Love wine? Love the Canadian music scene? Well your whole wino-drinking view on life is about to be rocked. There’s a new wine in town, and it’s “Fully, Completely” on our shopping list. Prolific Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip is cashing in a membership to the Canuck-celebs-who-make-wine club, joining the likes of Mike Weir and Dan Aykroyd.
Gord Downie and co. made the official announcement on the band’s website over the weekend, confirming that the Fully Completely Grand Reserve Red is now for sale. The 2012 bottles were manufactured in conjunction with Ontario’s Stoney Ridge and head Winemaker Jeff Hundertmark, and are a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. But it’s not just what’s inside the bottle that counts: each label features artwork from the original Fully Completely album.
Sounds like the perfect gift for any wine-sipping Hip fans out there — and economical too, when you factor in that tax and shipping is included in the $25 per bottle flat fee. But you’d better act soon. Limited quantities are available online only, and will only ship to Canada.
That’s all fine and well, but we wish they would have released a white wine for the non-red drinkers out there too. Perhaps a Road Apples inspired Chardonnay? A Trouble at the Henhouse Riesling to pair with all that turkey people consume around the holidays? A limited edition In Violet Light Rosé for those who like the pink stuff?
The possibilities would be pretty much endless — the they could even sell multi-packs under the Yer Favourites moniker. That would really be thinking outside the World Container.
Now excuse us while we go listen to our Music at Work.