…and so we arrive at Election Day 2012.
I don’t know about you, but I’m just going to be happy that it’s all over…mainly for the fact that I can’t vote (since I’m officially only a U.S. resident) and also so I don’t have to read any more of the misguided rhetoric which seems to have comprised the majority of my Facebook feed for the last 2 months! Then again, we’re still going to have at least …..oh, I don’t know….probably another 6 months of “fallout posts” to put up with! It gives me a headache just thinking about it!
Needless to say, when all this political craziness is over, and no matter the outcome, you’re going to need a little alcohol…and that’s where the fine folks at Schmor Wine step in!
There’s a first time for everything, and yes (in case you were wondering), this is the first time I’ve ever seen a wine bottle wearing a tie….but I’m guessing it won’t be the last!
With wine labels representative of their political parties, Donkey and Elephant wines come all dressed-up in Democratic or Republican neckties and are packaged with a mini-American flag. What else do you want? What’s that you say? ‘It would be cool if they played a little song or something when you squeeze the tie?’ WELL….GUESS WHAT…THEY DO THAT AS WELL!!! (I kid you not.)
Was I skeptical popping the cork on both these bottles? Well, only as skeptical as I am on both of the guys that have found themselves running for office i.e. VERY SKEPTICAL!!!
You know what they say though: Don’t judge a wine by it’s necktie…at least…that’s what they should say, because these wines are actually pretty good. What I would call definite “crowd pleasers.”
The wines are an interesting blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and even a tiny amount of Viognier is added in there just to soften the wine up a little. Medium in body, and skewing mainly towards red fruit, the wine drinks extremely smoothly. A fair balance between cranberry, ripe raspberry and plum, with secondary flavors of oak, baking spices, clove and nutmeg. Subtle tannins hold everything together.Reviews and tagged California, Democrat wine, Political wine, Republican wine, Schmor wine. Bookmark the permalink. ← Buying Into the Vineyard Life. First World Wine Problems. →