It would be easy to panic, if you were the panicky type, and by "panicky" I mean dependent upon things like an income, a retirement account or the ability to buy food for your children without first stopping at the blood bank.
Each day's headlines are grimmer than the day before, and older folks, the ones with those crazy stories of having had to cut out cardboard soles to patch the holes in their shoes, are starting to reminisce.
While preparing a crockpot full of Beef Burgundy for my unappreciative family yesterday, I found myself wondering what I was going to do with an enormous quantity of leftover Hearty Burgundy (Gallo, $6.99). Cheap burgundy only comes in the handy gallon-size bottle, but it didn't seem right to buy a good bottle of wine just to pour it into a crockpot.
I considered drinking it, until I tasted it and realized that the "well balanced and approachable" description on the label was a euphemism for "things are not that bad yet."
It may come to that.
I just hope when the time comes, I will be as courageous as those Wall Street women who braved long lines in $300 heels this week for the chance to buy discounted Hermés scarves, boots and accessories. This is no time to pay full price when with a little diligence, you can snap up a pair of boots for only $900.
"It's like Costco," said one banker. Yes she did.
Photo - Gallo: A little ahead of its time. Eric Asimov has some drinkable options.
It's like Costco? Meaning, obviously, that she just couldn't leave without buying 100 of something.
Posted by: MommyTime | September 26, 2008 at 11:37 AM
Gallo?! I love the name, too: "Hearty Burgundy" sounds like a Campbell's Chunky Soup flavor. Mmmm good.
Posted by: Cactus Petunia | September 26, 2008 at 03:38 PM
Bossy fears her embrace of such a wine after the first two bottles are finished.
Posted by: BOSSY | September 26, 2008 at 05:16 PM
This recipe is yummy with burgundy wine, if you don't mind pouring it in Jell-o.
Posted by: Erin N. | September 27, 2008 at 08:20 AM
it's nice to know that some of the bankers out there aren't suffering under the strain of the collapse of the financial system. it gives me hope.
Posted by: wrekehavoc | September 29, 2008 at 06:34 AM
"Where'd you get your Hermes flip-flops?"
"Get OUT! Costco?"
"I know! And they were only $495!"
Posted by: foolery | October 06, 2008 at 02:16 PM