The Irony of a good wine.


I will be the first to admit that I don’t drink a lot of wine.  Because I make a lot of cork screws and wine stoppers I am always asked at shows what my favorite wine is.  It’s a little embarrassing to have to admit that I don’t drink much wine.  I prefer good ale over wine.  I know that my sister loves wine and a few weeks back I was going to spend a night at my sister’s new camp in Massachusetts.  So on the way in I stopped at a store to pick up a bottle of wine.  After all you’ve gotta christen the new camp in the right way.  I mean they do it for new boats; can a new camp be much different?

In amongst the hundreds of bottles of wine I was completely lost as which one to choose.  I figured it might not send the right message if I grabbed one of the small kegs of wine for $4.00 and showed up with that.  I did know that I wanted a wine that was made from something other than just grapes.  So I walked around reading labels and came across a Pinot Noir from California called Irony.  A wine called Irony now that sounded interesting, at least to a novice like me.  The label said that it had hints of cherry, vanilla and rhubarb.  Now how could I go wrong with all of those hints of flavors in it?  But what really sold me on the wine was the story of the two brothers and how they came back to work at the family winery.   It all sounded good to me so I bought a bottle of Irony Monterey Pinot Noir.  Later that night when my sister and I settled down in front of the fire to talk we shared the bottle of wine.  I have to tell you that I’m sold on this wine.  It was great!  One of the reasons that I don’t drink a lot of wine is because of the after taste or bite after each sip.  There wasn’t any of that with this wine, just a great taste and total smoothness after each sip.  All by accident I have found myself a nice wine and as their site says “what occasion doesn’t benefit from a bit of Irony”?   And the irony for me is that I now have a wine that I can discuss with my customers, not be embarrassed because I don’t drink much wine and it’s called Irony.  Think I’ll be able to remember the name?  Tell me the name of your favorite wine and why, maybe I’ll check it out and see if I want to add it to my new list of favorite wines.

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  • Kim Dailey