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Sunday, September 03, 2006

NV Marshall Field's Vivid Sparkling Rose

It’s ironic, no? A New York sparkling wine is our fond farewell to the Chicago institution Marshall Field’s after being taken over by those New York bastards.

This is a sparkling rose, according to the bottle, from New York.

What’s it like? Sparkling White Zinfandel if I had to compare it to anything.

Lots of wine people scoff at White Zin. I’m one of those people who feels that White Zinfandel is what it is. It’s alcoholic Kool-Aid. It’s not terrible, but it’s certainly not wine...more wine cooler than anything.

I get strawberries in this one, it’s sweet, but not overwhelmingly so and there’s no acid. I pretty much just described White Zinfandel to you. Inoffensive, sweet enough, and fruity. It is what it is...don't buy this expecting a quality wine, buy it realizing it's essentially "adult Cherry 7-Up."

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