leave your inhibitions at the door
Let’s make this two in a row! Yesterday’s post featured a soup recipe that I made as part of the Cover-to-Cover 2013 challenge. Now we have this post that’s another one – the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (MWWC). This is the third such challenge where wine writers devote a post around a one-word theme. There’s voting involved and the winner chooses the theme and the rules. The first theme was “Transportation” and I wrote about Biking through Niagara Wine Country. The second theme was “Trouble,” which I had an abundance of when it came to remembering about the challenge. The deadline just flew right past me. How’s that for meta?
Sally of My Custard Pie won the last challenge and chose the theme “Possession.” I’ve been going nutso trying to find a way to link the theme to wine. One of the things that came to mind was possessing in the ownership sense, but the post I wrote was about as interesting as attending a life insurance underwriting seminar.
The only other thing that came to mind was the Sarah MacLachlan song “Possession.” Which is perfect, because Fridays here are devoted to music posts. And it allows me to live up to my reputation. You know, the reputation of being the guy with the blog named “The Food and WINE Hedonist” who rarely writes about wine.
I also have a reputation of posting pictures of beautiful celebrities, usually of Lindsay Lohan.
OK, this isn’t TOTALLY disconnected from wine. As I write this, I’m polishing off a bottle of 2010 Kirkland Pinot Noir from Carneros, CA. Yes, you read that right – Costco brand. It’s actually really nice with its velvety texture, lots of earth. It’s not Gevrey-Chambertin, but it’s also worlds better than that Trader Joe’s swill.
Where was I? Oh yeah, Sarah –
“Possession” was her first big hit and I know that many people will be insisting that I give up my man card for admitting to liking this song. Obviously those people aren’t regular readers of this blog.
Sarah McLachlan nude
I really do like this song and am a fan of hers. In the late-90s she started up Lilith Fair, which was a concert tour that featured women singers and women-led bands. They were really successful for a while and I desperately wanted to go to some of them. But I never could convince any of my guy friends to go with me. The conversations went something like this –
Me: Dude, we gotta go to Lilith Fest this year.
Buddy: What? Isn’t that the all-women band thing? Who’s playing?
Me: Indigo Girls, Fiona Apple, Dixie Chicks, Tracy Chap–
Buddy: Who are you and what did you do with my friend?!?!
Me: No, seriously…
Buddy: No!!! Do you hear yourself? Maybe we need a Led Zepplin intervention here.
Me: Think about it, who goes to these things – WOMEN! The place will be crawling with them! Wall-to-wall chicks!
Buddy: One – I’m not sure that the Indigo Girls’ demographic will like you that much. B – Even if the stereotype is inaccurate, what makes you think you’ll score with any of them with your weak-ass game?
Me: Pass me a beer.
For a while, Sarah was on like every awards show and anything that had to do with Canada. Now it seems you only see her on the anti-animal cruelty commercials. Which got me thinking about this clip –
Damn, that’s one of the funniest clips ever…
Anyway, since I’ve failed miserably to write about both “wine” and “possession,” the least I could do is point you to some really terrific posts that did it right…
– The Wine Raconteur – talks about when it’s time to let go of that special bottle
– The Armchair Sommelier – shows her wine collection. Wine glass collection that is…
– Talk-a-Vino – muses on how possessive wine drinkers are.
– Twelve Dollar Tastebuds – was just about as successful as I was
Did I miss anyone? You about as thirsty as I am now?