These are my favorite #wine #photos (a little twitterspeak for you tweeters) of the past 2 years since I began PulltheCork.
Monthly Archives: December 2011
I’ve been at parties where someone has asked “Can you open this bottle of champagne for me“. What I would like to do is turn around and yell “Anyone have a sword?” It’s a play on my “Sure I can juggle – anyone have 3 chain saws with them” joke.
This video – sabering champagne – is just another thing my wife won’t let me do at home. Maybe it’s the disclaimer at the beginning of the video.
Do not attempt this yourself… blah blah blah … enacted by professionals … yada yada yada … mishandling may result in severe injury or death … It’s just this sort of fear mongering that takes the fun out of your trip to the Emergency department.
You may have read that I recently went online and changed my name to Shiraz Bordeaux. Shiraz is a tough, strong, manly wine and the Aussies do it well. I like it because it’s not subtle. “I’m not going to hit you kid. I’m not going to hit you … like hell I’m not going to hit you”.
Bordeaux is all classy, European, and sophisitcated. It’s usually very expensive and quite snobby. I wish I could afford more of it. Iwouldn’t mind dressing all expensive and snobby once in a while too.
So for my way of thinking – the name Shiraz Bordeaux is a cross somewhere between John Wayne’s tough guy image and James Bond’s (Sean Connery) sauviness.
I like to think I’m like both those guys. I’m not – but I like to think that.
We attended the first Christmas party of the year – the hosts denied it was a Christmas party but really, it’s December for pity’s sake. It felt all Christmas-y to me. I was very impressed with the wine selection. Hosts C&J claimed to have just purchased whatever was on sale on the end aisles at the wine store. I have my suspicions that they knew exactly what they were doing. Either way, this is a good recipe for selecting party wines. Or you can buy inexpensive bottles with cute animals on the label – that might go over well too.
This is turning into a David Beckham blog – we can learn so much from him. See David celebrating with beer instead of “champagne”. He’s trying to teach his LA Galaxy teammates that beer is good for them.
Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease Significantly
Beer doesn’t have resveratrol, the researchers say, but it does have other polyphenols that may be healthful.