Helpful Husband and I hit the town last Saturday night. We had gift certificates to a local hotel and restaurant, and a Grandmother willing to babysit overnight. Smell ya later kids!
First stop was Billy's Seafood, where we enjoyed some bacon wrapped scallops and over-priced entrees. But, we also enjoyed some wine. Of course, we paid $21 for a 1/2 litre (check out the bottle's price below), but when in Rome and all that crap.
Wolf Blass Eaglehawk (Australia)
This picture was taken at the restaurant- very discretely due to extreme embarrassment. Helpful Husband is in the background flexing for the picture. But, the joke is on him because the wine glass makes his puny bicep even tinier.
A word from the wine:
All I remember reading from the label (while I was in the liquor store) was that the name Eaglehawk was derived from one of WB's first vineyards, which he named "Bilyara" - the aboriginal word for "Eaglehawk."
I really hope winemakers realize how unoriginal this whole "aboriginal word as inspiration" is.
This wine was delicious. I enjoyed each and every overly expensive sip. I think it lives up to the Wolf Blass name and is very comparable to the slightly more expensive Yellow Label - smooth, easy drinking and tasty.
We also ventured to Happinez wine bar, but alas, the only Shiraz they had that evening (per glass) was Angove, that weird wine that looks red but tastes white. There was a $99 bottle of Shiraz in the cellar though. YIKES-O-RAMA!! Maybe for week #52... but what happens if you spend that much on a bottle and it is disappointing? In either case, I enjoyed a glass of La Casona for $6 - it wasn't Shiraz, but it was yummy.