FINAL WEEK RQ's 4 NOTORIOUSLY GREAT WINES 4 YOU TO DISCOVER
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WANTED Joaquin Murrieta for the enjoyment of Cabernet/Merlot/Syrah
This full-bodied dry wine presents aromas of juicy blackberries, cassis, mocha and spices. On the palate, it showcases polished tannins and a smooth finish. Oak: Medium | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry
December bring a blend of: CABERNET MERLOT SYRAH Named for Joaquin Murrieta Murrieta reportedly went to California in 1849 to seek his fortune in the California Gold Rush. He encountered prejudice and hostility in the extreme competition of the rough mining camps. While mining for gold, he and his wife supposedly were attacked by American miners jealous of his success. After he and his family experienced much abuse and ethnic discrimination, at the hands of the european locals, they were run out of the settlement. He then linked up with a gang of other disabused forgein nationals. He and his band attacked miners, settlers and wagons in California. They also stole horses, driving them from Contra Costa County to the Central Valley via the remote La Vareda del Monte trail through the Diablo Range. The gang is believed to have killed up to 28 Chinese and 13 Anglo-Americans. By 1853, the California state legislature considered Murrieta enough of a criminal to list him as one of the so-called "Five Joaquins" on a bill passed in May 1853. The legislature authorized hiring for three months a company of 20 California Rangers, veterans of the Mexican-American War, to hunt down "Joaquin Botellier, Joaquin Carrillo, Joaquin Muriata [sic], Joaquin Ocomorenia, and Joaquin Valenzuela," and their banded associates. On May 11, 1853, the governor John Bigler signed an act to create the "California State Rangers," to be led by Captain Harry Love (a former Texas Ranger and Mexican War veteran). On July 25, 1853, a group of Rangers encountered a band of armed Mexican men near Arroyo de Cantua on the edge of the Diablo Range near Coalinga, California. In the confrontation, three of the Mexicans were killed. They claimed one was Murrieta, and another Manuel Garcia, also known as Three-Fingered Jack, one of his most notorious associates. Two others were captured.
WANTED Edward (Ned) Kelly for the enjoyment of Chardonny/Semilion
This dry wine features refreshing aromas of white flowers, golden delicious apples, lemon custard, and vanilla. Enjoy freshness on the palate, with a touch of oaky flavours. Oak: Light | Body: Medium | Sweetness: Dry
January bring a blend of: Chardonnay and Semillon Named for Ned Kelly The Kellys were a poor selector family who saw themselves as downtrodden by the Squattocracy and as victims of police persecution. While a teenager, Kelly was arrested for associating with bushranger Harry Power, and served two prison terms for a variety of offences, the longest stretch being from 1871 to 1874 on a conviction of receiving a stolen horse. He later joined the "Greta mob", a group of bush larrikins known for stock theft. A violent confrontation with a policeman occurred at the Kelly family's home in 1878, and Kelly was indicted for his attempted murder. Fleeing to the bush, Kelly vowed to avenge his mother, who was imprisoned for her role in the incident. After he, his brother Dan, and two associates—Joe Byrne and Steve Hart—shot dead three policemen, the Government of Victoria proclaimed them outlaws.
Kelly and his gang eluded the police for two years, thanks in part to the support of an extensive network of sympathisers. The gang's crime spree included armed bank robberies at Euroa and Jerilderie, and the killing of Aaron Sherritt, a sympathiser turned police informer. In a manifesto letter, Kelly—denouncing the police, the Victorian government and the British Empire—set down his own account of the events leading up to his outlawry. Demanding justice for his family and the rural poor, he threatened dire consequences against those who defied him. In 1880, when Kelly's attempt to derail and ambush a police train failed, he and his gang, dressed in armour fashioned from stolen plough mouldboards, engaged in a final gun battle with the police at Glenrowan. Kelly, the only survivor, was severely wounded by police fire and captured. Despite thousands of supporters attending rallies and signing a petition for his reprieve, Kelly was tried, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, which was carried out at the Old Melbourne Gaol. His last words were famously reported to have been, "Such is life".
WANTED Enrico Alfano for the enjoyment of Nebbiolo
Featuring aromas of black cherries, dark berries, dried pink and purple flowers, and spices – this dry wine will be the perfect complement to your meaty dishes! It offers a broad texture, as well as polished tannins on the palate. Oak: Light | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry
February bring Italian Nebbiolo Named for Enrico Alfano Enrico Alfano was considered a leader of a mafia-type group called the Carmorra: Alfano was charged with the murder of Gennaro Cuocolo and his wife, suspected of being police spies, on June 6, 1906. Alfano was tried and found guilty. After his release, Alfano left Naples and went from village to village to elude arrest. The Carabinieri located him in San Leucio, near Caserta, but he managed to escape. He fled to Rome, obtained a false passport and sailed for the United States. He disembarked on March 17, 1907, in New York disguised as a member of the ship's crew, posing as a stoker. In New York he began to run a gambling den in the basement of 108 Mulberry Street. He became one of the primary underworld targets of police sergeant Joseph Petrosino of the New York City Police Department, who believed Alfano to be a big player in the New York branch of the Camorra. Alfano was rumoured to have been responsible for the murders of a New York police sergeant and a rival Camorra boss and his wife. He was deported back to Italy. Many considered Alfano in the light of a demigod, as he was thought to invulnerable to bullets and able to escape his pursuers. He was caught, a trial against Alfano expanded to a tribunal against the Camorra, where he was found guilty. He maintained his innocence , and after the illegitimacy of the trial was discovered, he was released after serving 27 years of a 30 year sentence. After his release in 1934, he was never seen or heard from again.RQs 2019 - 4FUGITIVES: Discover 4 great wines.
WANTED José (Tragabuches) Ulloa Navarro for the enjoyment of Monastrell
This dry wine unveils aromas of black and red berries, black pepper and spices from oak. On the palate, it presents woody flavours and polished tannins for a bold finish. Oak: Heavy | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry
March brings Monastrell Named for José (Tragabuches) Ulloa Navarro Born José Mateo Balcázar Navarro changed his name to José Ulloa Navarro under the protection of a ruling by Carlos III authorized the gypsies to take the name they desired. The nickname of Tragabuches was inherited from his father, who obtained it, according to tradition, by eating a newborn donkey. He started as a bullfighter, taking advantage of the fact that his baptismal godfather, Bartolomé Romero, was a relative of Pedro Romero and his brothers, who had founded a famous school of bullfighting in the city of Ronda . It was in Salamanca where José (Tragabuche) started his life as a bullfighter. Yet after only two years he abandoned his career as a bullfighter and began life as a smuggler. José (Tragabuche) was in charge of obtaining the goods in the nearby enclave of Gibraltar and his partner was in charge of distribution. As a smuggler he continued until 1814 , when an old companion of the Romero squad invited him to a bullfighting celebrations, on the occasion of the return to Spain of King Ferdinand VII , the celebrations were to be held in Malaga . When he was going to Malaga, his horse knocked him down and the fall caused him an arm dislocation, so he was forced to return to Ronda. Upon his return, he discovered that his wife was unfaithful with a sacristan known as Pepe "El Listillo". After beheading Pepe, he threw his unfaithful wife from the balcony, causing her death as well, after which he fled to the sierra rondeña and became a bandit. José (Tragabuche) joined one of the most feared bands of bandits of his time, where he would remain until 1817 . In 1817, all the members of the gang were captured and executed, with the sole exception of José (Tragabuche), whose trail is lost since then.
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