We went to a liquor store to buy a present for a friend's birthday as well as a gift for the hostess. We bought a nice French Cots du Rhone (Louis Bernard for any wine snobs reading this) for the gift, and decided upon a Firestone Merlot for the hostess. The Firestone wine is the same from the guy on the Bachelor show (heir to the Firestone tires fortune, blah blah blah..) Anyway, this wine sucked. Don't buy it. Signed bottles are selling on eBay for about $20.00... if you do buy this crap, buy it for the sig and not for the taste.