Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wine Cooler: Arbor Mist

This one doesn't really fall under "wine" but it's perfect when you want to sort of break in your wine tastebuds or you just aren't into the stuff. When people start to drink wine, they usually go for the sweeter versions. Personally, I prefer an off-dry or semi-sweet wine because I don't like the bitter, alcoholic aftertaste.

So when we tried Arbor Mist (Orchard Fruits Chardonnay) it was a great hit. It's a wine cooler, meaning it has wine and different flavorings, sugar and water. It's pretty watered down but you still get that wine taste. It's great with ice or well chilled. Very refreshing. And it has a pretty low alcohol volume (only 7% I think) so I can drink the whole thing and not get drunk or get a hangover the next day.

It kinda tastes like Cali (remember that drink?) only it contains real alcohol in it and more wine-y taste.

There are different varieties of Arbor Mist available in the Philippines and the Chardonnay is probably the easiest to drink. The red wine (Merlot and Pinot Noir) are pretty heavy, but much lighter and drinkable than pure wines. The White Zinfandel, which comes in strawberry and exotic fruits, are, I think, the in-between in terms of lightness and flavor. All are best serve cold or over ice. I served it with ice since we're using standard glasses, but I think if you serve this in wineglasses you're better off chilling the bottle instead.

The price is reasonable, too. It sells for Php200/bottle in SM. Good chill-out drink.

1 comment:

  1. I suspect this is how the gods conduct politics:::::
    Any Republican President who is less competent is used by the antients for corruption to further the US bankruptcy (see below). We see this clearly with W and Ronald Reagan's S&L Scandal.
    Highly intelligent Republicans like Alan Keyes would be the most ideal Republican president. Essentially given the success and wealth they attained, the gods will expect continual corruption from a potential Romney Administration. I suspect the only Republican in recent history with hope was Richard Nixon, which is why the gods attacked him. They also used it to energieze the counter-culture and jump start liberalism among the masses.
    With Democrats it is just the opposite. Democrat Presidents who excell appear to achieve results the party values while marginal ones fail in this capacity. They gods used the Republican Party to hobble Obama's first term through political partisanship and the marathon Romney campaign. There are some similarieties with the Clinton Administration and health-care proposals although now dramatically use the tool of repressing economic growth through oppressive energy prices.

    The only adminsitration with hope was Nixon. "Reagan." We don't know what his Alzeimer's was attrributable to. Nixon happened in the White House.
    They suggested when Reagan was an actor he knew he was hurting white people and he approved.
    Yes, difficult to reconcile this Nixon issue, but like Reagan he hated hippies. Perhaps he felt a nice holocaust disposing of the white trash trying to poison society was a good idea. And it was.
    Don't exclude the possibility of executive priveledge, where they gods disregard morality, justification and act out of convienience.

    Transistion from select European matriarchies to Christianity's Mediterreanean-based patriarchy.
    Transistion from an agrarian to an degredating industrial economy, from horse-powered transportation to destructive automotive transportation.
    Transition from Old World-style, culpability-incurring "telepathic inspiration", being pushed into evil/sin with AI to freewill, leading the disfavored into temptation thinking they are "earning".
    Transition away from the antients accepting culpability to imposing blame upon the human preditors who hurt others deliberately.
    The more we approach the impending Apocalypse the more the antients impose this variable of culpability upon these preditors they positioned as leaders, those whom fall for temptation thinking obedience will "earn" them immortality.
    Eventually the god's goal is to no longer accept any culpability, necessary for justifying the Apocalypse. Temptation alone may achieve this, unless the gods have further deteriorating work ahead as we progress.

    The antients used Christinaity to initiate the "Beginnning of The End". Along the way they used it to initiate other tools which they will use to further mankind into decay and towards the Apoocalypse:::UsA, "democracy", capitalism/corporations.
    Of the tools they have used, religious, political, economic, social is by far the most damaging and seems reserved for those who have experienced each tactic:::
    The god's social tool promoted moral decay, whether sexual, behavioral, professional, etc. It created an enviornment where indecency is the norm.