What I’m Drinking Tonight

Continuing my Cheap Hootch Quest, and looking to broaden my cultural suaveness, I picked up this bottle of “Ars Poetica Vulcano.”

It was only about $8 I think, and I figured that since I don’t drink a lot of Italian wines I’d give this a shot.
I’m willing to grant that perhaps I got a bum bottle, but this one was foully over-fermented, in that tasty rotten fruit stored in rotten leather sort of way, and thus was promptly consigned to Mr. Drain.
Luckily for me I just happened to have some other wine lying about, the Aresti 2005 Reserve Cabernet from Chile

which checked in at a reasonable $10. At first it was a little austere but as it opened up in the glass it had a nice full bodied feel to it with hints of cigar and mint at the end. Not a fruit bomb by any means but rather a decent classic type of red. Not bad at all. So the evening was saved.

7 Responses to “What I’m Drinking Tonight”

  1. hints of cigar and mint
    So, somebody use the bottle for an ashtray?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    If you don’t mind, Mr. Summers, some of us are trying to be edjumacated so that we stop bitterly clinging to our guns and religion.

  3. Cigars as a religion? I’m down wi’ dat.

  4. As long as you throw in some cheap hootch, of course.

  5. Dammit. I went looking for a youtube video for a parody of a Billy Dee Williams malt liquor commercial from that great sketch show, “In Living Color”. It was great, but I didn’t find it on youtube.
    But I did find this funny sketch.

  6. I’m still laughing at that sketch. Loved it the, loved it now.
    “Then we went to Holland, land of dikes. Hated it.”
    “Then we went to Sweden, land of buxom blondes. Hated it.”
    “So once again we went back to Greece.”

  7. WordGirl says:

    HAH! 🙂
    Word to the wise: Portuguese wine is cheap ANNND good. And I’m not just saying that because the Hubster is Portuguese and it’s the only wine we’ll have in the house.
    Get a bottle of Quinto do Carmo and see if you don’t agree. If you don’t, you’re out, like, $10-$15. Deal?

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