On Wine Wednesdays my husband and I review a bottle of wine based solely on the label.
For us, the creepier or weirder the label is, the better.
If the title/label catches our eye and it's under $15 we buy it, drink it and review it.
Fat Bastard is a wine from France. We've seen it on wine shelves before
but the label wasn't anything extraordinary, so I never bothered with it.
BUT...they have released a limited edition for Halloween.
The display was fun...
And the vineyard seemed to have a sense of humor about creating this blend and that's always a plus for us. Taken from their website (without their permission - but it's free advertising, right?)
Wine Production: Blend of Syrah, Grenache & Merlot grapes. Our winemakers work very closely with the local witches to determine the start of each harvest. The grapes are passed through the crusher-destemmer (which is used the rest of the year to punish naughty children). Gently pressed and then fermented in the wizards cauldrons, the sweet blood-red wine is drawn off into the dungeon vats, where it slowly develops, watched over by the ghosts of prisoners past, into a fat, luscious brew.
Tasting Notes: Juicy and spicy with touches of Transylvanian wolf hair and cucurbits earthyness, this ripe blood-red nectar stays long and rich in the mouth, much appreciated by Count Dracula for its resemblance to his favorite beverage.
Food Pairing: Blood sausage, beef heart, bat stew and confit of calf brains are some of the wonderful classic combinations but as these exquisite specialities can be difficult to source today, perfectly delicious with grilled burgers, fried chicken and pumpkin pie…
The local store was all out of blood sausage and bat stew, but we did pair it with sweet and sour chicken with mushroom risotto.
The wine itself was really good. More dry than sweet, it had a deep, rich taste that went well with our dinner. It went down smooth and we enjoyed it so much
I'm sure we'll buy more Fat Bastard in the future.
If only their other wine labels were so much fun.
If you're looking for a good red table wine, this one might be for you.
I hope you'll visit again next month on the Wednesday before the full moon,
for a howling good bottle of wine...
Until then, Happy, Happy Halloween.