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Bitch Grenache 2008

by Nannette Eaton on May 5, 2009

“When I’m good I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.” — Mae West

You would have thought this would have been the first wine Wine Harlots wrote about.  Clearly, we hear the word enough.  And for the record, that would be “Miss Bitch” to you.

Normally we warn against “gimmicks” (especially “critter” wines) as often they mask inferior wine with a clever concept.  Not so here, good wine, great price, provocative name.

The wine is a beautiful scarlet hue.  Tons of red berries with spicy, peppery notes with a hint of vanilla.  The alcohol is a bitch on this one, ringing in at 15%.  Screw-cap.  Completely made of grenache from the Barossa Valley, South Australia by star winemakers Chris Ringland and Lisa Wetherell for R Wines.  Imported by Grateful Palate Imports.  We purchased this from Seaside Market for $11.  Be a bitch, buy Bitch.  Men, buy several, you never know when you might have to crank one open, consider it emergency kit for “bitch be gone.”   Inexpensive crisis management.  Hey, it works for us, but then again, we’re total harlots.

The obvious music pair is the Wine Harlot theme song, “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks from the album Blurring the Edges. So take me as I am, this may mean you’ll have to be a stronger man.  You know you wouldn’t want it any other way.  When I’m bad, I’m better.  Just sayin’.

“If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.”  —  Marilyn Monroe