10 THINGS: You’ll Never See On A Wine’s Back Label
YOU’LL NEVER SEE ON A BACK LABEL OF A WINE
1. A description of the health benefits of wine
2. The wineries suggested retail price for the wine
3. An apology for the high alcohol content in the wine
4. A list of the MOG —materials other than grapes—in the wine (you probably don’t want to know)
5. The name of the person who designed the back label
6. A suggestion you pair the wine with sauteed liver and onions in a balsamic reduction sauce
7. A political statement
8. A tribute to the first wife
9. What to do if a bad cork spoiled the wine
10. The amount of beer it took to make the wine
Beer=the life force of wine production.
As they say it takes a lot of beer to make a little wine!
So can we stop taking high alcohol wines to task just because they’re high alcohol?
When you just say “High Alcohol Wines” in a negative manner, I think what you’re referring to are wines that have high alcohol and no balance, or high alcohol wines with unflattering levels of residual sugar.
Just because a wine has a high level of alcohol doesn’t make it a bad wine.
Clearly I’m going to have to drop off a bottle of my Zin next time I’m in wine country.
Would be surprised if Garretson hadn’t done #10… and I tried once to do a back label on ‘when did red stop meaning Commie Leftist’ but it ended up being too hip for the room (thus proving your point) – j