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Tighten the fiscal belt with Stump Jump Red, says WS

Château Latour 1945 on a Tuesday Night?

January 29, 2014
by Tim Fish

You wish, pal, it’s time to tighten the fiscal belt

The only good thing about junk mail is how easy it is to throw out, or light a fire with. And yet here we are at the end of January, when every letter and slice of paper in the mailbox must be sifted through in case a Christmas bill or tax form is overlooked.

As tempting as it is to burn those, too, it won’t get you very far. It’s time to buck up, and if need be, take on some fiscal responsibility. As a wine lover, that is never a first choice, obviously. We all want to drink Château Latour 1945 on a Tuesday night. Well, I do anyway, but that’s probably not going to happen, not even on a Friday or Saturday night.

The point is that fiscal responsibility as a wine lover may not be preferable, but it is possible.

d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Red McLaren Vale 2011 (89 pts, $13)
A juicy Rhône blend with spicy plum flavors.

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