How not to describe a wine you wish to sell…

Like a Jolly RancherToday 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.

Thanks to all my listeners and readers…

Woo hoo!  Top 100,000!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.

Happy Holidays!