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Daily Glass: Humbled By The Wine (Again)

March 14, 2015 11 comments

The inner snob (unsilenceable). The charade of expectation. All together in a conundrum. Yeah, I know I’m not making sense. Please allow me to explain myself.

Just came back after a small party at a friend, who doesn’t drink much, but always makes sure he has an ample wine supply for the guests. He stores wines in the dark, cold room in the basement, so the conditions are good. But the wines sometimes get lost there. Not in any bad sense – they simply might stay there for years.

When he brought up a magnum of 2004 (!) Rosemount Shiraz/Cabernet Sauivignon South Eastern Australia (53% Shiraz, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% ABV), the inner snob made a quick assessment  – “oh, sh!t”, he said. I just recently had bad experience with 2005 Shiraz, which was supposed to be magnificent, but was not, and with 2012 Shiraz of a [supposedly] high pedigree, so you have to excuse that little snob guy. Rosemount is a well known producer from Australia, but it is a mass-producer, and this Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon from a current vintage can be acquired today for a whooping $7 on average, according to the wine-searcher. So $7 wine, aged for 11 years – what would you expect? I would assume you see the conundrum now.

Well, there is only way to find out – the truth is in the glass, right? The wine is poured, and it is … delicious. Inviting nose of the dark fruit, nothing extra. On the palate – plums, blackberries, touch of spices, sweet oak, soft tannins, very present acidity and overall, very balanced wine. The wine was delivering lots of pleasure, and as one glass was finished, the next one was desired almost immediately. Drinkability: 8-

So here is the story, of the humbled snob and exceeded expectations (greatly exceeded). Is there a moral here? I think there is, and it is rather simple: give the wine a chance. You never know what is in the bottle – whether it is $7 or $107 bottle of wine, you still don’t know it. Yes, you have expectations, but the ultimate truth is inside of your glass. Stay humble, my friends, but expect the best. Cheers!

Wine Videos To The Rescue

April 12, 2013 17 comments

What’s up with “wine videos to the rescue”? Lot’s of posts I want to do and can’t focus on any of them. And I start feeling bad because I can’t focus and finish any of them. Therefore, I need a break. And I like how the vides look on the page. And yes, after I saw a sequel to Hitler’s Parker parody, the wine videos were on my mind. I hope I explained myself. Now, let’s watch something together, shall we?

First, Yellow Tail wine swirl commercial (yeah, whatever, I happened to like it):

Rosemount Shiraz – not so sure about it, but it is short:

Commercial for Israeli red wine Barkan – nice, might be a bit too intense musically:

This one is called Blossom Hill Wine TV Commercial – it is uplifting, I’d say, due to the song, but – where is the wine???

And the moment you’ve been waiting for – “Replant the Cabernet” movie:

So, what do you think? Which one is your favorite? Which one is just a “blah”? Are you going to buy any of the wines based on any of the commercials? Cheers!

 

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