Hello Everyone,Getting a wine tattoo, takes some… um, grapes.Some designs I have seen include grapes on a vine growing down a shoulder, a cork with a burnt date engraved on it and displayed on the inner bicep, a corkscrew with angel wings on a calf, and a wine label taking over the outer arm area. Johnny Depp even has a “Wino Forever” scroll on his right shoulder (after breaking up w/ Winona).However, Johnny Depp has nothing on Michael Wangbickler.
my body… my ink is in the glass.Inky wine, now that’s something we can all do together.Definition of Inky: wine tasting term for a very dark colored wine.The color of inky wine comes straight from the red grape skin. It is necessary to leave the skins in contact with the white juice during fermentation.Red wine is derived from a vast assortment of grape varietals ranging from grapes that are reddish, deep purple, and even a beautiful blue on the color scale. The red hue depends on the grape type used in the wine making process, and the length of time the skin’s pigmentation is in contact with juice.If you dig ink, these red wines can tattoo your palate with Very full and ripe wines that offer a real mouth full of intense blackberries and blueberries, that could be accompanied with black pepper and are built on firm acidity.Here are some deep, dark, red wine varietals that you could try with some fun food and wine pairings
Zinfandel - Moroccan Style Lamb, Pad Thai, even Mexican Dip with NachosMalbec - Carne Asada Tacos, or a little Chinese take-out like Beef and Broccoli
Cabernet Sauvignon - A Cheeseburger, Veal Chops, or some Chocolate CakePetite Sirah - Cajun Ribeye, or grab a Pizza with SpinachTinta Pinheira - Roast Beef Sandwich, or some Roast Turkey
Syrah/Shiraz - Shepard’s Pie, or some unique game like OstrichMontepulciano - Fettuccine Carbonara, or Pizza with SausageNero d’Avola - Buffalo Wings and some Sunday football.
Cheers!Jim from Hello Vino