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The producers of Sledgehammer Wines believe that over the years, the world of wine has gotten a bit soft. With sipping and swirling, raised pinkies and the “closed-eyed sniff,” it seems like the world of wine is dancing to the best string quartet. Not so with Sledgehammer Zinfandel, it’s big, bold, spicy and, dare we say, loud. It pairs better with grilled beef and the new wave of British metal then it does with smooth jazz. This wine is best enjoyed with good friends and a well-crafted playlist of music.
Sledgehammer Red Blend
According to Sledgehammer, it wasn’t that long ago when leaders of men would raise a glass of wine to celebrate the conquest of enemies. Men acknowledge their accomplishments by toasting, laughing and singing. They would eat heartily and drink wine liberally. Wine was the official drink of celebration. The Sledgehammer Red Blend can be enjoyed with good friends to celebrate the good times. This wine is a smooth blend of red varietals that pairs well with cheese as an appetizer and with red meats or pasta with red sauces.
Sledgehammer Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon, known as one of the world’s finest red wines, is often called the king of red wine grapes. But according to Sledgehammer, its Cabernet Sauvignon is not the type of king who sits around in his flashy robes, on a golden throne counting his jewels. The Sledgehammer Cabernet offers a smooth, refined taste that enhances special occasions and pairs well with strong cheeses, red sauce pasta and prime steaks.
You can find Sledgehammer Wines at Acme Fresh Markets, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, DeVitis Fine Italian Foods, Fisher’s, Giant Eagle, Heinen’s, Mustard Seed Market, Regency Wine Sellers, West Point Market and other fine retailers in the Greater Akron area.
Most wine will keep for a few days after opening, but it will gradually decline in quality with each passing day. If you don’t finish a bottle, put the cork back in and, if you plan to keep it for several days, put it in the refrigerator. Yes, this applies even to red wines.
/ Rick Rodger is a manager at Heidelberg Distributing Company.