It was quite favourably received around the table (must have been, we went through two bottles!), but I was kinda meh about it. Described as a "crowd pleaser" on the LCBO site, it's an easy-drinker, with lots of fruit, not too much tannin, and a friendly, give-your-bud-a-noogie feel to it. Mum said she liked it more than Maleta's Grape Brain, which says a lot, given that she invested in a couple cases before it was discontinued by the LCBO. My mouth was looking for more, though ... perhaps I was getting a bit too particular in my tastes?
Those suspicions were confirmed as I poked around in the china cabinet, admiring a gorgeous set of red wine goblets. "If you like those, take a look at the white wine ones," Mum called from the kitchen.
I rummaged some more, fishing out a slender glass with the same knobbly stem as the others.
"Yeah, that one. Aren't they a great set?"
"Mum, these are champagne flutes. Not white wine glasses."
"Oh, WHATEVER. Are your friends really going to notice?"
"It doesn't matter. I'M going to notice."
Insert eye roll here. "Well, MY friends are more interested in the wine that's IN it. Who cares how it gets in your mouth?"
Point well taken, Mum.