We just got a call from the Township Office alerting us to the “Boil Water Advisory.”
We can’t drink the water? No problem! Perfect excuse to polish off the bottle of blended Cabernet that is apparently all the rage.
Have you noticed? For a few years now (maybe even longer, because I haven’t been keeping track of things like names of boutique wines and micro-brewery beers) it seems that the owners of vineyards and bierhäuser are in a competition for the Cutesy Label Awards.
The first time I was aware of this marketing ploy was when a friend came to visit with a bottle of Cat’s Pee on a Gooseberry Bush. That’s all I remember – not the visit, not the visitor, not even the quality of the plonk. But the name? THAT I recall.
I won’t bore you with a long harangue on trending advertising ploys, because this is, after all, happy hour. Besides, I am not in the mood churn up any more negative energy than I have today. More than once I’ve excused my mood by referring to myself as a “Debbie Downer”.
Instead, I salute you with my Frisky Beaver.
And I ask you, “What is the name of your favourite brew, whether you’ve tried it or not?”
Or, if you prefer a different topic: have you ever experienced a boil water advisory? No? Me either. This must be 2020.
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