I know you had a wild past
I ain't fucked you in a while with yo' wild ass
I get high and I fly past, I don't know nothing 'bout iChat
I'm working this iPhone 🤳, they need an app called iTrap"
-2 Chainz, Where You Been
A wine's greatness can only truly be measured when drank/paired/put up against something or someone you enjoy or love . .
"The best wines are the ones that have the ability to capture a moment in time ."
-Me. I said that shit!
Y'all know me...I enjoy myself a little smoke from time to time . Cigars are nice, but I usually prefer the exotic stuff.
Speaking of exotic, this Emé Italian red wine is made from Aglianico grapes . Don't ask me anything about that grape, cuz I don't know shit ! But let me tell you about this particular wine. .
The fruit flavor in this vino was a quick duet of black cherry and strawberry . The flavors on the "mid-palate" (there's some nerd shit for you) was the main attraction. Flavors of cocoa and coffee pour over the fruit flavor, making this Emé a natural breakfast red wine 🤪. On the finish you get a quick jab to the throat of some tobacco and dirt, just to give you that "pick-me-up" we need in the am. .
This sauce goes for $15-$20 and just the fact that it transitioned from a dinner red wine to breakfast wine so gracefully, I have to consider it in my scoring. It's too affordable for me not to score this 🥐🥐🥐🥐🥐 out of 5 breakfast croissants. That's right, ladies and gents...a perfecto! Peep for yourself! I scooped this baddie at @winelibrary .
Pairing wine (chardonnay, rosé, syrah) with Rap Snacks Potato chips
"After hours of Il Mulino
Or Sotto Sotto, just talkin' about women and vino
The contract like '91 Dan Marino
I swear this got Michael Rapino boostin' my ego"
-DRAKE feat. Jay Z, Pound cake
What wine does better than any other alcoholic beverage 🥃 and ignites your passion for travel. .
Every time I drink Australian 🇦🇺 wine , I imagine getting whisked away to their magical land of beautiful weather and beaches, listening to their sexy accents, and hanging out with kangaroos while tossing around the ol' boomerang.
Here we have a Cape Banks chardonnay by @koonara . Aussie wines are usually not my "go to" for chardonnays 🥂, but my guy Ray had an eye for it while shopping @winelibrary . He had me at the label .
On the snottunnel is apple butter, citrus , lemon cream and carbonation. It's got a candy, sugary vibe on the stink 🤭 as well. Very playful .
On the lick is a lemony-limey, rich and buttery caramel sweetness to it. There's some tropical 🥝 kisses in there as well. To me, it tasted like a cream Mountain Dew mixed in with a Werthers caramel candy . This chardonnay definitely had a unique vibe all its own. .
In the $10-$15 #whitewine category, this #capebanks #chardonnay is getting #koalabears . At this price point, its quite a steal for such a #oneofakind experience. .
Shout out to @dru_reschke and @nicolereschkep on a super cool and fun wine and label .
pic credit: @thesellersphoto
"It ain't hard to tell, I'm the new Jean Michel,
Surrounded by Warhols, my whole team ball"
-Jay Z, Picasso Baby
"Fight for Street Art" I believe is the name of this mural located in Brooklyn, NY.
Since I've started Urban Wine Tribe TV, I feel like I've been "fighting" the misconceptions of the wine industry and those that continue to uphold it. .
I respect wine and the people that dedicate their lives towards making it. There's a beautiful science that takes place within this process that cannot be denied, and I'll forever be appreciative. .
But in order to truly grow this culture, these barriers must be removed! The pedestal that wine is put on must be brought down so others can reach for it. We have to make the climb less intimidating. .
Like street art, we have to bring wine to where common people can appreciate it. Art isn't meant to be just hung in swanky art galleries and museums, just like wine isn't only supposed to be enjoyed at swanky wine tastings and with fancy foods. .
Wine can be interpreted many different ways. It's parallels to the more common things we love are endless. The wine is simply the accompaniment, not necessarily the main attraction.
The true value of art is not simply the price one is willing to pay for it, but the people it brings together, the emotion it creates, and the love it inspires. Same can be said about wine .
@kobrastreetart : @crespo_entertainment .
Having a much older brother and sister, I was always up on the latest music . Hip-hop has been a part of my life from a small child all the way to now!
In that time, I remember hearing rap lyrics about everything from malt liquor to Hennesy, Patron, Courvoisier, Ciroc, champagne, and everything in between. .
Quite noticeably, hip-hop has consistently matured its palate throughout the years as far as alcohol is concerned.
As I got older, I never gained much taste for beer or hard liquor 🥃. .
But then I met wine ! .
It wasn't until then that I started recognizing wine references in some of my all-time favorite rap songs . .
I realized that it would only be a matter of time before hip-hop, and the urban culture not only embraced wine , but took it over as far as main stream popularity is concerned. .
So forseeing that this "hip-hop wine revolution" was still years away, I started developing my content to how I saw the wine industry developing in the next 3-5-7 years, and would wait patiently for the market to come to me.
If I was going to make content so far ahead of its time, I had to understand that the wine industry wouldn't accept me right away. Therefore, this journey would be a lonely one.
I was actually ok with that. I've never been one for crowds. .