After half an hour or so, I get into a hand with a gentleman who was on tilt from running into a string of bad beats and suckouts. He raises preflop, and I call with 5s2s. Flop is A-3-4, giving him top set, and me the wheel. We get it all in on the flop, and my hand holds up as he fails to catch a boat. The guy stands up, mutters a bit, flings his cards my way, and snaps, "You are a f#cking clown!"
Why, thank you for the compliment! But I don't clown around with wine, even one of my everyday "go to" wines, the Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2007. This is a serious, and seriously tasty Australian shiraz, available at a good value price around $15-$18 retail. It's not as "dense" as some Aussie shirazes, with a lot of blueberry and plum fruit, and a subtle note of black pepper. It's light enough to drink alone, but should pair well with most lamb and beef dishes, or spicier chicken and pork dishes.