Winery releases a wine called sh!tshow, and it pretty much sums up everyone's feelings about 2020.
This year has been a mess, and that's just an understatement—we can all agree on that.
Luckily, one clever winery in Pennsylvania has released a wine that's a total 2020 mood, and you definitely need a bottle.
Grovedale Winery operates out of Wyalusing. While they produce more than two dozen different wines, it's the sh!tshow wine that's striking a chord at the moment.
I mean, is there any other two-syllable word that perfectly summarizes 2020 so succinctly?
The winery released this oak-barrel aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wine earlier this year. But at the time, no one knew what the rest of the year would bring.
According to the winemakers, the wine's name was initially inspired by everyday unfortunate moments than the current crisis.
Grovedale Winery owner, Jeff Homer, explained:
It was actually the idea of our winemaker, who had said it as a joke at first.
When we floated the idea to people, they immediately started laughing.
We lift a glass together to celebrate life's good moments, and we thought having a wine for the 'sh!tshow' moments of life would help bring a smile.
At the time, we were thinking of situations like your friend goes through a divorce, or when your project at work fails.
There's no way we could have predicted how crazy 2020 would become, but it does seem like it's the perfect gift to capture the times.
That's why we made our tagline 'A fine wine for the times.'
You can get your hands on this wine from Grovedale Winery, both at the site or online.
sh!tshow wine description reads:
This dry red wine has medium tannins and plenty of fruit, spice, and mint that pairs with winding down after your daily dose of 2020!
We're all in this together, might as well toast to the 'sh!tshow!'
The wine is only available in the US at the time. But the winery said they have plans to expand its availability to other countries.
Grovedale wrote on the company's website:
We recognize that 'sh!tshows' exist around the world, and don't worry, we have plans to come to your glorious country in the future.
What we have learned is that no matter what country we call home, we really are all in this together!
While you debate how many bottles you need to get through the remaining miserable days of this year, you can choose whether you're drinking your way out of a personal, political, or professional "sh!tshow."