Friday, June 23, 2017

PDX Wine Slushies - A Cool Treat

Do you remember chipotle, sriracha, and salted caramel?  They were in everything. I once had a sriracha margarita. What was I thinking?  I also came across chipotle ice cream and salted caramel green tea. Jeeze, The things we try. But as the fashion industry says "That was so last year".

New Trends

It seems everything has a trend, food (smoothie bowls), fashion (stripes),  music (streaming),  the President (twitter) and of course wine.  So what's the new in-thing in the wine industry? Well to name a few, Prosecco, Bourbon-Barrel Aging and Slushies. I do like a nice glass of bubbly and I am very curious about the Bourbon aging but did someone say slushies? I am so on board. 

Hot Sun Equals Cold Drink 

The weather is getting hot, women are wearing striped bikinis, and foodies are eating smoothie bowls, but I am sure the President is not tweeting about wine. So what goes perfectly with the summer heat? BBQ and Wine slushies of course. 

Did you know we are wine prophets? I kid you not, as a matter of fact, we at Paradocx have have been chatting this up for the last few years. Thanks to our sweet wine pouches.

No Blender Needed - Just Freeze

We have 5 sweet wines that we serve out of pouches. I call it the Capri Sun for adults. Now if we just had a straw big enough. For a quickie slushy, try placing our pouches in the freezer for a few hours then cut off the top. Scrape off the wine into a clear glass and top with sliced fruit, and of course one of those fancy umbrellas. Voila! Wine paradise. 

Below is a list of sweet, slushy-ready wines you can find at all Paradocx locations.
PDX Sweet Wine Pouches

Niagra - A sweet white wine made predominantly from native Niagara grapes has the aroma like stepping into the winery during fermentation each Autumn. A floral nose of spring blossoms and pallet full of peaches and sweet stone fruits.

Catawba -
A sweet pink wine made predominantly with native Catawba grapes has a combination of moderate acid and sweet flavors of red fruits, cherries, and grapefruit.

Concord - A sweet red wine made predominantly with native Concord grapes with the characteristics of just picked from the backyard arbor. Fruity flavors of bright red berries, blackberry, and red cherries.

Twine -
T-Wine is a sweet white wine blend en-laced with subtle natural tea flavors to create a refreshing taste experience.

Peach Twine - Peach Twine is a sweet white wine blend laced with subtle natural tea and luscious peach flavors to create a refreshing taste experience. 

Channel Your Inner Bartender

Here are a couple recipes you can use to make a variety of wine slushies

PDX White Peach 

Serves 2 to 3

3 Cups Frozen Peaches or freeze your own

6 oz Paradocx White Wash, chilled

2 oz Triple Sec

Place ingredients in a blender, puree until smooth. Add a little more wine if too thick and serve immediately. 

Red Rum Slushy

Serves 6 to 8

1 Bottle of Paradocx Barn Red, chilled 

3 Heaping Cups Frozen Strawberries or freeze your own 

1 Cup Spiced Rum

1/4 Cup Triple Sec

2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice 

Sugar to taste

Pour into a blender and puree until smooth. Add more wine or sugar if needed. 

One Final Thought

Can you guess what the biggest wine bottle in the world is? A 1,850 liter bottle of red from China. And the smallest? A gorgeous 150 ml bottle of sparkling wine from Greys and Feather called the Bubble. You know what the say about big wine bottles?  "You need a bigger glass"

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