, mint, wine, and bubbles seems like it would hit the spot. So I think I’m gonna hit the deck, stick my feet in the kiddos’ inflatable pool, and have a few glasses of this bad boy.

Care to join me?

As always, the tasting is this FRIDAY (August 3rd) from 4PM- 7PM. Give it a try, and if you decide you’ve gotta have it, we will give you 10% off your purchase of Sandara Wine Mojito during our tasting event.

Stay tuned for more great tastings coming up in August! I’ll post the official calendar soon, as I am still buttoning up some items. It’s gonna be a good month at our Tasting Bar though!!

Cheers!

Western Son Flavored Vodkas

Flavored vodkas are a dime a dozen. Unique and well done flavors are worth noting.

So we just got in these cute lil’ guys: Western Son Vodka flavors, in 50ml bottles. At 99 cents a pop, you can try all six of the flavors we carry (peach, lime, cucumber, prickly pear, watermelon, and grapefruit) without spending a ton of money. AND we also have them available in 10 packs (single flavor only, sorry) for $8.99, so you save about a dollar that way. Good deal!

Western Son distills their vodka in Texas, and they *might* be knocking on the doors of Tito’s fans (they also boast that they are a small batch, hand-crafted, gluten-free corn vodka, distilled 10 times…oh, and they, too, give back through their own charity). However one big difference: Western Son has the FLAVAHS.Western Son Minis

NOW ON TO MY RANT. I feel like these days there are as many flavored vodkas as there are shows on the History Channel that have nothing to do with history (and I blame you, Pawn Stars).
I checked, and there are easily a gillion different vodka flavors. Everything from Bacon to Sriracha to Chocolate Whipped Cream. I mean, I’m sure that gym-sock flavored vodka is going to go GREAT in your post-workout Bloody Mary, but I don’t see a ton of uses for some of these crazy flavors.

Western Son Vodka comes in flavors that are different, but not super-specific and weird (I bet you were wondering where I was going with the gym-sock thing). Lime and Prickly Pear could go in any number of fun fruity cocktails. With summer just around the corner, Fun Fruity Cocktails are definitely on my list of things to do. So while I’m pretty sure flavored vodkas in general are poised to go the way of the Cupcake, I’m hoping these will stick around to grace my concoctions for years to come.