It has been a while since I have shared a post about my latest flavor of wine. My newest love is an Australian wine brand called 19 Crimes. Actually I was introduced to this wine quite some time ago but just haven’t got around to blogging about it. So I figured why not blog about it for #foodpornthursdays.
I used to be a majority white wine drinker. Like the sweet, full of calories, kind of white wine. Then when I started reading more about the health benefits of red wine I gradually started to switch. What I love about 19 Crimes is that it’s a red, with just a hint of sweet and pepper to it. It’s like a little warm explosion on your tongue with the hints of shiraz, pinot noir, grenache, cabernet sauvignon and a very intense blackcurrant aroma.
Of course like a lot of red wine it’s best to open the bottle and leave it decant for at least an hour. I have actually left the bottle open over night and then came back the next evening to almost a completely different bottle of wine. So tasty! You can also read my review on the Wine Vinturi Gadget which can help speed up the process.
Unfortunately I have not been able to find it for sale here in my little town unless I want to spend twice the price and buy it at the local wine bar. Therefore when I venture to the city I usually stop and stock up. On the right is my idea of stocking up. YES that is 10 bottles of 19 Crimes and 3 bottles of another kind of wine that I had picked up for a friend…I swear those 3 were for my friend.
The history of the wine’s name is from a list of 19 crimes that sent Brits, who were accused of felonies, off to the penal colony in Australia. In doing this they also hoped to open the door to wine drinking amongst the young male population. I do have to admit that the look of the bottle is rugged. You can learn more about the story behind the label here.
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