Pick-a-Child: And the Wine-y Baby Is …!

Is everyone ready? Are you waiting with bated breath since the last installment of Wine-y Baby? Because it’s time to reveal the winner of our little challenge!

But First …

A quick reminder of what this is all about. Amy and I are looking for a wine that we can nurture, that (we hope) will age well over the next 18 or so years, and that will not break the bank. To find the right wine we took recommendations for four wines from a local wine shop. We proceeded to buy two bottles of each wine and then we invited some friends to help us taste. Four friends answered the call. All we asked of our friends was honest feedback on each wine; we even provided a classy form with a hundred or so helpful adjectives to record their tasting notes.

Eight bottles later – well, more like 13 …we dipped into the wine cellar once the original eight were gone – we had the information we needed to select our Wine-y Baby.

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And the Winner is …

2006 Chateau Barreyres Haut-Médoc! While our friends’ reviews were a bit mixed both of us loved this wine. Even with the mixed reviews none of our friends seemed to hate it …we think.  Reviewer 4 was suspiciously silent on this one.

Anywho, as I like to say “silence is acquiescence”; they had their chance to speak up. In any case, at the end of the day, Amy and I are the ones that have to shell out the money and live with the decision. Of course, unlike a baby, the worst case scenario here is we waste a couple hundred dollars on wine we end up throwing out. “Throwing out” is generally not considered an acceptable solution for an unwanted child. So, we got that goin’ for us.

Next Steps

We’ll be ordering and taking delivery of our wine shortly. Then the real adventure starts. We’ll be keeping track of critical milestones as if it were a real baby …doctor visits, developmental steps, birthdays, etc. We’ll also be talking about how much this baby would be costing us – if it were a real baby – and more importantly, what we did with the money since its not. 🙂

Finally, a quick shout out to our Anonymous Tasters. Thanks for helping us pick our child. We had a great time and look forward to many more chances to sharing our new kid with you!


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