Category Archives: Wine Criticism

What I Got For My Birthday

A can of whoop-ass Hagakure style yo Easy Surface Prep

Easy Surface Prep

A Discombobulator of my very own


Two bottles of apparently non-lethal Red Bull concentrate

Red Bull concentrate bottles

Two bottles of Arrogant Frog sauvignon blanc

Arrogant Frog sauvignon blanc bottles

Two delicious, beautifully wrapped and generally special cupcakes (not shown)

What remains of the cupcakes

Colourful and appealing multimedia art products

Multimedia art

A hefty biography of John Fowles, bafflingly enough

A Life In Two Worlds

A black 30 gigabyte iPod, which was nice

iPod & Billie

A Brave New World mug

Brave New World mug

Cards & chocolate

Cards Chocolate

Amongst other things.

Thanks everyone. It was great!


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Wine Review: 2005 Rothbury Estate Chardonnay

Rothbury Estate chardonnay

This tasted quite watery to me initially; it had that sour grapey-alcohol taste one traditionally associates with wine, but in a subtle, barely-there kind of way. After a few glasses the flavour started to seem a bit more pronounced and mildly nauseating. But it was fairly drinkable overall.

Bentendo had a glass with me; he opined that it was “really sharp” and claimed he could “taste it at the front of [his] mouth”.

Its alcohol content was 12.5%. I consumed about 80% of the bottle over two and a half hours on Sunday night. By the time I was finished I would rate my level of drunkenness (zero being sober, ten being unconscious or at least blacked out) at about 4.5.

Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10 (ten being definitely wine, zero being not wine at all, but something else), I would give this 9.5. It was almost unquestionably a bottle of white wine.


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