Archive for December, 2008

Xmas Shootout: Three Chileans.

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Coming soon. Christmas dinner at Mrs. Barbarian's best friend's house. I'm bringing three Chileans. A Malbec, a Malbec/Cab blend, and a cab. I've tried the first two, but not the last. Stay tuned to see how it plays out.

Owen Roe 2006 Cabernet Franc “Rosa Mystica”

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in but not outrageous, Cabernet Franc, Expensive, Oregon, Washington State | No Comments »

This that Cab Franc I mentioned in my last post. It is from Owen Roe, and named "Rosa Mystica" The bottle features a moody photograph of a ruined Irish abbey and tells tales of the misdeeds of the evil Oliver ...

Pleasant Discovery: Fall Line Winery 2005 Red

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Merlot, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | 1 Comment »

Mrs. Barbarian & I went out for dinner last night. It was Christmas Eve and we'd done nothing to prepare, so when the better half declared "let's go out" I was already dialling our favorite small town bistro for a ...

Office Xmas Party favorite: Apparently I’m a genius.

Monday, December 15th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Franc, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | 1 Comment »

The Vinagoth can't take a photo obviously. Of course if you knew the circumstances leading up to this photo you might be more forgiving. It was at the Office Xmas Party last Friday night. I ended up at a table ...

Two off-character lumps

Saturday, December 13th, 2008 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Let's say it is your dream to drive an exotic or classic sports car. You have spent a lifetime yearning for the smell of leather and oil, the wind in your hair, and most of all the unique exhaust note ...

Wine Blogging Wednesday, Value Red from Chile: Our little Secreto

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, Chile, Malbec | 5 Comments »

After Mrs. Barbarian looted and pillaged her way through Plan A, I hid Plan B away and out of her reach. Thankfully Mrs. Barbarian is diminutive in stature and cannot reach high places around the house, and all I have ...

Value Red from Chile: The “Cab-énère” that wasn’t.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | 1 Comment »

As you may have noticed, I've been shopping with an eye towards today... the big day. Wine Blogging Wednesday featuring Value Reds from Chile. Dear reader... I was born for this moment. You know this. Nobody loves cheap red wine ...

Value Red from Chile: Santa Rita 2007 Reserva Carménère

Saturday, December 6th, 2008 Posted in Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile | 2 Comments »

In 1905 and 1915 Albert Einstein released his theories of Relativity (special and general, respectively) which turned Newtonian Physics on its head and shocked the world. Mr. Einstein came to his conclusions through mathematics. The concepts within his theories were ...