Stay Cool this Summer with Refresh by Turning Leaf {Review & Giveaway} #WineOverIce

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I’m not a big drinker. However, in the summer I find that on the weekends it’s actually nice to put my feet up at the end of a long, hard, hot week and enjoy a nice chilled glass of wine. There’s something about taking a moment when the kids are in bed (or better yet a sitter!) and you have a small fire going in the backyard. Just sitting back and putting your feet up and either regrouping with your spouse or reconnecting with friends.

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I’ve never been savvy when it comes to wine and I often don’t know what goes well with what and what is good that is affordable so I was really excited about getting to try Refresh by Turning Leaf. When it came in I had a full bottle of the Crisp White and the Red Moscato to test out.

Welcome to Turning Leaf

Our award-winning wines are changing what people expect from a wine. We take a hands-on approach,
choosing top quality grapes from some of California’s best winegrowing regions and guide the wines to
develop soft, approachable flavors. The result is a collection of interesting and inviting wines.

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We decided to take them out together and compare the two at the same time. We chilled out wine ahead of time in the fridge and also used the cute little plastic cups and reusable ice cubes included in the kit. I’m not much of a red wine drinker. Okay, I don’t drink red wine period as I really do not like the taste. White wine is more my style so it was good to have the opinion of someone else too. Funny thing is I liked this red wine so I wonder if it’s the warm of the red I don’t like.

Taste Profile

Light bodied wine with notes of red fruits, a slight sweetness and a refreshingly vibrant finish.

More Pairing Ideas

Try pairing this wine with burgers fresh off the grill or a rack of ribs. The red fruit notes, refreshing fizz and crisp finish offers everything you love in red wine, but even more refreshing than a traditional still wine or even a beer or a cocktail.

Nothing is better by the fire at the end of the night then cooking on the grill. It’s also a great choice for a cool drink at your next BBQ.

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I claimed the Crisp White immediately knowing it would be my drink of choice for the night and I was glad I did. When we poured it we were pleasantly surprised by it fizzing when it hit the ice cubes. It was sweeter then I expected too and I loved it! It’s really a summer wine in so many ways.

Taste Profile

Notes of ripe apple and slight lemon citrus in this refreshingly vibrant wine.

More Pairing Ideas

This crisp white wine with its ripe apple and hints of lemon citrus is a delicious compliment to a variety of savory foods. Try it with a salad and roasted chicken or as a refreshing pairing with your favorite takeout pizza.

I love that this great flavor is perfect for any Friday night plan or well any typical meal in my house. I do a lot of salad and a lot of chicken. I will definitely be choosing this wine again in the future as well as giving it as my host gift when we get invited to dinner at friends homes. It’s great too because you don’t have to worry if your host has a cork screw as this wine simply twists open! No tools required!

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As you know we’ve done lots of fresh berry picking lately and my latest berries filing my fridge are blueberries! I have them in the freezer but the bag full too! I thought it would be great to toss a few in. You could easily use frozen blueberries toΒ  keep it chilled instead of ice cubes too! Really any frozen fruit would work with this flavor in my opinion.

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One thing I love about this fun wine tasting opportunity is that I the chance to Refresh it Forward to another blogger!

Refresh it Forward

When I thought about who I’d like to give this great ReFresh Wine Bundle Package to I immediately thought of my girl Amanda. You guys already know her! It’s Amanda over at Mommy Mandy and you may remember her from my 1st birthday event we had earlier this year. See, she’s home this summer with three girls just like I am three boys.Β  She’s planning a big family move from CA to TX soon and I know she could really use a night to kick back and enjoy with old friends before it happens. Hopefully, by sending her this kit she’ll get to do just that! Love you girl!!

Make sure to check out Refresh by Turning Leaf! It’s available in four flavors: Β Crisp White, Moscato, Pink Moscato, & Red Moscato and retails for around $8 per bottle! Great deal! I checked their Where To Buy tab and found that my favorite is found at many locations close to my home!

Refresh by Turning Leaf #WineOverIce Giveaway Pick

Right now one (1) Mom Spotted reader has the opportunity to win a $50 Wine Over Ice Gift Pack like mine. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below. **Please note a gift card to purchase wine will be in place of actual wine**

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Contest ends 7.28.13 at 11:59pm. For Official Giveaway Rules click here.

 

Comments

  1. I will be sitting outdoors on my deck enjoying nature as long as my family allows. πŸ˜€

  2. Heather Robinson says

    I’m thinking some late summer camping trips!

  3. Watching my son jump on his trampoline while sitting on the porch! thanks for the chance!

  4. our cookout in a few weeks

  5. I will be celebrating my husband finishing our new deck and buying a new patio set!!

  6. Jenny Rose says

    I think I may celebrate when my daughter returns to school! I kid, I kid! Sort of! πŸ˜‰ All kidding aside though, a glass of crisp white would be nice to enjoy with our outdoor dinners as the hubby and I watch the girls play at night…that time is so precious and melts my heart!

  7. Lyndsay Chae Deurmier says

    I will celebrate/enjoy/relax with my feet up outside watching another beautiful New Mexican sunset. Not typically a celebration but isn’t another day on this earth a celebration?

  8. Jackie says

    I’d enjoy with my sisters at a family bbq.
    Thanks!

  9. Janet F says

    I would enjoy it on my grandson’s birthday.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Jessie C. says

    I would enjoy BBQ parties with enjoy with Turning Leaf Refresh.

  11. jennifer says

    Our town has free concerts in the park weekly and this would be perfect!

  12. nancy says

    every Friday night our little town has a concert in the park- it’s called summer sounds

    Thanks!
    Nancy

  13. Bill and I sit on our balcony every evening before dinner with the doggies to just chill out and he sometimes has a cigar.
    This would be the perfect time for a glass of wine over ice.

  14. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    A Girl’s Night In Or At A BBQ!

  15. sandra davis says

    an outdoor cookout with friends

  16. I’d love to enjoy one of the many summer concerts at the park in our area! A picnic basket w/ some wine and cheese would go perfectly!

  17. darci says

    Yardwork & camping in the backyard, staycation deluxe!

  18. lizzy says

    I would enjoy my anniversary!

  19. Debbie W says

    When the kids are in bed, is a perfect time! : )

  20. Amanda stauffer says

    I Enjoy would enjoy it on my birthday πŸ™‚

  21. Keara B. says

    I’ll enjoy BBQ’s with friends and family while watching the sun set over the mountains. πŸ™‚

  22. Colleen Maurina says

    I would enjoy this at our family reunion!

  23. tess says

    i will enjoy having a good night and the kids going to bed and enjoying time with my hubby
    tcogbill at live dot com

  24. my wives birthday.

  25. Sharon Rooney says

    When we go on vacation in August

  26. Darlene Owen says

    This would be great when we go camping.

  27. I would enjoy this at a Labor Day barbecue.

  28. We always have family and friend get-togethers in the summer – enjoying each others’ company and the rare warm weather. This would be perfect for one or two of those! Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. A BBQ with friends and family πŸ™‚

  30. Amy Reed says

    In our area, we have a weekly event in the summer called “Concerts on the Square” – great music on the Capitol lawn with great friends! That’s where we will be headed with our winnings πŸ™‚

  31. Jennifer T. says

    We’ll enjoy the wine hanging with our neighbors and family on the back porch watching the kids catch fireflies.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  32. We;re having a family reunion (hopefully) in my backyard soon.

  33. Wild Orchid says

    I will be enjoying a BBQ with friends and family!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  34. Katherine says

    OUr 34th anniversary

  35. Rosanne says

    My mother’s birthday party

  36. sandra says

    movie night with the ladies

  37. Betsy Barnes says

    I would enjoy this at one of our family cookouts by the river πŸ™‚

  38. Carol says

    My husbands birthday.

  39. Vivian Sun says

    Birthday party with family in Del Mar, CA

  40. krista grandstaff says

    We have an awesome pavilion here in town with impromptu summer concerts… nothing better than a a blanket…the sun going down…and a lovely glass of wine with some great music… πŸ™‚

  41. Margaret Smith says

    This would be wonderful for my birthday in August.

  42. jessica says

    I would serve is during a backyard bbq πŸ™‚

  43. I’d like to drink it in the hot tub!

  44. Jennifer SImmons says

    An evening under the gazebo by our pool with my husband!

  45. Amanda Alvarado says

    I’d enjoy it with dinner after a fun filled day at the beach!

  46. Linda Wheeler says

    This is going to be so delicious and goes with so many different dishes! I’d enjoy this on a Saturday evening on my balcony watching the big fountain on my lake!

  47. KOLPIN says

    A picnic on the beach sounds good!

    rafflecopter: daniel

  48. Beverly Williams says

    I’d raise a glass in celebration of my 50th birthday next month!

  49. cynthia says

    a backyard bbq

  50. Krista W. says

    A picnic in the park!

  51. Ann Fantom says

    I will enjoy Turning Leaf Refresh at a picnic along the Hudson river

  52. cynthia venditti says

    My husband and I would enjoy this after the kids are asleep, when the house is nice and quiet!

  53. Shannon Baas says

    a bunch of family birthdays.

  54. john hutchens says

    a picnic at the lake

  55. Claudia says

    A weekend family gathering.

  56. Dylan says

    At the river house with my friends inside the a/c!

  57. melissa says

    Any Saturday night in my backyard on our deck!

  58. robyn paris says

    I would like to enjoy hanging on the deck watching the sunset w my turning leaf

  59. ELIZABETH C. says

    BBQ in my backyard.

  60. Wendy Owen says

    Enjoy it at a picnic with my hubby

  61. April Brenay says

    those late nights when the sun is still up at 9pm and kids are already in bed πŸ™‚

  62. tin cruz says

    Our wedding anniversary by the porch

  63. Cynthia C says

    I’d serve it at a cookout on my deck.

  64. Terra Heck says

    I’d enjoy it during one of our live band nights at the campground. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  65. debbie says

    a bbq with friends

  66. Carolyn T says

    Grilling with my hubby and friends…

  67. gregg deering says

    bbq

  68. Lisa V. says

    I can enjoy wine during picnics, wine festivals, and just recently for the 4th of July

  69. Jennifer B says

    A nice family BBQ followed by a bonfire

  70. Beach BBQs at the family cabana!

  71. Debra Sluis says

    what events? Music in the Park, evenings at our firepit, the after-hours of our birthday parties, after the kids fall asleep! That Friday evening, on the deck, with that nice feeling of “I do not have to get up tomorrow early!” oh yes that is nice.

  72. paulette schneider says

    Who needs a reason celebrate, it always happy hour some where in the world

  73. polly says

    We will use it for my birthday in August

  74. Linda Lansford says

    hanging at the pool

  75. DJ says

    Our family reunion

  76. Jessica To says

    This would be for our family picnic.

  77. PAIGE CHANDLER says

    Sunday afternoon at the pool with the girls.

  78. Felina M says

    The welcome to the Neighborhood BBQ we have planned for next weekend.

  79. meredith says

    On my upcoming vaca this prize would rock

  80. stephanie says

    Is it sad I will want to celebrate school starting in 25 days?

  81. Janice Cooper says

    At one of our summer bbq’s

  82. Chelsea Pearl says

    A summer picnic in the park!

  83. Sara Duff says

    Private party at the pool. πŸ™‚

  84. Rachel C says

    I’d enjoy this with my hubby in the backyard after the kids go to bed – no event necessary!

  85. Claire says

    I love a glass of wine after a long day. We moved into a house with a huge yard and recently finished fixing up the patio, so a few nights a week, after our toddler has gone to sleep, we go out, light the firepit and a bunch of citronella candles, and have a couple of drinks together. Its a nice way to reconnect and it’s like having a date, without hiring a sitter πŸ˜‰

  86. Julie B. says

    I will be enjoying this when my in-laws come to visit. I find that I need a bit more when they visit! LOL

  87. Robert says

    I’m not sure we need a special event πŸ™‚ We’ll have it at our back to school bbq.

  88. Danielle D says

    music festival;

  89. Stephanie Larison says

    A big family get together and bbq

  90. tracey byram says

    This would be great for my Labor Day Grillout.

  91. Dana Rodriguez says

    Be great for out upcoming vacation!

  92. Melissa B. says

    I will enjoy my wedding anniversary dinner.

  93. lisa kay says

    I will celebrate with a BBQ on Our New Deck!

  94. Charlene S says

    I will enjoy a BBQ with friends.

  95. Monique Rizzo says

    Hubbys Birthday BBQ.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  96. Chrystal D says

    For a weekend barbecue with a date!

  97. Lauren Brown says

    I won’t be able to enjoy it at all this summer since I am pregnant but the crisp white sounds delicious!!!

  98. CΓ‘laeb Temple says

    probably my bday!

  99. Sharon Kaminski says

    a day at the beach

  100. FRANK S says

    A family get together

  101. Cindy says

    turning 21

  102. Colleen W says

    My anniversary is coming up and this would be perfect as we are trying to go low key this year.

  103. Michelle S says

    A cookout with my family!

  104. melissa Resnick says

    sons grad party

  105. danielle johnson says

    My anniversary. Thanks for the opportunity.

  106. Tiffany Schmidt says

    My neighborhood Block Party

  107. Jennifer Matt says

    Sounds perfect for our family cookout

  108. Denise S says

    I’d enjoy this when school starts again!

  109. I don’t have a specific summer event – but it would be nice on ice after a LONG day at the office.

  110. kim says

    a picnic at the beach

  111. Rebecca Peters says

    relaxing by the pool

  112. Eloise C says

    I would enjoy this with a nice cookout and bonfire with my family and friends. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

  113. After a long day of being a momma! Lol

  114. Kathy S says

    I’d love this for Concert on the Square.

  115. Wanda McHenry says

    Our Memorial Day cookout

  116. Cassandra Eastman says

    I’d celebrate spending time with my family on the weekend, splashing in the pool!

  117. Jean Fischer says

    classical concert

  118. April V says

    We will be having a pool party shortly and this would be perfect so serve around the pool!

  119. shaunie says

    I would enjoy this if I went to a pool party (with friends)

  120. Katie K says

    a bbq i’m hosting next month

  121. Ashley B. says

    Having a reunion with some girlfriends with college, and this would be THE perfect addition! :]

  122. Elaine Lund says

    We will enjoy this while having a night time barbeque!

  123. nannypanpan says

    would be great for my moms birthday

  124. Kristi Bonus says

    Cant wait to use these on the next graduation party!

  125. Jennifer R. says

    I will enjoy the Turning Leaf Refresh wines at our next summer swim party.

  126. Meghan S says

    We will enjoy this on our date night!

  127. Britty Brannon says

    Would love to use this for a picnic with a special someone πŸ™‚

  128. tina reynolds says

    cookout with hubby and friends

  129. Suzanne Lewis says

    I’ll celebrate my birthday.

  130. bryan clark says

    labor day on the beach

  131. Ttrockwood says

    I would enjoy the wine with my sister at one of the summer concerts in the park

  132. Kyl Neusch says

    at beach day

  133. Deb C says

    I will enjoy Turning Leaf on my birthday this summer.

  134. Sara Wood says

    Family bbq, we have them weekly

  135. Jen C. says

    Summer picnics and cook-outs!

  136. alyce poalillo says

    A light outdoor ladies luncheon

  137. Nicole D. says

    Labor Day weekend camping!

  138. elizabeth p says

    Labor day!

  139. Ashley says

    I’d celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary!

  140. Claire McKeon says

    I would love Turning Leaf Refresh at our BBQ party this August.

  141. Deb S says

    I will enjoy Turning Leaf Refresh at our girls weekend getaway.

  142. Tiffany Mann says

    My city has Jazz in the Parks concerts every Friday during summer. I would bring this to enjoy with my picnic dinner

  143. joseph gersch jr says

    my family reunion

  144. Derek Timm says

    Sitting up north on the beach.

  145. Robin says

    Grilling in my backyard with my family.

  146. Kari Flores says

    I don’t need an event to enjoy a good glass of wine, just a good book and a pool.

  147. Stacy says

    My husband’s birthday in August

  148. s riches says

    At our Labor Day cookout

  149. Beth C says

    just a normal relaxing day at home

  150. Lesley F says

    Backyard BBQ

  151. Pauline M says

    We have a “movie at the park” every other Saturday which I love packing a little wine and cheese to go with. Makes for a perfect evening!

  152. yana ryjova says

    Our housewarming at the end of summer.

  153. Nicole C. says

    I will enjoy it at one of our backyard cookouts.

  154. Melanie Montgomery says

    We will celebrate paying a couple of hospital bills off!

  155. Peter G says

    With friends and family.

  156. Douglas Houston says

    Summer BBQ

  157. Lori Walker says

    summer birthday party

  158. Susan Smith says

    Grilling in my backyard with my family

  159. Natalie Schilla says

    My 8th wedding Anniversary

  160. Julie says

    My graduation

  161. Would be perfect sitting by the lake at sunset πŸ™‚

  162. liz l says

    Date with my hubby

  163. kathy pease says

    id love this for a picnic with hubby

  164. Brook Lohmeier says

    Just a nice night with some good friends

  165. julia says

    an afternoon picnic or music festival

  166. Erica says

    It would be perfect for poolside sunbathing!

  167. Lorena Keech says

    A picnic potluck with friends

  168. Christine says

    a picnic

  169. Brittney House says

    My sister’s wedding

  170. Laurie Emerson says

    Our wedding anniversary.

  171. sylvia says

    I’d like to have a surprise date with my hubby when the baby is sleeping.

  172. my birthday coming up!!

  173. amy m says

    Picnic

  174. Patricia says

    Girls night!

  175. Billie says

    A picnic at the river with my husband.

  176. Vikki Billings says

    I will enjoy it with my daughter for her 25th birthday!!

  177. carole says

    my birthday party

  178. Michele P says

    I would enjoy the end of the Summer Labor Day get together we usually have.

  179. Jazz on the Green.

  180. Deb K says

    We are planning a beach trip!

  181. Stacy says

    Hiking in the woods

  182. krystal wethington says

    our annual bbq

  183. Tabathia B says

    At my uncles 65th birthday party

  184. Karrie Millheim says

    a family BBQ

  185. Lucy Sackett says

    Nice glass of wine while waiting for fireworks on the 4th of july.

  186. Sonya says

    I’ll enjoy an upcoming family camping trip!

  187. Shannon says

    a family birthday

  188. kristin sims says

    A family reunion, which I will sure need some of this wine to keep my sanity…:) hope nobody from my family is on here

  189. sheila ressel says

    my sister’s birthday next month is were I would enjoy this.

  190. Penny Snyder says

    A weekend getaway with hubby!!~

  191. Ann Council says

    I would enjoy staying cool on the riverbank fishing.

  192. Linda Meranda says

    Event was my 59th birthday yesterday. hope i did everything right. thanks

  193. Melissa Mazzur says

    Summer picnics on the beach!

  194. Erica C. says

    It would be good for my birthday.

  195. Liz says

    At my 35th GNO birthday celebration!

  196. Sarah says

    I’d enjoy it on a trip to the beach with my girlfriends/

  197. thischickwins says

    the end of summer- labor day

  198. Stephanie Gregory says

    my birthday

  199. Mary Jacobowitz says

    a family dinner

  200. melina r says

    I would enjoy this with a family BBQ

  201. Sherry Conrad says

    Hubs family reunion.

  202. mary gardner says

    my daughter’s birthday

  203. Buddy Garrett says

    I would enjoy it with our end of summer party.

  204. Wendi S says

    A family reunion 2nd weekend in August!

  205. My sister’s birthday

  206. Debra Hall says

    just relaxing reading a good book

  207. Jenny says

    This would be perfect to go with dinner with friends

  208. Erin says

    Going to my future SIL’s bachelorette party down the NJ shore would love to share this with her!!!

  209. Peggy Martin says

    Wine tasting party!

  210. Michelle Tucker says

    I’ll enjoy it on my birthday! Which is next Sunday.

  211. Kat Emerick says

    Vacation.. just me and hubby.

  212. S. Whittle says

    My best friend’s birthday.

  213. Corey Olomon says

    Eating dinner on the patio.

  214. tim says

    Summer concerts in the park

  215. BBQ with the family

  216. My husband and my anniversary would be an great opportunity.

  217. Julia says

    bachelorette party coming up would work for us πŸ™‚

  218. Heather S says

    my cousins birthday

  219. Liz Moulton says

    I would celebrate the night before going back to school!!! Is that wrong? πŸ™‚ The white wine looks like it would taste amazing!!!!

  220. Julie Hawkins says

    I’d celebrate at my upcoming anniversary party

  221. Dorothy Deakyne says

    camping and fishing

  222. Breanne says

    My sister’s birthday

  223. Rosey says

    My father-in-law’s birthday (we always have it in our backyard w/a bbq).

  224. CharityS says

    My family reunion.

  225. heather says

    family bbq

  226. Emma McCauley says

    A family BBQ!

  227. Sherry Gandy says

    A nice quiet evening after, a hard day at work! πŸ™‚

  228. Chris says

    Family BBQ

  229. Sand says

    I will enjoy it at a summer cookout.

  230. Cindy Bowling says

    A picnic on the river with my husband.

  231. Betty says

    my husbands birthday is coming!

  232. Mihaela D. says

    my wedding

  233. Gianna says

    Birthday party.

  234. Christian Alejandro says

    A fun date with my beautiful girlfriend!

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