“I like big, in your face tannic reds, and that makes me a special, superior kind of person. Oh, please.”
The continuing increase in the world’s wine foolishness has been making the Wine Curmudgeon more than bit crazy these days. The news release about wine aged in bourbon barrels was close to the top of the list: “If you often find yourself indecisive about whether to opt for a bold glass of red or a neat pour of bourbon. …”
No, not really. Sometimes I want wine. Sometimes I want bourbon. Why would I want both at the same time?
And don’t even ask me what they want to do to our beloved $10 rose. I can’t even link to it. It’s too horrible.
Hence a visit with John Cleese, one of the funniest men in the world and particularly spot on about wine in his video, “Wine for the Confused.” To hear Cleese use the words rubbish, nonsense and wine snobbery in the same sentence, and in the voice that has been skewing pretension since Monty Python, is enough to make me want to type again. Or at least to plow through all of those news releases.
More on John Cleese and wine:
• The John Cleese/Fawlty Towers Guide to restaurant wine service
• Follow-up: The John CleeseFawlty Towers Guide to restaurant wine service