28 July 2008

Pink Wine

Two of my appointed tasks in the care of my mother are the replenishing of the coffers (so we can pay the ladies) and the replenishing of the wine supplies (so that the caretaker offspring are well-lubricated).

The other day, on the way to my mother's house, I stopped into the liquor store to pick up another case of wine. I knew there was plenty of red (1.5 liter bottles of the fat bastard), so I was only looking for white, and pink because my sister, Pinky, asked specifically for pink wine. It's summer, after all.

I ask you, what kind of a mother am I that I let the four year old pick the wine? Look Mommy, it has a pink lid and a baby on the label!

All things considered, it wasn't half bad. And the children had none of it.


26 comments:

Rima said...

I often buy wine judging by the label alone and actually, I've tasted some pretty decent wines that way.

slouching mom said...

my favorite red right now is called "pinot evil," so who am i to judge?

flutter said...

sofia coppolla makes a killer blush, fwiw

noble pig said...

Oh no, I let my kid's pick all the time! The boys try to find something scary like a lizard or snake label...it's hilarious.

Her Grace said...

I'm with Rima, I pick by label all the time. I wonder what that says about me?

wheelsonthebus said...

My kids would have picked that one, too.

Melissa said...

My kids go after the lizards and snakes, too. But going by the fun labels lately has actually worked out well.

Kyddryn said...

I have a few bottles of Mad Housewife because I got a kick out of the label. I adore Fat Bastard - that little hippo just makes me laugh every time I look at her.

Honestly, I was raised better, but I can't help buying a wine because I like the label - it's never about the overtones of oak and cherry with a hint of chocolate...nope. The first time I try a new one it's all about the label.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K, the wine heathen

Mayberry said...

Yup, me too, I always pick by the label. Oh and the price.

merlotmom said...

any wine is good wine...i should know

nonlineargirl said...

I don't know, isn't picking wine all about the labels anyway?

womaninawindow said...

We're such a weird bunch of sorts. Isn't it strange how labels are changing to be pithy or coy? Didn't it used to be about snobbery? And now it's about selling to all of us grown up kids. I'll drink it regardless. I'm just saying.

niobe said...

I had some pink wine a couple of weeks ago. But it didn't have a cherub on the label.

Marmite Breath said...

It must mean that we are immune to snobbery!

RuthWells said...

Have you read "Mindless Eating"? (It's by the guy who ran all those interesting experiments on what affects how people eat, including the endless soup bowl, etc.) He has a section where they put inexpensive wine into more expensive bottles, and the people enjoyed the wine as if it were $50 a pop.

I think our expectations and perceptions of enjoyment contribute a huge degree to actual enjoyment. We should all buy the wine with the label we like best!

julochka said...

you're a great mother is what kind of mother you are. better than she learns now and from you. :-) picking wine is a life skill!

Julia said...

I think it's been years since my last pink. But there is this nice winery in Napa. We bought a bunch of their stuff, including pink, which we rarely ever buy. I wonder if that really was my last pink. That would make it an ancient memory. Sad.

I concur on the great mother part. We take Monkey to liquor stores all the time. She knows our favorite brands, and she knows that alcohol is not a great evil or anything terrible. I am pretty confident about college.

Don Mills Diva said...

Perhaps you have a budding sommieler on your hands?

Jen M. said...

I love the label!

Aurelia said...

Pink is nice. I like Pink.

Irish Goddess said...

I believe you are a wonderful mother! I myself have found plenty of not-too-bad wine judged solely on the label. I have also stumbled upon some great books this way too!

Maggie, Dammit said...

They have little candy machines and tattoo machines inside liquor stores, so it must be OK to bring the kids in.

That's what I tell myself, anyway.

Becky said...

Hey, I bought fat bastard before ... only because it was called ... fat bastard.

I also just bought eight bottles of homegrown wine (yeah, there's a vineyard in FL, just up the road) to make the packers put on the moving van.

lildb said...

i love pink wine (well, rose, to be specific - pink zin reminds me of old ladies who frequent bars in short skirts and smoke little cigarillos that smell horrid).

(i may end up being one of those kinda old ladies; i just plan on drinking rose when being so, not pink zin. pink zin is yech.)

prolly wise that the kids didn't have any. they SO don't know how to hold their liquor. ;p

xo Deb

MadMad said...

Hahahhaaha! Oh, heck, I pick by the pretty labels half the time, too!

Julie McCoy said...

as a pink wine lover, i will look for this bottle. thanks for the recommendation, as well as playing cheese delivery person!!!