I sometimes like to drink whiskey at night. It tastes nice and relaxes me and it seems to help me get more solid sleep.
While this is pleasant, I thought it might be a good idea to start trying out some red wine as well (not in the same night though!). There seems to be a fair bit of research out there that says drinking red wine in moderation is actually good for you!
I thought this blog would be a good place to keep track of the wines I have tried and to provide some informal reviews.
NOTE: I am in no way an expert wine taste tester nor claim to be, so take the reviews with a grain of salt!
|The Stag Cool Climate||Shiraz||2017||6/10||Not too bad, had a bit of a strong bitey taste. Not sure I would get again|
|Pepperjacks||Shiraz||2017||8/10||Pretty good actually. Obviously given the name, a noticeable hint of pepper in the flavour, but very smooth. Would drink again|
|Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel||Shiraz||2016||4/10||This took me by surprise. I have had Jacob’s Creek before and always been happy with the taste. This one seems not as fruity as I previously remembered, but the taste is okay. Better than the the Stag. But this one is is also excessively dry. Make sure you drink a lot of water before going to bed or you are likely to wake up with a very dry mouth. Maybe its the double barrel effect?|
More wines coming soon!
I had some recommendations from friends which include Pinot Noir and Merlot as it seems I might lean more towards the fruity and sweeter versions rather than the dry shiraz. I’ll give them a try.
Are there are red wines you think I should check out? Let me know in the comments below!