I’m the kind of girl who likes a cheap thrill. Two-dollar midnight movies were created for me. I will lose sleep to stay up and watch a b-rated movie just because it’s at midnight and it’s only $2. I like a dash of pesto in my egg salad because it adds just a touch of depth and sophistication to an otherwise bland sandwich. I wear hot-pink underwear under business suits and red nail polish just because. I like martinis with girlfriends and $1 taco night.
Why does this matter, you ask? Because I can’t believe it has taken me this long to discover Barefoot Bubbly. I have long known that Barefoot wines are great inexpensive finds, but no one told me that they make sparkling wine, too! Sparkling wine is fun. It’s a thrill, and if you can make it a cheap thrill, even better!
I decided that Father’s Day warranted a bottle of bubbly. I’d save the good champagne for Christmas, but Father’s Day deserves a bottle of something fun and fizzy. And for only $5.99, my bottle of Barefoot Bubbly would be ok poured into pilsner glasses because I don’t own any champagne flutes.
Barefoot makes several types of sparkling wine, and I chose the pinot grigio. The light, dry yet fruity, wine was perfectly bubbly with smooth fizz, not overly carbonated nor syrupy sweet. It tastes of pear and apple with the tiniest hint of floral.
And best of all, it can be enjoyed out of beer glasses served with barbecued chicken and corn on the cob. It can be served with filet of sole or hot dogs, chicken cordon bleu or fish sticks. It’s just the type of sparkling wine that can make this harried mom forgive the mud on the dog’s paws and the pile of dishes in the sink. It’s just what one needs for a cheap thrill on an otherwise mundane weeknight.