Following this observation that wine tastes about the same no matter what the price, I have conserved my meager grad student budget by purchasing the cheapest of cheap wines: box o' wine. I try out a new box 'o wine each time. This time I ventured away from the Canadian section into the international section, and found myself strangely compelled to purchase "Frisky Zebras," made in South Africa.
On my way out of the store I noticed another display, this one for a wine called "Funky Llama."
Who would name their wine after a large, smelly, obstinate mammal? And why? I guess that in my case, it made the sale, so that is a good motivation. I'll have to get the llama wine next time, though it is more expensive since it comes in a bottle, not a box.
Have you seen other mammal-named wines? Reptile? Bird? Insect?
This post's theme word: marua, "a fermented liquor made from finger millet."