Pouring Now: Rex Goliath Free-Range Red

The first time a young man bought me a bottle of wine to accompany the dinner we were making, I giggled at its name – Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc. It was sophomore year of college, and until that point I categorized wine into A) whatever my parents drank, generally either un-pronouncable or nondescript names and B) bag slappin’ Fraahnzia. I didn’t realize wine could have a sense of humor – especially cheap to mid-range wine. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but when you’re a design-inclined person browsing rows of cheap wine, things will inevitably catch your eye. Menage a trois wine from Napa is a good example. I’m also dying to try anything from actor Kyle MacLachlan’s winery, …Pursued by Bear.

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