5 Ways to Enjoy Wine #LoveJadot
This post is in collaboration with and sponsored by Louis Jadot. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. This post is for those 21 years and older in the United States; refer to local law depending on the country you reside in. Please drink responsibly.
There's many ways to enjoy wine. You don't need to have a special occasion, and it doesn't need to be the holidays. Often times, people have to have something to celebrate. How about life? How about celebrating the joy of being on this beautiful earth? That's something you can celebrate every single day. When it comes down to it, I find that Louis Jadot is perfect for any occasion and anytime. I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to enjoy wine.
I don't know about you, but I always have a bottle or two of wine waiting in my cupboard. It's my very own reserve. Sometimes you'll get a call from a friend to catch up, or a call from a friend needing a friend. I like to take the wine with me as a sure way we'll enjoy ourselves. Wine socializes us, and makes situations that are good or bad, a little better. Anytime I catch up with a friend, pouring that glass of wine, clinking glasses and then diving into the latest in our lives, makes the experience so much more lively and relaxed at the same time. When it's a sad scenario (break-up, loss in the family, etc.) the wine is an unspoken celebration of love and life. I just find the bottle can be reminiscent of so many different experiences, but when you're chatting with a friend, it has the power to transform the mood of the conversation.
Whether it's happy hour with the girls, date night with your significant other, or having people over to watch the next UFC fight, getting together and sipping on some wine is one of the best ways to bring people together. This also includes celebrations. You know the promotion? Fantastic. Crack that bottle open!
While we may have long days, long weeks, long years, enjoying a glass of wine to unwind after those long hours will make you feel a little more relaxed and a little more refreshed. Sure, we need a real vacation from time to time but I've found that having some Louis Jadot after a long day at work is the perfect start to a relaxing evening. Add a nice bath, lit candle, your favorite slow jams and a book, and you're absolutely golden. For me, my "book" is scrolling through Instagram because that's relaxing to me so pick an activity that relaxes you. Whether it's listening to music and closing your eyes, reading a book or grabbing your favorite magazine, do whatever makes you feel zen-like.
You don't need a reason to enjoy some wine. Pop open that cork, and send me a virtual cheers! *Drink responsibly.
During the holidays, we tend to overindulge in all things...but in particular, the wine is plentiful. Sometimes dealing with the family can require an extra glass or two, but it's also a great way to get Uncle Al to do his shimmy through the living room, creating more hysterical memories!
When it comes to Louis Jadot, all the wine is French. However all the varietals are so different and I wanted to highlight each of the wines I've tried over the past few weeks. Don't worry I didn't drink all the bottles in one sitting!
It's blended from 100% Chardonnay grapes selected from wine growers in the Côte Chalonnaise, the Côte Mâconnais and the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. The wine is classified "Bourgogne Blanc" and it is partially fermented and aged in oak casks to add a rich, round character. One thing I've noticed over the years is I love oaky hints of flavor. Oaky flavor really give the wine a more full-bodied tasty aroma, adding another dimension to the taste. Some Chardonnay can be overly buttery, whereas this one is truly a perfect mix of a little butter, a little oak and a little sweetness. The perfect balance.
This wine is best with seafood, poultry or some delicious veggies, given it's got aromas of citrus, white flowers and even more vibrant flavors of fresh peach, pear and grapefruit.
Louis Jadot now has a winery dedicated to the production of Bourgogne Pinot Noir. To elevate the quality of the Pinot Noir, Jadot practices réplis, or declassifying wines of higher appellations, which are added to the final blend.
Pinot noir can be more sweet than other reds, and this one has aromas and flavors of plums, raspberries and cherries, which gives it a healthy mix of sweet since the three fruits are all very different. This wine pairs best with poultry, pork and grilled fish giving those meals a little sweet kick to complement.
The grapes from this vineyard are grown in soil that has a high percentage of chalk and limestone, which imparts mineral nuance. Mâcon-Villages is vinified with no oak to help retain elegant aromas. Something I noticed when sipping on this wine is that it is the perfect midday wine, because it would pair perfectly with some poultry, seafood or salad. To me, seafood and salad always seem like lunch meals but what do I know? 😉
This wine definitely has floral, apple and citrus aromas. In addition, there are some fresh, clean flavors too which I was a big fan of because the different taste was certainly something I wanted to sip on.
Quite possibly one of my favorite red wines, was this Beaugolais. This type of wine was certainly new to me, and not a varietal I had tried in the past. I'm well versed with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and many of those common varietals here on the west coast. This was a very custom varietal to me and definitely came off as a more juicy wine with fresh aromas, flavors of strawberries and black cherries, but also had some peppery notes. It was definitely unique, and I may need a few bottles of this.
The other reason I probably really loved this one is because I knew it would pair well with picnic foods, burgers or salads. Grab that cheese board, split a burger or a salad with some steak, and you're golden.
When it comes to this particular varietal, it is a fruit-forward, juicy wine that has expressive aromas and flavors of ripe red berries with spicy notes. All of these things are something you should be shaking your head to, because it's delicious. This wine is also the perfect add for appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, mild cheeses and some poultry dishes. Any wine that is good with cheese is a great wine in my eyes.
Since these grapes come from the southern part of the country, there is a light and fruity aroma to them. It's easily drinkable, and just meshes well with so many appetizers and snacks.
When it came to this wine, I think Kelly and I enjoyed it the most. It had aromas of fresh red apples alongside white flowers. In addition to that, there were flavors of toasted nuts and citrus. As we sipped on wine in the early afternoon, this seemed like the perfect option for the occasion. Not to mention, this is perfectly paired with frilled or roasted seafood, and of course poultry and creamy cheeses.
This wine does use a Chardonnay grape, but the varietal is a bit different because it's less buttery and more nutty with hints of citrus. I definitely like the distinction from the traditional Chardonnay, and it was very pleasant.
When is comes to wine, what flavors do you look for? What's your favorite varietal?
In terms of occasions, I do not believe wine needs to have a special occasion. Grab a bottle and enjoy it with your significant other. Just because. If you need an occasion, then celebrate life, celebrate the weekend, celebrate a long week's work, celebrate surviving Monday. We all deserve the best of the French wine, and Louis Jadot is certainly it!
Since we can't give away wine, we thought we would do a French luxury beauty giveaway. I choose a few of my all-time favorite luxury beauty products from French brands I adore. You can find the details and ENTER on my Instagram page here. The rules are simple:
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