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.