This weeks wine review was provided at Heather’s blog. Her and her visiting mom tried out a Fat Bastard Shiraz by Thierry and Guy.
Here is what Heather had to say about it:
Today’s bottle of Fat Bastard Shiraz by Thierry and Guy would be perfect with a nice peppery steak, or maybe a spicy Italian tomato based dish but now that I think of it…the tacos would have worked too. Or maybe Rhea’s Chicken Fajitas would be a wonderful compliment. With notes of dark blackberry, pepper, vanilla on the nose and a very light licorice finish, this Shiraz would compliment many a meal be it fancy or not.
Ok, I hear a bunch of blah blah blah…FAT BASTARD.
Who names a wine Fat Bastard? That’s hysterical to me! And then, who stands at the store and thinks, “hm, how about a nice Fat Bastard for our dinner party tonight?” *cough*Heather*cough*
It got me thinking about wine names. Last week I reviewed something from the Cupcake Vineyard. I know nothing about wine and so I bought last weeks bottle based on the fun name alone. Add that to this weeks Fat Bastard and I had to leave a comment on Heather’s post wondering about the funniest wine name out there, which spurred this conversation on Facebook.
So now the challenge is on. I will try to find wines with funny, cute or crazy names and we’ll see exactly what’s in a name! I’ve already started looking (had a trip to Trader Joe’s today) and I can’t wait to see what I find. If you have a favorite strange name wine, I would love to know about it! Point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.