Sunday, August 9, 2009

My New Favorite Wine and My Favorite Old Movie.

"Tango", "Cha Cha" and "Rhumba".  You'd think I was writing a post about a dance lesson, wouldn't you?

Truth is, I'm actually writing about a nifty trio of wines I've just discovered.  It was hard to choose between the three, but I decided on  "Tango" by Dancing Coyote Wines as this week's selection in my "Cheap Wine with a Pretty Label" series.  This label was so awesome, it stopped me in my tracks walking by the wine section at the grocery store.  Wasn't even shopping for wine, but couldn't resist grabbing a bottle it was so darn cool.

Just look at that fun coyote cutting a rug (and note he's on the cork as well).   I found "Tango" on sale for $9.99 and couldn't resist trying it out.  And I'll tell you what, I really liked it.  The label says it is "50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Tempranillo, 25% Cabernet Franc".  It was a very nice mix.  Smooth, not too dry.  A bit fruity.  Awesome.  I loved this Bordeaux as much as I loved the label.  And I will definitely be adding "Cha Cha" and "Rhumba" on my list to try in the future.

The wine went wonderfully with "Sixteen Candles" (enjoying a John Hughes marathon this week).  Remember the school dance scene?  Just seemed to fit with the Dancing Coyote.  It also seemed fitting to enjoy a slice of this with the wine:

"Make a wish, Samantha."  "It already came true."

Ahhh, that's the reason I love that movie--she got the guy AND she got cake.  

Oh, and please don't send birthday wishes for me.  This was just an excuse to eat cake.  And yes, my son and I actually lit 16 candles.  Go ahead, count them.


  1. 16 Candles - good old JOhn Hughs! The cake looks delish, and I am glad you enjoyed your wine!

  2. I frequently buy wine based on the label, lol. Though usually mine have birds on them.

  3. 16 Candles - wow that was a long time ago for me.

    I hope you don't mind but I "tagged" you. You can read about it on my blog If you want to participate that would be great but if not, I understand, it's fun but also a bit of blog space intrusion.

    I picked you because I love your blog and your designs but mainly because when I was 18 years old my favorite place to go as a new driver was Hudson,Oh - there was a restaurant with an old bathtub filled with peanuts, can't imagine it's still there.

  4. One of my favorite movies! I was going to marry him when I found him and made him fall in love with me right after I got out of high school. Unfortunately one of my many high school dreams not fulfilled :(

    I'm never lucky with random picks of wine. I'm much better with referrals. Thanxs for that! I'll have to give this one a try!