Got An Itch?

*Disclaimer: I received this product as a sample from Cerebral Itch.

How about a Cerebral Itch? Paul, one of the owners of Cerebral Itch, contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I’d like to see a sample of their wine gift label product line.  A few days later these arrived in the mail:

Some funny, some a little rude, and definitely all irreverent, I think the labels are hilarious to spice up a bottle of wine you bring to a party.

This one was my favorite! While I’m not a Mom myself, I have plenty of Mom friends to whom this would be a perfect fit!

I don’t think I’m quite at the age yet where these jokes are appropriate, but I know my parents often receive this kind of card in the mail for their birthdays!

Of course, I had to try them out on a bottle to see how they looked:

Close up:

Now, I’m sure you’re wondering, doesn’t that ruin the actual label of the wine?  And the answer is no.  I did some test runs on the bottle above, as you can see.  First, I put the label on and took it right off.  No problem.  Bottle label remained in tact.  Next, I put it on, and left it on for a few hours.  Same result, the label peeled off with no residue left behind or damage to the wine bottle.  Finally, I left the label on for a few days, and the same result, no damage to anything!

From the first shot, you can see that there’s a “From” section on the back of the bottle.  Also a great for your giftee to remember who brought each bottle, though I’d suggest filling it out before you put the label on the bottle!

The everyday labels retail for $3.95 each, and the holiday line is currently on sale for $3 per label.

Extremely Cheap and Tasty

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What does $9 get you?  Not a helluva lot these days.  And with wine? Pshaw, not much at all.  Sure, you can probably go in and find dozens of bottles in the supermarket for $9, but this is so much better. I picked up this bottle of 2003 Longboard Syrah at the winery for about $9 on super sale. Matt seems to have tossed the bottle before I could get any of the details, but I know it had a cork closure and I would venture to guess it clocked in around the high 14% alcohol by volume level.

On the nose I found blackberries, plums, vanilla, oak, cedar, black cherries, and tobacco. In the mouth i got flavors of black cherries, blackberries, some spice, and a touch of vanilla. The fruit showed as tart and the wine was smooth and very fruity. Definitely a pleasing wine at the price and would be great for a party if you were having a crowd!