I will be the first to admit, I love wine. Good wine. When I first heard of flipflop wines and what they were about, I wanted to give them a shot. When I tried the wine, I was pretty shocked. The wines are pretty inexpensive, although many sommeliers and wine connoisseurs will tell you that you don’t need to spend much to get a great bottle of wine. Despite that nugget of knowledge, I came in to this review with a skepticism. I tried the Pinot Noir (personal favorite), Pinot Grigio, and Reisling. Honestly, all three were very tasty and the flavors were well developed. I’m by no means a connoisseur of wine, but I do know bad wine from tasty wine.
What originally captured my attention was that flipflop wines is partnered with a charity called Soles 4 Souls. Soles 4 Souls is a wonderful Nashville-based charity that collects shoes and redistributes them to people in need. Since 2005 they have put over 14 million pairs of shoes in hands of those who really need them. While some charities focus on a certain race or country, Soles 4 Souls has distributed shoes to over 127 countries, not just focusing on foreign soils, but also right here in The United Sates. They headed up the shoe relief effort for Katrina and also the Asian tsunami. Currently they are working to collect and deliver shoes to the flood victims. If you are not a big wine drinker, please check out Soles 4 Souls where you can donate directly. You can donate money, time, and shoes. Yes, they take worn and new shoes. To find a shoe drop off location near you, head over here.
flipflop wines has pledged that for every bottle of wine purchased, a pair of flip flops are donated to Soles 4 Souls. So not only will you buy a tasty bottle of wine, but your purchase will help someone in need. flipflop wines sell: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir, covering a full menu of whites and reds. David Georges, the Vintner, first discovered the art of grape growing while working on an organic farm in the Mount Shasta region of California. After developing his deep fascination with not only the vineyard, but also wines, Georges decided to further his education in Viticulture at UC Davis. In 2009 he started his true vision of flipflop wines, creating great tasting wines that won’t “break the bank”.
Each wine comes labeled with a very user-friendly label, unlike most wines. I find this not only charming, but also very useful. On the label you will find an in-depth description of the wines flavor, what foods it’s best paired with, and a note on how to best serve and store. Personally, I think other wine companies should think about doing the same. Purchase your wines at flipflop where the bottles are only $7.00 + shipping costs. And don’t forget, you will be donating a pair of shoes with each bottle purchased. Follow flipflop wines on Facebook.
Special thanks to flipflop wines for providing samples for review purposes.