I’m a self admitted coffee snob and a chocolate snob. Oh yes, and a grammar snob as well1. And with all that snobbery in my life, I don’t feel that I can also afford to be a wine snob. So basically, I buy wines that are either from a winery that I’ve been to (because then I’ve tried it for free and know that I like it) or that someone has given to me (because then I’ve tried it for free and know that I like it). Or, when I’m feeling adventurous, I might buy something simply because I like the label2.
Take, for example, this wine that I bought simply because it is named after a lake monster:
I’d had a sample of a wine from Prospect Winery before, one time when they were giving away samples at the liquor store, and though I don’t remember what wine it was, I do remember it being quite tasty. So when I saw this wine named after Ogopogo, the lake monster of Lake Okanagan, I just had to try it.
Note: As per usual when I talk about a product around here, I’d like to point out that I have no affiliation with Prospect Winery, nor with Ogopogo himself. So I haven’t been paid off to write this (though if Prospect Winery wants to send me a case or two, I can totally be bought. I’m just sayin’).