Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Joke label – Grand Vin Misérable!

Here’s a pic of a funny Bordeaux Supérieur which was given to me as a present to taste blind…. it kinda lived up to the name, since it was so herbaceous I had guessed it to be a tired, old Cabernet from a cold region (even though it’s actually 2015?!)

Chateau Migraine

Chateau Migraine

I can see how this very herbaceous “Miserable” “Last Cru” from the Domaine “Charlatan” would give one a “Migraine” the next morning!

Enjoy the label! Thanks again to Alex for the headache!

NOTES:
The real name of the estate, along with the vintage and appellation are actually on the “back” label, which would actually legally be considered the front, since it contains all the legal notices (which must all appear on the same label.. except for the sulfites notice). This is a common practice, even for serious wines, to avoid crowding the presentation.

How to turn a mistake into a rosé sorbet.

When I realized that I had forgotten the bottle of rosé in the freezer this afternoon… well, my wife jokingly said that I should make some kakigori (japanese crushed ice). So I broke the bottle in a plastic bag and recovered what I could.

Frozen Rosé Rose Sorbet

Frozen Rosé Rose Sorbet

Looks nice, but not really that tasty. Then again.. I’m not really sure how the rosé was to begin with.