Don’t judge a wine by its label… seriously… don’t.

So Ashley was reading our favorite spaceship mechanic’s blog (aka Jewel Staite from Firefly/Serenity) about hosting a wine tasting party with wines bought based on their labels.


She quickly called me, Tricia, Juanita, and Tracy and told us to come over with a bottle of wine that we had bought only because of the prettiness of the label.

Once at Ashley’s, we all got a pen, note cards, and some good sized wine glasses and started the tasting/judging.

p.s. It will become apparent pretty immediately which one of us lovely gals has worked in the wine industry.

Wine #1 Tricia’s Pick – Honig 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Mona: Robust smell, kinda scared me, taste better than smell but only the first taste, the following tastes were… weird
Sidebar: Not really a pretty label Tricia, as the “pretty part” is the BACK label!

Tricia: Smells kind of like feet, tastes better than smells
Sidebar: ‘Back label’ has the word label in it MONA!!

Ashley: Smells like wood, I like wood. Tastes like wood, maybe I don’t like wood.

Tracy: fruit up front, sweet mild pallete, dry finish, acidic

Wine #2 Mona’s Pick – It’s a Head Snapper, 2009 Pinot Noir

Ashley: Smells like nail polish remover, it’s bitter if you swish it in your mouth, don’t swish it in your mouth, surprisingly it gets better the more you drink.

Mona: HOLY CRAP! Smells like gasoline, paint and burnt hair, I think that’s my singed nose hairs I’m smelling. Terrified to taste… OMG tastes like smoked gouda, I need Wheat Thins STAT!

Tracy: Cooked and over baked, flat, overly acidic

Tricia: WHOO, that smell is something… better after the first few sips, when you know what to expect. Really good with the crackers Mona just put on the table!

Wine #3 Ashley’s Pick  – Van Duzer 2011 Pinot Gris

Tricia: Not bad, good, but not amazing

Ashley: Tangy in the back of my throat… THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!

Mona: I don’t like the look on her face, she’s judging me and thinks she’s better than me!

Tracy: Sweet. Fruity. Acidic. Tart.

Wine #4 Tracy’s Pick – Old Vine Meritage 2007 Red Wine

Ashley: Again smells like nail polish, why do all the wines think I need a manicure 😦

Tracy: Cedar, smoke, licorice

Mona: Smells like cedar and smoke… from the nail polish factory that’s burning down.

Tricia: ok… really drunk now.

Juanita finally showed up almost 2 hours later, after we had drunk all the wine, and Ashley and I were trying to teach Tricia how to make a sexy pout face. Juanita also ended up winning the prettiest label contest… don’t believe me? Click the link below… with headphones… on low… sorry… we can get a little loud.

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4 Responses to Don’t judge a wine by its label… seriously… don’t.

  1. Tracy says:

    Ahhh hahahahah I’m so boring. Your descriptions were so much better!!!!

  2. Shonnie says:

    you just like to drink …. watch out or you will be put on a fast again, keep these things quiet — just between the girls. It is late and I can;t type good. nite

  3. 1smallfry says:

    I’m glad to see other people judge wine by how “pretty” the bottle is. The label and the alcohol content is what prompts me to buy wine! I cracked up through this post. 😀

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