Not long ago, in March of 2016 I took a trip over to Shenyang, China to see an old friend of mine who moved there from my hometown; to teach English overseas. I was delighted to see that he was doing great and loving his new home, as I was worried he would be a little lonely. During my visit we saw The Mukden Palace (a.k.a: Shenyang Imperial Palace,) some other cool things and just spent a lot of time catching up and talking about how our last 2 years had been. There’s 3 things I learned while I was over there:
- Don’t go to jail, if you live you won’t be the same person
- Crappy food and alcohol are way too affordable, so you have to be careful and disciplined
- Good quality food/clothes/wine get a lot of effort put into their creation.
Okay, this might be a little too much sugar for some. My advice: Don’t buy ‘Barefoot Moscato‘ if you’re just planning on sitting back to enjoy a nice crisp glass of wine; it’s way too sweet. I was aware of this already but I had to try it, and the sweetness was surely overwhelming.
See that? That’s an empty bottle of Barefoot Moscato (obviously). Once I opened it I had already committed, and I wasn’t going to just leave it. I forced it down slowly throughout the night, giving as much away as I could, I wanted it gone. I have a pretty strong stomach so I was able to get rid of it without hesitation, however, I wanted to just toss it. It was just bad folks, I would avoid this stuff if you want to enjoy yourself.
I’m not trying to bash the Moscato though. Most Moscato is great sipping wine, and this stuff is meant to be used as an ingredient when baking a cake or something along those lines. I said in my post: This ain’t your everyday ordinary wine blog that I wasn’t going to try and keep it unique, avoiding cliche posts such as recipes, but hey these are my 3 favorites, and probably nobody else’s. Here are a couple great recipes that include this unbelievably sweet wine:
- Moscato Cake – The name pretty much says it all. Moscato Cake requires 1 package of yellow cake mix, 1 package of vanilla pudding mix, a 3/4 cup of vegetable oil, a 3/4 cup of Moscato Barefoot Wine, a teaspoon of nutmeg and 4-5 eggs. It will take about 1.5 hours to prep and bake.
- Strawberry Moscato Pound Cake – This recipe requires you to make a Strawberry Moscato Glaze and a Lemon Glaze. Ingredients for the cake are: 4 ounces of strawberries, 3 ounces of Moscato Wine, 7 ounces of Strawberry Moscato puree, a pinch of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 13 ounces of cake flower, 5 beaten eggs, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, 18 ounces of white or brown sugar and 12 ounces of unsalted butter. This is one of my favorite recipes, when baked properly it is the perfect consistency and flavor.
- Ginger Moscato Margarita – This requires just 1 ounce of tequila, 1.5 ounces of your preferred Moscato, 1 ounce of lime juice, half an ounce of orange juice, a quarter ounce of ginger syrup, a teaspoon of salt and a slice of lime. I’m not sure why I didn’t make these, I think it was just my mood. If you’re having a get together and want to surprise your friends with something delicious and out of the ordinary, refer to this recipe.
My main point of this post was to say don’t buy Barefoot Moscato to drink, buy it to cook with (unless you like very sugary whites). Feel free to contact me if you’d like an extended list of delicious recipes using Barefoot Moscato wine!
Anyone out there make their own wine? I use to sell wine and wine grapes actually, I use to have a ton of grape vines growing in my yard. I was thinking of starting that up again possibly, it’s just so much work that I don’t really have time for; that’s my only issue. I personally had a lot of fun making wine over the years, it can become quite a chore but once you have a system down it’s well worth it; especially if you drink it regularly, it ends up making you money instead of costing!
If you’re unfamiliar with the process of making wine, I’m going to give you a quick run down of the steps involved: Continue reading
Before I continue to create a blog talking about all different types of wine, I figured I should emphasize the importance of drinking responsibly and making sure you don’t get caught up in alcohols demons, because it’s very easy to do, and happens to the best of us. Continue reading
I could start spewing all sorts of details and information at you guys about different varieties of wine, but I feel like you could find that kind of information anywhere. I want to create a connection with my readers and actually communicate with you guys. Tell me a story, I’m certainly going to be telling them. If I can bring value to the table it won’t be by telling the history of Vina Eguia Reserva (one of my favorite red wines), or talking about the ingredients or process of making different wines. The way I see it I will spark up more conversations by talking about my personal experiences, opinions and preferences, and then letting you guys talk about your stories. I’m not saying that information has no value, it most certainly does. I just don’t see a point in repeating facts and other things you can probably find on Wikipedia, and hundreds of other websites as well.
I would rather come on here and talk to you guys like this, as a person. My purpose of posting today was to suggest a couple of inexpensive wines that in my opinion are awesome, and also good quality – that’s a fact.
Can you tell I like my Pinot Grigio?
Welcome to winebuythecase.com. Being quite a big fan of only wine when it comes to alcohol, we thought we’d share some of our personal favorites, some wine we don’t prefer, and some information & background on them. Wine is definitely the largest market when it comes to alcohol and you can go right or wrong depending on what you choose, there is a wide horizon of flavors and we’d like to nail down the ones that will add value to your foundation and keep you excited about wine. Of course it is always opinion when it comes to wine and not everybody likes the same thing, for instance I’m currently drinking a lot more white than red, but last year it was the exact opposite. Being that there’s 2 of us writing on this blog as well, it won’t all be exactly the same. Some things we want to talk about are:
- The value of wine and how you don’t have to spend $300 on a bottle to get good quality wine
- White vs. red wine, my opinions and others opinions as well
- Responsible drinking
- Culture preferences
- Making your own wine