As I started on the bottle As Mentioned In Weekend Drinking Thread last night, suddenly a dark cloud descended: I had remembered something of great significance & thought I’d share it with my loving friends & family. ‘It’s all good but we mustn’t forget that Hortevie is not allowed to put the word ‘Chateau’ on their bottles’ said I.
‘Hmmm why so?’ - asked the loving friends & family rather indifferently.
‘You see, there is no building associated with that vineyard …’ - I proceeded, - so they can’t call it Chateau Hortevie, so they just say Hortevie instead’
‘And?’ - the loving friends & family were clearly failing to see the significance of this.
‘How can you not feel for them?’ - exclaimed I in disbelief, ‘Every One Has a Chateau & They Don’t!’ I nearly had tears in my eyes as I painted in my mind the bleak picture of the orphaned vineyard that is not allowed to say ‘Chateau’.
‘Fiddlesticks’ - said the loving friends & family ‘& you are beginning to show signs of triviality countinuously coming up with nonsense like this’
Perhaps so. But I still feel so sorry for Hortevie. I will just have to order some more, to help me to heal the emotional scars that this story has left on me. Perhaps another 48 bottles would be enough in the short term.