Wine Suggestions from the Wife of a Wine Guy–Strawberry Serenade, Philip Jamison Jones Winery


I am the “Wife of a Wine Guy”.  My husband Michael and his family have an Italian wine bar and restaurant named Skappo.

A lot of wine goes through our household because we typically try a wine that Michael is considering to put on the wine list of the restaurant or we have a left over bottle from Skappo’s “wine by the glass” that has not been consumed fully.

I mentioned in a past post that on a weekly basis I would like to feature and write about the wines that Michael has brought home. I want to bring you behind the scenes of the wine tasting sessions with the “wife of a wine guy”.

I am not a wine expert like Michael. Before meeting him I was only able to say what I didn’t like (if it was vinegary!). Slowly I am learning and during our private “wine tastings” I play act like a kid and pretend to be a wine connoisseur. The problem is I like most, if not all wines, so I am not much of a critic!

What I know for sure is that we love wine in our house and it makes us happy!

Recently we took a family trip to Jones Winery.  I fell in love with many of the wines, but we had to control ourselves and only selected a few for this visit.

Wine: Strawberry Serenade, Philip Jamison Jones Winery (nick named Jones Winery)


Color: Reddish pink

Taste: Sweet and crisp.  This is a bubbly carbonated wine.  It tastes and smells like freshly picked strawberries.  There was no artificial taste, but a real farm fresh flavor.

Smell: Strawberries

Average price: $17.95

Comments: This wine is a great stand alone wine or it is awesome with food.   We just came from a Jewish Deli and I had it with a liverwurst and pastrami sandwich with Russian dressing on rye bread…it was delicious (In a future post I’ll tell you where to find the best Jewish Deli food in New Haven County).


I am not typically a fruit wine person at all, but I will make an exception to Strawberry Serenade.  If I could drink it with a straw and bath in it I would. I loved it that much. I want to get a couple more bottles to keep in our house.

I really wish I had a way to let you share this glass (actually bottle) with me right now.  It is a truly delicious wine that I highly recommend.


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