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Think Pink…

4 Nov

Uh, guys – as Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother once said, “Open your brain-tank brah,  cause here comes some premium 91 octane knowledge!”

Circle the month of April 2011 in your calendars, because that’s when the Emeri Pink Moscato drops onto an LCBO shelf near you.

From producers DeBortoli Wines, who have been making stellar wines in Australia since before Amelia Earhart became the first woman to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean, when people still didn’t know what penicillin was and Shirley Temple was just born (that’s 1928 for us non-history buffs) comes this noteworthy release.

It’s not Bordeaux vintage report hold-your-breath-worthy. Or a Jonas brother dies, front-page worthy. But it’s pretty darn rush-to-the-store worthy.

This is grab a case for the morning of your wedding sparkling. It’s even Sunday brunch bubbly. It’s especially store on the bottom shelf of your fridge in case your mother-in-law drops by and surprises you on a Saturday afternoon when you’re still in track pants trying to ease last night’s hangover wine.

The release price is $14.95, which makes it easy on the wallet and it’s yummy and fun enough to cheer up any occasion (with low alcohol to boot). It’s got a sweet floral nose, with lychee, honey and musk and just enough acidity to keep everyone on track. While it’s not the most complex wine on the market, it is balanced and has this great lush mouthfeel (you can thank that sly little minx, Gewürztraminer) that tricks you into thinking you spent more than 15 bucks on this baby.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I hear your desperate little whines that it’s not available yet in our market. Listen up, brah. It’s the good stuff, sometimes we just gotta wait for it.