Wine for Breakfast

This wine was a media sample from Happy Bitch.

We’ve all heard the expression, “It’s five o’clock somewhere,” meaning it is appropriate to drink any time of day.  Well what about breakfast?  Sure an occasional Mimosa, but wine???  (Although I do have to admit that at one of the Wine Blogger’s Conferences we did pair wine with brunch – a Cab Sauv goes surprisingly well with country ham and biscuit.)

In the South one of our favorite things to do is have breakfast for dinner.  Now this creates an opportunity for some interesting pairings!


I don’t always plan ahead for dinner so when I get home from work, we don’t have anything thawed to start cooking and sure don’t have the time to thaw something.  So a few nights ago when I got home hubby was trying to decide what to cook.  I suggested biscuits and gravy – apparently this clicked with him as he went to work immediately.  We cooked bacon and eggs as well.  While all this was going on, I had a bottle of Happy Bitch chilling.

This past summer I the pleasure of meeting Debbie Gioquindo (aka – Hudson Valley Wine Goddess) at the Wine Blogger’s Conference in Portland, Oregon.  Debbie is one of the owners of Happy Bitch Wines.  Being the thoughtful person that she is, Debbie brought an extra bottle with her to the conference that I got to bring home.

Happy Bitch is a Rosé blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with a hint of effervescence.  It is slightly sweet with hints of melon, strawberry and rhubarb.  It is fun to drink and very refreshing, similar to an Italian Frizzante Rosé, with a bit less effervescence than champagne.  A perfect wine to carry on a picnic or any gathering as you won’t need a corkscrew.  This bottle is topped off with an old-fashioned crown cap.  Any beer opener will do.

It was actually a great compliment to “breakfast.”

Varietal:  Rosé (blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)          Alcohol:  12%          Price: $13.99

To read more about this wonderful rosé:

Vino Las Vegas:  The Finger Lakes Can’t Help But Be Happy with Happy Bitch Rose Wine

C J Cocktails:  Happy Bitch Wines Toast Fun Females


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. the winegetter
    Apr 21, 2013 @ 18:45:04

    Nina and I once stumbled into one of my winemaker friend’s tasting room at 9AM and he yelled that we had to try all his 18 wines. And oh we did. 🙂 Wine for breakfast (not just with) can be fun indeed! 🙂


  2. Karyn Howard
    Apr 22, 2013 @ 10:42:40

    Well, as wine evangelist Johnny Marshall is fond of saying, “Wine is just for breakfast anymore. You can drink it all day long.”


    • Red Wine Diva
      Apr 27, 2013 @ 10:59:19

      Johnny could write a book with all his euphemisms abot wine – ;-). I’m gonna miss all of you at Raylen when I move to SC to open the wine bar. Hopefully your wines will be carried by my distributor.


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