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DH’s Broken Bottle

October 10, 2013

The case of wine arrived from J Winery. DH was so excited! Until he reached the third layer of bottles in the box…OUCH! One bottle of Viognier appeared to be broken – there was liquid on the packing, the delicious aroma of flowers & a piece of glass protruding from his finger!


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While DH doctored his finger, I carefully removed the foil to examine the crack showing from beneath it in the suspect bottle, but the whole top came off.

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Not willing to waste this excellent vintage, while DH called J Winery to report the problem I poured the wine through an unbleached coffee filter into an antique glass jar.

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Only a sliver of glass showed in the filter.

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The wine was delicious & we unreservedly recommend J Winery’s 2012 Hoot Owl Vineyard Alexander Valley Viognier.

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By the way, the winery is sending another bottle to us free of charge because of the broken bottle. Woo too! Get to enjoy this lovely white again!


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