Brancott Estate Wines “Flight Song” Full, Crisp Flavor & Low Calorie! #MC #Sponsored

 

 

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What is better than a warm spring evening, the quiet of your backyard and a good friend to share a glass of wine with after a long day? Not much in my opinion!

It is a wonderful thing that my best friend also happens to be my neighbor. We take turns-her backyard and I bring the wine, mine and she brings the wine. Last weekend I had something special for us to try!

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It was the NEW Pinot Grigio from Brancott Estates “Flight Song.”  We were pleasantly surprised by how citrusy refreshing it was! Perfect for the warm almost summer-like night. She liked the floral notes combined with delicious fruity undertones. We guessed correctly that it was peach, but had to check out Brancott Estate’s website for the rest: nashi pear, guava and sweet lemon gave it the fresh citrus zest. My friend loves a light wine and this was excellent for her-I may have just found the perfect birthday gift!

Besides a wonderfully relaxing chat with a good friend, there are many moments in life that call for a great glass of wine! A celebration, a fantastic dinner and the occasional date! Every week my husband and I try to have a “date night in.” We have three young children and it’s hard to line up a babysitter. We choose a few exciting cheeses and whatever fruit looks ripe and delicious in the produce aisle. My husband and I have been able to enjoy and learn a lot about wine-the differences in the varieties and also what we prefer. Softball and t-ball really wore the kids out on Tuesday, so we were able to have our little date night then.

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Brancott Estates “Flight Song” Sauvignon Blanc was delicious with our chevre, smoked gouda and crisp Gala apples. The lemon acidity gave it an exciting kick. Pink grapefruit and passionfruit aromas made it a sweeter selection-but sweet in a fresh way. We loved it and this Sauvignon Blanc will definitely be in our date night rotation!

In addition to being refreshing and delectable, it is also crafted to be 20% lighter in calories compared to the 2012 Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. So you can swish, sip and relish with less calories!

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Who will you be sharing a delicious bottle of “Flight Song” wine with this summer?

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If you’ve seen Disney’s The Pirate Fairy, you’ve already fallen in love with Zarina, the spunky, misunderstood Pixie Dust fairy that makes a mistake and ends up with a nefarious yet fun group of pirates from Skull Rock.

From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. With laughter, heart, magic and thrills, “The Pirate Fairy” sets sail April 1, 2014.
 
 

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The Pirate Fairy sends a message about what real friendship is. Zarina shows us how even after making mistakes you can work to fix them and return to your loved ones! This is definitely a movie you will want in your family movie night rotation! You can check out our full The Pirate Fairy movie review here!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of The Pirate Fairy but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Q&A with The Pirate Fairy Filmmakers! #PirateFairyBloggers

I had so much fun during my time in LA! The last bit I have to share with you is the amazing interview we had with the filmmakers of The Pirate Fairy! Peggy Holmes directed and wrote the film and Jenni Magee-Cook was a producer. And they had a lot of interesting tidbits to share with us and I’m going to share them with you!

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to see The Pirate Fairy, first off you really need to! And secondly, it is not only a beautiful, captivating animated flick, it teaches a good lesson too. One that I want my kids to hear and remember. Zarina, the main fairy-character, makes a mistake. But the message behind the movie is that if you make mistakes you also have to work to fix it.

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Peggy Holmes explained a bit about the thought process behind the film. She told us that Zarina didn’t expect to be welcomed back to her home, Pixie Hollow. She thought she would have to start a new life for herself. So Zarina joined up with the pirates at Skull Rock. Peggy was a choreographer before directing, which was helpful when creating the pirate song and dance number. Feel free to dance along with the crew:

Much thought went into making Zarina a misunderstood yet lovable character in believable pirate fairy garb! She needed to have a sweet and strong face. She is taller than the other fairies. They told us that she is a 6″ pixie! Of taller stature than the other fairies. And her pirate outfit was made from a pirate captain’s cuff, her belt from a watch band and her sword a hat pin!

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Executive producer John Lasseter was a huge part of creating the pre-tic-tocking croc. At first Croc was drawn as more of a real-life crocodile, but John said he needed to be a cuter version. He also said that the little croc had to stay true to being imprinted on Rosetta. Have you read about the science of imprinting? It’s incredible. And Rosetta was definitely little Croc’s mom!

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Currently there is another Fairy flick in the works! But they wouldn’t tell us a thing about it! Nothing! If I hear anything, you will be the first to know!

All opinion are honest and 100% my own. Disney provided an all-expense paid trip to cover the event and a copy of The Pirate Fairy to facilitate my review.