2018 Kalleske Old Vine Grenache, Barossa Valley, South Australia
The cold opening is a technique of jumping directly into a story at the beginning of a show before the opening credits. Comedians are considered the best, but to me, David Caruso is the greatest at delivering a cold opening. He plays the fictional character of Lieutenant Horacio Caine in “CSI: Miami.” The drama for the next 48 minutes (given numerous commercials) is set up nicely with the cold opening which is followed by the rolling of the opening credits against the background of the killer riff from The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to add further dramatic effect. The question now becomes, how would Lieutenant Caine approach the tasting of a wine?
Season 11: Episode 1 “Killer Bottle”
Horacio arrives and alights from the CSI Hummer with sunglasses in his left hand. The location is set with an opened bottle of wine and two large bowled glasses on a table overlooking sparkling waters with the Miami skyline as a backdrop. Frank is standing next to the table. The sun is setting.
Horacio: What have we got here, Frank?
Frank: Horatio, we have a bottle of the 2018 Kalleske Old Vine Grenache from the Barossa Valley and the colour is sanguine like, though a touch more on the crimson side.
Horacio: Mmmm, anything else Frank?
Frank: [with pensive look, reaches for the glass, swirls, sniffs and sips] The aromas on this one has rose petals, liquorice, raspberries and blackberries. Upon tasting Horacio, the flavours are delightful with soft light ethereal tannins, well structured with a highly persistent finish.
Horacio: [leans forward showing profound interest, picks up the second glass in his right hand, swirls, raises the glass to the setting sun to check out the colour, sniffs the aromas and takes a sip] Frank… [long pause with glass returned to the table followed by the dramatic putting on of sunglasses] … this one is a killer! Order another bottle.
Cue the opening credits.
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