5 Torches= a face melting wine, makes ya wanna burn somethin'
4 Pitchforks = a wine to brag about with friends
3 Coffins = wine is just okay multiple inclusions
2 Stiffs= a wine that should never have been unearthed
1 Margarita= couldn't finish it, had to order a margarita instead...sad face
Oak: American and French Oak Barrel & Stainless Steel
Price: 18 bones
Zombie Score: 4 Pitchforks
Tasting Notes from the Catacombs:
Upon pouring this wine, right out of the gate, I was immediately overwhelmed by the aromas of fresh cut pineapples & Pina Colada. Still brimming with papaya & kiwi, this wine takes off and does not stop. The flavors scream tropics and land elegantly with a caramel vanilla creme brulee topping.
I think this is one to watch out for.
What I mean by that is that this wine will turn on you like a dirty little werewolf. You sip on one glass and you may find yourself saying …
‘oh how cute, what a fresh little Chardonnay’. Then, before you know it…. the lil guy turns on ya and the wine becomes more like…
’Easy Tiger, now just take it easy… slow down..’
Soon you’ll find Taylor Lautner in your house imprinting on you and 3 bottles are long gone.This wine is too easy to drink, one must be careful not to wake the beast in the night.
I will never forget the first time I heard Ozzy Osbourne. It was 1986, I was riding my skateboard listening to my walkman. (I am pretty sure I was listening to was the Christian Glam Rock band Stryper at the time).
Rolling down the sidewalk I found a box at the edge of a driveway labeled ’ Free Stuff ‘. I rummaged through it like any punk kid would and thumbed through all of the tapes.
Abba, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson (I pocketed that one for later), and then came across Ozzy’s -Blizzard of Oz Album…song ‘Shot in the Dark’
I popped in the cassette and hit play. My life immediately changed upon hearing Ozzy’s voice. I played that album over and over again. The hypnotic tones and frequencies led me to the local 7-11 where they were celebrating a new flavor of slurpee ‘Pina Colada’.
Being a Coke flavor Slurpee lover myself, I was skeptical. Really how could this be any good. But for some reason my new found love for Ozzy had me believe that anything could happen. I got the small - you guessed it. I loved it!
Fast forward 20 odd years and this became a summer tradition every year since. Listening to Ozzy, sipping on a Pina Colada Slurpee.
This wine brought me back to that first memory.
Random Slurpee Fact
Canadians purchase an average of 30 million drinks per year. Despite its status as a very cold city and with a population of only 700,000, Winnipeg, Manitoba was crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for the twelfth time in a row in 2011. 7-Eleven stores across Winnipeg sell an average of 188,833 Slurpee drinks per month. The rest of Canada sells an average of 179,700 per month, which makes Winnipeggers the world leader of Slurpee sales. Unlike their counterparts in America, Canadian Slurpees are not injected with air.