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Barbecue is wonderfully and wickedly assertive. With heady smoke and spices, wines who want in on this action need to have legs of their own to compliment the meat-flavoured medley. Tasked with this mission was Jacobs Creek latest creation: their Double Barrel wine.
Economics, environment and jokes aside, in an era where we are embracing the screw cap as an acceptable -- and in some cases superior -- alternative to cork closures, why wouldn't the oenophile take the boxed wine for a test drive?
This is a fun time to be a wine drinker in France. For that matter, if you're a wine lover who doesn't take yourself too seriously, then it's a fun time to be a wine drinker here, too, because the third Thursday of November is the release day for Beaujolais Nouveau.