Holy Pug!

Quite a fitting wine for winepug!  I was fortunate enough to receive a complimentary bottle of Pug Wine’s complex and balanced Pug Cab 2007 from Hoopes Vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley to try and combine forces of wine and pug lovers!

A wine that is as exceptional as it’s Pug artwork, this Pug Cab is a perfect transitional from Winter to Spring as it is still heavy enough to keep the chill out of those windy nights but you will be begging to drink this outside in Central Park with a picnic full of goat cheese, grapes, and bitter dark chocolate.  Not only is the wine full of deep luscious fruit, ‘drinkable’ tannins and a sensational spicy finish, each bottle is artwork specific. The artwork done by Jim Dewitt reminds me of a Peter Max with the sketching and vibrant colors.  Interesting how the wine tastes just as vibrant as the artwork looks and as a personality of a pug!

Overall, a wonderful bottle of wine that is worth the $60 splurge! 

But wait, why Pug Wine you ask? 
”Because pugs, like wine, are one of life’s great pleasures. Because both the breed and the wines exhibit purebred character unmistakable for any other. Both flourish from hands on attention and can transform any event into a celebration.”

 Well-said Pug Wine!


For more on Pug Wine  {here}

Celebrity Wine – Drew Bledsoe’s Next Move

Imagine being in your mid-late 30′s, retired and then starting your own winery…. Ahh what a life… Former NE QB Drew Bledsoe is doing exactly that in his hometown of Walla Walla, WA.  The wine is called Doubleback and the bottle looks very sleek and sexy.. It seems that he has 2 types of bottles, Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 and Cabernet 2007 so clearly Drew loves his deep fruity and smokey reds!  Drew’s website - http://www.doubleback.com/

Kyle Stack from espn.com writes all about Beldsoe’s new endeavor (snippets below)  http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/thelife/news/story?id=6243939

“As Bledsoe’s interest in wine swelled during his NFL career, he and his wife, Maura, decided to go all-in. They made that 80-acre purchase for $400,000 and planted 50 acres at $20,000 per acre without a winemaker, label or name. “We took a ready, fire, aim approach initially,” Bledsoe said of the foray initiated by the land purchase.

The decision to start the vineyard in that section of the country comforted Bledsoe. What makes southeastern Washington such good wine country is its terroir (pronounced “tay-wah”) — a combination of the region’s soil, climate and other environmental factors that make it optimal for growing grapes.”

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