Reviewing red wine

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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!

Wine Type Year Rating Review
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!



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