Plan a night in with Volo Biou Sauvignon Blanc

Now that the Fall Netflix season is in full swing, what are you going to drink?

Volo Biou Sauvignon Blanc may just be the next great couch wine.

What is a couch wine? One that won’t break the bank, yet won’t compromise on quality and flavor for an ultra-casual night in.

Volo Biou is an afford option in the $10-15 range that is personally satisfying and won’t disappoint any guest you have over.

This French Sauvignon Blanc tastes crisp, clean and dry. Its midpalate is full fruited with a lemony acidity balanced by melon and green apple flavors, and a gentle essence of green mango, a flavor that pairs particularly well with Asian takeout.

As Coloradans look to entertain more in the home, you can find wines for this, or any season, at larger, local, family-owned liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a superior selection from around the globe with a knowledgeable staff who will help you find the perfect bottle every time.

Welcome summer with Pamplemousse Rosé

Pamplemousse Rosé has a slightly sweet, easygoing grapefruit taste that is engaging and approachable for entry level wine drinkers and sunny weather. With more people opting for relaxing dinners at home, the pink hued Pamplemousse Rosé, with its lower alcohol content (usually 8-10% ABV), is the quintessential couch wine.

There is a major trend in French wine with flavored profiles such as Pamplemousse Rosé. New flavor-hybrid wines now typically score in the top three aperitifs for the 18-34 demographic.

Besides a refreshing, fruity taste, Pamplemousse Rosé is highly versatile. You can serve it chilled, over ice with soda, or as a welcome addition to cocktails. Try one of these recipes or have fun playing with your own.

Based on the national drink of Mexico, this rosé variation is refreshing with a light punch.

Pamplemousse Paloma

  • 5 ounces blanco tequila
  • .75 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • .5 ounce Pamplemousse Rosé
  • .25 ounce agave syrup (optional)
  • grapefruit for garnish

Combine the liquid ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker shake until your vessel is frosted. Strain into a Collins glass and top off with two ounces of grapefruit soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedges.

This next recipe will brighten any brunch and bridal party.

Pamplemosa

  • 1 ounce Pamplemousse Rosé
  • French champagne or Prosecco
  • 1 fresh grapefruit

In a champagne flute, combine the Pamplemousse Rosé and 4-5 ounces of the sparkling wine. Garnish with a long strip of grapefruit peel.

Locally, you can find Pamplemousse Rosé at larger, better stocked liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a vast selection of the latest wine varietals and specialty spirits.