Monday, May 5, 2008

Mean Girls

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Girl, you’ve got A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E. In a good way, of course. You work the runway of your life with a confident walk, disdain for petty complaints, and freedom to say and do whatever delights you—convention be damned.

That’s why we know you’ll be fired up about the recently arrived, not-here-for-long 2006 vintage of Bitch, a South Australian red wine made of 100-percent Grenache sourced from Barossa vines that are anywhere from 40 to 60 years old. It’s a grape winemakers say is a bitch to grow, but when as well produced as this one, oozes a delightful, earthy wine that’s, yes, also a bitch to make.

Though the name hits some like a slap in the face (chances are they have it coming), the bottle’s soft pink label and delicate cursive lettering promises an aromatic ruby juice that’s low in tannins (the winemakers shun oak), and is sold at an astonishingly low price given its 90 Wine Advocate points.

But we know that kind of outside approval is the last thing you need.

So at your next girls’ night, when things seem too staid and ‘burbish, plunk down a bottle of Bitch and set the tone for all your BFFs.

Now that’s fierce.

Available while supplies last at R. Fields in the Kailua and Beretania Street Foodlands, and The Wine Stop, 1809 S. King St., Honolulu 808.946.3707

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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