Every once in a while, now that I’ve settled into the role of a red wine drinker, I decide to check out a new bottle.
Before the holidays, I walked into the store and went for something different from the 19 Crimes red blend that’s been satisfying my once-a-week-or-less routine since summer.
A bottle on the Merlot rack caught my eye.
Yes, it was the colorful bird.
Without research, I brought home a bottle of Rex-Goliath. It came in a big size, 1.5 liters.
We liked its fruity taste, my dear wife Karen and I.
So this last trip to my favorite Syracuse wine palace, I brought home the box. Buying in bulk there cuts 20 percent from the price per bottle. This brought it to about 8 bucks per instead of 10. Six bottles per box. Each of these mammoth bottles will last my dear wife and I two drinking bouts, what with my new wine bottle stoppers keeping the remains nice and fresh. That means this box of pretty, tasty Rex-Goliath will last us … a good while.
Unless we get really thirsty.
What are your criteria for buying wine? What have you been drinking lately? What’s your favorite bird?