Wine Mishap and a Tasting

There! Take a look at that… That’s just one reason why this cat disparages wine. One corkscrew malfunction and ‘BOOM!’, you’re leaking blood like BP leaks oil. (And don’t jump ugly on me and my assistant by bragging, “You just don’t know what you’re doing…” That’s bull. Who amongst us hasn’t witnessed even experienced sommeliers struggling with a recalcitrant cork? Q.E.D.) Until “fine” wineries start making easy-open, truly hermetically secure containers, this feline sticks to his beer. Feh!

But on to the tasting… Here’s what we’ve got to work with…

This was a gift, so I don’t even know if Da Gizz caries this particular vino, but even if he doesn’t, he no doubt can get it for you.

So here we go… Obviously, this is a 2008 Sensi Cupido Sangiovese, a gentle red wine. Not being a wine drinker, I can’t offer any great insight into the stuff, but here are three observations…

  • I was surprised by this puppy. I particularly don’t like red wines, but the Cupido was actually palatable. My guess is that the tannins and the acidity from the skins were reined in and softened just enough. Be sure to let this breath to get the subtle effect! Time is on your side…
  • As for foods… I’d match it with a medium- to well-done prime rib. IMHO, a rare pepper steak or strong sausage would probably overwhelm it. Also, I’d bet you dimes to donuts that it would compliment the modest cheese-and-cracker crowd.
  • Price? Expect to pay around $10 -$12 per 750ml bottle.

When all is said and done, was it worth bloodshed? Of course not – no wine is. (We’re not talking about beer here.) Still… Not bad, not bad…

Two cats blogging by the racks looking for the coolers…


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Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


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