I'm not sure we're desperate enough to drink this
By Judy Evans
June 8, 2021 4:45am CST
Among the bottles of wine we found in the back of a cupboard was a bottle of ‘Desperation Red’. The name itself suggests that the contents will be less than tasty and the description on the label reinforces this thought. It reads: Fermented and bottled yesterday from reject Kalgoorlie grapes and kitchen scrapings, crushed in the traditional Australian way by twenty pairs of well worn stockmen’s boots, giving it a distinctive bouquet. A full bodied, syrupy texture, with the colour of kangaroo droppings, it should be drunk immediately on opening, or it will cling to the glass and mildew will form. Swallow quickly and then lie down. Judging on this wine was held over at the Armadale wine festival, pending the results of an inquest on the judge. Produced in desperation, it should be drunk the same way. End of quote. Bottles such as these are produced from time to time as a special offering to hopefully entice people to buy more. It seems it worked with us. We will probably taste this when we open it but we fully expect to have to tip it out.
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Worst case scenario maybe it would be suitable enough for cooking if not for drinking? Seems more of a novelty keepsake than something that belongs in a glass. But then again, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised. You will definitely have to post an update either way.