A Squid, A Pebble Or A Policeman

wine and sewing

If I’m going to use my sewing blog to review wines for In Vino Veritas, there’s one inevitable question.

Do you?

Do you drink and sew?

I do! Not all the time, but sometimes. If I’m chillin’ on a Saturday evening, with a bit of food, a bit of wine, a bit of telly and a bit of sewing. I’ve been known to use my wine glass as a pattern weight, which is a risky strategy to say the very least.

I’m not sure I’d steek a cardigan or cut out some expensive silk after half a bottle, but there are some tasks that I’ll take on.

Interestingly, I can’t write a word after even a single sip of wine, though this wine-fuelled video remains one of most favourite author portrayals. (This one comes a close second – terrifyingly close to some of my brainstorm experiences.)

in vino veritas wine club

Anyway! This week’s wine was a lovely Louis Moreau Chablis. Was. It’s been drunk. Possibly whilst sewing. It was my least favourite of the wines tasted so far (two more to go). I wish I was more eloquent on the topic of wines; I’m such a heathen! It had quite a sharp tang to my tastebuds (the notes describe it as steely). Maybe a more sophisticated palette would have appreciated the subtleties. Do I sound like I know what I’m talking about?

Am I the right person to review wines online?! Any courses you recommend?

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12 Responses to A Squid, A Pebble Or A Policeman

  1. Candie Graham says:

    You’re keeping it real and that is how I like reviews.

  2. I truly enjoyed this review, as another person who know nothing about wine. 🙂

  3. Arletta says:

    Your review has made my day! I do not sew, but be sure before I start writing my next review on whatever agricultural topic it might be, I’m gonna have a glass…

  4. megan says:

    Oh I love it! Piss midget, what more can I say? Wine is for drinking, everyone has a different taste. You have not totally enjoyed this one but you’ve told people about it and they may like a steely wine. To each his own.

  5. likeredandwhiteJanet says:

    I was wondering how you would combine a wine review with a sewing blog post. Of course, you have managed it perfectly and I laughed at the ‘Rejection’ video and tittered, (how brave is she?!) at your up-front wine review. I don’t know much about wine, but I know what I like (;-)) and ‘steely’ is not it, either. If I wanted steely I could suck on a tent pole…or…something like that! 🙂

  6. Hmmm … Maybe a little vodka cooler. And I must admit that I learned the hard way not to use the serger after a cocktail. But were I drinking a wine, it would definitely be a Chablis or a white Burgundy. I like the steely, crispness. What’s next on your wine rack?

  7. LinB says:

    I like steely, and oaky, and sour, and sharp. I prefer straight lemon juice cut with water to lemonade, for instance.

    And I do not trust myself near sharp objects while drinking … although I have been known to do hand hemming while sipping gin-and-bitters, I tend to prick my fingers and then bleed onto the merchandise. Blood is not easy to get out of fabric. One can use saliva (your own is best to dissolve your own blood) but when that saliva is tinged with Angostura bitters, the stain is likely set for life.

    • likeredandwhiteJanet says:

      Lol, LinB, you made me laugh! A happy start to a glorious, autumn morning in Melbourne, Australia 🙂

  8. redsilvia says:

    Wine and sewing and knitting are grand! I wouldn’t set in a collar or steek a sweater but why not? We’re not out driving, we’re home and snug. I love your wine reviews. You either like a wine or you don’t and a common sense review is helpful. Keep it up! Cheers!

  9. Robin says:

    I’m not a drinker but have hung out with acquaintances, friends and workmates who were. Most were very good at knowing their stuff, which worked well for me. But on my own? Nah, can’t be bothered.

    The tilis (tell it like it is) review is very much appreciated however.

  10. Sarah says:

    I will sip and sew on occasion-but I will not drink and cut. It comes down to the task- have I made it more than once? Are there fiddly bits? Because topstitching… not so much. But straight seams and simple lines of an evening?? Why not?

  11. You lost me on this one;) I don’t drink much (don’t like wine really) and after a glass of whatever (love a Spritz) I simply can’t sew! That said thanks for a real review…hate those…tastes like strawberry and peach or whatever gibberish they come up with

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