High End Wine BattleMay 7, 2004 · peterb · 2 minute read
Food and Drink
Since I tend to wax rhapsodic about the great dessert wines I encounter, it’s only fair that I mention the losers. This season’s big loser was La Tunella tocai friulano. To be fair, this is really my fault. Although I am American, I do know a little geography, and I knew going in to this that Tokaji is not, in fact, located in the Friuli province of Italy. So, I got what I deserve: a nasty, attenuated wine that had the consistency, nose, and taste of oversweetened grapefruit juice.
Never one to pass up an opportunity to promote a home-grown American product,
I present, for your enjoyment, a blow by blow comparison between the cleverly
marketed La Tunella and the humble, yet honest, MD 20⁄20 Pink Grapefruit
flavor. Category| La Tunella | MD 20⁄20 Pink Grapefruit
Vintage| 2001| March
Country of Origin| Italy| Upstate New York, aka Canada
Taste| grapefruit| grapefruit
Color| sickly yellow| festive pink!
Cost| $10.99| $3.00
There is, quite simply, no comparison: MD 20⁄20 wins this battle of the superstars with one hand tied behind its back. Viva America!
“It’s the one to have…when you’re having more than one!”
- An excellent and comprehensive guide to bum wines.
- Those crazy kids with their loud rock and roll music and their hamburger sandwiches and their french fried potatoes just love the MD 20⁄20!
- La Tunella has a web site. It’s better than their “tocai friuliano”
- Why not serve MD 20⁄20 at your next party?