David Georges, creator of Flip Flop Wines, became fascinated with wine after planting a small vineyard of his own. He then went off to college to study viticulture and wine-making to create a “well-balanced wine that everyone can afford”. Mr. George has become not only a great wine maker but also loves to give back. That is why he has teamed up with Soles4Souls and donates shoes to those in need! Working with companies that give back is one of our passions here at Just Trying To Save Money!
I am no wine connoisseur, but I’ve had enough wine to know what I like and what I don’t! I frequent wine festivals and I am known to comment on the “wine legs”, although truth be told, they have nothing to do with the wine quality. They’re nice to look at and it’s a good conversation starter. So, when the opportunity to taste and review various bottles of wine came my way, I jumped! I was excited to receive three bottles of Flip Flop Wines for review. A 2010 California Pinot Grigio, a 2010 California Pinot Noir, and a 2010 Washington Riesling.
I had noticed the cute packaging on these bottles on a recent trip to Jungle Jim’s and I also knew that for every bottle of Flip Flop Wines purchased, Soles4Souls will distribute a pair of shoes to someone in need, and at $7 a bottle ($5.99 on sale at Kroger), anyone can afford a bottle and still give back!
My husband lit a fire in the backyard that night, and we decided to try the Riesling first. It was easily the sweetest of the wines I received. It was light and fruity and tasted like peach and watermelons. If you like really sweet wine, this one is for you! We took the bottle of Pinot Noir with us on a camping trip, and after the kids were tucked in bed in our camper, we opened the bottle. Red wine has always been my favorite, so I was eager to try it. It did not disappoint! It was semi-dry and had hints of cherry and vanilla. I loved that it wasn’t overly sweet and it had a smooth finish. It was definitely my favorite! The last bottle we tried was the Pinot Grigio. This was a close second. It smelled and tasted zesty. It was well balanced and not too sweet so it was refreshing and perfect for a warm summer night! We drank it over a feast of Chicken Parmesean and it was perfect. All in all, I really enjoyed all 3 Flip Flop Wines. They may not be the best wines I’ve ever tried, but they just might be the best $7 wine on the market!
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Soles4Souls is a great charity that offers ways for you to help others who are in need! To learn more about Soles4Souls you can visit: http://www.soles4souls.org/
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 14 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 7 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 127 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.
This post was written by our newest Team Member & Product Reviewer- Misty! We received 3 bottles of Flip Flop Wines in exchange for our honest opinion. No other compensation was received for this review.