Wine Lovin’: Cupcake Red Velvet

To quote the great Benjamin Franklin, “wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” Truer words have never been spoken. So while I’m not a sommelier or even a certified critic, I know what I like and I enjoy tasting…as often as possible.

Photo Cred - Pic Jumbo

Photo Cred – Pic Jumbo

This weekend’s pick was a beautiful blend from California with an interesting name. Side note – I often select my wines based on the label, shape of the bottle or the ability to earn extra air miles at the LCBO (pronounced – lickbo). Highly sophisticated – I know.

Anyway,  with a name like ‘Cupcake‘ who could resist? My only wish was that I had an actual cupcake to complement the creamy texture and deliciously sweet aromas of dark berries, cocoa and hints of vanilla  in my beautiful wine glass.


Overall, I really enjoyed this very, easy-to-drink wine. For you wine snobs out there, tripped up by the fact that it doesn’t say a wine ‘type’ on the label,  it’s a blend of grapes – 47% Zinfandel, 29% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petite Sirah.

This delightful bottle is available at the LCBO for under $20. Bring it with you as you start to hit up those holiday soirees. More on that later.