Simpler Wines 2017

Wine from a can?  Well, yes.  This is a new product at Trader Joes and I just had to try it.  They come in 4 flavors and we tried the Cabernet and Red Blend.  These wines hail from Australia.  Upon first aroma, you definitely smell aluminum so you must let this wine breath out of the can for at least 20 minutes before drinking.  After that, it really is not bad.  The Cab has some nice mellow tannins and a light strawberry taste.  I don’t get any oak just berry notes.  This wine is a good choice if you are backpacking and or are in a situation where you don’t want to bring glass.  It really went well with spicy Italian sausage, cheese and nuts.  Look, this is not a first choice wine, but rather a useful find for those outdoor situations when you want to enjoy a glass by the campfire.  I give this wine 2 glasses.   

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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