Each Friday we highlight a wine from the Northwest that we think is a real "find." By find we might mean that it's a steal, as all of these wines we'll feature weekly are at or under $20. We might also mean "Hey, you really need to go find this", and it might be a wine that we feel not enough people know about. In any case, with the weekend pending, we're hoping to help you "find" a wine to kickoff the weekend right. We'll tell you a little bit about the wine and try to help you track it down here in the Northwest.
Today is the day after Valentine's Day. Which means heart shaped chocolates are on sale all over America. People will do amazing things to prove they love someone. As you take stock of how you think you did yesterday there are a few things to keep in mind.
Roses and chocolate are traditional, some might say, unoriginal. Jewelry is a serious step up, and from a symbolism standpoint is seen as way to communicate that "you're getting serious." If you wipe your backside with money, perhaps a Lexus, if you're to believe those commercials.
Still nothing says, "we're committed" like a tattoo. Or maybe it's "I should be committed." Still, nothing is as permanent, as permanent ink, except when you have it removed by a laser. Couple tattoos are as old as foolishness perhaps but none of them is as recently well known as the "Billy Bob" followed by what only looks like as the dragon from the NYC hardcore band Sick of it All.
Angelina Jolie has since had the tattoo removed and updated with the most recent name, Brad Pitt. Some people never learn. Pro-tip, anytime you're having the words "Billy Bob" tattoo'd on you, it's a mistake, regardless of context. Perhaps though no one has expressed their love like Gucci Mane has expressed his love of ice cream. I love ice cream too, but tattooing it on your face? That's dedication.
Today's Friday Find is a tattoo that is much easier to remove, you simply finish off the bottle. The TATT, or Tried And True Table wine from Trust Cellars. The 09 TATT is a blend of Syrah and Cabernet from some of Washington's well known and also more obscure vineyards. Each bottling features artwork from a different tattoo artist. The wine is loads of fruit with blueberries and black cherries and a touch of baking spices on the finish, for $17 it's a reliable table wine to compliment both foods and perhaps with enough of it it may inspire you to get a tattoo, hopefully not of your significant other's name, or an ice cream cone on your face.