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FlipFlop Wines Review – Buy Cheap “Friendly” Wine & Help the Poor

By Heather Levin

flipflop wines logoIf you like drinking wine and, like me, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on this indulgence, then let me introduce you to flipflop wines. This winery is not only making the most delicious, budget-minded wine I’ve ever tasted, but they’ve also partnered up with an incredible non-profit to make a difference in the lives of impoverished children.

Now, I’m always looking for ways to save money buying good wine. I drink wine every night for dinner, so as you can imagine I’ve sampled a pretty wide selection of budget wines. Thankfully, I’ve always managed to find delicious wines that won’t break the bank. However, my new favorite wine is from flipflop, which retails at a mere $7 per bottle. This is a wine that you can drink every night with just about any meal, and serve with equal success at a dinner party. It’s versatile, delicious, and best of all, affordable.

So what makes this wine so great?

FlipFlop Wines Review

I tried three flipflop wines: the Pinot Grigio and Riesling, which are both white, and the Pinot Noir, which is red.

The biggest reason I loved these wines so much was because of their “friendliness.” I know that sounds a bit silly, but I just don’t know how else to describe it. They’re the type of wine you want to drink on a summer afternoon, hanging out with your friends on the back patio in shorts and bare feet.

All three varieties I tried were delicious, but not in a snooty, complicated way. Each bottle had its own style and unique personality. They put my Corbet Canyon and Banrock Station standbys in the dust, that’s for sure.

flipflop wine bottles They also didn’t taste cheap.  This vintner didn’t cut any corners to make the bottles come in at $7 a pop. Taste it for yourself and you really get the sense that they were made with love.

I could keep going but you get the picture. The wine was smooth, incredibly flavorful and nothing like I’d been buying at the grocery store through the years. I was simply blown away.

Giving to Soles4Souls

soles4soulsWhat’s even more astonishing about flipflop wines is that they’ve partnered up with Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization whose mission is to put shoes on the feet of impoverished children around the world. Children who are forced to go without shoes are unable to go to school. They also suffer serious health conditions such as puncture wounds (which wind up infected) and parasitic infection. Shoes, even simple ones, help prevent this.

For every bottle of flipflop wine you buy, the company donates one pair of flip flops to Soles4Souls through 2011. Amazing.

Where to Buy

So, how can you get a bottle of this awesome budget wine? Well, you can ask your local grocery store or wine retailer if they carry the line. Or, you can also order it by the bottle or case through the flipflop wines website. But beware – the company doesn’t ship to every state, and sadly, Michigan is excluded. I’ve tried for days to order a case and am having no luck so far. I’ll keep trying nonetheless.

If you’re lucky enough to find this wine locally or you can get it shipped to your home, give it a try. At $7 per bottle, you can’t go wrong. And you’ll likely wind up as excited as I am about this new find.

Disclosure: I was sent 3 free bottles of flipflop wines to try out. However, a review was not required nor paid for, and all opinions expressed in this article are my own.

Heather Levin
Heather Levin is a freelance writer based in Detroit, MI. She's passionately committed to living green, saving money, and helping others do the same in their life.

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