*This is a sponsored conversation, courtesy of Turning Leaf.*
I enjoy an occasional glass of wine (or two) so it didn’t take a lot of convincing for me to say yes to trying out a fun Wine Over Ice kit. It was a very nice surprise to arrive on my doorstep. Included in the kit were two different varieties of Refresh by Turning Leaf: Crisp White & Red Moscato.
The first bottle didn’t last long with my brother-in-law and his family visiting from out of state. We went out for dinner and came back to our house to relax and catch up. After I got my youngest to bed and the older two were off playing with their cousin, my sister-in-law Heather and I settled down at the dining room table with a bottle of the Red Moscato.
The first thing I noticed was there was no cork. I actually didn’t mind as this is one less step and makes it easier to store leftovers. Next I noticed the slight fizz that developed after I poured it. This wine definitely is a bit bubbly. After my first sip I was pleasantly surprised by the sweet flavor that wasn’t overpowering. It tasted great over our reusable ice cubes, also included in the kit. I loved that these cooled our wine down but didn’t dilute it at all. It was the perfect accompaniment to some great conversation.
I brought out the bottle of Crisp White yesterday. My husband and I enjoyed this during dinner with chicken, quinoa, salad and fresh fruit. My initial plan was to have a special picnic lunch with him outside, just the two of us, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate as it has been rainy all weekend.
I thought for sure my traditional wine and beer loving husband wouldn’t care for this wine. He typically isn’t a fan of white and usually isn’t big on anything too bubbly. And yet he said he found it refreshing and polished off two glasses before I was finished with my first. (I tend to sip my wine.) This is the perfect wine for a hot summer day. When I looked at my glass of white wine, strawberries and blue reusable ice cubes, I immediately noticed a patriotic feel.
Whether you used the white or red variety, this would be a perfect drink to serve with blue reusable ice cubes and fresh fruit to show off your red, white and blue! And with so many patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day over the summer, Turning Leaf Refresh has you covered.
Refresh it Forward
With this campaign I have the chance to “Refresh it Forward” and present both a reader and a blogging friend the chance to receive a Wine Over Ice kit as well! I’ve chosen Renee from What Mommies Need. Besides her blog name being a perfect fit (seriously, most mommies need a glass of wine now and then), she juggles working full time outside the home in addition to running her blog and raising two boys. She is also an admin for the Double Duty Divas and helps to plan Reviewers Retreat. She could use a glass of wine to relax!
There are four varieties of Turning Leaf Refresh including: Crisp White, Red Moscato, Moscato and Pink Moscato. You can find them nationwide for only $8 a bottle. They are perfect if you are looking for something lighter than a cocktail but fizzier than a still wine.
I have a Wine Over Ice Kit worth $50 for one of my lucky readers. The kit will include a gift card to purchase wine, wine tote, picnic blanket, two plastic wine glasses and reusable ice cubes.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign with Mom it Forward however all thoughts remain my own.