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PS: I Love You

Just in time for Valentine’s, we explore the origin and use of the phrase ‘PS: I Love You’.

For all you ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Fans, the PS that Robin Scherbatsky in ‘PS: I Love You’ is legend … wait-for-it … dary musician and David Letterman band master, Paul Schaffer.

The Beatles wrote a cute little ditty in 1963 called ‘PS: I Love You’, a song that has been covered many times over, including a rather unique version by Alvin and the Chipmunks.

There’s a lesser known 2007 Hilary Swank / Gerard Butler movie called ‘PS: I Love You’. Haven’t seen it.

Thanks to Google, there are probably many more uses of the phrase ‘PS: I Love You’.

But did you know that they were really talking about Petite Sirah, the grape that goes into one of Grady Family Vineyards best selling wines?

OK … maybe I’m kidding just a little, but I’d like to add Petite Sirah as another option for ‘PS:  I Love You’.

About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah is basically bred to be a smaller, more intense grape, resulting in a bigger, more intense red wine.  The basic result is more colour, tannins and flavour compared to bigger grapes.

Vic Harradine has this to say about Grady’s 2009 Petite Sirah:

Deep and dark in the glass, aromas of spice box, dark berry fruit and wood smoke abound.  Rich, ripe and concentrated, spice-laden fruit flavours coat the palate – black plum compote and briary berry, followed by whisps of toasty oak.

Grady 2011 Petite Sirah Tasting Notes

Grady Petite SirahThis full bodied wine presents flavors and dark plum, black cherry and blackberry with hints of vanilla and black pepper on the finish. A deep colored wine, it is well balanced with good tannins and structure developed from aging 15 months in French oak barrels. A perfect match for red meats, lamb, pastas and salted dark chocolate.

Yes, it’s the last one that should draw the attention of those trying to please on Valentine’s or any other day:  the salt lifts the fruit and richness of the wine, making it that much better.

As always, you can order this wine directly from Noteworthy Wines by emailing bill@noteworthywines.ca or by calling 1-844-447-8946.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Bill & Lisa Wittur
Noteworthy Wines
London, Ontario Wine Agency

 

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