One of the funniest Oke family references is … “Before u leave the house, think of the acromyn ‘WOWEE’
Wallet, phOne, Wkeys, Egg, Back up Egg
I don’t even pretend to understand the level of silliness that makes my daughters tick. Actually, I do try to understand, but mostly just nod and laugh at/with them.
This past week my daughter M and i discovered Stolichnaya Gold Vodka. Dang, those Latvians make a fine vodka. I was also interested in drinking “Stoli” after watching Stranger Things [i won’t spoil anything]. Stoli Gold [as the cool LCBO workers call it] is on sale right now and is delicious served straight at room temperature – it’s equally delicious served out of the freezer with a grapefruit peel. I do love the oily film that the freezer gives my vodka. I also love how pretty it photographs.
Stoli Gold – now the official vodka of pullthecork, so i bought a backup.
Egg, backup egg
Stolichnaya Gold Vodka 750 mL bottle | LCBO#: 557827
$31.95 WAS $34.95 SAVE $3.00 Limited Time Offer
Until July 21, 2019
They did surgery on a grape.
The internet is exploding with stories about the surgery they performed on a grape. There are few details about this surgery – likely due to patient confidentiality – but let me summarize what we do know…
- There was a grape
- And they did surgery on it
So what i find interesting about this is that i write a wine blog and had no idea about the fact that they did surgery on a grape until my daughter alerted me to it. Furthermore, she only has a twitter account so that she can follow Myrna Tellingheusen and The Last Blockbuster – so i don’t really know how she found out before I did.
It really is a magical world that we live in.
All this talk about grapes makes me think about the miracle of social media, surgery, and wine.
If I can offer a suggestion …
Drink Jackson Trigg’s Meritage [Cab Franc, Cab Sauvignon, Merlot blend]. It’s like gene splitting of three grape’s dna. And the splitting of grape dna has to be the next big internet sensation.
I had somebody text me the other day to find out if I knew where Newcastle Brown Ale was on tap in Guelph. She referred to me as her “phone a friend” – a reference to the Who Wants to be a Millionaire game show.
It got me to thinking – how do you find out stuff like that in your city. I think Twitter is the answer to the modern “phone a friend”. It certainly casts a wide “friend” net. I tweeted at a local beer guy who got back to me within minutes. Sadly there wasn’t any on tap here in Guelph. But I thought that Mill Street Tankhouse Ale at the Wooly was a close second.
I think I would be okay if somebody tweeted me about where to find a wine. So go ahead – “tweet a friend” @TravisOke
#Hashtag, whatever you want it to be.