Happy Friday, everyone. Please enjoy a roundup of random wine related ditties.
Wine in a can: I tried it so you don’t have to.
On a recent flight, I sat next to a couple of adorable twenty-somethings who were traveling to Salt Lake City for a ski adventure.
When the drink cart arrived at our row, Young Couple (who had quite thoroughly studied the drink menu) asked for 2 bottles of hard cider. Sadly, that taste treat had not been loaded onto our plane.
“What about the wine in a can?”, Young Couple asked.
Wine in a can?!?! I had to try it.
Garçon, please bring us 3 cans of wine.
The first clue regarding the quality of this gem came from the flight attendant who promised to bring us a different beverage if we did not care for what the label described as “ridiculously good wine in a can”.
I took one obligatory sip, for research purposes and all, then handed the rest of my can to Young Couple who proclaimed that the wine was “not terrible”.
Young Couple was mistaken. The wine in a can was EXTREMELY TERRIBLE.
Still, Young Couple gulped it down and were happy campers until we experienced a long stretch of serious turbulence.
Young Guy turned several shades of green. He spent the rest of the flight with his head down, probably praying for a quick landing. I spent the rest of the flight praying that I was not going to be punished for pawning off my terrible wine on him.
Fortunately, we landed without incident – lesson learned.
If ever you are offered wine in a can, in the words of the late Nancy Reagan, “Just Say No.”
Words to live by.
From my friend, Woody:
Making your grocery shopping more enjoyable…
Our local grocery store, Heinen’s, has a lovely wine section including this “Sip, Swirl, Savor” wine dispensing marvel.
Customers purchase a gift card, insert the card in the machine and select a wine. Customers can opt for a taste or a full glass and are charged according to the size of the pour they choose.
The Sip, Swirl and Savor dispenser offers wine in a wide range of types and prices. The selections change quite regularly. What a great way to take a taste of a new wine before committing to purchase a bottle!
Heinen’s also has a fabulous prepared food section and tables for dining. Add a glass of wine from the dispenser and you have Date Night.
And of course, customers can grab a glass of wine to enjoy as they are doing their shopping.
How very civilized.
Two things that my pictures of wine bottles prove.
Thanks to my Shotbox, my pictures of wine bottles are looking a bit more professional.
However, the messy looking bottles shown above prove two things:
- I am terrible at pouring wine – can not seem to do it without dripping.
- I really, truly do drink the wines that I review. You can count on that.
(Speaking of Shotbox, the company is offering a March discount of $20 off your purchase. See the ad in my sidebar or at the end of this page or click on my affiliate link and use code SOCIAL20 to get the discount.)
You are going to need A LOT of corks.
Looking for a use for all the wine corks you’ve collected?
Cheers!Thanks for stopping by,
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