drum roll, please

Bottles of wine completely drank last night at Sideways party: 4.

Approximate total wine consumption: 8.25 bottles.

This discrepancy is due to the fact that there are 6 partially drank bottles still in my apartment. How did we do that? I think it was mostly the taste test and the checker shots.

So....anybody want to come over and drink MORE wine? Hee.

I am actually, amazingly, not really hung over. What I have, I think, is more along the lines of my stomach protesting the Roquefort. "What? You ate that green cheese shit? The hell you doing, girl?"

And now let me tell, for those of you who didn't hear it at the party, my Trader Joe's Burgundy story...

Awhile back I bought a Blason de Bourgogne (a Burgundy pinot noir) at Trader Joe's and put it in my wine rack. It's a slanted one, which is good for keeping corks wet, but in this particular case I went to drink it and some wine had oozed out of the cork (luckily it didn't ooze on down to the carpet).

So I took it back to Trader Joe's yesterday and the guy was all like, do you want another bottle? I asked if they'd had a lot come back with bad corks and he said no, so I said I'd give it a try. Round about this time the French Trader Joe's wine tasting guy comes up and is like, "Zee wine would 'ave been okay! I will take you and ve vill get another bottle and then ve vill open this one up to taste!"

So we did go get another bottle and then he opened the bad-cork bottle up, and it was in fact good ("Ahhhh, zat is good!"). Although, I would like to state for the record that it did taste slightly different than the new one, which we drank last night.


Kelly said...

Carrie, I'm so sorry I couldn't make it to your party! I was all prepared with a bottle of ever-so-slightly effervescent white wine from Portugul and a tiny three-dollar hunk of aged Gouda, and then my friends decided they wanted to go to the 10:30 movie rather than the 8:30 one, and hey, why don't we get dinner before? Sigh - at least Batman Begins was kickin'.

Anyway, I would be honored to come over some other time and drink up all your half-drunk bottles of wine. ;)

Carrie G said...

Aww, it's cool. Friday's the drink-it-up day, if you can make it. :-)