A Wine More Irresistible Than A Sea Otter Stacking Cups

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013 by

What, you haven’t seen this video of a cup-stacking sea otter at the Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, WA? If you are in need of an overload of adorableness to get you through the day, this is the video you need to watch over and over again. It will permeate your thoughts long after you’ve torn yourself away from You Tube. (Hat-tip to Leslie from Fresh-Picked Seattle for bringing it to my rapt attention.)

I recently tasted a wine that, like Nellie the Sea Otter, I can’t stop thinking about. Do you like Chateauneuf du Pape (CdP), the storied wine from France’s Southern Rhone that’s name-checked by the Beastie Boys in their song “Body Movin'”? (Cue up Hello Nasty; it’s at the 2:31 mark.)

Do you want to get a flavor, the flavor, of this fancy wine for a low tariff price? Check out the 2012 La Chaussynette. It’s made by a fantastic CdP prodcuer, Mas de Boislauzon. Like a lot of CdP, it’s Grenache-based. But, unlike CdP, it’s a $15 wine. Whoa.


I only wish I could say something along the lines of this British reviewer: “it is a real Bobby Dazzler of a wine“. But a sea otter stacking cups trumps any English colloquialism.

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6 Responses

  1. MyMansBelly says:

    How about the other British colloquialism? FAB! 😉 I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for this one.

  2. Yashar says:

    Recently visited the Otters at the Seattle Aquariam.. those things are freakin’ cute man!

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