Today I stopped by Cost Plus again, as they had 40% off their Christmas stuff. While wandering the aisles looking for last minute stocking stuffers, I saw the following description above the wine:
Very ripe and round — almost like a Jolly Rancher candy. The plums, cherries and red berries jump out of the glass!
I think this is the first time that I’ve heard a wine described as if tasting like a Jolly Rancher was a good thing. While I have nothing against Jolly Rancher’s as a candy, I sincerely doubt their flavor when fermented.
Of course Cost Plus is the seller of what I consider to be quite possibly the worst wine ever created: their Electric Reindeer White Zinfandel. While all three wines are truly terrible, their White Zin, with its overtones of cough syrup, Kool-Aid and Vicks Vaporub makes you long for the taste of a fresh batch of Pruno.
Need something to test out your new MP3 players? Well, you could surf over to Lisa and Rowan reading Twas the Night Before Christmas. Just too cute for words. Or you could surf over to my own Cinnamon Bear Podcast. The final episode is up, hope at least some of you are enjoying it.
When I woke up this morning (well, after loafing in bed for a while) I did my usual scan of email and weblog posts, and then checked my link rank via pubsub and found to my shock that I have entered the top 100,000 weblogs, apparently because of link backs from Lisa Williams and Brian Cantoni. Thanks to both of them, and to all my readers and listeners. I must admit to getting a certain charge from seeing my link rank and the raw numbers of downloaders grow, but as I’ve said before: it’s more than just the numbers. It’s about using a new and powerful medium to entertain and occasionally to inform others, and to learn from others as well.