Tag Archives: Freddy Mercury

Still Drinking Water?

So another study has come out telling us to drink more water.  I hope you know how I feel about this – it’s ridiculous.  Last year I spoke of the dangers of water – encouraging people to drink rosé instead.  Apparently I need to address this annually.

The perils of dihydrogen monoxide, or “water” as the water people call it, are well-known. This chemical can cause a host of unpleasant conditions including excessive sweating and frequent urination.  As if that’s not enough it is also capable of corroding many metals,  is used as a fire-retardant, and in the production of Styrofoam. I think we all agree that anything involved in the production of Styrofoam can’t be good even if none of us really know why.

As I’ve said before, what person in their right mind would drink an odourless, colourless, tasteless liquid. It’s crazy talk. “Stone cold crazy”, according to Freddy Mercury – by all accounts a reliable source of reason.

Oh, by the way, the LCBO just got in a shipment of the 2009 Muga rosé.  It’s delicious. Go get some!

Spain | Bodegas Muga S.A.
VINTAGES 603795 | 750 mL | $ 12.95


I want to ride my Bicycle

In the words of Freddie Mercury – “I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like” and with a bottle of wine to go.

This is a real product – leather and brass.  Fantastic. Purchase it here at Etsy.

American “Champagne”

My Christmas always involves a trip to the US of A, and when in America I buy American.  So for Christmas dinner some American Sparkling wines are in order.

Chandon describes themselves as having “their roots in France and their hearts in California”. The roots, of course, are  Moët & Chandon – makers of Dom Perignon (can anyone say Moët & Chandon and not start singing “Killer Queen” in a Freddy Mercury voice?).  Piper Sonoma also has French roots in Piper-Heidsieck.  So I get French tradition from California at $20 a bottle. Merry Christmas to me!

The Brut wines are both dry, toasty, and bubbly.   The secret ingredient is the bubbles – which tradition says we owe to Dom Perignon.  Thanks Dom – Merry Christmas to you too.


Joyeux Noel Dom