Alright, last night was an epic wine FAIL.  How?  See my previous post about the Stella Rosa Sparkling Red.  Follow that up with the bottle of 2007 Weingut Jager Achleiten Wachau White Table Wine that I opened.  What was wrong with this you ask?  I carefully cut away the foil to expose a giant clump of mold now acting as a cork.  I was hoping maybe it was just the top of the cork that had been exposed and that the contents of the bottle were still intact.  No, no no…no no no no…I attempted to put the corkscrew in and the whole cork, or what was left of it, just disintegrated into the bottle.    After that fail I opened up a miscellaneous chardonnay that was so meh it’s not even worth mentioning.

So what is this fixing a fail with a win I speak of?  Well, my shitty wine night paired with my new friends at Naked Wines equals free wine for you!  How?  The first 3 people to comment on this post will win a $50 gift card to Naked Wines!  (Gift card good for $50 off a minimum $51 wine purchase with $9.99 shipping for orders under $100.)  So get to commenting!  And don’t worry, if you don’t win this time around there will be more giveaways in the future!

In other news, I will be volunteering with Terrapin Station Winery this Saturday, September 21st, at the Maryland Wine Festival.  So if you’re headed to the festival stop by and say hi!