Nov. 14th, 2011

constance: (*drinks*)
I'm not a wine drinker. I'm not really a drinker at all, in fact. I'll have one or two (never more) drinks on a Friday night, and that's just about it.

I love buying wine, though, not because I know anything about it -- I really, really don't -- but because I have so many lovely labels to choose from. One of my favorite things to do on a weekend is head up to Your DeKalb Farmer's Market and browse for never-before-dreamt-of vegetables and yummy baked goods and wine with pretty labels. I mean, I could shop for wine with pretty labels anywhere, it's true, but YDFM makes it especially satisfying for a know-nothing like me by helpfully posting wine reviews, so I can read while I look, and then not only do I have a pretty wine, but also a reasonably decent one. And then I bring it home and stare at it and dust it and sometimes pat it fondly without ever uncorking it, and have I mentioned that I don't drink much? And then a friend comes to visit and we drink a bottle or two, and I can go out and replenish, and have more aesthetically pleasing bottles to gaze upon.

Sometimes, though, I love a label so much that it doesn't matter so much what's in the bottle. Currently, I'm starry-eyed over the Two Hoots label and labels. I haven't tasted the wine yet -- it's just so pretty I don't want to spoil the bottle by opening it -- but I love it nonetheless.

Do you have a thing like that, you'll buy it for looks alone and who gives a crap how it actually performs the task it was meant for?

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