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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush

My friend, Jack, e-sent me off to our local liquor-store monopoly last week to buy a wine he recommended. In our small town, it was no surprise that they didn't have the one he recommended. But they did have this (for more information, click here):

From this site:

Of recent times some wine critics have been trying to top each other with poetic descriptions. TV's luscious Jilly Goolden described the experience of drinking New Zealand sauvignon blanc as being like 'diving into a gooseberry bush', but I believe it could have been her colleague Oz Clarke who coined 'cats pee on a gooseberry bush'. This classic description was chosen as the name for a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which has been one of the biggest selling wine in Britain.

In the USA the second word in the name is spelled 'Phee'.

Needless to say, even though it is white wine and for that reason, Ian Klymchuk (and other members of the PLO) definitely would not approve, I had to buy it for the name alone.

When we opened it, we discovered that the "cork" is neon green plastic, with a black cat printed on one side; on the other side, it says "Fully House Trained!!" The wine itself is a more-than-acceptable Sauv-blanc.

On second thought, I imagine cat-lovers Alan and Rondi , both paid-up lifetime members of the PLO, would approve.

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