Advantages Versatile and easy on the palate
Disadvantages None apart from it can disappear quickly at parties.
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|Value for Money|
I’m not averse to a drop of white although my favourite wines are definitely those of the red varieties. I used to prefer white but, over the last few years, I have become accustomed to reds. I find red generally easier to drink than white. This is just as well as I also understand that red wine is supposedly good for one, if drinking in moderation. Well, I don’t drink too much wine but a small glass of red partaken on some evenings is most welcome. Occasionally I’ll even enjoy a medium sized glass. I don’t get a head ache from drinking red wine, although probably this is due to not over indulging, although, perhaps strangely, even a glass of white seems to quite often cause a headache. I have tried many varieties of red from different regions of the world but I always seem to come back to Californian. I enjoy French wines in general but my real preference is nearly always for those from the West coast of America and, even more specifically for Blossom Hill Californian red.
Blossom Hill makes some of my favourite wines generally, as I also enjoy many from their range of whites and, although not so often, their rose. Their range of reds is good too although I mostly choose Californian red soft and fruity from the supermarket shelf. As I have said, I don't claim to be an expert and my budget tends to be for the cheaper wines but this is more because having tried more expensive wines and liking them to varying degrees, I have found that I enjoy Blossom Hill Californian just as much, or even more, than most costlier brands. I usually tend to spend around five to seven pounds on a bottle of red wine, although often choose those on offer, thus hopefully getting better value for my money. Although I don’t necessarily believe a wine is better because it’s mid-price range than cheaper as surely it comes down to personal preference in taste.
Blossom Hill class this wine as being:‘Soft and mellow with berry fruit aromas and a smooth easy finish.
A distinctive style, perfect any time.Light and Fruity
The 75cl bottle is 12.5% volume but it doesn't taste very strong to me, just very flavoursome yet beautifully mellow.
I often have a small glass of this wine of an evening while watching television. After all, red wine is supposed to be good for one. I don't believe all I hear but I can easily believe this!
In my opinion this Californian wine is suitable to drink with most foods; I enjoy a glass with a meal such as pasta or, especially in summer, with a nice crispy salad. I feel it is an ideal choice when entertaining and can honestly say it seems to go down very well with most guests. I also wouldn't be without a bottle or two when having a barbeque; as it's red it goes with meat, or so I’ve been told, as I am not a meat eater.
Blossom Hill Californian also seems to be a popular choice at parties. I always buy some for such occasions. Any unopened bottles can be kept for up to twelve months. Admittedly, one month to three is more likely in my house.
In my opinion Blossom Hill Californian is nice to drink in the afternoon or evening, at lunch time or dinner or for a pleasant evening drink.
Another plus is that it's readily available at most supermarkets and is reasonably priced. I usually pay around £4.50 to £5.00 for a bottle. Honestly, a great buy it for a tasty red wine which I prefer to many reds that sell at twice the price.
This wine goes down well with my guests.
If you are partial to mellow red wines with rich berry tastes then this may well be one for you. It's pleasant, smooth and not too strong but has a ripe taste.
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