Our son Brian is a huge fan of Golden Retrievers. I’ve mentioned before that his dog-friendly company Redtail Technology (shameless plug) got its name from a certain redtailed Golden named Tucker, a beloved family pet who passed a number of years back at 13 years old.
Redtail Technology, like a lot of other firms, gifts its selected clients with wine during the holiday season. Somehow my name got on the initial distribution list for the annual wine giveaway and so far no one has noticed that, year after year, I am still being shipped a corporate gift of fermented grape juice. (Hehehe, shhhh,)
I don’t necessarily drink, or even gargle, with this stuff but I like to collect it for the labels which always feature a…you guessed it…Golden Retriever.
The latest successor to Tucker at our son’s home is a Golden named Jet. He is Max’s bête noire except, of course, he is a bête dorée. :snorf:
I think Tucker’s actual image was used on the earliest bottles of Redtail wine. I don’t know if the more recent vintages (cough, they’re blends) use Jet’s mug or not.
But I digress. Back to the free wine. Here’s a closer look at the Wine Dogs:
I sensed that Max was becoming jealous of the attention being paid to Golden Retrievers. He wanted to know why Maltese did not have a wine label of their own.
I promised to make a label just for him but when I took a photo to start he acted indignant and walked off in a small white huff.
Perhaps because he realized he was posing with a genuine bottle of TWO BUCK CHUCK fresh from the shelves of Trader Joes.
You betcha – best $1.99/bottle of wine out there. But not up to the Malt’s standards, I suppose.
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