Grand opening season of my backyard

HELLO May!  Yay, spring is finally here!

With it come a wonderful time to celebrate fresh the fresh colorful blooms, my favorite cherry blossoms and last but not least, the start of patio season we have all been waiting for.  If you know me, nowadays I only drink for special occasions.  Since it’s the start of spring and my birthday week, I’m making an exception!  My roommate has an annual Ketucky Derby party the first weekend of May so this afternoon we were hanging in our backyard getting it ready for the season.  Today I cracked open a bottle of Comsi Comsa with my roommate and we both enjoyed the sun and hanging out under a canopy of fragrant flowers.

A friend sent me this bottle of Sparkling Apple Wine so today was the perfect time to give it a try.  The bottle has a very chic classic design, with the bottle being black it works with all sorts of decor.  Kept it low key by using mason jars.  One of the reasons why I like using mason jars (especially outdoors, is because I can put a plastic lid on it when I’m just talking and hanging out, that way no bugs or nasties will drop into my glass)

I sipped this sparkling wine this afternoon and snacked on almonds and enjoyed the fragrant aroma of magnolia flowers from my backyard:)  What a perfect afternoon!

When it comes to food and beverage products, I try to stick to locally grown produce whenever possible. It’s better for the environment and has much less of a carbon footprint.  I was happy to find that Comsi Comsa is locally produced in the Catskills region of upstate NY.  Their all-natural apple-based sparkling wine is made by fermenting apple with champagne yeast.  This region grows over 20 types of apples growing in surrounding orchards which they use a special combination of to produce their recipe.

I’ve never had a apple sparkling wine before and to my surprise found that it is very sweet and of delicious.  It has a fragrant aroma of the apples that come thru and creates a crisp, very fresh and tasty flavor which I sipped in small amounts and feel is perfect sweet treat refresher not only for spring time but can be enjoyed year round paired with different dishes and snacks.


Enjoying a great May day in my backyard patio
I love using mason jars for everything

up close and personal
table spread of the comsi comsa

Disclaimer:  Bottle of Comsi Comsa was gifted for me to try by a friend.  All options and photography of my own. Find out more: Drink Sauvage





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Steph is a wellness lifestyle blogger with a background in holistic health coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

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