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Thursday, July 17, 2014

City Girl's Wine Journal- Copa di Vino

Funny thing about wine- lugging bottles around gets heavy, especially if you're lugging a cooler around and wine is the beverage of choice today. That's where Copa di Vino comes in. These cute little single serve "glasses" are the brainchild of James Martin have been on the market a mere 5 years and have sold over 15 million glasses in 45 states and in 13,000 retail locations.

I remember these little guys hitting our small town grocery store here when they were brand new. My sister bought one for me and one for her and I thought they were just the cutest things ever. They are perfect for throwing in the cooler or keeping on hand at home- just the right amount for cooking (open up and throw a Cabernet in the pasta sauce- yum!) and are very very good drinking wines! You just can't beat the packaging either- peel off the foil liner and enjoy- plus you have a plastic lid so you can cover your wine and keep the flying friends out between sips. 

Riesling, for one thing- my all time favorite white grape, and probably my favorite of all WINES period, is one of the wines offered by Copa di Vino. It's fantastic!! Not too sweet, not too acidic, and not overly "appley" it has great tropical fruit notes and a hint of pineapple. Delicious with food and as a sipping wine.

The Cabernet Sauvignon is amazing. Pure grape everything packed in that little "glass." Very fruity, very jammy and with berry and cherry notes, with a hint of something herbal. It's dry and it's a great steak wine or an excellent choice with a hearty pasta dish like lasagna or veal parmesan.

Their Merlot is also a favorite of mine. I have used it several times to cook with- what's a good all-day  red sauce simmering away without a little wine? Same with a pot roast- you get an excellent gravy base at the end of he cooking period.

No, in case you're wondering, I don't drink wine in the office. My sister happened to pop in one day and drop one off, she had been shopping. Sisters are fun!

Another thing I admire about this company is their faith in their own abilities and their entrepreneurial spirit. They twice appeared on the ABC Show Shark Tank and turned down offers from the Sharks that they felt went against their beliefs and their values- and they were super successful in spite of saying no.  So next time you're in the store, grab a couple of these fun little glasses. You won't regret it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 55: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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