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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MASI Masianco from Kobrand Wine and Spirits

We received a sample in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

We had the opportunity to facilitate a review for a bottle of wine from Kobrand Wine and Spirits called Masianco.



Points of distinction for Masianco-


  • Like its famous red counterpart Campofiorin, Masianco emphasizes excellent terroir, character of local grapes and original winemaking methods.
  • Masianco easily pairs well with casual and modern cuisine: hors d’oeuvres, fish and grilled white meats.
  • Masianco is Masi's white "Supervenetian."
  • Masianco Pinot Grigio e Verduzzo delle Venezie IGT 2015 play

    Masi’s most up-to-date Italian white is also the estate’s white “Supervenetian,” a wine of great personality. Masianco Pinot Grigio delle Venezie blends the elegant, fruity and rich aromas of this grape, cultivated in Friuli, with the structure, poise and body of the native Verduzzo, picked slightly over-ripe and mature. Pinot Grigio comes from the Castions di Strada vineyard, with sedimentary soil of loose clay and gravel. Each variety is handled separately; Pinot Grigio is picked end of August, vinified for 25 days at 50-59°F to enhance fresh aromas, with partial malolactic. Verduzzo is harvested end of September, then further ripened on racks for 3 weeks to enhance concentration. After short cryomaceration, the Verduzzo is fermented in stainless steel tanks for 3 months and transferred to barriques where it completes malolactic.

    Masianco shows attractive, tropical fruit aromas. A fruity blend with traces of honey and a dry finish with a citrus twist. Pair this wine with hors d’oeuvres, fish, and white meats. This medium-bodied white has great personality, well-suited to modern cuisine.

    Family owned since 1944, Kobrand attributes success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality. Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits.

    The portfolio is a collection of gems of New World and Old, including American wineries such as Cellars,Cakebread Sequoia Grove and St. Francis as well as the wines of European masters such as Champagne Taittinger and Maison Louis Jadot and the Portos of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft.

    A portfolio such as this grows out of the decades-long experience of passionate professionals who seek out the star viticulturists, winemakers and distillers who are its key contributors. Kobrand of today: a story of continuing tradition, strong commitment, innovative excellence and quality.

    You can connect with Kobrand via Kobrand Facebook, @Kobrand_Wine, You Tube and Kobrand Website
  • The Infamous Goose from Kobrand Wine and Spirits

    We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

    We had the opportunity to facilitate a review for a bottle of wine from Kobrand Wine and SpiritsKobrand called The Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc .



    Sauvignon Blanc is a rich lovely fruit core of citrus and apple, balanced with fine acidity for a soft yet pleasantly dry finish. A pale lemon straw with a green hue, and a fresh aroma of fresh green herbs, white peach, blackcurrant bush and wet river stones. The wine is paired great with fresh white fish, salads and white meats and shellfish.

    The source of Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc is Marlborough’s Wairau River Valley, where stony, sandy loam topsoil covers deep layers of free-draining shingle. This low-fertility soil reduces vigor, yielding lush, aromatic, ripe fruit. The grapes are picked at optimal ripeness, destemmed, and the free-run juice is cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks. Three months of aging on the lees and in stainless steel tanks provides body and complexity to the wine, before blending, fining, filtering and bottling. The weather conditions that were predicted for 2015-2016 growing season caused many to fear that it would be the worst harvest. However, conditions were mild across the spring followed by warm rains in January. This resulted in the largest berry wieghts on record for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at harvest time.

    Points of Distinction for Sauvignon Blanc A fresh, high-quality Sauvignon Blanc Terrific pairing with all types of fresh seafood

    Family owned since 1944, Kobrand attributes success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality. Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits.

    The portfolio is a collection of gems of New World and Old, including American wineries such as Cellars,Cakebread Sequoia Grove and St. Francis as well as the wines of European masters such as Champagne Taittinger and Maison Louis Jadot and the Portos of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft.

    A portfolio such as this grows out of the decades-long experience of passionate professionals who seek out the star viticulturists, winemakers and distillers who are its key contributors. Kobrand of today: a story of continuing tradition, strong commitment, innovative excellence and quality.

    You can connect with Kobrand via Kobrand Facebook, @Kobrand_Wine, You Tube and Kobrand Website

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Poema Wine from Kobrand Wine and Spirits

    We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

    We had the opportunity to facilitate a review for a bottle of wine from Kobrand Wine and Spirts called POEMA.



    The points of distinction for POEMA are A true Brut-style Cava, made with indigenous grape varieties Versatile with tapas and light appetizers Made utilizing Metodo Tradicional, the same traditional method used to craft Champagne Made from vines a minimum of 20 years old, for greater depth of flavor

    Poema carefully observes the Cava DO’s stringent regulations to craft its top-quality, small production Cavas, made using the same traditional method used in Champagne. The grapes are grown in the limestone hills surrounding Barcelona on vines that are 20 years old. A green harvest and the selection is carefully picked to help ensure grapes are ripe and pristine. The grapes are harvested manually and pressed in three different wineries close to the vineyards before each lot is fermented separately. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks, the lots are then blended and second fermentation takes place in the bottle according to Metodo Tradicional.

    Poema won a gold metal in the San Francisco International Wine Competition, and a Silver medal in the Houston Rodeo and Wine Competition

    Poema is a great example of Cava with clean, fresh,citrus, mineral and Granny Smith apple aromas with toasted bread notes. The wine can be paired with light tapas, and seafood.

    Family owned since 1944, Kobrand attributes success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality. Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits.

    The portfolio is a collection of gems of New World and Old, including American wineries such as Cellars,Cakebread Sequoia Grove and St. Francis as well as the wines of European masters such as Champagne Taittinger and Maison Louis Jadot and the Portos of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft.

    A portfolio such as this grows out of the decades-long experience of passionate professionals who seek out the star viticulturists, winemakers and distillers who are its key contributors. Kobrand of today: a story of continuing tradition, strong commitment, innovative excellence and quality.

    You can connect with Kobrand via Kobrand Facebook, @Kobrand_Wine, You Tube and Kobrand Website

    Caposaldo Wine from Kobrand Wine and Spirits

    We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

    We had the opportunity to facilitate a review for the wine, CAPOSALDO from Kobrand Wine and Spirits/Kobrand Wine and Spirits.



    Caposaldo blends an artisanal and handcrafted approach to winemaking with cutting-edge quality techniques and standards. The Fruit for the wine is hand harvested from 100% DOC-rated, 20-year-old vines that yield fewer but more intensely flavored grapes.

    Vineyards are located on hillsides in Pieve di Soligo, one of the 15 communes allowed for Prosecco production, nestled between the famed DOCG provinces of Conegliano and Valdobbiadine. Wine is crafted using preferred natural fermentation in autoclave, this results in a superior effervescent quality.

    Caposaldo is bubbly and bright, with a fruity aroma of citrus, green apple and acacia blossoms. This brut style wine has a pleasant acidity and freshness, and a soft round mouth feel.

    This superb wine is excellent paired with fried foods, light pastas, prosciutto, other antipasti and desserts.

    Caposaldo Points of Distinctions- A preferred natural second fermentation results in a superior effervescence. Produced from 20-year-old vines that yield intensely flavored fruit Excellent paired with picnic foods and antipasti A classic Italian wine at an accessible price

    Family owned since 1944, Kobrand attributes success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality. Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits.

    The portfolio is a collection of gems of New World and Old, including American wineries such as Cellars,Cakebread Sequoia Grove and St. Francis as well as the wines of European masters such as Champagne Taittinger and Maison Louis Jadot and the Portos of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft.

    A portfolio such as this grows out of the decades-long experience of passionate professionals who seek out the star viticulturists, winemakers and distillers who are its key contributors. Kobrand of today: a story of continuing tradition, strong commitment, innovative excellence and quality.

    You can connect with Kobrand via Kobrand Facebook, @Kobrand_Wine, You Tube and Kobrand Website.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop Review

    We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

    We had the opportunity to facilitate a review for the Shark Genius Steam Pocket Mop.


    Put those old filthy mops away ladies, and gents! This awesome steam cleaner lets you retire those dirty old things forever. I completely love the Shark Genius Steam Cleaning mop I've been using. It has surpassed even what I imagined when I first opened the box.



    The Shark Genius Steam Pocket mop features:


  • Touch-free Technology
  • Electronic Steam control
  • Dual-Side Dirt Grip Pads
  • 3 Setting Intelligent Steam Control
  • Sanitizes Sealed Hardwood Floors

    Let me tell you what excites me about this Shark Genius. Yes, really a steaming mop truly excites me, with house cleaning it is the little things that keep me happy. The first thing is this is a two in one kind of mop, besides the steam if you flip the handle you can use it for a quick mop with some spray and clean up those nasty spills. The mop even has a holder to hold your spray bottle.

    When your ready to use that steam, lean the mop handle back and release that steam. I first used the worst room and floor in my house to try this out. The steam is high powered and it lifts up everything on my floors, even the dirt debris in the grouts and corners. The dual-sided pads are super absorbent, and I believe they are the largest I have seen. You can use both of these pads. There is gripping material woven throughout the pads to lift and lock in dirt. A great thing about these pads is never having to touch them. I press the release button and the pad falls right into the clothes hamper or washer as soon as I'm done mopping.




    This Shark Genius is easy to use and light weight. I have hardwood floors on first and second levels of my home, it is really easy to carry this mop up and down the stairs. I have had steam cleaners in the past that have weighed a ton and a half, so I really like that I can get from one level to the next with no problems. I have been using steam for a long time due to asthma, allergies and other health concerns. It is much safer than using all the chemicals. I now, feel safe letting my toddler in the spare room my eldest used for his dog while he was at classes.

    I hate that within no time a regular mop will smell and grow mold and bacteria. The Shark Genius instead kills 99.9% of household bacteria.

    Once you try one of these, you will want to throw your old mop to the curb and as I've said the Shark Genius is really easy.


    SharkNinja started out in Montreal, Canada in 1995 and has since settled in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Shark is one of several house-care brands developed by SharkNinja Operating LLC, a pioneer in small household appliances and cleaning solutions that fit the lifestyles of busy people. By providing highly functional, innovative products, SharkNinja has rapidly carved out a significant market share in the housewares industry, becoming one of the leading companies in this sector. From cutting-edge, chemical-free steam mops to state-of-the-art blender systems, SharkNinja products positively impact peoples’ lives in homes around the world.

    You can connect with SharkNinja and Shark Genius via SharkNinjaFacebook, Shark Cleaning Facebook, @SharkCleaning, Shark Cleaning You Tube, Pinterest and Shark Genius Website.

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    MAYbe You'll Win Giveaway Hop

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