Friday, August 25, 2006

Pescevino blu

If I had made a really crappy wine, I'd put it in a cobalt blue bottle. People will buy just about anything in a cobalt blue bottle. If it were really bad wine, I'd make the bottle in the shape of some animal, like a deer or a bird. No, wait, a fish! Then I'd be guaranteed to at least make some money off of people who bought the wine just for the bottle.



I MUST stop buying wines based solely on how cute the bottle is.

5 comments:

Mark said...

I still have a bottle of Pescevino White Table wine that has been a decoration for at least 15 years. I learned from the bottle I gave to a friend as a joke that it wasn't worth drinking. It is now oxidized into more of a rotten pineapple yellow. Still, I was curious if it was still being produced in that same "perfect for a college dorm candle holder" bottle.
Like most odd things you search for on the internet it's often the oblique hits you get that are the most fun.
Enjoyed reading some of your blog.

-Mark (in Reston)

Kelly O said...

"Rotten pineapple yellow": that may be the most evocative color description ever. Well done!

Kathleen said...

And yet I love the wine. Maybe because I'm not so young. I learned about the blush and the white version years ago. I had not seen the cobalt one. It is called a poor man's wine. Sure beats the yuppie Blue Nun.

anythingbutsad said...

And I just randomly found you by typing in Pescevino. I just posted a picture to my blog. Part of the Pescevino bottle is in it. I too used it as a candle holder, in my dorm. I've had it since 1987.

Carol A said...

Hah! I have a bottle of the White Table Wine, vintage 1990! I've had it for about 10 years. I've never seen it in any stores... Cobalt Blue? That would be interesting...