Well. What have I been doing? Neglecting this blog seems to have become my primary obligation. I guess when I drink away from my house on Saturday, I find it very difficult to remember the blogging portion of the project. So, today you get BOGO – except it is better than “buy one get one” because you get both of these reviews for FREE Please read the following two reviews to accept this limited time offer.
Tonight is the infamous Supper Club. Last Supper Club I got into a messy relationship with Banrock Station. It was anything but pretty. However, this edition of the S-Club will not be an extended version as there is a playoff game tonight - which most other members are attending. It is my turn to host, but it will be an early evening - not much time to go overboard with a bottle of Shiraz. Instead, I will sit on my couch with my laptop and HH will sit next to me with his, and we will independently sample a bottle and then he will mumble something unintelligible for me to make fun of. At least that's the plan.
Tonight's selection is a first for Saturday Shiraz! A gifted bottle from someone other than my socially awkward father! For reals. This wine was given to me from an actual reader of this blog - isn't that nice? I hope this thoughtful reader's act of kindness will inspire generosity in the rest of you. Actually, in the coming week's I will have the chance to review another gifted home-made bottle - so this month's selections are really shaping up!
Pelee Island Winery - Canada, 2005
A word from the wine:
"The long and hot growing conditions of the Island have produced a dry tannic red wine, while aging for 15 months in classic oak barrels has enhanced the blackcurrant fruit flavor and the long smoky finish. This solid red wine is best served in a large glass at 17 degrees Celsius."
Well, that was very specific. I will adhere to the large glass advisory, but cannot guarantee the temperature. I find the claims of dryness, oak and blackcurrant to be very promising!
Yummers. This is a perfect Shiraz - smooth, dry and with just the right amount of zing. It had a great scent, good body and that slight peppery taste. Honestly, it was just TOO easy to drink. Where can I find this dear reader??
Helpful Husband Tip: "Smooth, it's delicious. I'm drunk. I like bacon-wrapped scallops."