Vintage flows: “For the Love of Biggie, a Wine Review”

“It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt’n’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin’ pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl
I let my tape rock ’til my tape popped
Smokin’ weed and bamboo, sippin’ on private stock”
-Notorious B.I.G., Juicy

In this review of one of the greatest wines I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking, “For the Love of it All”, a Californian Syrah, I’ll be paying tribute to one of the greatest rappers I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing, Christopher Wallace, AKA the Notorious B.I.G.

It’s ironic that I’m Going Back to Cali, as this legendary wine was made in California. Which happens to be where Biggie’s life came to an end. But, perhaps it’s appropriate. I mean, it would be hard for a wine like this to be produced in New York, even in Brooklyn’s Finest soil.

I Got a Story to Tell about this bottle. A guest of mine brought this wine in for dinner one night. He brought 2 of these bottles, actually. The first one he drank with his wife and friend during their meal. The second one, I opened for him. He poured himself a glass, then hands me the bottle and simply said, “enjoy”. This man was certainly not a Playa Hater! I took it to the back area without a clue as to what I was just given honestly. I just saw this bottle as an opportunity to Party and Bullshit while relaxing with the cooks. Before I did, I took a second to look at the bottle. The bottle itself was quite heavy, and the label was so detailed and extremely thick. Even the most Notorious Thugs would recognize there was something special about this bottle of wine. So, I feel its only right I give you fair Warning before you hurt yourself trying to get your hands on a bottle of this.

I poured myself a glass as I proceeded to googled this wine. As the results of my search came up, the look on my face probably went from thinking to myself, You’re Nobody immediately to Gimme the Loot! I almost dropped my phone when I saw the price tag on this bottle of grapes. It certainly did not make it to the back area or get shared. This was for Big Poppa to enjoy to all by my lonesome. The Machine Gun Funk that was coming out of the glass had me Hypnotized. I could smell some dark fruits, black pepper, smoke, and dare I say, hydroponics? For those lost I’m hurt honestly, but for lack of a better word, weed, really good weed! I didn’t want to take my nose out of the glass. When I did, my brain was begging for One More Chance to smell it again.

On the sip was a Kick In the Door entry into my taste buds. These flavors didn’t just get sipped. It treated my mouth like it was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom loft with the best view. It was moving in furniture, hanging pictures, ordering cable, all of that. It got real cozy as it sat comfortably on the pallet. I knew that flavor wouldn’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Flavors of ripe, dark berries first hit my tongue like gushers gummy candies when you first start to eat them. It was Juicy to say the least. Those fruit flavors were soon after followed by some toasted almond flavor. I then got a mesquite, peppery spice that some Syrahs tend to have. That led to a sweet oak finish that was quite Unbelievable. This wine is so damn tasty, you could even taste the Flavor in Your Ear. (Rest in Peace to the late great Craig Mack)

What’s Beef to a wine like this? When it comes to food pairing for this Shiraz, the Sky’s the Limit. Red meat, white meat, pasta, fish, dessert; this wine does it all.

They may say “Mo Money, Mo Problems”, but when you have wine like this laying around, that’s a good problem to have. Now all I hope for is to one day, have that Old Thing Back. Until then, back to the Everyday Struggle. Due to an untimely death, I’m forced to live in a world with very limited Notorious B.I.G. music and due to micro-production, a very limited “For the Love of it All” wine. Oh, cruel world, I’m Ready to Die.

Written By
More from John Michael

Vintage Flows: 5 Wine Varietals Worth Every Penny

“Who they attractin' with that line, "What's your name what's your sign?"...
Read More

77 Comments

  • Hello! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  • I and also my buddies came following the excellent guidelines located on the website while instantly I had a horrible feeling I never expressed respect to the blog owner for them. All of the guys came for that reason stimulated to read them and already have in reality been having fun with those things. Appreciation for truly being very thoughtful as well as for utilizing this form of excellent themes most people are really eager to be informed on. My honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to you sooner.

  • Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My site addresses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Great blog by the way!

  • I feel this is one of the most significant information for me. And i am glad studying your article. However should observation on some general issues, The web site style is great, the articles is in point of fact nice : D. Just right process, cheers

  • Its such as you learn my thoughts! You appear to grasp so much approximately this, like you wrote the e-book in it or something. I feel that you just can do with a few percent to force the message house a little bit, but other than that, that is wonderful blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

  • A lot of thanks for every one of your efforts on this website. Kim enjoys managing investigations and it’s easy to understand why. We all learn all of the lively means you convey simple strategies through this web site and even foster participation from some other people on the point then our own daughter is now starting to learn so much. Enjoy the remaining portion of the year. You’re the one carrying out a powerful job.

  • I precisely had to appreciate you once more. I’m not certain the things that I would have followed in the absence of the entire ideas shared by you relating to this field. It had become the traumatic circumstance in my opinion, however , being able to see the professional fashion you solved it made me to cry with contentment. I’m just grateful for this information and in addition pray you are aware of an amazing job you have been doing educating people today with the aid of your blog post. I am certain you have never encountered all of us.

  • Hi my friend! I want to say that this article is awesome, nice written and include approximately all significant infos. I would like to see more posts like this.

  • There are definitely a whole lot of details like that to take into consideration. That may be a nice point to bring up. I offer the ideas above as normal inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you carry up the place the most important thing will likely be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged around issues like that, however I am certain that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls really feel the impact of just a second’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  • you are really a good webmaster. The website loading speed is incredible. It seems that you are doing any unique trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a great job on this topic!

  • Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering your situation; many of us have created some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange techniques with other folks, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  • We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with helpful info to work on. You’ve performed an impressive activity and our entire group will probably be thankful to you.

  • Thanks a lot for providing individuals with remarkably nice opportunity to read critical reviews from this blog. It is always very great plus jam-packed with amusement for me and my office acquaintances to visit your blog at the least three times every week to study the fresh secrets you will have. Not to mention, I’m also at all times motivated considering the astounding creative ideas you give. Certain 4 ideas in this post are really the finest we’ve had.

  • I’d should test with you here. Which isn’t one thing I usually do! I take pleasure in reading a submit that can make folks think. Additionally, thanks for permitting me to remark!

  • Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  • I absolutely love your blog and find the majority of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content available for you? I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write with regards to here. Again, awesome site!

  • I have been surfing online greater than three hours today, yet I by no means found any fascinating article like yours. It’s beautiful worth sufficient for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made excellent content as you probably did, the net will probably be much more useful than ever before.

  • I’ve been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this web site. Reading this info So i am happy to convey that I have an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make sure to do not forget this website and give it a glance on a constant basis.

  • You actually make it appear so easy together with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be really something that I believe I would never understand. It kind of feels too complicated and extremely vast for me. I’m having a look forward in your next post, I will try to get the grasp of it!

  • I am curious to find out what blog system you happen to be working with? I’m having some small security issues with my latest site and I would like to find something more secure. Do you have any recommendations?

  • I am extremely inspired with your writing abilities as well as with the format to your blog. Is that this a paid theme or did you customize it your self? Either way stay up the excellent high quality writing, it’s uncommon to peer a great blog like this one these days..

  • Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.

  • hello!,I like your writing so much! proportion we be in contact extra about your post on AOL? I need a specialist on this space to unravel my problem. May be that is you! Taking a look ahead to peer you.

  • I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is needed to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100 certain. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Appreciate it

  • Greetings from Los angeles! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I love the information you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, great blog!

  • Just wish to say your article is as surprising. The clarity on your post is just excellent and that i can suppose you are an expert in this subject. Fine along with your permission allow me to take hold of your feed to stay up to date with drawing close post. Thanks a million and please keep up the rewarding work.

  • Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  • Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a outstanding job!

  • Why is chaat so preferred amongst Indians? The tanginess involved is the critical tempting aspect in the numerous chaat objects you will constantly come across roadside stalls crowded with people, all getting chaat! A lot of a sweets store also sell chaat prepared the hygienic way so drawing more consumers in contrast to roadside stalls. Very few of the preferred chaat products involve dahi bhalla, paneer masala chilla, aloo tikki, kachori with sabji, paneer tikka, raj kachori, bhalla papri, lachha tokri, pani puri, bhel puri, matar kulcha, pao bhaji, and papri chaat. Most of these things are prepared from flour dough with a blend of many other ingredients these kinds of as potato items, crispy fried bread, gram or chickpeas, tangy-salty spices, chilly and tamarind sauce. Every chaat merchandise is served in a plate garnished with yogurt, fresh new green coriander leaves, and more except the pani puri. Aloo tikki is a bit various wherein boiled potatoes are smashed and designed into tiny doughs and then fried in butter. When it is accommodated in a plate, it is garnished with yogurt, onion, spices, and coriander. So, have a look at your preferred sweets store and have chaat prepared the hygienic way!

  • Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems
    with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing
    a few months of hard work due to no back up. Do you have
    any methods to prevent hackers?

  • Pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I have
    really loved surfing around your weblog posts. After all
    I will be subscribing for your rss feed
    and I’m hoping you write once more very soon!

  • Thanks for some other fantastic article. The
    place else may anyone get that kind of info in such an ideal means of writing?

    I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  • I’m very happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  • I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.

  • I think other web-site proprietors should take this site as an model, very clean and magnificent user genial style and design, as well as the content. You are an expert in this topic!

  • You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something that I think I
    would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  • Great website right here! Additionally your web site starts up very fast! What host are you getting service from? Can you pass along your associate link for your host? I want my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  • Hey I am so excited I found your blog, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Askjeeve for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a remarkable post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  • excellent post, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector don’t notice this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you have a huge readers’ base already!

  • I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. kudos

  • whoah this blog is great i love reading your articles. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this info, you can help them greatly.

  • I do love the way you have presented this difficulty and it does indeed give us a lot of fodder for thought. However, through what I have observed, I just simply trust when the actual comments pack on that people today remain on point and don’t start on a tirade of the news du jour. Yet, thank you for this outstanding point and while I do not really concur with this in totality, I regard the perspective.

  • Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.