Saturday, November 26, 2011

Too Cute for Their Own Good?

Perhaps we made a mistake not bothering to assemble a "cellar" of French wines while we were in Paris. It was one of those decisions made by default, a function of not enough time, expertise, and willingness to figure out both the customs issues and where physically to put it all upon our re-entry.

I enjoy wine and I do think I've gotten better about figuring out what I like and don't like, what's worth paying extra for, and what's worth passing by altogether. Yet while I'm scarcely a snob, I really can't imagine bringing these bottles to the register.

If you know differently, let me know. I'm always on the lookout for a good value.


  1. Great post! I feel the same about the OTT 'cute' names of Aussie wines we see when visiting U.S. shops -- for export only as you'd never actually find them Down Under.

    I wonder if the ones in your photos actually sell.

    And I wish I'd assembled more of an Aussie wine cellar before we moved to England ... didn't for exactly the reasons you state.


  2. Nice. While I love the idea of Mommy's Time Out, it's not as classy as the stuff we just drank from the Loire Valley. I'll be Stateside again soon.. looking forward to being puzzled by all the strange stuff.