Saturday, October 21, 2006

There Once Was a Cask Wine from Oz ...

This is good for a chuckle. From (The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form), a"definition" of cask wine (and chateau cardboard, to boot) in the form of a limerick:

"Chateau Cardboard?" he whiningly asks,
As he indicates one or two casks.
"Cab Sav? Or the white?
Try the red, it's orright.
What the booze lacks, the plastic taste masks."

(cab SAV): Oz shorthand for Cabernet Sauvignon.

The cardboard wine cask with its internal bladder was invented in Australia, as was its nickname Chateau Cardboard.


Of course, we now know that blind tasting has actually proven the "plastic taste" to be a figment of the imagination in the minds of anti-box snobs.

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