We had 15 minutes left of the 2-hour premiere and wine hadn’t even been mentioned. Blue cocktails in Hawaii, vodka guzzling at work, puking up Old Fashioned’s at funerals. I was convinced that the opening scene with Don reading The Inferno was Matthew Weiner’s way of telling me to abandon all hope that anyone would … Continue reading
Tag Archives: burgundy
gaga’s grapey evolution isn’t going so well
I absolutely love reading musicians’ tour riders. I can’t imagine they use even 10% of what they request, although I always like to imagine the musician and dancers popping open all the wine they asked for and having an awesome grapey post-show party every night. Gaga’s one of those performers who likes to get her grape … Continue reading
french banned from bleeding for wine
Chalk this up to more amazing things about the French when it comes to wine: Blood donors traditionally get a meal and a glass of wine after giving blood! However, just recently the French Blood Association banned the practice, saying the wine adds to the risk of people fainting or falling over. Jean-Paul Garnier is … Continue reading
hitchcock was psycho for wine
Hitchcock just opened today, and apparently Alfred was a huge grapefriend. Just a few examples: • In 1928, he made a silent film called Champagne. • When Mel Brooks came out with High Anxiety, a parody of Hitchcock movies, Hitchcock actually loved it and sent him a case of 1961 Château Haut-Brion magnums. (Note: I’ll happily spoof … Continue reading
brad pitt be stealing some wine names
Apparently it’s wedding week on grapefriend. Not really, but it’s the second wedding-related post in a row. Anyway, last night Brad Pitt said that his wedding to Angelina Jolie might happen soon. “The time is nigh…it’s soon,” was his exact quote to People. “I got a good feeling about it.” He also said that his … Continue reading
spooky juice for hallowine!
The scariest wine is probably barfy flavorless Pinot Grigio, but in the spirit of Halloween let’s get a little spookier. Here are great wines to serve at or bring to any Halloween party, or just to drink at home alone Sandy-style (i.e. if you’re still without power). talbott pinot noir, sleepy hollow vineyard It’s rare … Continue reading
obama, biden, romney, ryan: who gets grapefriend’s vote???
Americans have a lot to think about in the next few months. Grapefriend has been dutifully researching the issues at hand: namely, which presidential-ticket candidate is the biggest grapefriend! Citizens of Grapefriend, here are the facts: obama Even though he rocked some Graham Beck on Election Night, he’s way more into beer than wine. The … Continue reading
jay-z parties with pinot
How to Be a Baller: 1) buy a sports team 2) buy an island 3) bring your own vintage wine to a restaurant Jay-Z crossed #1 off the list a while ago, and it’s now official that he rocks #3 too. This little pic hit the Twitterverse last week – it’s of Jay having lunch … Continue reading
happy fuissé day!
Among a million other things, my dad taught me how to love wine. Most specifically, how to love Burgundy. He’s partial to the reds, which are made from Pinot Noir, and his favorite is Gevrey-Chambertin. We’re also big fans of the whites, which many people are surprised to find out are all made from Chardonnay. … Continue reading
mad men: wine isn’t old fashioned
So the finale was far less dramatic than last week’s episode, but we did have wine! And of course, leave it to our Official Mad Men Grapefriend, Megan. So first, we see OMMG and her mom drinking some Burgundy. This is what they’ve been drinking all season, and they’re having it as their pre-dinner cocktail … Continue reading