19 Crimes + a myriad more…

Well folks it finally happened. I have found a perfect excuse to blog about TWO of my passions.  Most people who know me have long realized that I really appreciate a nice glass of red.  This summer I had a friend visit who brought me a bottle with a cool name.  She said she bought it because the name reminded her of the books I read. LOL.  However, the real bonus was that it was full-bodied and DELICIOUS!

An Australian red blend called “19 CrimesThe Banished. Although the inside of the bottle contains a very delicious wine, the outside of the bottle tells the story of James Wilson.

Because I loved “The Banished“, I splurged and bought another variety of “19 Crimes” namely the cabernet sauvignon.  Both bottles are highly recommended by me.

I took a photo of my two bottles of “19 Crimes” with just a few of my crime fiction anthologies.  Some I’ve had for many, many years.  One of them, which I bought at a thrift store is so old that it doesn’t have an ISBN.  It is the 1929 hardcover edition of “The Omnibus of Crime” edited by the infamous Dorothy L. Sayers which contains over fifty selections made by Dorothy Sayers, scholar and detective-story writer. (pictured between the wine bottles)

Some of the other anthologies in the photo are:

9780143053491  “The Penguin Book of Crime Stories” compiled by Peter Robinson

9780762437252The Mammoth Book of the World’s Best Crime stories” edited by Maxim Jakubowski

9780195182149  A New Omnibus of Crime” edited by Tony Hillerman, Rosemary Herbert, Sue Grafton, and Jeffrey Deaver

9780786707386  Crème de la Crime” edited by Janet Hutchings

9781555213503Ellery Queen’s Prime Crimes” by Ellery Queen

Just like “judging a book by its cover” doesn’t always have happy results, judging a wine by it’s label can sometimes disappoint.  This time however, I was pleasantly surprised.  Another time I chose a wine by it’s label was in the case of a “Mr. Black’s Little Book“, which turned out to be a very pleasant shiraz.   (I mean really… how could I NOT buy a wine with the word book in the name?) As with all wines though, the vintage can change the taste drastically.

And no… this doesn’t mean I’ll be doing more posts about wine.  This was a ‘one off’.

Do YOU have any favourite wines?  I’d love to hear your recommendations.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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13 Responses to 19 Crimes + a myriad more…

  1. carhicks says:

    Nice post Lynne. I am a fruity wine lover, so zinfandels etc. Not a connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination. I love the name of these wines. Enjoy them.


  2. skyecaitlin says:

    Interesting thread, Lynne.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Books and wine – you can’t beat it!


  4. Jasmin says:

    So glad to know that the wine was good. I just knew when I saw the label that it was for you.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Barb Saffer says:

    Great labels on those wine bottles. That’s not something you see a lot. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. thebookcorps says:

    This is such a cool post! What an awesome wine! My favourite wine is Rabasco, which is a little sweet but still amazing. Awesome post!! 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Martie says:

    I like my 🍷 too. Really cool pic.


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