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I Drank This So You Don't Have To

I drank this so you don’t have to: Bella Sera Frescata Pesche

From the label: Inspired by the artisans of Italy, our PescheĀ  blend is luscious and lively, infused with flavorful sweet peach notes that capture the essence of summertime freshness.

My roommate is out of town and I’m home between business trips, so this Saturday night is all about me and my one true love: Netflix. I was looking for a white wine and saw this on the Target shelves and figured why the hell not. This strategy has backfired on me more than a handful of times.

Bella Sera Frescata Pesche has no right to taste good. “Grape wine with natural flavors” is probably not the best way to describe a wine. Instead of a website, a 1-800 number is listed. $6.99 at Target is not the price point of a delicious wine.

I poured myself a mason jar of this baby and was ready to hate it. Instead, I immediately noticed that it was actually a sparkling wine and not a normal white wine. I love sparkling wine.

I took a sip. It’s actually something I like, but I do really like peach flavors (even if they’re artificial). It also probably doesn’t hurt that it’s only 7.5% ABV, which is about half the ABV of most wines. This is beneficial to the flavor, because the flavor isn’t overwhelmed by an alcoholic taste.

On a scale of “Beverly” from the World of Coke (an inside joke between the school children of Atlanta who had to visit the World of Coke) to Bottomless Mimosas, I give this a 6. Drinkable, not notable in any way but also lacking any offensive qualities.

I can see this becoming a recurring feature. If you’d like me to drink something else that sounds stupid, leave a comment.

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2 Comments

  • Reply WineFan92' June 27, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    As a wine fan from 1992, I tried this for my WineFan blog earlier in the year. I enjoyed the sweetness, but the texture was a bit too wet for me. I’m going to have to retry and compare with your notes. Thank you for the write up!

  • Reply Ann Boland January 13, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Try their Frescata Limone – lovely. I’m trying to find where to purchase it in Tucson.

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