Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Just for the record, in the days before TWC was a vagrant yoot, all of those Mardi Gras costumes and masked revelry scared the holy living crap outta me. I didn't understand any of the significance of the event and, frankly, people in masquerade masks were frightening.
Billboard on Canal Street in N'Awlins Across From the Ritz Carlton
Rex Goliath is a non-denominated (no vintage) cheap red wine from California. The winery's schtick is a 47 pound rooster named Rex-Goliath, who was (apparently) quite the circus attraction back in the day. The label promises big and bold in the tradition of big and bold Rex-Goliath. The wine is just okay. It is big and pretty bold but it has a really strange back taste at the finish that I found to be sort of annoying. I still drank the wine and it will be fine for mid-week if you pair it with pizza, pasta, or Mafia Sandwiches.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. What are y'all giving up for Lent?
Moi? I'm giving up white wine.