"The reality of life for many individuals in developing nations is that having a pair of shoes is a rarity. It is not uncommon for children to grow up in these areas without ever having had a pair of shoes at all. The number of barefoot orphaned children, in Sub-Saharan Africa alone, is estimated to be above 20 million. Many serious health conditions can be absorbed through the feet, even through the toughest soles. In addition, constant cuts and scrapes to the feet and ankles frequently become infected and many of these infections can lead to ulcers and worse." Soles4Souls collects gently worn shoes and monies to provide shoes to those in need.
Last week we kicked in our flip flops to enjoy a new bottle of the 2009 Riesling from flipflop wines. I haven't always has a good friendship with Rieslings, and find that many can give me a headache, so this summer I've been on a quest to discover what I really like and can drink from the Riesling Grape. Most of what I have found has been super sweet, so I was in for a delightful surprise when I opened the 2009 flipflop Riesling.
Coming out of Washington State this Riesling is truly a fruit filled summer treat. Not overly sweet at all, it's medium body doesn't isn't cloying and doesn't linger more than expected. This was a Riesling that surprised me with it's with a big aromas bursting with peach and apricot. It's tropical flavors danced in my mouth and it seemed like it could be the perfect pairing for some light summer flavors. The company suggests "tofu stir-fry, shredded pork tacos, and sake sashimi" as great pairings. Highly drinkable, Hurricane Dad declared this "may be the best Riesling" that he's tasted. It packs a punch though as the 2009 flipflop Riesling has an Alcohol content of 13%! Drink responsibly.
Wine Wednesday Disclaimer: flipflop wine sent me a bottle of the 2009 Riesling to taste, however all opinions expressed within this post are entirely my own. All wine consumed by and tasted entirely by persons over the age of 21. This information is intended for those of legal drinking age, and is for entertainment purposes only. The author advocates moderation and caution when drinking and this Wine Wednesday is in no way intended to promote binge-drinking, alcoholism, underage drinking, hazing, drunk driving, or any other form of alcohol abuse.