. . . Like a girl. Or, rather, like this girl.
I had someone point out to me not too long ago that women tend to pick out bottles of wine based on the "cuteness" of the label.
I was offended.
Until I realized it was true. At least where it concerns me.
Then a whole different level of shock settled in, until I realized that I in fact didn't care if I picked out bottles of wine based on the label when I shopped. So far, my method has only steered me wrong once. I would like to point out that this method only really works for me when I am picking out white wines - if for some reason I have to purchase a red wine I simply pick out a bottle of something that my father likes.
He's a bit of a wine snob - as one can see if they enter his home through the garage:
(Door mats don't lie. They welcome, they collect dirt - but rarely do they lie.)
On a recent shopping trip I purchased these two bottles of wine:
I bought the Cupcake wine because it was on sale and I've been wanting to try it since I started seeing it in stores - but fifteen bucks for a bottle of wine that I'm not sure I like (and will take me forever to drink) seems like a bit much - hence the waiting for it to go on sale.
The Lucky Duck wine is a bottle of Two-Buck Chuck - or rather with inflation - Four Buck Chuck (but that lacks a certain je ne sais quoi) - and it's from Wal-Mart. There was an add in the paper and I have a small thing about ducks. I purchased two bottles - one red, one white. The Malbec was for my father who drank it that night and I'm happy to report he liked it. But really - how cute is the label??
And to show that the "cuteness" factor has held true before I knew about it - here are some other wines that I've purchased based on their labels (after all it's what catches my eye and makes me read the label - yadda, yadda, yadda):