Bring it on Louis Bernard – I challenge you to a throwdown.
I’ve got a Weinfrischhalter Geschenskset and I’m not afraid to use it. Truth be known I look forward to it. With my “WG” I can open two bottles and compare. I have a limited taste memory and I’m hoping that this “training” will improve it.
Louis Bernard makes both the Côtes du Rhône at $12.95 and the Réserve de Bonpas at $13.95. Both wines are the GSM blend – Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre – and I decided to open them last night. So what do you get for a dollar more? A way cool label that looks like a $45 wine label and more dried herbs in the taste. The Réserve de Bonpas was also darker and more refined but the Côtes du Rhône had the earthiness that I like in a Rhône wine. I liked them both but my “WG” made comparing them more cost-effective.