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Sunday, October 07, 2007

If the cork don't fit, you must acquit. *

* Props to W1 for the title.

A few months ago, W1 and I were in Randalls making groceries. We wanted to get a bottle of wine so we picked up a Syrah from BV Coastal Estates. Upon opening the wine I noticed it looked a little too cloudy. Something just wasn't right. It smelled, looked and yes tasted a little sour. So I picked up the bottle to get a better look. Being a glass short I was able to get a good look. There was some soft of slime, coating the inside of the bottle in patches. It was nasty.

We kept it on the kitchen counter planning to return it, and over time gave up and just threw it away. Fast forward... So, 2 weeks ago we went to Randalls and picked up a couple of different bottles. 2 of which happened to be BV Coastal Estates Syrah. When I opened the first bottle, I had the same issue. When I poured a glass it was cloudy, smelled funny... Luckily we also had a bottle of Blackstone Syrah so I opened that. Not wanting to be trash digging guy, I took the cork from the Blackstone wine and put it in the BV Coastal Estates bottle. The next day, W1 brought the 2 bottles back, and showed the manager the slime in the bottle. He gave her a refund and they chatted for a bit about how gross that stuff was.

Fast forward to last week. We are once again at Randalls and decide to stop by the wine section. I start laughing at the fact that there is a bottle of wine on the shelf, with all the others, and the cork is half way out. And come to think of it, it is about a glass low. That's when W1 pointed out the huge "B" (Blackstone's logo) on the top of the cork in the BV Coastal Estates Syrah. Yes people, you guessed it. Not only did they put the unopened (and probably sour) bottle back on the shelf, but they also put out the already opened, obviously tainted, wrong cork half stickin out, slime lingering on the inner walls, funky, sour ass wine out. To be sold with the rest.

Amazing I tell ya! Truly amazing.


At 6:33 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

You can't make this stuff up.

At 11:21 PM, Anonymous K-Leen said...

Dude, thats gross. And yet we trust these people with the sanitation of food we eat....what is this world coming to?

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Patti said...

From now on, I'm checking for a seal. That's really disgusting.

At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Aunt Maggie said...

I bet those people head up the local AA chapter...hoping if you get disgusted enough you'll stop drinking?????? YUCK at the thought of it all though!


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