I'm not sure we're desperate enough to drink this

@JudyEv (247195)
Bunbury, Australia
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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@DocAndersen (42190)
• United States
8 Jun
i think the poison symbol on the bottle would be enough to put my money back in my pocket. Although the advert is quite appealing.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
I guess the poison symbol was one reason we bought it!!
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@DocAndersen (42190)
• United States
8 Jun
@JudyEv it probably kills cockroaches!
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@S4mmyboy (179)
9 Jun
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@JimBo452020 (50686)
• Montrose, Scotland
8 Jun
It will be fine. Just drink it and enjoy!! I would.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
I'm pretty sure we'll eventually try it just in case it's okay.
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@JimBo452020 (50686)
• Montrose, Scotland
8 Jun
@JudyEv so how's the new abode?
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
@JimBo452020 It's okay but so much smaller than we're used to. But we'll get there.
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@msdivkar (22853)
• India
8 Jun
It is the inquisitiveness that will attract the drinkers to open and drink from this bottle. It is just the sales gimmick.
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@msdivkar (22853)
• India
10 Jun
@JudyEv That is true.
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@DaddyEvil (41869)
• United States
8 Jun
Uhm... yeah, that must have been a gift from a questionable "friend" at some time in the remote past.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
Some friends like to play such tricks on others.
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@DaddyEvil (41869)
• United States
9 Jun
@JudyEv Everyone has friends like that. Sometimes... we might be the friends like that, too.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
@DaddyEvil You need to choose your victims carefully though for such tricks! lol
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@much2say (49226)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jun
Drink at your own risk . I wonder what it will taste like - I am desperate to know !
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
Well, you're just going to have to wait! I haven't been able to talk Vince into opening it up yet. lol
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@much2say (49226)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Jun
@JudyEv It is a fun conversation piece .
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jun
@much2say And would be a fun gift too.
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@id_peace (13114)
• Singapore
8 Jun
Hmm I had never see what a kangaroo dropping looked like.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
They are hard and round, a bit bigger than a marble. And dark brown to black in colour.
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@id_peace (13114)
• Singapore
9 Jun
Oh wow. It sounds close to the sheep droppings except they are much smaller.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
@id_peace I'd say they are about the same size as sheep droppings or even a bit bigger.
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@Nevena83 (63888)
• Serbia
8 Jun
It definitely describes my feelings.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
From what you've shared, I'm sure you do feel quite desperate at times.
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@Nevena83 (63888)
• Serbia
8 Jun
@JudyEv Yes, I really feel that way.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
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@MALUSE (66122)
• Germany
8 Jun
If you drink the stuff after reading this and don't feel good afterwards, you can't complain to the producer! :-)
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
That's very true. We really must open it one day and see what it's like.
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@MALUSE (66122)
• Germany
8 Jun
@JudyEv You don't have to finish the bottle once you've opened it. One glass will be enough to find out if you like the taste or not.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
@MALUSE Yes, that's true. If it's off it will get tossed. Otherwise we'll drink it over time.
@porwest (45045)
• United States
8 Jun
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.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
You're right about it being a novelty keepsake. Using it for cooking is a good idea.
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@porwest (45045)
• United States
11 Jun
@JudyEv I have been able to make good use of some very horrible stuff by cooking with it. lol
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@rakski (92066)
• Philippines
8 Jun
oh my, by the description itself I do not think I am willing to taste it. Update us when you taste it
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
Yes, I'll let you all know if it's any good. I have to talk Vince into opening it first. lol
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@rakski (92066)
• Philippines
9 Jun
@JudyEv that I'm interested to know
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@jobelbojel (24480)
• Philippines
8 Jun
The bottle label read desperation, I am not desperation as described by the label but a must try
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
We will open it one day soon.
@prinzcy (27119)
• Malaysia
8 Jun
Wow, looks like poison though
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
It will be interesting to see what it tastes like.
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@snowy22315 (114881)
• United States
8 Jun
Doesn't sound too appetizing.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
It doesn't really, does it?
@wolfgirl569 (40880)
• Marion, Ohio
8 Jun
It might be one of the better tasting ones
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
It could well be but it's getting a bit on the old side now.
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@allen0187 (49340)
• Philippines
8 Jun
I'd give it a shot though.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
Yes, we'll definitely try it one day. It might be perfectly good.
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@allen0187 (49340)
• Philippines
9 Jun
@JudyEv Make a post about it when you do.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
@allen0187 I'll be sure to do that.
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@popciclecold (20723)
• United States
8 Jun
I wouldn't drink that, infect I wouldn't even open it. The label is full of warnings. If you and Vince taste it let us know what it reminds you of. Lol.
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
The label says all those things just to get you to try it. I'm sure it's not as bad as they say although after all this time it might be. lol
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• United States
10 Jun
@JudyEv Yeah. Lol.
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@youfiq (1700)
• Indonesia
9 Jun
it seems that it has its own distinctive taste, like having a sensation when it touches the throat
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
It might taste like firewater. I'll write about it when we eventually drink it.
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Jun
Sounds like the Recession Red I bought in 2007. Drink up!
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
It's just a gimmicky name really, isn't it? One of these days we'll run out of everything else and have to drink it.
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@Scrapper88 (2898)
• United States
8 Jun
If you don't want to try it; you could always give it as a gift to somebody,
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun
That's not a bad idea but it's probably a bit old for that. It might be 'off'.
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@allknowing (92395)
• India
9 Jun
Anything to attract buyers and you bought it. (lol)
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@JudyEv (247195)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun
Yes, we're very gullible sometimes.
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@allknowing (92395)
• India
9 Jun
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