Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wine Wednesday: Shamong White



The second wine of the year... That does not sound like nearly enough! Meet Shamong White by Valenzano Winery in NJ. Shamong is actually a town in NJ. I have no clue why they picked this name. Shamong isn't famous for wine that I know of.

This is where I should mention this review is unsolicited and Valenzano Winery could care less what I think.

I like sweet wine. I do. I love the light flavor. However with that said Shamong White was odd. It didn't so much taste like white wine as it did fermented grape juice. Maybe it was the intent of the winery for the grape flavor to be prominent but I like layers of flavor in my wine. Don't get me wrong, I can't tell you that the wine has a floral finish or anything but I know grape when I taste it!

Shamong White's lack of complexity made me think it would be perfect for a wine cocktail. In a sangria or wine punch Shamong White would shine. It's light, sweet flavor would play perfectly in the back ground and let the other flavors shine.

I say try it for a cocktail party in a signature beverage you design yourself.

14 comments:

  1. Haha...only 2 wines this year?!? I love sweet wine too. Actually, I love pretty much any type! I'm excited to try this one out.

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  2. i so enjoy a good glass of wine but i prefer red wined, thanks for sharing and please if anyone can help me i need twitter followers @tisonlyme143 Thanks so much

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  3. I've lived in NJ all my life and have never heard of Shamong. I hope it's in the southern portion of the state as wine made from grapes grown in the northern half all stink. Thanks for the review.

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  4. I know nothing about wines and appreciate reading reviews before trying one.

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  5. thanks for the great review... so many wines out there, nice to read about your opinion

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  6. Never heard of this. Thanks for the review - I don't care for sweet wines so now I know :)

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  7. I have yet to find a wine that I enjoy. I will keep following your posts and hopefully your weekly endeavors will lead me to a personal favorite.

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  8. Thanks for sharing! my favorite is flip flop moscato ;)

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  9. I do not like a grape flavor, if I did I'd drink grape juice so thanks for the heads up.

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  10. "Shamong", interesting name. "Grape Juice", I think I may have to pass on this wine... I'm more into White Zinfindel... fruity, but not the taste of Grape Juice. Thanks for the information, though.

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  11. sweet wine is the best

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  12. would like to try it. Wine is full of antioxidants. Does have kind of a funny name

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  13. Thanks for the review! I know very little about wine so this is helpful!

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  14. This sounds like the perfect wine for me!!! LOL

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