Saturday, April 12, 2008

Corked

I was reading over on Dr. Debs this morning about wine corks. It has inspired me to dust off some of my favorite cork photos. As with most SLG photos, you can click to enlarge them.

The first five photos are from Benzinger Oonapias Sonoma Mountain Red.

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I do not remember which bottle of Benziger Family Winery wine this came from. Benziger corks are great because their graphics are easily viewed without rotating the cork.

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The next two corks were more whimsical. Plus they are photogenic. Here we have two French turtles enjoying a bottle of Tortoise Creek Les Amoureux.

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Finally, we have Toad Hollow. This wine was from Taster B’s posting Weekend Wino-ers: Merlot-quacious! This was our farewell to the bad Sideways juju. We feel it is our inalienable right to enjoy Merlot--and we do.

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And what would a posting about corks be without a tribute to "Old Reliable" who has never split a cork on me.

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Sadly, there may come a when we no longer need our "Old Reliables" any more.

2 comments:

vcuspoon said...

excellent picks guys!!! Very nice


john

Taster A said...

Thanks!