Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ridiculousness


Look at this picture. Pretty big bottle right? It's a Nebuchadnezzar of 2005 Chateau d'Yquem, the most glorious bottle of Sauternes in the world. A special bottling - 2005 was the first vintage they bottled in such a large format. This is a 15 litre bottle, the largest bottle size used in the world. That's the equivalent of 20 bottles, to put into context. BWI is selling this for..............get ready for it...................€10,750. That's English pounds. That's 20,046.70 Canadian dollars, 16,006.63 US dollars, at today's rate of exchange. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit son!

That's ridiculousness. Who in their right mind would buy this kind
of bottling? Conservatively speaking, even if you're serving a bottle for every 2 guests, it'll still easily take 40 people to drink this monster.

The real que
stion is, what kind of f*cking idiot even thinks of buying a Nebuchadnezzar of Chateau f*cking d'Yquem? I mean, this is one of the most legendary wines of Bordeaux, so the appeal is apparent, but in such a large format bottle? I've heard about these Rodenstock tastings, where you're talking about a 150+ year vertical of Yquem, stretching back to the 18th century, but havn't people moved beyond those types of excesses? In this economic climate, don't you think people should be moving away from these kinds of purchases, that just screams "Look how bloody rich I am, I can afford to not give a shit..."

Ridiculous. There will always be rich, dumb people. Geez, what happened to natural selection?

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On a side note, Stephen Harper is f*cked!! Do I sound happy and gloating
? Because I mean to be. Karma's a bitch. What kind of political retard forwards a move to cut off federal campaign funding, when you've just managed to hold onto your minority, just two years removed from the last election? Harper not only has inherited an imprint of George Bush's hand up his ass, he's also inherited a matching intellect.

Another election by
this time next year. At the latest. Another $300 million down the drain. If this kind of shit doesn't induce mass drinking.........................

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