Hey Wine Luvhers! I know it’s been a minute since my last post. Life has been pretty hectic lately. I’ve been spending a lot of time working on myself and re-evaluating the direction of YGOM. I have some really exciting posts and events coming up and plan to finish the latter part of the year strong. Okay, now let’s get to some wine business!
Today’s post is about Starbucks. Yes, I’m talking about America’s favorite coffee chain. Everyone has been to Starbucks, whether it was to study, host a quick business meeting, or maybe even meet a blind date. While Starbucks is synonymous for coffee, it has now expanded its beverage selection to include WINE! #hellsyeah
Yes, if you haven’t heard already, Starbucks has introduced “Starbucks Evenings,” which features a selection of local and craft beers and wines. Luckily for Houstonians, we have several locations in the Greater Houston area now offering this evening menu.
The menu includes a diverse mix of ten white and red, and even sparkling wines ranging from $6 to $12 a glass (six ounce pour). Starbucks uses stemless glasses marked with fun inspirational quotes. Earlier in the summer, I was fortunate to sample several wines. Check out my thoughts below:
- Sanford Flor de Campo, Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Full bodied red with dark cherry/berry aromas. Mild tannins on the backend, very jammy in taste. A little quirkiness to it, but was here for the ride.
- Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Notes: Tart lemon/nectarine aromas. Upon swirling, the aromas open up and become sweet. One of the more sweeter Sauvignon Blancs with peach and citrus flavors. Tasted almost like a Moscato.
- Cambria Estate, Chardonnay
Tasting Notes: Pale, golden yellow white with oaked and buttery aromas. Manageable, not too tart/dry. Solid Chardonnay choice!
- Menage Midnight, Red Blend
Tasting Notes: Deep beet red in color with tart cranberry aromas and flavors. Pretty legit red blend.
I was pretty surprised at how good the wine selection was at Starbucks. But, I couldn’t help but wonder if people are really taking advantage of this amazing offering. I was the only one drinking wine at my location…mind you it was 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Anyways, I’m a fan of the Starbucks Evening concept and will definitely be taking advantage of it more in the future. Has anyone else tried the wine at Starbucks? Let me know your thoughts!