Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Radioactive Red

Have you ever stumbled upon something (hopefully not my cat otherwise you'd be missing a leg) and thought that it would make the greatest blog post title ever?

Radioactive Red

Yeah, awesome, ain't it?

Butt what does it pertain to? I'll tell you. See, down here in Oz and South Oz there are quite a few (a LOT) world class wineries. And world class graperies. And there are some really cool blends. Shiraz-Cabernet is a very popular one.

Check this out!

See, BIL not only works in the Paleo lab in the Bio dept, but also teaches and is getting his PHD from the Archaeology dept. Which means he gets to go to twice as many parties and functions! And bring back cool stuff like that bottle of wine!

Now, Aussies aren't the pretentious type so I think this description can be taken with a very large grain of salt...

I mean, c'mon! Any wine description that talks of menthol and tannins just CAN NOT be serious! At least I'd like to think so.

What's really neat is that I've been to the winery (and ridden past several time on a bike) where they got the Shiraz, and have actually been to the Coonawarra region where the Cab is sourced near Bordertown!

A mix of the Mclaren Vale and the Limestone Coast!

Didja notice that 14.5% alcohol part?


Frances said...

Yum. I used to love a red wine but unfortunately red doesn't agree with me anymore. :(.

TwoYaks said...

I wonder if I can get it here in square franks. I've been trying to drink more red wine, for the health. Avoiding stroke and all that...

Suzer said...

If you like Shiraz come join us at the Winestate event on the 18th - 800+ wines on taste for $40!!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Frances: Major bummer! Have you tried mixing it with a chardonnay?

TwoHeadedYak: Mate, you ain't gonna have a chance in Hell of finding it in AK. Heck, you won't even find it in shops in Adelaide! They only break it out when they are doing fundraisers. And yes, red wine is very good for your heart and circulation; I do believe you're supposed to drink 2 litres a day for optimal results.

Suzer: I love shiraz, gotta find out what the schedule for next friday is.