Pampelonne Red Sangria
Price: ~ $20
Retailer: Whole Foods (next month)
Remember when I found the PERFECT canned wine this summer, the Pampelonne Rosé Lime?
Everyone has gone nuts for it, and rightfully so.
It's delicious. It's refreshing. It's mobile.
But it was very summery.
That doesn't really matter much in a place where summer never ends, but, even as a native who loves the heat, every once in awhile I like to ~feel~ like there is some sort of seasonal change taking place. I just need to mix things up now and then. Like, I'd love to be comfortable in a cozy oversized sweater on the couch eating tomato soup.
That is a physical impossibility at this juncture in time.
It is too fucking hot.
Ideally, I'd be drinking spiced mulled wine in luxury sweats carving pumpkins and watching Hocus Pocus while my whole house smells like warm cinnamon sticks and I get all nostalgic and shit. BUT NO. INSTEAD, I'M LIKE, OH, SHOULD I WEAR A BIKINI TOMORROW? I ALREADY HAVE TO APPLY SPF10000000 SO WHY NOT.
I'm very upset about the situation. It's been summer for a year & a half and I have some really dope mom jeans and Thanksgiving crafts I would like to debut to the world.
But that's why the Pampelonne Red Sangria is so perfect right now. It tastes like the holidays, but is refreshing like a Pellegrino. It's light and spicy, and goes down so easy it's almost troubling.
The way it makes me feel inside is that warm fuzzy awesome feeling I've only felt like four times in my life because it never gets cold here... BUT you know when you're like super, super cold? And then you finally warm up? And then you eat a big meal with loved ones? And then you eat painkillers and watch the first Harry Potter by the fire? You know that warm, fuzzy feeling?
THAT'S HOW I FEEL! RIGHT NOW! IT'S GREAT!
LIKE IS IT CHRISTMAS IN ILLINOIS RIGHT NOW?!
CAUSE IT IS IN MY BELLY!
I was fortunate enough to be gifted one box of these tiny little spiced miracles, and I've crushed it. It's gone.
And that's the only problem with these.
IS THAT YOU CAN'T GET THEM FOR ANOTHER MONTH.
So be on the look out my friends.
Cause you know that these are Ross Test central.
100%, A++++ pass every time.
Previously: Pampelonne Rosé Lime