I went away for the weekend with a bunch of people for a wine weekend. It was a good time and I learned some things. I'm not going to bore you with details of the entire weekend but I am going to hit some highlights:
1) On the way down 5 of us hit two vineyards and ended up purchasing 3 cases (36 bottles) of wine. That's a lot of wine.
2) Sometimes a $44 bottle of wine is actually worth $44.
3) People that have been drinking a lot all day like to sing. Good times.
4) Getting pulled over for the license plate registration being expired after leaving a wine festival can be somewhat nerve racking.
5) Wine festivals are still fun even in the rain.
6) The attitude with the Bourborsville people is unbelievably shitty. "We are big enough that we don't have to care", "I've been drinking wine since I was 3" and "We aren't going to open anymore bottles to taste because it is raining". WTF? It's a wine festival you morons. Let us taste your damn wine and loose the attitude. "Too big to care". Jackass.
7) Smaller wineries are more awesome than bigger well-known ones.
8) Meritage is pronounced like heritage and is an American word.
9) Attack ducks.
10) "The frog jumps at midnight" and "the bunnies hop at midnight" are both very funny.
11) The turkey was almost the national bird.
13) You can make a wine taste like liquor (whiskey)
14) This is a story: Saturday night some of us were hanging outside before bed beneath a porch-like thing. One person was leaning back in his chair so the rain could hit his face. Someone else looked at him and said "Don't be a turkey" to which everyone else looked at her with blank stares and said "...and?". "Do you really need me to finish it?" "Yes". "Don't be a turkey...and die!". After we could breath from laughing so hard we requested an explanation as to what she was talking about. Turns out, the comment makes total sense once you know that turkey's, not being the smartest animals on the planet, will sometimes look up in the sky when it is raining and actually drown. Wow.
All in all, a good time.