We want the finest wines available to humanity, and we want them now!
With the cork bottles, it was easy to gauge your rate of intake. One bottle is enough for one person right? It’s too much effort to open another one, or rather takes enough time for doubt/guilt to set in : “Hmm, shouldn’t really open another…?”
But the screw top has changed all that. Just a gentle twist, a wistful tweak, a noisesome treat, and you too can be an alcoholic. But in a good way, like them french what can’t have heart attacks because of all the cakes and de-kidneyed sparrows stuffed with cheese that they eat. With fags and brandy.
I’m moving to France. The statistics are better. Just by hopping the English Channel (a swimmable distance, when clothed in goose-fat) I can improve my survive-ability. I can live the same ‘bon viveur‘ lifestyle, yet be statistically healthier than my British brethren.
Ciao. I mean…à bientôt.
[foto:una bodega en Mendoza,Argentina]