Yesterday I ordered a bottle of wine from an outfit in New Jersey and they sent me the UPS tracking number. So, this morning I clicked on the link to see the status of my order when I saw this message dated today at 1:23 am: " An exception in the sorting process has occurred. UPS has taken corrective action". WTF? Did they break it? We'll see.
Good fill level and cork came out in one piece - no crumbling. Deep purple color in glass with brown rims. Fading fruit on palate with dusty tannins. Alcohol (14.5%) does not intrude. A dollop of sediment and tartaric crystals in empty bottle. Probably 3 or 4 years past peak. Drink up! 87/100.
I just bought this corkscrew via Ebay from a seller in Sweden. Its quite heavy and appears to be made of brass. I don't collect corkscrews as much as I used to, however corkscrew prices have come down considerably and I could not resist this one.
Pictured here is my latest Ebay purchase, an old pre prohibition beer growler. Growlers are making a big comeback these days with a number of growler shops in the Atlanta area and even one here in Lawenceville.
Low neck fill. Spongy cork came out in one piece. Dark garnet color with obvious browning - orange color in glass. Nose of damp earth and mushrooms. Fruit drying out on palate. Evidence of that red meat - merlot character. Surprisingly little sediment. Probably 5 years past peak. 86/100.
Very pale gold color in glass. Fresh, promising nose. Lovely, crisp acidity and minerals on palate. Very fresh and invigorating. An inexpensive ($14.99) alternative to Chablis. Will hold a couple more years. Note to self: Buy more! 89/100.