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Vino Bitches: Wyndham Estate’s Cabernet Sauvingnon

Wyndham Estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon
Available at: Liquor Depot
Price: $17.45

Sweet and rich with a name that’s fun to say in an Australian accent, you’ll find great company in Wyndham Estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon as you finish off those final assignments.

If this term has already taken most of your senses, you may struggle to find this bottle in the store. Wyndham Estate’s presentation is classic and attractive, but completely ordinary. There isn’t even an illustration or detailed lettering that sets it apart. I doubt that I would have noticed it at all if I were not looking specifically for a Cabernet Sauvignon. On the plus side, the wine’s name is printed in large and simple font and is legible to even the most academically brain-dead.

While pouring your first glass, you might think that this wine looks very familiar. I too, noticed the similarities between the thick and juicy red colour of my drink and the blood spilled during my last group assignment. However, its density is more similar to the tears of first years. Blood of your enemies? Tears of the weak? Wyndham Estate might be the first ingredient in whatever magic potion honours students use to achieve their 4.0 GPAs.

On a less gruesome note, make sure to check the wine’s legs before you drink. My glass tells me that Wyndham Estate is packed to the brim with sugar. It being 14 per cent alcohol as well, if you’re known for only needing one Bacardi Breezer to have a fun night, you may want to take this drink slowly.

Fortunately, the sugar does not take away too much of the experience. Wyndham Estate’s scents starts with smoky tobacco and then black currant, cherries, and subtle spices and ends with a leather aroma. Its taste has an even blend of fruit and spices, and while the added sweetness takes away some of its depth, it is still easily enjoyable.

What goes well with sugar? More sugar! Cabernet Sauvignon’s best friend is chocolate and can make your stress eating more enjoyable. It’s also great with any cooked meats – especially lamb.

Above all, Wyndham Estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon pairs best with those final papers. As the saying goes: “Write drunk. Edit sober.” Or, if you’re taking Creative Writing: “Write drunk. Edit drunk. Stay drunk.”

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