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Stella Artois Midnight Lager

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My favorite #beer 🍻 HANDS DOWN πŸ‘‡πŸ½ Stella Artois❣️ When I spotted πŸ‘€ this LIMITED EDITION πŸ₯‡ in my local beer & #wine 🍷 grabbed it immediately to #review πŸ•΅πŸ½β€β™€οΈ for you guys’ CHEERS 🍺

Stella Artois Solstice Lager

Rating: 5 out of 5.

As promised πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ this week’s review IS NOT a Prosecco🍾 Have been a Stella Artois FAN πŸ’‹ for years but this was my first πŸ‘†πŸ½ time trying Solstice Lager 🍺

πŸ” Product Description πŸ‘‡πŸ½ Stella Artois Solstice Lager

Celebrating the return of Stella Artois Solstice Lager πŸ₯³, a premium golden lager 🍺 triple-filtered for refreshment & smoothness 😎 While crafted in celebration of Summer’s longest day 🌞, with citrus πŸ‹ notes & a crisp clean finish, this beer 🍻 is now available year-round πŸŽ‰

Gemma di Luna Prosecco DOC

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This week (3-2-22) is another Prosecco πŸ₯‚ but promise next week I will switch it up 🍻 Please note πŸ”¦ I DO NOT πŸ§πŸ½β€β™€οΈ read winemaker’s notes prior to tasting & opinions πŸ’―

πŸ” Winemakers Notes/Product Description πŸ‘‡πŸ½ Gemma di Luna

Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Truly enjoyed 😁 this sparkler out of Spain πŸ’ƒπŸ½ Big fan of a really crisp first sip & the back notes 🎢 on the finish were delicious πŸ˜‹ Would go back for another offering of this wine anytime πŸ’— (2-23-22)

πŸ” Winemakers Notes/Product Description πŸ‘‡πŸ½ Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut

Freixenet’s most popular cava, Cordon Negro Brut is often referred to as the β€œBlack Bottle Bubbly.” 🍾 As the #1️⃣ imported sparkling wine in the world, crisp and creamy πŸ₯› Cordon Negro Brut’s delicate bubbles make this the ideal wine for any occasion. ⛺️ Get ready to sparkle! πŸŽ‡

Cordon Negro Brut is a crisp, clean and well-balanced βš–οΈ ‘cava’ sparkling wine πŸ₯‚ The fresh palate of apple 🍏, ripe pear 🍐 & bright citrus 🍊 flavors combine with a long finish and an exciting touch of ginger 🀩 This brilliant, versatile cava goes well with just about everything πŸ†’

Bollicini Prosseco

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
Giving this a 4️⃣-1/2 star 🌟 rating. My only negative βž–; the bubble is looser than I like πŸ’— but the grape πŸ‡ is full bodied & the price πŸ’΅ is STELLAR❣️

πŸ” Winemakers Notes πŸ‘‡πŸ½

4.4 rating according to

This wine has crisp, fragrant notes of apple 🍎, peach πŸ‘ & pear🍐 Delicious on its own or pairs perfectly with light appetizers πŸ«•, fresh seafood 🍀, grilled chicken πŸ—, salads πŸ₯— and dessertsπŸ₯§

Lapis Luna

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Only reason this is getting 4️⃣-1/2 stars is the priceπŸ’° Felt it was a bit high 🏧 but not the makers fault πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Purchased in Bethesda πŸ’Ž where prices run higher πŸ“ˆ than other locations of Montgomery County, MDπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

πŸ€” Did you know Montgomery County has a completely separate alcohol law 😒 than the rest of Maryland❓ My county πŸŒ‡ has very strict regulations on alcohol sales πŸ›‘

🚫 Montgomery County, MD alcohol laws HERE

Mouton Cadet

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Almost screamed with delight πŸ˜‚ when I found this in my local beer 🍺 & wine 🍷 Been searching πŸ•΅πŸ½β€β™€οΈ for a Mouton Cadet forever without luckπŸ€

During yogaπŸ§˜πŸ½β€β™€οΈ& wine tasting πŸ₯‚ (full YouTube video HERE), spoke with owner of Loew Vineyard about Mouton Cadet being my white wale 🐳

This incredible πŸ” 2018 vintage took me back to my 3️⃣0️⃣s when I first experienced this full bodied bordeaux 😎

A bit pricey πŸ€‘ at my local store ($16.49) but worth EVERY penny πŸͺ™
MORE than Recommend 😍

Ruffino Prosecco

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Unfortunately, the store walking distanceπŸšΆπŸ½β€β™€οΈfrom my house has a limited selection of ProseccoπŸ™πŸ½ Had my favorite, LaMarca (review coming πŸ”œ), but wanted to try something πŸ†•

Ruffino’s bright label πŸ”– stood out in the wine fridge βž• the price was very reasonable at $13.99 πŸ€‘

Like ALL my reviews πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘ŽπŸ½, waited until after first impression before researching πŸ•΅πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

πŸ” Winemakers Notes πŸ‘‡πŸ½

🌈 Color: Bright straw yellow πŸ’› with fine bubbles❣️

πŸ‘ƒπŸ½ Aroma: The bouquet πŸ’ is fragrant & bursting with fruit notes 🎢 It shows clean aromas of apples 🍎, pears 🍐 & citrus πŸ‹, accompanied by hints of wisteria 🌺

πŸ˜‹ Tasting profile: Crisp, clean & delicate 🌻 with fine bubbles on the palate. Intense flavors of apples 🍎 & peaches πŸ‘ lead to a pleasant finish with lingering fruit πŸ‡ and floral 🌻 notes


Overall, found this to be a really nice Prosecco🍾 & will gladly pick it up again πŸ’³; for a party πŸŽ‰ or just because it’s Tuesday πŸ€ͺ

PSecco Prosecco

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

History of Prosecco

Prosecco (/prΙ™ΛˆsΙ›koʊ, proʊ-/; Italian: [proˈsekko]) is an Italian DOC or DOCG white wine produced in a large area spanning nine provinces in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. Named after the village of Prosecco which is in the province of Trieste, Italy.

Made from the Prosecco grape (renamed Glera in 2009) but allowed up to 15% of other permitted varieties. Prosecco is almost always made in sparkling or semi-sparkling style (spumante and frizzante, respectively).

Until the 1960s, Prosecco sparkling wine was generally rather sweet. Since then, production techniques have improved, leading to the higher quality wines produced today.

Introduced into the mainstream US market in 2000 by Mionetto, now the largest importer of Prosecco, who also reported an “incredible growth trend” in 2008. Consumption also ballooned in the UK, which became the biggest export market for Prosecco; one quarter of all Italian production.

Since 2020 the DOC rules allow a rosΓ© variety of Prosecco designated spumante rosΓ©, which must contain Glera blended with 10–15% Pinot Noir.

Why Prosecco for Wine & More Reviews

During my weight loss journey, I knew I did not want to give up drinking wine, so I researched the wine with the least calories. From an article in Esquire:

Embrace Prosecco

Prosecco is around 70 calories per 100ml glass, compared to its more glamorous cousin Champagne, which comes in at roughly 95 calories per glass (it’s less expensive, too). Prosecco or champagne cocktails usually mask the sharpness of the sparkling wine with sugar, so avoid these and just drink the bubbly stuff on its own.


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