Saturday night we were out at an Argentinian restaurant here in Baltimore. Bar Vasquez. Had a decent red wine to start, called 2015 Tikkal Malbec-Syrah blend. Not fantastic, but pretty good match with steak.
Then, we spied a wine on the list called "Ji Ji Ji" ... 2017... A Malbec and Pinot Noir blend. Never had a Malbec-Pinot Noir blend, and thought we'd give it a try, just to see what it was. Well, it was kind of fizzy. Pretty awful actually. The place is dark, so using my "flashlight" thing on the I-Phone, I looked at the label closely and it says, "Malbec, CO2 and Pinot Noir."
The CO 2 explains the fizz. This wine has no business being made or sold or drunk. Then I realized that the letter J in Spanish is pronounced like an H. So, the label really says "HEE HEE HEE."
I know that sometimes Beaujolais has some fermentation going on in the bottle...It's one reason I don't care for Beaujolais. But that is Gamay. Didn't realize you could screw up other wines with this technique.