For lack of anything interesting to write about I’ve decided to turn this into a wine review blog. Just kidding.
I have been drinking some interesting wines as of late. I have my favorites (all reds – mostly Cabernet’s, of course) but I’ve decided to venture out and try some new varieties. I’ve been making weekly trips to my favorite liquor store (seeing as I’ve been inducted into their wine club I feel compelled to spend some time there every week) and have been selecting wines for their interesting labels. I know, you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover wine by it’s label but some are too fun to pass up, like this one:
A fine 2005 Pinot Noir. It was very smooth, mild bodied, a bit fruity for my taste, but at just $8.99 a bottle – a keeper in my book.
The child saw the bottle sitting on the counter and, of course, had to comment; “Well, that’s inappropriate!”. Funny, I was thinking just the opposite.
She likes to make a big deal of the whole naughty word issue, even though if the mood strikes her she’s more than likely to spout a few of the words herself. I explained that the woman on the label was walking what appeared to be her purebred female dog – and because of it’s purebred status it could alternately be deemed royal – therefore the title royal bitch. I decided not to tell her the wine was probably named after her mother.