March 7th, 2005

Atacama

le wine blog™ - gay!

Two gay-related wine things I've come across recently:

- Bonny Doon is apparently featured on this week's episode of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. This may finally give me a reason to watch an episode.

- While we were in Sydney, I noticed a blurb in the SMH about how Kim Crawford has made a rosé called Pansy! which he is explicitly marketing to the gays:



How tacky.

Worse yet, I understand it's largely merlot that's had sugar added* so that it better appeals to the poofs. Talk about repugnant.

As you might expect, I didn't buy a bottle, but only because I forgot to. I mean, who wouldn't want to taste the world's first "gay wine?"

* Crawford's web site suggests it's actually late harvest chardonnay, but I bet it's just sugar. He makes some good wines, but frankly I don't trust him after the whole müller-thurgau scandal of the 1990s.