Wine Review: Try A Ménage à Trois


*not a sponsored review

Once again, I share a wine review about a brand that was recommended to me last year by my dear friend, Diana, from Florida.

Diana, being a red wine drinker like me, suggested that I try this wine because she had a feeling I would enjoy it. Plus, I have a dirty mind, so she knew I would love the name.

Menage a Trois.

And although I've never tried a menage a trois myself, I thought it would be interesting to partake through a wine.

Well let me tell you, I LOVED it!

I’m pretty much a one-on-one wine drinker, enjoying just a single note. But ever since trying Menage a Trois last year, I’m finding myself more experimental with blends.

Okay, first allow me to give you the stats on Menage a Trois Red, and then I will share my feedback.

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 Menage a Trois Red

*Zinfandel
*Cabernet Sauvignon
*Merlot

Even if red wine is not your speed, give our Ménage à Trois Red a try. This wine exposes the fresh, ripe, jam-like fruit that is the calling card of California wine. Ménage à Trois Red brings together three strange bedfellows.

On top we've got Zinfandel, a saucy tease that brings blackberry and raspberry jam to the relationship. Merlot, with its generous mouth feel and red fruits, fits perfectly in the middle. The rich flavors and firm tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon make it the ideal.

Price: $12.00 per bottle

*Menage a Trois not only makes blended wines, but also single notes.

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I prefer a bold and full-bodied wine, but not so much that it purses my lips, making me feel as though I’m drinking a glass of oak wood. I also like to taste the grapes, but not so much that it feels as though I’m drinking grape juice.

And what I loved about taking my first sip of Menage a Trois Red was that it fulfilled all of my preferences to perfection. It offered a bold and rich texture, but was also smooth and flavorful. I could taste the grapes but it was not overly sweet. And it left a beautiful lingering taste on my tongue

I must also add here that the aroma from this wine is magnifique!

I have tried it alone and also with dinner, and it seemed to enhance the flavor of my food.

Yup, I adore this wine and highly recommend it!

So if you’re looking to try something new, you’ve got to try your first Menage a Trois

Because one is good, two is great, but three ROCKS the house!

 Enjoy!

*And remember to drink responsibly. Thank you!

46 comments

  1. Oh what a shame, I don't drink red wine. I did try a Zinfandel Rose recently and that wasn't too bad but on the whole I prefer white wine. I wonder if there's a similar threesome in white!! I do drink Californian wine, though. It has a wholesomeness that I like.


    Thinking of you all today x

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  2. Great review, Ron! I have been a fan of their Red Table Wine for over a year now. It's my go-to red! Cheers!

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  3. I haven't drunk alcohol for about 20 years and red wine for even longer, though there was a time I loved wine. I even made my own.

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  4. Oh Ron, what a cleverly written review. And I love the ending photo! I drink this wine and can attest to its greatness! I drink both red and white wine, so I've tried a lot from this brand. My favorites are the red and white blends and the Pinot Noir. They also make a wonderful Pino Grigio which I drink during the summer.

    Menage a Trois is one of my favorite wines. Sometimes I'll get it on sale ($9.99) at ABC, so I'll buy a few bottles. But the normal price is not bad at all, especially for the quality.

    Great review, Ron!

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  5. Good morning Valerie!

    Yes, there is a white blend, here is the link.

    http://www.menageatroiswines.com/white.php

    I know people who have tried it and loved it!

    "I do drink Californian wine, though. It has a wholesomeness that I like."

    LOVE California wine! It's actually my favorite wine. I also like Australian as well.

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady!

    ((((( You )))))
    X

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  6. " I have been a fan of their Red Table Wine for over a year now. It's my go-to red! "


    Isn't it AWESOME? This one and Apothic are my favorite blends.


    Love them! Cheers!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!
    X

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  7. Hiya Babs!

    Isn't funny because I used to drink white wine, but it didn't agree with me so I stopped drinking wine all together. Then about 6 years ago, I tried red and loved it.

    "I even made my own."



    Oh, how faaaaabulous! And I bet it was GOOD! I work with a woman who's husband makes his own wine as well.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!


    X

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  8. Hola Denise!

    Isn't this brand faaaaaabulous? I've only tried the red blend, but am dying to try the Pino Noir because that's one my favorite grapes. I don't drink white wine, but someone I know loves the Pino Grigio.

    "Sometimes I'll get it on sale ($9.99) at ABC, so I'll buy a few bottles. But the normal price is not bad at all, especially for the quality."



    Yes, I will sometimes find it on sale for the same price here in Philly. You're right, the normal price isn't bad at all. It's an AWESOME wine!!!!


    Thank you for stopping by, girl! Cheers!
    X

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  9. Great review Ron, if I ever see that wine over here I'll be sure to try it. You know I love red wine!

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  10. Thank you, Pearl! And I so thought YOU when I was writing this because of our mutual love of red wine!


    I don't know if they carry this wine over there, but if you so see it, give it a go because I think you will LOVE it!


    It's faaaaaaaabulous!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, m'dear!


    Cheers!
    X

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  11. Ron, I tried the wine you reviewed on a previous post and really enjoyed it. So, I will definitely try this as well! I enjoy Merlot and Cabs so this sounds like one I would really like.


    As usual, great review, dude!

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  12. Hiya Matt!

    Do you know what's funny? I'm not a big Zinfandel person, but I think the Merlot and Cab in this blend really bump up the taste and body. It's one of my FAVS!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy!

    Cheers!

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  13. I'm not much of a wine drinker, but I love your review, Ron. I think you've covered every possible aspect of this drink (even the traditional warning to "drink responsibly"!)
    You've painted such a glowing picture that I can almost taste the stuff! You know, if perfumes combine more than one ingredient (top notes, bottom notes, etc.) why NOT wine??
    Have a super Wednesday!

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  14. Thank you for the link, Ron. I had a look (and was impressed) and now I will make enquiries to see if it is shipped to the UK.

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  15. You are so welcome, dear lady.

    Hope they have it the UK!!!!!

    X

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  16. Mark PetruskaSeptember 11, 2013

    I've actually had a menage a trois before (the wine...not the other kind, sadly) and have to agree, it's a pretty good one - and cheap, too!

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  17. Gooood morning Debbie!

    Thank you :) I really wasn't a wine drinker until about 6 years ago. I tried white and didn't care for it, but then tried red, and LOVED it!

    "You know, if perfumes combine more than one ingredient (top notes, bottom notes, etc.) why NOT wine??"



    Amen! I am in the perfume industry, so whenever I describe wine I compare it to the notes in a fragrance (top, middle, bottom). I think of wine like perfume.


    Thanks bunch for stopping by, dear lady!


    Happy Wednesday!


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  18. "(the wine...not the other kind, sadly) "


    Bwhahahhahahaha! Mark, you CRACK ME UP!!!!


    Glad to hear you enjoyed this wine as well. And you're right, for the price, it's a GREAT wine!


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy!


    X to you and Tara!

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  19. Oh man, I wish I could drink red wine.

    *sad face*

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  20. This is one of my favorite wines. It's been a staple in my wine rack for years. Isn't it fabulous?! The other wine I love is Apothic Red. You need to try it too. Along with the red, Apothic White is the only white wine I've found that I like. I'm also gravitating more and more towards Malbac wines too. Oh, so many choices...so little time.

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  21. Hello Lisa!

    "This is one of my favorite wines. It's been a staple in my wine rack for years. Isn't it fabulous?!"

    OMG...you too? Yes, it's faaaaaaaaaabulous! Last year when I tried this is was the first blend I had ever tasted and feel in love with it.

    And Yup...I drink Apothic too! In fact, I did a review on that one at the beginning of the summer. Love it! Love it! Love it!

    "I'm also gravitating more and more towards Malbac wines too."

    I've never tried a Malbac but it's next on my list because a few people I work with mentioned it as a really good wine!

    Yes, so many choices...so little time!

    Thanks for stopping, my friend. Hope you had super Wednesday!

    X

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  22. Hey there Meleah!


    Aw...bummer. But I know many people who can't drink red wine as well. Only white.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl! Hope you had a FAB Wednesday!

    X

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  23. "Because one is good, two is great, but three ROCKS the house!"

    Ron, that was a brilliant finish! You are so clever! And do you know whats funny? I've been wanting to try this brand because I've seen it in the store several times. And from the stats you shared, I bet I would really enjoy it. I think I told you before in your other review that I'm not a big fan of Zinfandel, but love Merlot and Cab. So this sounds right my alley. By the way, I tried the Apothic you recommended and really liked it.



    Great review, Ron!

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  24. such a great write up, ron. loved your choice of words in describing the wine and although the thought of anything menage a trois grosses me out (i LOVE saying the word though) i would give it a try. my sister is the wine lover in the family - well my brother and SIL too - but i like the hard stuff and um, good night. ;)

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  25. Hey ho Robert!

    Tee, hee...I couldn't resist adding a little smut at the end :)

    " And do you know whats funny? I've been wanting to try this brand because I've seen it in the store several times."

    Oh, how ironic! I would have never tried this wine had my friend, Diana, suggested it. And I'm so glad she did because I adore it.

    " I think I told you before in your other review that I'm not a big fan of Zinfandel, but love Merlot and Cab."

    Yup, I do remember you sharing that in your comment on my last wine review. I too am not a Zinfandel fan because I like a bolder wine. However, the addition to this wine is what I think adds the grape flavor.

    Oooo...and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the Apothic. Thanks for letting me know. I love that wine!

    Always fab to see ya, buddy. And much thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a super Wednesday!

    Cheers!
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  26. Hey there V Girl!

    Aw, thanks :) I had so much FUN putting this post together. I've been wanting to share a review on this wine forever.

    " and although the thought of anything menage a trois grosses me out (i LOVE saying the word though)"

    Bwhahahahahahahaha! I know, isn't saying the word FAAAABULOUS??? It just rolls off the tongue!

    And honestly, it's an AWESOME wine!

    "but i like the hard stuff and um, good night. ;)"



    HA! You GO, girl! My mother like the harder stuff too. She LOVED martini's. But sometimes she would enjoy a glass of red wine as well.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Hope you had a super Wednesday.

    X


    P.S. OMG...wasn't it HOT today!?!?

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  27. Ron, I forgot to mention in my first comment that I did try the Apothic wine you reviewed and really loved it. You should right more of these wine reviews because you really recommend good ones!

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  28. Sooooooooo glad to hear you enjoyed the Apothic, Denise! Isn't it a terrific wine? So far my two favorite blends are this one and Apothic.


    Thanks, girl :) I will try to write more of these, but I only like recommending the ones I REALLY, REALLY like. There are a few others that I may write about soon.

    X

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  29. Herman TurnipSeptember 11, 2013

    Any drink that promises a "saucy tease" is just something I gotta try! Awesome writeup! I now have a homework assignment for this weekend: Track down this wine and give it a go. Thanks, teach ;-)

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  30. Hey there Herman!

    "Any drink that promises a "saucy tease" is just something I gotta try! "

    HAHAHAHAHA! Don't you love that? Their website is so cleverly written!

    "Track down this wine and give it a go. Thanks, teach ;-)"

    Aw...you are so welcome, buddy. I really think you and Karin will love it!

    Hope you had a terrific Wednesday and much thanks for stopping by!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler (the glow stick man)

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  31. Hey, Ron, I've been trying to do a menage a trois for years, but I can never get the two ladies to cooperate!


    But seriously, this sounds like an excellent wine and the name alone has got me seeing double. i shall try Menage a Trois and give you a full report. And if the ladies join me, I'll send a private email!


    Bottoms up!

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  32. "I've been trying to do a menage a trois for years, but I can never get the two ladies to cooperate!"

    Bwhahahahahhahaha! Rob, that CRACKED ME THE HELL UP!!!

    Yes, the is truly an EXCELLENT wine, so if you see it in the store, give a go because I think you will love it. And the price is very reasonable.

    "i shall try Menage a Trois and give you a full report. And if the ladies join me, I'll send a private email!"



    HA! Okay, and send PICTURES so I can post them on my blog!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! Hope you're having a fantabulous week!


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  33. How funny! I clicked on the link and you can't get to the website unless you're 21. Kin-ky!

    I've never acquired a taste for wine. It makes me sad when all my friends go to Napa Valley and wine tastings. (deep sigh...)

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  34. "How funny! I clicked on the link and you can't get to the website unless you're 21. Kin-ky!"

    HAHAHHAHAHAHA! Yeah I know, and it's like how can then even tell if someone 21!?!?

    "I've never acquired a taste for wine. It makes me sad when all my friends go to Napa Valley and wine tastings. (deep sigh...)"

    It took me YEARS to acquire a taste for wine. In fact, I barely even drank any alcohol up until about 6 years ago.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! Have a FABU Thursday!

    X to you and the gang!

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  35. I'm not wine savvy by any means. If it's got organic, red and dry on the bottle, I'm sold.
    Interesting combo of wines in this product, Ron and you've presented it in a very 'engaging' way!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this wine. Probably not available here in Canada but I won't forget the name if we head south. ;<)
    www.myreallifereviews.com

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  36. Greetings Geraldine!

    Yup, I am not wine savvy by any means either. I just know what I like when I taste it and am open try different brands that are recommended to me.

    "If it's got organic, red and dry on the bottle, I'm sold."

    Me as well. Although, I don't think I've ever had an organic wine, but I bet you taste the difference!



    I just checked to see if this wine is available in Canada and it said only in Newfoundland.


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Hope you're enjoying a lovely week!


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  37. Hellooooo Jay!

    HA! I found that last photo online and HAD to use it!!!!

    "but that's OK because *gasp* I'm actually not that fond of Californian wines."



    We all have our preferences, so I totally understand. Many people I know enjoy Chilean wine and I don't care for it at all.


    I'm dying to go to Italy to try their wine because I bet it's faaaaabulous!


    Thanks for stopping by, Jay. Hope you're having a super week!


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  38. "I think you did this simply because you wanted to say "menage a trois" about a hundred times, right?"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Isn't it a GREAT word???? I LOVE saying it! And it's funny you mentioned the spelling because I had look at it over and over again to make sure I spelled it correctly each time I wrote it.

    " I was actually raised around very dry red Italian wines... I always enjoy a glass with dinner."

    Meeee too, girl! I love those hearty and dry Italian wines!

    Bellissima!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of your week!

    Cheers!
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  39. ROFL I'm not EVEN gonna tell ya what I thought when I saw the title!!


    *laughing* I'll pass on the wine experience--but I'll pass it on to he-who-enjoys-a-good-wine.
    I'm thinking he'll laugh at the likelihood of it being good based on the cost--he's sorta like that--but I say at that cost, it's worth a try.

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  40. Hiya Mel!!!!

    "ROFL I'm not EVEN gonna tell ya what I thought when I saw the title!!"

    Bwhahahhahahhaha! I actually had another title that I thought about using, but then thought, "Okay...that's a bit much, Ron!"

    "I'm thinking he'll laugh at the likelihood of it being good based on the cost--he's sorta like that--but I say at that cost, it's worth a try."



    Oh god, please tell him that even though it's not expensive, it's truly an AWESOME wine. My brother Tom, who is quite savvy with wine, LOVES this.


    Thank for stopping by, dear lady!


    ((((((( You )))))))

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  41. Hello there!


    Thank you soooo much for stopping by and leaving comment. I was very happy and honored to share this review about your wine because it's AWESOME, and wanted to spread the word.


    And thank you for your invitation to visit your Tasting Room. If I'm ever in the area, I will be sure to do so.


    The best to you and your company!


    You ROCK!


    Cheers!

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  42. MenageATroisWinesNovember 27, 2013

    Hi Ron,

    We came across your blog post, and just wanted to pass along a very sincere thank you for all your kind words. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our wine, and if you ever make it out to the Napa Valley, please stop by our Tasting Room and say hello.

    Cheers,
    Menage A Trois Wines

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  43. I think you did this simply because you wanted to say "menage a trois" about a hundred times, right? HA! If I wrote this I would have had to look up how to spell it for sure.


    I will ask Mom to pick up a bottle... we always have wine on the weekends with dinner.... I was actually raised around very dry red Italian wines... I always enjoy a glass with dinner. Weekends only though... !

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  44. Jay of The Depp EffectNovember 27, 2013

    Haha! Love the picture!!


    I doubt we can get Menage A Trois here, but that's OK because *gasp* I'm actually not that fond of Californian wines. I know that may well be because I haven't tried the right ones, but right now my stomach is so delicate that when I feel I can drink wine at all, I'm going to stick with the ones I know!

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