I need to offer both sincere praise and a heartfelt apology to the talented illustrator of "The Slammer", this week's "Cheap Wine with a Pretty Label".
First the praise: Slammer Illustrator, You Rock! What a cool, awesome label design. I love, love, love this label. I had such a great time checking it out, hunting down all the little details you thought up. So clever. I love the lock on the top of the screw top, the keys around the top of the lip. Such a clever idea to put the year and wine scrawled into the wall like graffiti (it's a 2006 Central Coast Syrah, by the way). And your copyrighter? Well, let them know they rock too. The little wine blurb on the back about being criminally rich? Well done.
But you didn't stop at the front of the label. The back illustration? That rocks, too. So smart that the inmate's name is the name of the wine, Syrah. This part of the illustration, however, is where my apology comes in. It's the butt crack. Love it, don't get me wrong. But at this point, I apologize, the juvenile humor in me takes over and I can't think about anything but the butt crack. Great idea coming up with a name like The Slammer, and I'm sure you labored over that decision, but I'll be referring to this one as Butt Crack Wine. And giggling a little bit when I say it.
Final details. Let's see, distributed by Big House Wine Co. (the website is worth checking out, complete with a note from the warden and a map of the cell block). Good wine, very fruity, almost grape juice like. The bottle was $9.99, and I enjoyed a glass while watching "The Green Mile". Would have gone equally well with "Shawshank Redemption" (if you haven't seen this movie, you need to).
Still cracking up about the butt crack...