2011-01-25

Lazy Bones cabernet franc

I know it is a bad idea to buy a wine for its label. But with a label
that could have been drawn by my hero Aubrey Beardsley himself, did I really have a choice?

At $6.99, the price was not boding well for me, but I boldly stuck it in my Trader Joe's shopping cart, along with a wild mushroom and truffle flatbread, for dinner.

Upon arrival at home, I put the flatbread in the toaster oven and opened the wine. I have to say, it turned out to be a very, very decent table wine indeed. Kinda strong, but I like that sort of thing. Not too fancy, or balanced, or refined, or any of those things that you have to pay real money for, with a fairly light--dare I say watery?--finish, but hey, it's still quite drinkable.

All in all, a perfect wine to wash down some tasty dinner with, and finish the bottle on the couch watching Top Gear. Because I can't stand Clarkson sober, and the Stig looks even sexier with elevated BAC.

5 comments:

  1. That is a great label! And it reminds *me* of your drawings!

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  2. I guess the author of the art on the label was just as inspired by Aubrey Beardsley as myself. :)

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  3. Your observation about Clarkson is funny-- he strikes me as the kind of person who makes an entertaining TV host for 50 minutes, but would drive you absolutely nuts in real life.

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  4. Yeah, he's entertaining alright, but if I had to spend any time with him in person, it'd end in blows! :)

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  5. the label is felix valloton

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