Wine in a flask! Or rather, Flasq. I love hiking and camping, so wine in a lightweight aluminum container is a pretty cool concept to me. In addition to merlot, Flasq has a Cuvee Blanc and chardonnay, both of which I’d really like to find and try! The merlot has big ripe red raspberry on the nose, plum and a tiny bit of cayenne pepper. As expected, lots of big ripe berry fruit on the midpalate and finish. The pepper lingers a bit as well, but this is mostly raspberries and blackberries galore. Would I buy this to serve with filet mignon at home? It wouldn’t be my first choice. I like steak with wine that has a bit more of a backbone. But I would bring this bottle on a hike, kayaking trip (going Sunday, woohoo!) or camping? Definitely. And would I pair this with my favorite campfire foods – hot dogs and S’mores? Can’t wait!