Aghast over reports from SI readers that Bollywood trash like 3 Idiots had grossed $2.1 million in the U.S over the 5-day Christmas weekend yours truly rushed over to the nearest liquor store to seek solace in Bacchus.
We were set on buying the Chteau Graves de Liron 2007 ($8.99), recommended by the Wall Street Journal no less.
But the bozos at our local liquor store did not carry the Chteau Graves de Liron 2007.
So after furiously stalking the wine aisles of our store for a few minutes we headed for the cooler and settled for the Monkey Bay 2008 Sauvignon Blanc (9.99) from the Marlborough region of New Zealand.
Monkey Bay with Poondu Kuzhambu
Monkey Bay 2008 Sauvignon Blanc was our first New Zealand wine.
We’ve had French, Australian and American wine but never New Zealand wine.
Whoever knew the Kiwis produced wine. Not us definitely.
Since it’s biting cold out there (feels like 20°F, i.e. -6°C because of the wind chill), we made haste to our shack.
We liked our bottle of Monkey Bay 2008 Sauvignon Blanc for three reasons.
First, the White Wine has a slightly passion fruitish, dry flavor that we liked.
Second, the bottle has a screw cap unlike the cork which we hate.
Finally, the wine made a terrific combination with our chosen spicy Indian food.
You see, we usually like to eat Indian food while we drink or vice versa.
Today, for the accompaniment to our wine we decided on that perennial Tamil favorite, the Chettiar delight Poondu Kozhambu (with a few Parotas).
As an afterthought, we also yanked out that tray of Eggplant +Potato+ Sweet Potato curry from the fridge but didn’t pay too much attention to it.
Folks, a few sips of the Monkey Bay 2008 Sauvignon Blanc with the spicy Poondu Kuzhambu and we forgot that overrated Bollywood monkey Aamir Khan and his latest crap-show 3 Idiots.
Hey, after two glasses we were ready to forgive the Romans for killing Jesus and Ravana for kidnapping Sita. 😉
Who gives a flying f*ck if the 3 Idiots junk grossed $2 million or $20 million.
All we cared about was refilling our glass of Monkey Bay 2008 Sauvignon Blanc.
And we did exactly that. Once, twice and thrice. No kidding.
In retrospect, the Poondu Kuzhambu–Monkey Bay 2008 Sauvignon Blanc combination was a brilliant decision.
SI, give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it. 😉
Now, all ye clowns go away. We still have about 300ml of Monkey Bay 2008 Sauvignon Blanc left.
The Monkey Bay 2008 Sauvignon Blanc should be available in your neighborhood liquor store but as cheapo desis you ought not to pay more than $10 for it.
I tried MÃ©nage Ã Trois* last week
it was pretty good 😉
You write: I tried MÃ©nage Ã Trois* last week
Oh, boy. Oh, boy.
What would we not give for a mÃ©nage Ã trois. 😉
Drooling at the very thought.
Typically SI, when Jijaji mentions about the blend of the trio Zinfandel, Merlot & Cabernet, you drool on the thoughts of threesome 🙂
Few decades back, in Bangalore when the temperatures dip below 10 Deg.C, on a shivering rainy night, less than of course the -6 Deg at your place, â€˜Soodu Yethuradhukkuâ€™ (to warm up), we (the bachelor friends) used to seek the company of Old Monk OR XXX ( not to be confused with the VCD/DVD, which might sometimes follow after warming up) Rum with cola !
Thanks for the tip SI, apart from weekends and special occasions such as Xâ€™Mas, New Yearâ€™s eve, birthdays & anniversaries, we now have one more excuse to booze, saying â€“ we want to seek solace after watching a bad movie ! 🙂
Yes, we all owe a big debt of gratitude to Khoday’s. 😉
Typically SI, when Jijaji mentions about the blend of the trio Zinfandel, Merlot & Cabernet, you drool on the thoughts of threesome
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Aangilam (English), please. Or at least with the English translation in parenthesis.
Wishing all at SI, The Chairman, MD, Board of Directors, CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, the Chief Editor, the copy writers, Movie Review Team, Restaurant Review Team, the repliers to comments, back room boys, comment down loaders, reply up-loaders, hyper link attachers,the exterminators, the night shift Coolies (in-house & the out sourced ones sitting at Bangalore), the morning snow shovelers, the messengers, office boys et al OMG ! – Do you have such a BIG TEAM ???
A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2010!
May You & your family enjoy peace & happiness this year ! God Bless You !
The morning snow-shovelers, night-shift coolies, evening movie reviewers, afternoon ‘Indian restaurant’ critics, all-day comment downloaders, all-night reply uploaders, dusk hyperlinkers, whole day tipplers et al wish you the same, sweetie. 😉