Well, you didn't get the Bag of Crap, you didn't get unlock the Lightning Round, you missed out on the <a href="http://shirt.woot.com/">Wil Wheaton shirt</a> which you won't be able to get <a href="http://shirt.woot.com/Friends.aspx?k=8110">until tomorrow</a>,
and you didn't manage to set any new Woot-off records. Pretty miserable
performance, huh? But we're not gonna send you home emptyhanded. Bobby,
tell them what we've got.
It's the Woot.com Home Game! A pair of flashing USB
lights sets the tone in your kitchen, computer room or den! Put them by
your toaster and pretend the toast is the next item that's just about
to appear! Turn them on at your garage sale so people will know the
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those people? You've got the Screaming Monkey! With desert camouflage
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and Lights, that's the Woot.com Home Game! Back to you, Winkie!
Bobby. Sorry, contestant, that things didn't go your way. But better
luck next time, huh? And that's all the time we've got tonight, until
next time, remember, keep that wallet at the ready because you never
know when it's coming next! Maybe even... tomorrow! I'm Winkie Dealaday,
Yes, while Wil Wheaton was appearing in the likes of Stand By Me and Star Trek: The Next Generation, he was also leading a double life as a bonafide die-throwing, joystick-slinging geek. All the untouchable girls in your middle-school class who had crushes on him never suspected that, behind the dreamy exterior, he was one of us all along. If they only knew...
Now, not everybody can embark on a Greyhawk campaign with Wil, or touch 8-bit gloves with him for a round of Mortal Kombat. But this shirt is the mark of your affinity, the badge of the allegiances you share, the proof that even geeks can be stars - and even stars can be geeks.
So please don't make us take sides. We're not among those wine chauvinists who turn up their tastebuds at anything from outside their borders. We go where our palate takes us. We obey no law but the law of the grape.
(And, of course, the laws regulating interstate wine shipping.)
We're happy to see that Castello Di Gabbiano Chief Winemaker Giancarlo Roman of Tuscany and Beringer Vineyards Winemaster Emeritus Ed Sbargia of Napa Valley feel the same way. They're the alleanza referred to in the name of this wine, two great wine minds bringing the styles of two continents to bear on grapes grown on the Castello Di Gabbiano estate in Tuscany. It's the most powerful trans-Atlantic alliance since NATO, and you can't drink a mutual defense pact.
But boy, can you ever drink the Castello Di Gabbiano 2005 Alleanza Toscana. From a blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon springs forth a deep crimson wine exuding sweet berry, black pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla aromas. Those notes carry over on the palate, with hints of nutmeg, tobacco, anise, and cocoa, and a round, supple, deep mouthfeel. Not hard to see why it scored a novanta from Wine Spectator.
See, the 2005 Alleanza is the kind of multiculturalism the world needs more of: multi-viti-culturalism. We can't think of a better wine to be the first Italian wine featured on Wine.Woot. One guess what we're going to pour to celebrate the occasion.