When I first started writing this blog nearly four years ago, I made two things very clear:
- I am an unabashed supporter of philistinism. That support (as self-proclaimed chair of the Philistine Liberation Organization) follows directly from my tendencies to libertarianism.
- Despite not being what many would regard as a philistine myself in all my tastes, I really do not care much about nuances and fine wines. Plonk will do nicely for me, thank you. And I especially like wine that comes in a bottle with a screw-top cap, something which is rapidly gaining increased acceptance, even among wine snobs.
Last month when Ms. Eclectic and I were dining out, we passed the restaurant's display of wines available, and this one caught my eye:
I love the name of the wine, Screw Kappa Napa, which seems to be sort of an in-your-face reaction to wine snobbery. Since I took the photo on the fly, it isn't particularly crisp. Here's the winery's website.
The other day, I went to one of the outlets for the Ontario wine retailing monopoly to see about buying some of this wine.
The first person I spoke with said they didn't have any in stock, but she thought it was produced in Australia as something of a put-down of Napa valley wines. That would have been pretty funny, but as you can see from the photo and the website, it is produced in California.
Maybe I'll see if I can find some the next time I'm visiting the US.