In the spirit of March Madness, my good blogger buddy Heather, of Girlichef fame, is hosting a really fun contest. From now until March 26th, she is featuring the award-winning Mad Housewife wines, which include a Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel, and Chardonnay. The contest asks the oenological question, "What type are you?".
Well, if I could have FOUND some Mad Housewife in a twenty mile radius of my house, I would have loved to answer that question. I popped in to Tim's Liquors in South Glens Falls, where Tim was puffing away on one of his eternal cigarettes (despite this unpleasant smokiness he does have a good wine selection), and inquired about Mad Housewife. "Never heard of it", croaked Tim hoarsely, but he promised to look into it.
Next I tried Diamond Plaza Wines and Liquors in South Glens Falls where I managed to pry the shop clerk away from her soap opera for a query about Mad Housewife for two seconds, before her eyes glazed over again.
Okay, says I, they must carry Mad Housewife at Mohan's in Queensbury, which is a big discount wine and liquor supermarket, but nooooooo... I inquired after Mad Housewife and got a funny look from the lady at the checkout counter. "Well", I pointed out, "you do carry Smoking Loon, Menage a Trois, Il Bastardo, Gnarly Head and Mommy's Time Out, so why no Mad Housewife?" "Good question", said the clerk, "I'll make a note of it".
So I did my best to try and enter Girlichef's fun contest, and I feel like I would have enjoyed a glass of their Merlot, since I am that type of spicy red Mad Housewife according to my dear husband. To get in the spirit of the contest, I had my daughter doll me up with a boatload of lipstick and eyebrow pencil to resemble Ruby, the Mad Housewife Mascot, (that's Ruby on the right) and I made do with another Merlot-who-shall-remain-nameless in my wineglass.
Gotta go. My second glass of wine awaits....