Friday, June 8, 2007

Silver Coast's outstanding 2005 Touriga

I toured Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., today.

I was stuck babysitting my two-year-old daughter and a friend's 18-month-old girl, so what else would I do?

I strapped them into car seats, then drove to the Piggly Wiggly in Sunset Beach, N.C., to purchase Three Philosophers and Duvel beers, which as far as I know are still unavailable in the greater Myrtle Beach area, despite a recent law that will allow a higher alcohol content in beers sold in South Carolina.

After Piggly Wiggly, tour a winery, of course.

I did a flight of five Silver Coast reds, and each was good, but the Cape Fear Blood Wine, a 2005 Touriga, transcended the rest. Full-flavored and complex, with fruit and other flavors colliding, this should be the first choice from Silver Coast Winery.

Check out to learn more about this winery.

Those samples were just little tastes, for the record. The children were safe at all times.

As safe as they can be with a male babysitter, considering my propensity to flip out when a child fills a diaper with manure while riding in a Piggly Wiggly shopping cart.

-Colin Burch

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