*What follows below is a review of a bottle of wine. I am not affiliated with nor have I been compensated in any way by the brand or big box store mentioned in my review.
I was 15 when I first heard the phrase “thirsty Thursday”. I was a bus girl at a local restaurant and all the older waitresses and waiters talked about it like it was a National Holiday. As I got older, I always preferred Thirsty Thursday to Friday or Saturday– it was much more unexpected than partying on the weekends- a bit forbidden, if you will.
Still, as a much older adult, I get excited by Thursday- and yes, I’m still Thirsty. My tastes have changed though- far less tequila and vodka and much more wine. Much. More. Wine.
In my new found challenge to be frugal, wine is a questionable expenditure. Need or want? If I can coin a term in the PF world it would be this one:
Newa (knee-wah) plural: newas (knee-wahs)
1. To have the feeling that something is a necessary desire.
That word would be a much better category for certain items in life that I just can’t seem to deny myself. That doesn’t mean that I have been indulging in expensive bottles of wine. On the contrary, my newas have been satiated by this wonderful easy to drink red– a surprising new favorite of mine: (I wear the pants) Fancy Pants.
Fancy Pants is a juicy red that drinks as well on its own as it does with food. I’ve paired with a hearty bowl of turkey chili and have easily sipped it whilest nibbiling on dark chocolate.
I grabbed it on a whim because it was on sale at Target for $8.99. (A dollar off their standard price) and knew I’d save a bit more with my RED Debit card. I also opted for red, because I don’t normally drink it as quickly. A sneaky trick played on myself– I can polish off a bottle of white in an evening if I’m not paying attention! But red slows me down– and I enjoy it much more! Plus the health benefits are far greater. I digress.
Fancy Pants is a red wine blend out of Napa, CA whose grapes are from “premiere vineyards”… (Not that it matters to me much. I’ve imbibed plenty of wines from non-premier sources and have loved them just as much. ) The color is almost bordering on eggplant and it has notes of berry and chocolate. It is mouth-watering! It is a full juicy red in your mouth, and because it is a blend, isn’t dry or tart; balanced, but doesn’t finish sweetly (unless you are also enjoying dark chocolate, as I did). If you have ever only enjoyed white wines, this blend is a great starting point to dive into the world of red.
I poured 4.5 glasses from my bottle– bringing my nightcap cost to $1.99 a glass. I limited myself to one glass per night (except for night 4!) After uncorking, I didn’t decant or “let her breathe”– I’m too impatient for that. Though, once I poured my glass, I took a good 2 hours to finish her. The bottle held well on my countertop for the 4 nights and my last glass and a half were just as amazing as the first.
Won’t you join me for Thirsty Thursday? I’ll be hanging out with my glass of Fancy Pants tonight.
What’s your favorite “Thirsty” drink?