Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bookwalter Red Table Wine, Lot No. 19

Maureen asked what wine I’d had with the Risotto al Ragu, and I’m glad she did.

This bottle of Bookwalter Red Table Wine came to me not through the usual channels, but through the mail. I came home one evening to find a large-ish parcel on my front doorstep, one that had come all the way from Seattle, WA.

Tearing it open excitedly, I found a rich assortment of gifts, a late season of giving from two of my favourite Seattlites. I couldn't have been more surprised or pleased- thanks, Jen and Anthony!

One of the goodies was this sleek-looking bottle of wine. Wait for a rainy day? Ha, not around here! DucCat and I barely made it two days, before unabashedly tearing in.

The wine held a comforting scent of earthiness, with dark loamy fruits, and a touch of leather. The body was mellow and engaging, full, but not overly complex. It was as easy to drink on its own, as it was complimentary to the rich risotto. In short, this was everything an everyday red table wine should be- thoroughly enjoyable.

Delish, guys, thanks again!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For almost $20 a better be 'all that'! I'll have to look for it...ever try Peace Shiraz? it's 8 bucks a bottle...

March 01, 2006 8:40 PM  
Blogger s'kat said...

Sure, I've had Peace. In fact, my favourite Port Warwick Tapas Lounge carries it. Good, fruity fun!

March 01, 2006 9:25 PM  

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