Since the beginning of August, I've planned on dedicating this entire week to back to school blog posts. And I couldn't have found a more perfect bottle of wine to start the week off.
A salute to teachers for the latest in my "Cheap Wine with Pretty Labels" series:
Teacher's Pet is a Chardonnay bottled by JZ Vintners in Sonoma County, California. And it is one of the most clever labels I've seen in a long time. The details in the illustration alone are worth the $9.99 I paid for the bottle. I love how the wine name is printed in a typical text book font and printed on handwriting paper. I love the big apple, the teacher hiding behind the desk, the chalkboard in the background. And if you look closely, there's a decorative alphabet border above the name of the wine. I couldn't help but notice both the letter "d" and "p" are printed in Greek letters. I'm betting that's a sorority reference.
Even the writing on the back of the bottle is thought through. Here's the touching dedication of the wine proprietor to his mother: "I especially dedicate this wine to my mother, who after raising four kids at home, went on to educate many more in and out of the classroom."
I enjoyed a glass while watching "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". And if you happen to be in the mood for a good back to school flick, here's a link to Entertainment Weekly's 50 Best High School Movies.