So yesterday I did a round trip of 30 miles to retrieve our quarterly shipment of wine. At a Walgreens store in Attleboro, MA.
Here’s the wine:
Brought the Girasole on the right to a friends house last night. Good wine.
And you might note the Scout and Cellar labels on the wines. So long as you don’t live in Rhode Island or Kentucky you can get it shipped right to your door.
So no synthetic pesticides. That raises a slight alarm with me – there are in fact organic pesticides. But researching it allays the fears.
As the claim of being Wildly Delicious and Distinctive – I can agree. That Girasole we drank last night was quite good.
Now from old growth vines – ok. Tended by people and not mass produced. They’ve got UPC codes on them. Tried scanning them with my phone but they’re very imprecise so there’s that. I suppose I could google them. But I know how easy it is to get a UPC code for an item. Part of my career was spent doing just that. So we’ll give this one a pass.
Now the claim commercial wines can have 16G of sugar vs. 0 added in these wines – yeah we can tell it’s very smooth and good. If a wine needs added sugar – they’ve failed. Which is why I like the wines from Scout and Cellar.
The chemicals claim – put it this way humans survive by chemosynthesis. We take in food stuff and liquids and chemicals in our body break them down into other chemicals. So we’re going to call this pure marketing fluff to the ignorant masses.
Now the final three claims I have to accept since I don’t have the methods to test it myself, other than tasting it and some anecdotal evidence that the red wines don’t give people headaches after drinking it. That’s likely the Sulfites. So one of the three can be verified to a lesser degree.
All in all well worth it. High quality basically organic wine – averages about $26 per bottle. It’s worth the premium knowing we’re getting good wine, that we’re helping out our friend so all in all a good deal.