Sunday, January 17, 2010

Globe and Mail Project: #27, LENNY'S WEEKLY WINE GUIDE

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When macaroni and fish heads are on
the menu, one must take great care in
choosing the appropriate wine.
As the palate is likely in a state of
terrible confusion, an expensive bottle
would only cause further shock.
In such a case I strongly recommend
that the price of the wine not exceed
the total wholesale value of the meal.

Collage #27 of my Globe and Mail Project: deconstructing Canada's National Newspaper and putting it back together to try and make sense of the world. Comments by email or Blogger are welcome!
I have never been much of a wine connoisseur, but I do recall the two fool proof rules for wine purchasing from my university days. 1. Largest bottle, 2. lowest price. The favorite for special occasions was a tall green bottle with RED WINE in bold black letters stenciled on a plain white label. This became known as Red Wine, red wine and was the perfect complement to any massive cauldron of spaghetti.


Johnny Dollar said...

Hey Lenny you should put down the lightweight wine and throw back a man's drink. Bourbon or whiskey. Straight up.

Caesar said...

I recently dined where Mr. Lenny (does he have surname Timothy?)speaks of and I have to disagree with his suggestions vehemently. While the tetes aux poissons can be a bit chewy, (thereby suggesting the meatier "vin rouge"), the mac'n'cheese is soft and pillow like, like a cheesy comforter for the tummy, and I choose to have a light fruity spritzer with my fluffy mac'n'cheese AND my chewy tetes aux poissons. Where did Mr. Lenny learn his vintner's craft anyway-no wait-he didn't learn it it's just his opinion. just another blowhard talking of the top of his tete as it were. Alas we are awash in a sea of floating opinion as available as Kraft dinner at any corner grocer.

Nice collage there Tim, in spite of the irritating subject matter.

Timothy Hunt said...

Johnny, I have heard that you regard anything less than a shot of bourbon a girl's drink. I fear you suffer from a "scorched palate". There is a cure, however it must be savoured from a pretty glass and is generally served with an umbrella. I fear you have no tolerance with such nuances, John, but I wish you all the best.

Timothy Hunt said...

Caesar, as you know I have great respect for your opinions on a variety of subject matter, but in this case I vehemently disagree. The K.D. demands a more pugilistic, gaseous wine, the likes of which can only be found in the discount aisle. I stand by M. Lenny's opinion that in pairing fish heads with macaroni cheese, the true gastric enthusiast has no choice but to select wine purely on the basis of price. That said, I was greatly taken with your "cheesy comforter for the tummy" reference. Well said.