2012 Carol Shelton Karma Reserve wine is a Sonoma County red blend. 70% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah, 6% Alicante Bouschet, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Carignane and 2% Viognier. They produced 1,513 cases of this vintage.
The back label says,
It’s Karma: if you do good things, something good will happen. Our Karma Reserve red blend is a complex wine that is both bold and fruity, brimming with dark fruit flavors and deep toasted oak. We pass along this good Karma to you… now pay it forward!
Originally this wine was created in 2008 to celebrate the wineries 10th anniversary. The exotic compexity and food friendliness of a white Rone-style bland makes this a “red drinkers white” a complex alternative to the more one dimensional white varietal wines like Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc.
Coquille, is pronounced “ko-keel” it is French for shellfish or scallop.
Winemaker’s tasting notes, exotic nose of spicy pears and white peaches, almond paste/marzipan, a touch of honeysuckle perfume. In the mouth it is chrisply dry yet creamy and round and full-bodied, with nice almond paste on crisp-yet-juicy pear fruit.
Fermentation Characteristics, 100% barrel fermented, then stirred every 10 days for 9 months
Cellar Storage Aging, nine months in older French oak barrels
It is so easy, I want to keep it short and simple just like making this coffee every morning, follow this recipe.
First boil 1 cup or 8 oz. of filtered water, add 2 1/2 heaping tablespoons freshly ground Bulletproof coffee and brew as you would any other day. Add 1 teaspoon Bulletproof Upgraded Brain Octane and 1 tablespoon grass-fed, unsalted butter. Put it all in a blender and blend for 30 seconds or until the oil and butter emulsified, the coffee will look frothy like a latte.
I drank the first one quick, and felt great all day. Now I sip and savor it as I crave it, and will not go without it. Amazing how it will take your energy to a whole new level. I look forward to my Bulletproof Coffee each and every day.
Get Barefoot, Wine and have a great time, with Barefoot Sweet Red Wine, highly recommended to me. So I had to give it a try, and what do I think, Fun Wine! We were barbecuing and there was a little of everything to eat and drink, we opened a bottle of Barefoot Sweet Red Wine and it was a hit.
I looked it up, on their site they recommend it chilled, chill out wine! Tastes, rip, explosive flavors of raspberry, pomegranate and luscious cherry. Time to uncork, summer, summer, summertime, right about that, it is sweet, light and fruity perfect for summer. Barefoot recommends pairing Barefoot Sweet Red Wine with grilled veggies, marinated steaks and BBQ.
Price – $6.99 – 750mL Bottle, it is sweet, but it also says clearly on the label Sweet Red Wine. I don’t usually drink sweet but I did like it, I usually recommend wine with food, yet you can drink this straight. Also we did try making a Barefoot Sweet Red Wine Wine Cooler (s) (tall Collins glass with ice, fill half way with Barefoot Sweet Red Wine and the other half with 7-Up, garnish with a cherry). We also made Barefoot Sweet Red Wine Wine Spritzer (s) (tall Collins glass with ice, fill half way with Barefoot Sweet Red Wine and the other half with club soda, garnish with a lemon twist). Super refreshing and a whole lot of fun, for the price you can’t beat it!
Teavana Oprah Chai Tea or as they call it at Starbucks “Oprah Chai”, it is a hit and sales wise- people will by anything that Oprah puts her name on. Those were the selling points I was told at Starbucks so I decided to give it a try. It was served hot yet I recommend when you try it for the first time to try it iced, unless you make it at home then I recommend hot (you can customize it to your liking).
Howard Schultz is a marketing genius, I do see many more stars signature menu items in the near future within Starbucks Corporation. This is real not just an endorsement, Oprah Winfrey not only blends and drinks chai tea daily she helped in the blending of Oprah Chai. Oprah Winfrey said, “My daily tea ritual is a vital part of my morning. Savory and spicy chai, with its deep flavor, has long been a favorite of mine.”
Teaming up with Starbucks and Teavana all proceeds of the signature Teavana Oprah Chai Tea will go to charities that help youth education. Charities like Pathways to College www.pathwaystocollege.info US Dream Academy www.usdreamacademy.org Girls Inc. www.girlsinc.org National CARES Mentoring Movement www.caresmentoring.org and Opera Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation www.owla.co.za if you take a look at the websites you can see just how much is getting accomplished. Oprah Chai has also lead to Steep Your Soul www.oprah.com/app/steep-your-soul.html a must see very powerful, inspiring videos with great guests.
Tasting Oprah’s Chai for the first time you should imagine that you are sitting in a coffee/tea shop in India. I would say close your eyes and don’t think of anything be Zen, opening your mind to a new positive experience. It will be bold something Starbucks is known for in the way they make there most popular coffee, Pike Place Roast. You will taste hints from the base/flavor profile black pepper, chicory, cardamom, clove, ginger and South African red rooibos. It truly is the perfect blend, a bit more flavor coming from the black pepper and ginger, not too gingery yet brings out a nice spice aftertaste. When you make Oprah Chai at home the pleasant spice will fill the room a really enjoyable aroma.
Back to my usual black coffee order at Starbucks, maybe Oprah Chai is that much needed change they say “variety is the spice of life” (life is more interesting when it changes often and you have many different experience).