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Cupcake Riesling 2008

by Nannette Eaton on November 14, 2009

In case of emergency, break seal!“There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.”  —  Washington Irving

I tasted this in the most inauspicious circumstances.  It was moving weekend.  And packing and moving your residence sucks.  It always does, but this was spectacularly awful.  The workman scheduled to show flaked.  I didn’t have the tools to disassemble the furniture.  My emergency go-to folks were booked.  The angels I wrangled into assisting me were waylaid.  And my bad back went out.  Good times.

When the angels arrived, good hostess that I am, I offered a beverage.  (Ok, I was more spazzy, sweaty, stressed and borderline psychotic than elegant hostess, but it’s my story, kapish?)  The stemware had been packed up, no corkscrew in sight, it looked like the beginning of a Bacchus Debacle.  Cupcake Riesling to the rescue!  The screw-top saved the day.  We drank out of plastic cups.  Hey, we’re a classy group.  Even in this adverse situation the Cupcake held up.  It was pleasantly citrus with peach with a hint of minerality, and fortified this harlot to carry on. (Pun intended.)

The details: 13% alcohol.  Life-saving screw-cap.  The riesling grapes were sourced from Yakima Valley in Washington State.  The suggested retail is $14 USD and available nationally or directly from Cupcake Vineyards on-line store.  This was a trade sample kindly provided by Folsom & Associates.

The music match is the cover of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” by Cake from the album Fashion Nugget.  Wine Harlots say in times of adversity, call your friends for support and crack open some Cupcake.  I did.  And I survived.