A little about two affordable and surprisingly drinkable sparkling wines I encountered this weekend. Both are dry enough to be sipped on their own (note: I prefer dry wines).
Brickstone Cellars’ Brut. This is a New York winemaker, of all things. Made via the traditional methode champenoise, which requires the riddling of bottles, and where all fermentation occurs in the bottle. A steal at $6.99 a bottle. Certainly some fruit but not cloying, a nice firm finish. If you’re local to me, head down to Total Wine and ask for James, he’ll set you up.
Canals & Nubiola. A Spanish cava (i.e., the Spanish version of methode champenoise), it is again perfectly drinkable, with a little earthiness and a nice dry finish. Just $8.99 down at BevMo.
What I love about these wines is that the fussier wine drinkers will be as happy as the not-so-fussy crowd, and no one’s going to cry when someone adds orange juice to the mix. Perfect New Year’s eve bubbles.
Packaging has everything to do with it and I’d like you all a lot more if you all didn’t choose pink for your logos, websites, and every bit of swag or bare space around you.
Let me make it simple for you: you’d get my money if you weren’t so pink. Capiche?
It’s disgusting, there’s nothing pink about cancer, and we are not little girls buying Barbie houses.
Give me a goddamn break.
It was, at times, too much for me. It was certainly what was needed for her. I hope good will come of it.
I kept wondering about all of us, and what pulled us together in the first place. That need to feel connected. How as we get older, we can’t really dress that need up in anything more than plain street clothes. We just need to be together.
There is certainly still powerful magic in that need to be connected, but we can no longer call it a rite, a costumed ball, a weekend at faire.
- Shave legs
- Brush teeth
- Dress presentably
- Try do “do something” with hair
- Show some cleavage
In the effort, I probably wash off some essential pheromone. That’s all I can think at this point.
Men: I just adore you, but you are just as un-figure-out-able as you make women out to be.