December 20, 2008

On the Ninth Day of Wine Gifts...

Can we just blame my lack of punctual posting on the fact that its the holiday season? We all know that the holidays in turn lead to festivities, which in turn lead to me sipping too much wine in the course of one week (but at least I can consider it "homework," right?) 

Nonetheless, despite the countless number of glasses I (and my liver) have indulged in this week- which included a combination of Virtu white, Muscato di Asti, Pouilly Fume Sauvignon Blanc and a random cheap Cab from the local bar - I think its time I start wrapping up the holiday gift countdown - after all we only have 5 days until Christmas! So here goes my attempt at a back-to-back post of gifts #9 and #10...

On the Ninth Day of Wine Gifts...

Conveniently I'm "celebrating" again this weekend, and my sister thought it would be appropriate to give me one of my stocking stuffers a little bit early for sake of the blog... and I'm glad she did. Close your eyes or bypass this post if you get easily offended (let that serve as my disclaimer).
Provocatively named, R Wines "Bitch" Wine is 100% made from Grenache grapes grown in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. What's truley unique about this 25-year old vineyard is that the vines are grown in sand over clay. 

So I must admit that I haven't actually tasted this wine yet, but I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt. Even if its the worst wine you could possibly drink (which I doubt its not since Grenache is one of the more difficult grapes to grow), the name and bottle are still enough to provide a good laugh. For those who just can't wait until I do a later review of the wine, I've included an expected experience below:

Expected Experience -- Ripe with spices and a rich juicy concentration, Bitch is also intensely perfumed by characters of the sandy soil and dark berries.

Where to Buy: K&L Wines 

Cost: $12/bottle


OenoBee said...

glad you enjoyed the selection - its definitley a great idea for a stocking stuffer. it has a saying for everyone ! i personally love the "call me a cab" charm :)