Monday, August 23, 2010

Wine and Hot Tubs


I want to say thank you to Minx and the other Naughty Girls Next Door for inviting me to be a guest on their blog today. I'm delighted to stop by and chat with you all and talk about one of my favorite things...wine. For all the naughty girls out there, I have to tell you about Red Cat.

I'm lucky to live close to the Finger Lakes region of New York and at least a couple times a year my hubby and I, and usually a couple friends, drive out to the Finger Lakes and tour and taste and buy wine. I'm not a wine snob in any sense of the word. I do know what I like, but you know those little containers on the bar...where you can dump the wine you're tasting if you don't like it?? I've never used one. I'm of the mind that any wine is too good to waste.

Just like wines have different tastes, wineries have different personalities too. And while I could compare many of the wineries (which ones are a little snooty and which ones turn wine tasting into entertainment), today I simply want to draw your attention to Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards on Seneca Lake, and their very popular, Red Cat.



Red Cat is marketed as a party wine, good to share with friends and perfect to drink while relaxing in a hot tub. If you click on the Red Cat link, you can read the Red Cat story yourselves. And as a naughty girl, I'm sure you picked up on this one line, "It was quickly noted that as Red Cat was consumed, less apparel was worn in the hot tub." How can you resist?? In case you can't tell in the picture above - this is the label on the Red Cat bottle.



Oh, and the mug in the picture above? I couldn't resist buying that, along with my very own Red Cat T-shirt. Since it's not possible to read the text on the mug, I can't resist repeating it here. Then see if you don't want your own Red Cat mug - or your own bottle of Red Cat.

I love Red Cat because on the morning after I...
* ...realize why my neighbor calls them flower beds.
* ...truly sound ill when I call in sick.
* ...enjoy introducing myself to that other person in the bed.
* ...love to discover my new friend's name tattooed on my butt.
* ...am always amazed at how Alka Seltzer makes my coffee look like a cappucciono latte.
* ...realize the only cure is to hop back into the hot tub with another bottle of Red Cat!


Hmm...I just realized I've never written a wine-in-the-hot-tub scene in any of my books. I think I'm going to have to remedy that situation very soon. In the meantime, do you have any favorite wines? And do you ever drink them in the hot tub?

Natasha
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13 comments:

Miranda Baker said...

A hot tub, a glass of wine, a husband (mine, preferably) - a happy place! Just reading your post reminds me of just how long it has been since my husband and I had any time alone. The kids are worth it, but anything that makes me want a glass of wine before I finish my first cup of coffee should not be ignored. I think I'll surprise my husband with a little getaway very soon. Thanks for the idea, Natasha!

Christine H said...

Hi Natasha! I'm not a wine drinker myself. I like mixed drinks when I do drink.
We don't have a hot tub either though I have been in one but not while drinking. But If you've ever watched The Bachelor/ette you'll see what hot tubs and alcohol can lead people to do. Looks like a lot of fun!!! I definately write a scene like that. You can really push it too, like I said I've seen how far they'll go when on live television, no telling how much fun 2 or even 3 or 4 can have in a hot tub with a little Red Cat!!!

Christine

Helen said...

It's hard to pick a favorite, but I tend to like chilled white wine, preferably pinot grigio. If the wine is good enough, who needs the hot tub?

Minx Malone said...

I've never had wine in a hot tub, probably because I'm too busy just enjoying the wine! Must remedy that...

There's a Catena Chardonnay that I love though. I'll drink that just about anywhere :)

Cassandra Carr said...

I am a wine drinker, but I hope I'm not a snob. Wine and hot tubs go great together, which is what I keep telling my husband. I think it's working - he's starting to cave on the hot tub in the floor of the sun room idea. Now I just need a sun room...

Natasha Moore said...

Hey Miranda! Time alone with a willing man - sounds like a great idea!

Hi Christine :) I'm sure there are any number of mixed drinks that would mix well with a hot tub!

Natasha Moore said...

Hi Helen! Mmm, think of the great contrast between chilled wine and the hot tub!

Thanks for the recommendation, Minx. I'll have to try that Chardonnay :)

Natasha Moore said...

Hey Cassandra! Good luck with that hot tub! And the sun room :)

Michelle Lauren said...

Thanks for sharing Natasha. Red Cat sounds delicious. I wouldn't chance drinking in a hot tub because, knowing me, I'd get so relaxed that I drowned.

I can't BEGIN to imagine how Alka Seltzer and coffee tastes...

Michelle Lauren said...

Oh! Since we're naming favorite wines: I love Beringer Merlot.

Natasha Moore said...

Hi Michelle! Actually, one of my favorites is Beringer's White Merlot :) (And I shudder to think about the Alka Seltzer/coffe mix!)

Miranda Baker said...

Okay, I'm back because I'd never heard of Red Cat before, and my neighbor happened to have an open bottle in her fridge! Bizarre. Now I never drink sweet wines (other than dessert wines), not even semi-dry if I have a choice, but I tried the Red Cat. Totally delicious. Slid down like fruit punch. A dangerous wine for sure!

Natasha Moore said...

LOL Miranda! It's a great wine to have on hand. I don't normally like sweet wines either, but it's sweet enough to make wine drinkers like my hubby happy, and not too sweet for those like you and me. :) I usually have a bottle around - just in case :)