Growing up, I went to Catholic schools. The Irish nuns who led my elementary school taught us how to dance the jig. They would speak the occasional Gaelic. Plaid skirts, frizzy hair, Hail Marys (and I do not mean the football kind either). It was such an innocent childhood. That time and place feels so foreign to me now. I could go back and remember when I used to gossip in the bathroom or find my old seat in Sister Ellen’s class. But what good does it do me? It is who I was. Not who I am. Knowing that, I feel a deep appreciation for everyone who helped expand me to where I am now.
Big House Cardinal Zin Beastly Old Vines 2012 ($9.99)
I remembered my elementary school years when I saw this bottle. Will I be committing a “Cardinal Zin” by drinking this wine by Big House? Of course not. It’s wine, and Jesus drank wine, right? And if Jesus liked wine, so should we. To put my Catholic school education to good use, let me describe this wine using the 7 deadly sins (also known as cardinal sins).
Wrath- Cardinal Zin is a fury of dark fruits and strong of peppers.
Greed- It was on sale for only $9.
Sloth- It has a screw top.
Pride- A proud, spicy wine of peppers and cherries.
Lust- Long legs and a lingering finish asking for more.
Envy- The notes of vanilla are overshadowed by the cola and the pepper, begging to surface.
Gluttony- The bottle is empty. It went perfectly with my lamb dinner.
I might need to go to confession now. It’s been 10 years since my last confession… Keep me in your prayers for committing such horrible deadly sins. I must say, they were worth it. 😉
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