DO NOT BUY THIS WINE. Read on to find out what happened.
|This is what a faulty bottle of wine looks like.|
While many New York State wineries set out to make world class wines for special occasions (or if you have the money, daily drinking I suppose), many of them aim to make wine for the common occasion, i.e. table wine. While I enjoy a quality made Pinot Noir or so many others, a solid table wine has it's place. Not everyone can appreciate the nuances of finer wines, and not everyone really care. Indeed, sometimes you just want something that simply tastes good and is enjoyable by everyone at the table.
|The worst part isn't losing the money - it's losing the promise of a delicious bottle of wine! So sad.|
*Time has passed*
Well, the owner / person in charge said they would call me back and they never did. I guess they either didn't care or figured I was trying to squeeze them for a free bottle or something. What a shame really. These bottles weren't expensive - as I recall they were around $10 each. That being said, the lady and I each bought one, so that means we're out $20 total. Not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things, but still way too much to waste on a poorly sealed product.
I believe the issue was poor quality cork - when opening the lady's bottle, the cork was all rotted through, and indeed broke before being pulled from the bottle. Rest assured, we drink a good amount of wine and know how to properly open one - it's not rocket science. In my case, about half the cork looked "soaked" on the inside, and oddly colored - there were some patches that resembled mold almost. Very unfortunate and indeed, very disappointing. The loss of $20 is a shame, to be sure - the loss of 2 bottles of what could have potentially been enjoyable wine? A far bigger shame.
|Pirate's Lagoon Black Pearl - we enjoyed you at the show, but never had a chance to at home :(|
It might speaks to the general quality of Lake Ontario Winery & Vineyards that after sampling their wares a number of times at shows and the like, the only wine of theirs that we were ever moved to purchase WAS their Black Pearl - and now it turns out too have been poorly bottled.
Oh well. We have plenty of more wine to write about - I just figured I'd give my readers a heads-up.
Here's to a future of drinking better wine!