“We decided that the best use for this wine was as an aperitif, and we sipped it on the lawn, guns on our knees, as the magpies came in for the night. It is not easy to hit a magpie, and it took three glasses of Gewürztraminer before I managed it.
But the wine was a perfect accompaniment, and the sweet note of birdsong in its flavour reminded me of the benefit that I conferred on the songbirds, in killing this ruthless enemy. Only one enemy is worse, and that - the domestic cat - will require a bottle of something stronger.”
Always glad to oblige Roger, though I'm not sure about taking the peg next to him in case his loader's loaded too ; but with the next cat he bags , he might try
2003 Dry Creek Meritage incorporating Malbec into the blend adds additional layers to a ripe black cherry start on the nose and an oaky vanilla and mocha finish ;bright currant and plum flavors lead to cigar box notes. This well-integrated wine should age beautifully for several years to come.
Nice change of pace from sloe gin .