What I really wanted to cover for today’s Wine Blogging Wednesday were these pre-filled Tulip glasses. Sadly getting through to the supplier/producer has been a might troublesome. The inter-blog event has alternative packaging (non-standard wine bottle) as the theme.
Apparently they have invested £500,000 in developing these ‘high-strength bio-degradable’ plastic glasses. A person weighing up to 100kg can stand on them without them breaking. The wine inside is either Trencherman Shiraz and Chardonnay from South Australia and Trenderman Rosé from California. Twin-packs are to go on sale in UK stores in about three months, priced at £3.75 a pair.
They would have made a great entry to Wine Blogging Wednesday. Instead I had to make do with this box of rubbish.
Wine Tasting Note:Tesco Sicilian Red Wine, NV, Sicily, Italy. Brought as a 3litre Wine Box for £11.95.
God its terrible. Sweet fruit initially, simple, then a hollow centre, a whack of tannins and the overwhelming feeling of disappointment. Acidic. Rough. Unbalanced. It appeared about drinkable initially; the sweet fruit dominating but just a small glass in and the tannins and acidity just overwhelmed. Marginally improved with food. Length short and stubby. Alcohol 12%.
It comes in a box but I hope that this didn’t taint the tasting with pre-conceived ideas. Snobbish attitude aside, even though it comes in a box, it is just not very nice. The equivalent of just under £3 a bottle. And you can tell. Scribblings Rating – 74/100