Well…After a wonderful Creative Connect get ” togather” My friend Gene and I went to the ” Windsor ” bar and restaurant across the street. Warm interior, and inviting ….until we got a spot at the bar..Asked for a wine list…and the pretentious, condescending twirp of a bartender began to tell me that they only had wines from a 5 gallon mini keg . and that this was the way of the future…” ya know the waste of corkage in wine ? it’s 10 percent! ” Well I stated does that mean we won’t be seeing any French wines here in the future because they are only available in bottles ?? He shrugged,,,, So I ordered the Sean Minor Pinot Noir…and said: ..I’ve never heard of this wine. The cowboy shirted twirp got ruffled and replied:” You’ve NEVER heard of Sean Minor????? I’ve worked at 2 other resorts and we had this wine there…” Well mr. bartender ..I guess I don’t drink wine at resorts enough…….Then I was surprised by the pricing.. $11. a glass for an average pour ?…..Jeez…. if you are only selling wine from a ” Keg” and…saving bottles, corks , foil, labels, etc. Why is this costing so much ? I understand the green thing..but… the savings?? I thought I would be saving some green with this approach!! So..I looked it up..The bottle wine online costs about $13. a bottle..well………….so there’s a hefty profit going on here!!! Let’s talk about the wine ..It was good in fact very good..much better than I expected with a nice oak nose and a mixed berry palate..a little earth and well rounded finish… I’m not crazy about coming back to the Windsor after this experience..but I will try one of Sean Minors wine in a bottle next time.
Types of Wines
CHEAP WINE SNOBS MANIFESTO
The Cheap Wine Snob Manifesto
The purpose of Cheap Wine Snobs is to enlighten and inform the legions of the Great Unwashed who are drowning in the copious amounts of pointless fermented grape drool. ( bacchus to insignificus 1240 AD )
The Cheap Wine Snobs are both artists with impeccable taste and not much money so we live beyond our means. That explains the “Cheap” and the “Snob.” We have been friends for more than twenty years and have traveled around the world tasting wines.
The reviews of wines by the Cheap Wine Snobs are based upon the consumption and assessment of lots of wine. If you do not like what we have to say about a particular wine you can say, “Kiss my ass and give me a Maneshevitz.”
Each of us drinks at least a bottle of different wine a day, so that adds up to a yearly consumption that approximates that of Luxembourg. Aside form the occasional gift or splurge bottle they are almost always cheap – less than $10 a bottle, and most often less that $8.
. One has to face reality once in a while. Cheap wine is not always very interesting. The complexity required by an arrogant snob of discerning taste is simply not always there, but…and that is one big butt!!, there are many gems out there. Some of them are the doorways to the soul of humanity at $5 a bottle, and that is where we come in. We drink lots of cheap wines risking our health and sanity in the altruistic desire to inform others.
But let’s also add that wine is beneficial to a healthy mind and body. Especially the mind and body.
Because life is too short to drink bad wine, we do it so you won’t have to.
Wine is the drink of civilization. It is the drink of romance and friendship. Families drink wine together at dinner. Wine is the ritual of religion. Wine has helped to define many great cultures such as France and Italy. Wars have been fought over wine. It happened in Greece although why anyone would fight over Retsina is one of the world’s great mysteries along with the Pyramids and Stonehenge.
Wine is what we drink at art openings. As Cheap wine Snobs we always discuss what kind of vile swill our friends have served at their openings. “Damn the art!” we say. “Serve us good wine.”
Last and most important :remember that you must drink. Drink beer if you must and whiskey, ouzo and armanac please . Drink Ricard and Rakki, and grappa and sambucca and some gin. But remember this:
Your life will be better if you drink, and even better when you drink wine.