Why not write about wine on our pet blog? After all, our tagline does say “Barking about….our purr-suit of happiness” and a nice glass of wine in the evening makes me happy. When I sit on the couch to watch the news with my glass, Luke is happily right beside me as well. The fact is, it’s our blog and we can write about whatever we want, right? However, people come here to read about pets. So if I have some extraneous subject I want to go on about….then my job is to come up with a way to tie that into the subject of pets.
Even if you’re not a wine drinker, you might be curious to know how I can do that, and it was easier than you might think. 😊
So here it is, wine and dogs – yes, cats too – go together….just look at the evidence:
What else? Well, wine and chickens! The bottle of French white seen above is one of my favorite wines and did you notice it has chickens on the label? Do you know your French? The name of this wine “La Vieille Ferme” translates to “The Old Farm” (thanks to my sister for looking that up!), which I love of course! I enjoy both the white and the Rosé. I haven’t tried the red yet, I avoid reds due to migraines, but I might just try it one of these days (if I stick to one glass it’s usually OK).
Now, I’m not going to tell you that I’m some wine connoisseur who goes to wine tastings and can identify “citrus notes” or a “hint of chocolate”. I just know what I like, and a nice Sauvignon Blanc with a bit of a grapefruit-y taste is my favorite, as well as a nice dry French Rosé. I also enjoy some different whites, and La Vieille Ferme white is made with a blend of grapes.
This wine also retails just under $10 per bottle, but you’d never know from the taste. One of my worries with less expensive wines is that they can also lead to headaches, but this wine has never led to one in me! It’s also often on sale at our state liquor stores, sometimes even at 2/$10! That’s “stock up” time right there.
What does the rest of the label read? Well, “Recolte” means harvest, and the line at the bottom “Mis en couteille par la Vieille ferme” is “bottled by the old farmhouse”.
By the way, we affectionately call it “the chicken wine” around here. Someone reading my occasional text to my hubby at work might wonder about “Honey, could you bring me home a bottle of chicken wine?” I was surprised to see that the vineyard refers to it that way on their social media accounts as well!
I definitely need more pet wine glasses, I had one more that my friend painted for me, but it got broken. I think, perhaps something like this might be in order (click on the photo to be taken to amazon where you can buy one – *affiliate link:
Tell us, do you enjoy a nice glass of wine, and do any of your favorite wines have animals on the label?