Monday, October 31, 2005

Virgin Vines

There’s rich guys whose only goal is to get richer, and then there’s Richard Branson, a rich guy interested in something other than making more $. Virgin Megastore, Virgin-Atlantic Airlines, it all seems innovative and value-adding to consumers. So now wine, too: Virgin Vines, finally available at yr local boozery, officially aimed at young folk or those who find wine pretentious. There’s shiraz & chardonnay, red & white, $9.99/bottle or $8.99/4-pk of small plastic bottles. And instedda corks, these have cool screw tops you open w/ a pull tab.

26 Comments:

At October 31, 2005 3:51 PM, Blogger TS said...

That 'pull tab' link may be my favorite yet!

 
At October 31, 2005 4:03 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Hey, isn't that Dean opening the Schlitz can and bottle in the ad on the "pull tab" link?

 
At October 31, 2005 4:22 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Schlitz is too good for that guy.

HAPPY HALLOWEEEN (finally)! My pumpkin

 
At October 31, 2005 4:24 PM, Anonymous TG said...

sorry about that Wine Spectator link (which requires #@!$ registration) ... F those guys, it's been replaced!

 
At October 31, 2005 4:25 PM, Anonymous TG said...

twisted, that is a LOVELY pumpkin. where does the little gourd reside?

 
At October 31, 2005 4:44 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

tg:

Washington, of course. When it's not riding a bicycle, in Crawford, TX, or overflying some disaster area in Pumpkin Force One.

 
At October 31, 2005 4:51 PM, Anonymous TG said...

"Pumpkin Force One", that's delicious

 
At October 31, 2005 4:56 PM, Anonymous TG said...

For those who are bored and who also enjoy Twisted's pumpkin ... do a Google search for "failure," then hit "I'm feeling lucky."

 
At October 31, 2005 5:14 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

TG, I did the google search. How do you make that happen?? (And yes I do like Twisted's pumpkin link. Is that his handiwork?)

 
At October 31, 2005 5:55 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Actually that jackass-o-lantern is sitting right here on my porch in portland, though it will board PF1 tonight and scare the living crap out of some republicans.

 
At October 31, 2005 11:27 PM, Anonymous wino said...

Thought I saw a story about this stuff last month. Is it the same wine? Let's hope his wine does better than his "Virgin Cola". Whatever happened to that

 
At November 01, 2005 8:42 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

I'm not a wine snob, but come on, pull tabs?

I am a beer snob and think less of a brewery that uses screw off bottle caps,

 
At November 01, 2005 3:31 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

Okay, so you found me out!

 
At November 01, 2005 3:57 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Dean: We all know more about you than you think.

 
At November 01, 2005 4:21 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

Oh no, I'm so worried.

 
At November 01, 2005 4:43 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

We know that Dean drinks tea, not coffeee!

 
At November 01, 2005 4:55 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

tereese: i thought I thanked you for the "failure search," but must have goofed. Anyway, thinks for that clue. also like it that nyce is featuring something that isn't sweet today.

 
At November 01, 2005 4:58 PM, Anonymous polar negri said...

i wonder if these shelf-stable soups would be as adaptable as cream of mushroom in casseroles. you know, cream of mushroom is a great fave in greenland, as well as poland

 
At November 01, 2005 5:01 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

capt.: why do you like companies that make their product harder to get to? think it has been shown that wine doesn't need a cork. like it did 100 years ago. I'm all for ease in consuming my beer, wine, or whatever.

 
At November 01, 2005 5:03 PM, Anonymous natalie said...

oh, dean, dean, dean. come back to the five and dime.

 
At November 01, 2005 5:04 PM, Anonymous mary hartman, mh said...

rg: i think your blog is getting weird again.

 
At November 01, 2005 5:08 PM, Anonymous mary hartman, mh said...

tg: i am so nervous. ever since all those chickens and goats got killed. anyhow, i meant address my last comment to you. have no ided who rg would be unless it is robert goulet and didn't think he was a nyce reader (though a nice singer, you surely will agree)

 
At November 01, 2005 5:32 PM, Blogger TG said...

well Ms.Ery, i feel a special sympatico with Robert Goulet because he was BORN IN MY HOMETOWN!!! Lawrence, Massachusetts. Robert Goulet and ALSO Robert Frost, another fine native of Lawrence. so you were on to something...

 
At November 01, 2005 5:35 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

Where is dean's hometown?

 
At November 02, 2005 7:30 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

D.B. - Because I'm a snob when it comes to these things. It's not like it's hard to use a bottle opener and making good things harder to get to seems to make them more...special. I don't know.

 
At November 07, 2005 1:34 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

Okay Natalie, but just for you.

 

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