Hello my Foodie & Wino Friends,
I recently attended a private press event with Freixenet winemaker Gloria Collell who introduced her new wines called Mia. These Spanish wines are casual yet modern, reflecting the vibrant style of Gloria’s hometown of Barcelona.
Fort Lauderdale was her only Florida stop on the launch tour, and I was excited to have the opportunity to meet her – she is dynamic, fiercely intelligent, down to earth and a lot of fun. The reception was held at a beautiful waterfront mansion in the Seven Isles neighborhood.
Gloria had a dream of creating a new brand of wine for the 21st century; she set out to do something different. She dreamed of bringing to the world the best of Spanish grape varieties in wines that are as young and exciting as her home in Barcelona. A cosmopolitan city of contracts - of old and new, of color and passion and spontaneity. This dream had Gloria searching for the best of her country's grapes, rediscovering old varieties and exploring new combinations- looking for perfection in a glass. And throughout her journey, she credits Freixenet with helping her. Their wisdom and experience, she says, provided inspiration and together they have created wines that we can all call "mine" (Mia in Spanish).
Due to the crisp freshness and fruity character of Mia wines, they are excellent with food or simply enjoyed on their own. Mia reds are made with the best Tempranillo grapes. They pair extremely well with pasta dishes and meat and of course their local ham, says Gloria.
Mia's sparkling wine is perfect for celebrating any occasion and touts this sparkler as a delicious and easy drinking wine that bursts with apples and pears on the palate. If you are in a sweeter mood, Gloria suggests reaching for their Moscato. It's an explosion of wonderful aromas, she says, and she loves it with chocolate, pastries and even cheese.
To learn more about Mia wines, you can visit their website: http://www.miawines.com
Until we eat (and drink) again...
I send you delicious wishes, xo