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Don Sebastiani & Sons Releases B Side Wine, Tastes Like Rare 7-Inch

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B-Side bottle
Music-branded coffee and snack chips are nice and everything, but come 6 p.m. tonight SFS will be drinking a heart-healthy beverage that makes us friendly and willing to do dishes when we get home. So, until the Little Jonathan Winery is sold here in New York, we want to get our hands on a bottle of Don Sebastiani & Sons' newest wine, B Side.

From the release:
"Back in the days of vinyl, and later cassette tapes, fans discovered some of the most timeless musical treasures on the flip side, or the B Side of their favorite album," [Donny Sebastiani, marketing director for Don & Sons] said. "Likewise, some of the very best wines come from vineyards off the beaten path -- the B Side of the appellations."
Like the tracks that end up on a B-side, the grapes that go into this stuff aren't typically considered the top-shelf varieties, but, in a release, head winemaker Richard Bruno says these grapes aren't inferior, just more obscure. You know, like old Yo La Tengo 7-inches or something.

"The wine features the hallmarks of an excellent Napa Cabernet," said Bruno. "It's full of blackberry, currant and cedar flavors and has very firm tannins. It's great now, but will drink even better after it's been cellared for a couple of years."

Sounds like a real sleeper album, huh. Maybe by the time I start to dig that new Rick Springfield album, this stuff will be a hit.

[Press Release]
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