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Marquis Phillips Shiraz 2002
This is a hot wine from Australia that is selling like crazy and getting big press.
I can't understand what the fuss is all about. The wine seems absolutely horrific and undrinkable to me, but I seem to be a minority on this matter.
So, in an effort to better understand this wine, I have bought five cases of the Marquis Phillips Shiraz 2002 and will be drinking a bottle every day over the next 60 days. Actually, I will probably only have a glass.
I view this as a total immersion program. If you want to learn Spanish, the best thing to do is to go to a Spanish-speaking country and have no choice but to speak the language. I want to understand the Marquisfied world and I see no alternative but to drink the wine every day for the next two months.
I plan on doing this all alone, to fully concentrate and fully immerse myself in the Marquis experience. Although, I'm not sure if this Marquis Phillips is really a Marquis, or if he bought a noble title. Do they have Marquis in Australia? I'm not certain.
I hope that this experience, that living with the Marquis, allows me to better understand why this wine is so popular. I also hope that the experience helps me become a better wine importer, husband, father and member of my community.
I am posting daily details of my Marquis Phillips Shiraz 2002 Experience on Robert Callahan's excellent wine board, Wine therapy.
Click on the below link to go to my daily reports:
Just Me and My Marquis