What I’m Drinking Tonight

When Tim and I went wine shopping the other weekend he gave me a helpful Rule of Thumb to follow when purchasing Australian wine: “Generally, the uglier the label the better the wine.”
With that sage advice in mind I picked up a bottle of this

Slipstream ‘Fastback’ 2005 Shiraz, which comes in with a glorious 15% alcohol content. Yeah baby!
This is a wine that will taste very hot if you quaff immediately upon opening. But if you let it breathe in a large glass for 10 minutes or so it becomes very smooth and tasty, with a full velvety mouth feel and some very nice subtle blueberry flavors on the finish. Quite yum, and at around $5 very fairly priced for those special occasions.
And what dinner with your Bride is not a special occasion?

5 Responses to “What I’m Drinking Tonight”

  1. Always you shame me with your profligate spending habits.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’m supporting our dear allies, Sis.
    i should get a tex deduction for this.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ooops. i just realized I missed a key there. The wine cost $25, not $5.
    My bad.

  4. BlackDog says:

    Ya think Stephan King had a bottle or more when he started signing those books in Australia?

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    A couple minimum, I’d reckon, Blackdog.

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