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Cheers to That! Would You Pour a Glass of Palin?

What's organic, from northern Chile, rich, full-bodied, and listed on the McCain campaign stationery? Nope, it's not Sarah — it's Palin Syrah (no relation, of course.) The red wine carries the vintner's name and "describes a ball that was used in an ancient game played by the Mapuche, a group of people indigenous to central Chile."

Not surprisingly in our all election attention span, the similarity is making it both a hot and drop-it-like-it's-hot commodity. Staunch Obama supporters won't swill a drop of it saying, "'Oh, I don't want to drink that. That's too close,'" according to one wine bar owner. But McCain/Palin fans are snapping up the $13 bottles for their GOP-themed parties.

And what does a Palin taste like? According to the distributor, "The wines are outstanding. Very rich, full-bodied. There's nothing political about the wine in any way." Would the name stop you from indulging or encourage you to say cheers?

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downtownbrown downtownbrown 8 years
"I NEVER care about name, when I buy wine. It's all about taste for me, thank you. Most of them time, I'd settle for wine-cooler Laughing out loud because I like it $13..? It'd better be really sweet and yummy wine Laughing out loud" You should try Moscato. It can be hard to find but most major brands make it, its nice & sweet.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
That's probably why I love red wine...and can't do super sweet drinks :)
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Hope, if you want even an ounce of sweet stay away from all shiraz/syrahs. Most reds really. The only remotely sweet red that isn't a dessert wine is a Gamay Beaujolais.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it's a great compliment to any GOP themed party. i think that if the wine were to have been named for her - then that would be weird but the wine came first w/o any of us knowing about Sarah Palin so to me, it's just a lucky coincedance.
hope2be hope2be 8 years
I NEVER care about name, when I buy wine. It's all about taste for me, thank you. Most of them time, I'd settle for wine-cooler :lol: because I like it $13..? It'd better be really sweet and yummy wine :D
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
It was good UD. It ended well and I'm relieved to have a little more free time. Thanks for asking! :froggy:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Ok, I've had it now. It is good for the price. It isn't as big a red as most syrah's though so I wouldn't get one expecting the pepperiness that you normally get from Shiraz/syrah. But, it is fun to have the label and after my sip my friends poker playing got worse so I won in the end!
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 8 years
I'm all for organic wine :)
True-Song True-Song 8 years
>it could be called "Death in a Bottle" and if its good then people will buy it. Oh, if only it were so. Wine with an animal on the label (giraffe, dog, whatever) will generally sell more than a similar wine without it.
downtownbrown downtownbrown 8 years
I'd drink it if Palin was handing it out for free. I'd take one and save it for the vp debate. I'm sure a few glasses of wine will make it a little more bearable.
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
i only voted no because i LOVE the idea of drinking a tall boy out of a paper bag. even funnier would be to drink a hi-ball out of a paper bag. try THAT one. very funny, citizen!!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Name-schmame but if it has sulfites than no I could not drink it. I usually buy organic non-vintage wine if I buy any at all because they don't have sulfites. I don't care what the name is, it could be called "Death in a Bottle" and if its good then people will buy it. It seems very childish/juvenile that people would not buy this product because it just happens to have a similar name to the current VP candidate.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
RIBS! Mmm M! I smoked some ribs yesterday oh Lord my mouth is watering now. Time for left overs.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Monday, I didn't try it, but you could tell it was pretty bad.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Gov. Palin is actually one person that I would like to have dinner with and discuss the issues over a tall glass of Palin.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I would drink it if I liked it!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
Did you try out McCain's rib recipe, Michelin? It wasn't good?
hkdkat hkdkat 8 years
I think it's a cute coincidence, but I don't drink reds.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I sure hope those oatmeal butterscotch cookies are better than McCain's rib recipe.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
I am loving all the fun themed election stuff. I just saw an article about what to serve at your election or debate parties, like Obama's chili recipe or Cindy McCain's oatmeal butterscotch cookie recipe ( copyright The Food Network). Politics are like sports to me, so I look for any opportunity to serve dip or put an "I bark fir Barack" bandana on the dog. So I voted other. I don't care for red wine anyways, but I enjoy the idea of doing funny little things in the spirit of your candidate, like enjoying Chicago style pizza while watching the debates.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
GS, I expect your review of this wine.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
HF - How was closing weekend?
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Huh? Did you check conservative sugar?
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Where's GS?
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