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Weekly Wine – Liebfraumilch Drathen Rheinhessen

3 Feb

SONY DSC

Liebfraumilch Drathen Rheinhessen
2014
Germany
1000ml
8.5% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)

Wow.
This is one of those typical German sweet wines.
It is very sweet – much to sweet to my liking.
This makes it hard for me to review … If I really dislike the style of wine, how can I make an impartial review?
Here goes.
The label states that this wine can be enjoyed with spicy food. I grabbed some very spicy Italian sausage and had a go. The spice keeps the sweetness in check and the result is actually good.
The wine does not have any harsh or weird aftertaste – It is quite smooth. But it is sweet and I honestly would not be drinking this wine with spicy foods or with much else.
I have friends who like sweet wines and this perhaps would please them. The wine is quite fruity, has a nice sweet body and is quite sweet but not sickly sweet.
Another bonus is that there is a litre of this stuff although the alcohol content is quite low.
It might be nice to use in mixing up a batch of sangria in the summer.

Weekly Wine – Riunite

24 Dec

SONY DSCRiunite Lambrusco
Year: N/A
Italy
750ml
8% ABV
$8.95 (US)

I don’t like spilling out wine… but here I sit and look at this bottle with a sickly sweet taste in my mouth and am considering all options. Drinking more of this wine is down on the list.
I bought this bottle in Las Vegas. I love the label – still do.
After cracking it open and taking the first sip I realized that I was fooled by the label. I was enticed by the red, white and blue motives. I was seduced by the six jets blasting off into the blue yonder – they are F-16s I believe. I was blinded by the fact that it was Italian wine. I would have bought the bottle if it was made most anywhere just because of the label.
The first impression is that this wine is fizzy. I’m Ok with that. But then the fizziness is overtaken by the sweetness. This is cream soda sweet. This is cotton candy sweet. I’ve had a glass-and-a-half and I feel the need to brush my teeth lest the sugar in this wine dissolve the enamel on my teeth.
The only question I have about this wine is whether pouring this wine down the drain can be considered hazardous.