I might know some people like that.
I might be one of those people.
Beautiful Wife and I decided to invite a friend over for a wine tasting. We let her know we had something special. We let her know it was going to be more than a one bottle night. We let her know we meant business. She was game.
Our first wine was Fetish Wine 2008 The Watcher, Barossa Shiraz. Beautiful Wife poured three glasses and set them in front of each of us. We were so eager to dig in, but before we could reach for the glasses, she turned to our fair guest and asked if she would like to watch this round. With a wry smile, she sat back in her chair. She sat close enough to dip her nose deep into the mouth of the glass to smell the wine, but she didn’t dare lift the glass to drink. She didn’t taste it with us. She watched us enjoy our wine.
|Look||She: Unrequited desire restrained in leather.Me: Violaceous and vibrant, a young bruise pulsing with excitement.|
|Smell||She: The hot musk of a waiting lover, lying just out of reach.Me: A potpourri sachet in the lingerie drawer with dried blackberries, anise and spice.|
|Taste||She: Begged for a drink. She strained at her restraint. She longingly watched us taste the wine.Me: Satisfying, round blueberry with an ample mouthfeel and just enough tannin to keep a slight pout on Beautiful Wife’s lips.|
She was completely flush, breathing fast and cooing softly by the time we finished. Watching us blissfully lick the last bit of nectar as it dribbled down the curve of the globe, she closed her eyes and sighed contentedly.
You know who else has a fetish for wine? Mike Opdahl, the winemaker for Fetish Wines, that’s who. He loved wine so much he started a winery in 2004. Now that’s a fetish. Fetish makes three other varietals. Mike told me about one he thought I might like; Playmates.
Playmates is an intermingling of three of the best grapes from the Barossa Valley: Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. What goes better with a ménage à trois of Rhone style grapes than a third friend joining us for a tasting?
Beautiful wife poured three glasses of Fetish 2008 Playmates Barossa Valley and invited our friend to join us. She gingerly massaged her her hands in anticipation and gratefully joined us as we lustfully dipped into our first taste. Oh god it was good, the three of us soaking it in together.
|Look||The amethyst of her mood ring glowed as her biodynamics heated up.|
|Smell||A buzz of frisky alcohol tickles the nose before playful raspberry, strawberry and blackberry preserves get dolloped on in healthy spoonfuls.|
|Taste||Full frontal display of luscious mounds of supple berries, full bodied and bold, before sliding in a cedar mouth-bit for a lingering, spiced wood finish.|
Even if you haven’t slipped down the slippery slope into a wine fetish, Fetish wines can satisfy your desire for saucy, sinful decadence. These wines are great to share with friends in any type of setting. Strip off the cap and try it.
Fetish Wine provided samples of each wine for review.