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Red Wine (Served Chilled)

 Red Wine

Okay. It’s a certified genetic disorder – dumminess in the kitchen. This was one of those moments that either have you speechless or jawless because it’s dropped with a clank onto the floor. One of my aunts was enjoying a tour around Spain and sent back some supposedly pricy, premium red wines which she had wanted to collect. To those who are in regions or countries where red wine is as cheap as water, this story may not be that horrific to you. But to someone from my region, these kinds of things are hard to come by.

A less ‘sophisticated’ aunt received the package and in her “logic” that wine (of any colour) should be chilled given that they age best in ‘cellars overseas’, thought that she should just take a short-cut. So, she stuck those bottles into the freezer. Needless to say, whatever left was… well, no longer suitable to keep as the corks were cracked and red cold liquid oozed out of those now literally priceless bottles. So, we had frost-bitten “iced” wine to go with our meal.


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