Have you ever been on a boat? How about a fisherman’s boat? Did you know that fishermen have crazy rules you must follow if you want to remain one their boat?
Well, they do. Some of Cranberry Liquor’s patrons are fishermen, and I got the run down! No pig (hotdogs, pork), for instance. No bananas. Absolutely NO 13’s – as in, you get to the 13th pickle, you toss it overboard.
Although those rules may be superstitious, there is a well-known rule for boats as well. No glass. No glassware. Why? It’s pretty straightforward – glass breaks.
So what to do if you’d like a glass of wine while watching the sunset on beautiful Cape Cod?
Barefoot wine is releasing a spritzer for the upcoming season. This summer, 2016, spiked seltzers and spritzers are now trending.
Barefoot Winery has been in business for over 30 years – but when they made the “Top 20 Wines” in 2005, they easily became the most popular wine in their category. With all of the awards they’ve accumulated, their brand noterietay and public footprint, not to mention their moscato (and their sweet red, crisp whites and bubblys easily trumped all of their competition.)
Fast forward to 2016 – Barefoot is taking it to a whole ‘nother ballgame… literally?
They’ve taken their most popular varietals – Crisp White and their Summer Red, made it “spritz,” and voila!
The owners of Barefoot Winery seem like great people. They actually did an AMA on Reddit! Both the “Ask Me Anything” and their website sort of expound on Barefoot’s origins, their business model, and their ultimate goal: To get wine into the hands of as many people as possible, affordably, deliciously, and comfortably.
And Barefoot’s new spritzer does exactly this: Unlike most ‘splits’ of wine (187ml), they’ve upped the amount to 250ml. They’ve got an amazing product, they’ve put the same great taste in a more casual container, and now you can drink your wine poolside, in a stadium, or, if you’re on Cape Cod this summer, on your boat.
To top it off, Barefoot’s winemaker Jen Hall says they’ve met a need.
“They are a true, original-style spritzer, designed to be lively on the palate,” explains Wall. “What we found was there were not any refreshing, outdoor, daytime occasion wines.”
Right now, Barefoot offers the Crisp White ( a blend of Chenin Blanc and Riesling) and their Sweet Red (blending white Moscato grapes and Pinot Noir Rose,) now spritzer style! They’re shareable and they’re a company known for great wine at an almost unbelievable price. These Refresh Spritzers are super summertime friendly.
Plus, it’s much easier to cut your foot on broken glass than an empty can.
Want to learn about these Spiked Seltzers I keep referring to? Leave me a message in the comments if you’re feeling bold!