19 Crimes wine truly embodies a spirit of rebellion, innovation and creativity. It’s a proud Australian wine and a delight to sip. Australia was first established as a British prison colony, “punishment by transportation” was the sentence for those who were guilty of any of 19 different crimes — ranging from counterfeiting the copper coin to stealing a shroud from a grave. These criminals soon became colonists who would establish one of the greatest countries in the world. Each bottle of 19 Crimes bears the image of one of these real-world colonists, and their stories can be explored on the 19 Crimes website or hear them first hand on our augmented reality app – Living Wine Labels. You can find several 19 Crimes offerings on Drizly, including the classic red blend or cabernet sauvignon. You can also check out the bold pinot noir dubbed “The Punishment,” the rum barrel aged “The Uprising” and several other wines with dramatic names and equally intense flavors.
19 Crimes The Punishment Pinot Noir
As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick. This wine celebrates the rules they broke and the culture they built. The Banished is a blend that is brooding with richness. Like the wine rations served on convict ships, every sip deserves to be savored.Nineteen crimes turned criminals into colonists. Upon conviction British rogues guilty of a least one of the 19 crimes were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by transportation began in 1783 and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaited
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