At least Bug adheres to Dogbert's advice to not pretend to know more than you do: "I do believe these grapes were picked a day too early." "Sir, that's your water glass."
Dogbert's Clues for the Clueless FTW!
My parents are like, crazy into wine. My dad tries to get me to guess what sort of wine it is, and all I can say is "well it looks like a white wine…" .
Holy Hell! Love the oxymoron. =)
It's not an oxymoron. In most interpretations of Christianity, "Holy" means "set aside for God's glory" or something like that. Since Hell was supposedly created by God as a place to punish Satan and his followers, it is technically "Holy".
I saw your comment regarding Mr. Pibb/Pibb Extra. That sucks, man.
Wine very rarely "compliments" meals, either because it lacks the power of speech or because it doesn't want to get in your meals' pants.
Dr. Pepper doesn't have a merlot? Then what about all those bubbly wines I've been drinking?
well a good way to figure out what kind of wine goes with your meals is to go to a wine tasting, you can usually get to taste 6-8 great wines for less than what a mediocre bottle cost and you will get a feel for how the different types tastes and what would compliment them.
the second one can be hard, especially since at a wine tasting you can go from South America to Germany in a second, i usually ask the sommelier if its a bottle i'm interested in purchasing, and the people working at wine stores are experts at understanding what the hell their customers are saying.
and last but least, you fill her up again.
Wine???!!!! 8 "Plastic" glasses last night
laughed so hard at panel 2!!
Panel 2. . wow. Maybe not the exact food choices in my case, but I get it!
I find that Ripple wine goes best with anything involving Fritos
HA HA!!! Love the evil bug as the evil, snotty "mate tron-dee".
I read through your archives in the last week. Made me laugh a lot. Brilliant stuff.
BTW, it's a myth that you need to know something or get into something to be able to enjoy wine. I'm from a vintners family, I know…
Find a good wine in two steps:
1. Do you like it?
2. Is your head not splitting apart the next morning?
Congratulations you have discovered a good wine!
They say "opa!" when serving flaming goat cheese at the restaurants in Tarpon Springs.
they say "opa" in greece when they sing/dance/break glasses or plates..
they say "opa" in the netherland antilles when they are talking to their grandfather.
They say "opa" in the USA when they are trying to imitate Jewish culture.
That's "Oy Vey!"
LOL, I want to go to a fancy restaurant and order Hot dogs… and the Pinot noir (I think) pronunciation is a pure master piece
BTW I really don't understand the extreme prices of wine on restaurants… They spend a lot of time on preparing the meal and if you order a beer, they cool it down for you – but with wine: they just open the bottle… that's it! BANG 6 times the prize of buying it in a shop!
It's just because they can. Also, you did spell pinot noir correctly and I love your username.
I love your comic – it makes me laugh every day!
…but I have a nit to pick. It should be "complement," not "compliment." Unless your wine is telling your food that it looks nice today.
Yep. You're right. Thanks for catching that. Will fix.
When I realized I've thrown a typo I just wanna punch myself in the gnards. Plus, it taxes my already-limited amount of Photoshop skills.
I once had a Sparkling Red Albemarle Muscadine (yes that's a real wine) that tasted exactly like Grape Nehi. It would've been perfect with hot dogs and Fritos. It was not, however, perfect for the formal dinner I was attending at the time.
I'm a Muscat fan! Sweet and tasty.
Mazel Tov…and then you and three other folks can carry a random stranger around the restaurant on their chair.
My girlfriend loves all types of wine so naturally I've been obliged to indulge in several tastings. After everything I've tried and all the pairings, I still have no clue what the hell I'm drinking so I just fake my way through it by saying words like "oakish" and "fruitlike" "earthy" "dry" or "sweet". I'm pretty sure some of those aren't actual words. If people agree with me, I either think I got a lucky guess or they're faking it too in which case it's "game on". BTW, I've never gotten away with saying a wine tastes "Minty".
I love that in Panel 1 his pinky is sticking out while holding the wine glass. Classeh!
Opa is dutch for grandpa.
it is also “big brother” in Korean from a girl’s point of view
As a native French speaker, panel 3 has me ROFLMAO. At least he didn't want a Chateauneuf-du-Pape LOL
thank you for saying dr pepper than any other piece of crap drink
I once had a waitress who would have gladly performed the last panel, "opa" and all.
Loved it Sweetie! The next time you want a lesson on wine.. i have an entire selection that you can choose from..including home made wine… reds, whites, roses, and champagne! Just gotta come to NJ!
Gold advice from Winelandia:
panel 2: Hot dog and fritos? Why not a lil' rosé wine?
Most of the time rosé totally lacks style and would cover the taste of any delicate food, that's why we drink it with burnt meat (better known as BBQ), picnic food and fast food. And you need to drink it really cold to hide the horrid taste of it, so it's basically like any fizzy drink except less sweet and more hard core for your breath and brain cells.
panel 3: try "pee-known-war" with minimum lip movement and impress a few dates.
panel 4: As a general rule, screw the etiquette. However, mixtures like Calimucho are an abomination and shouldn't be tolerated unless you're Spanish and wearing a mullet (in this case, you can't be taught, anyway)
… love your comic, BTW
hahahaha awsmness the last panel reminded me of my cuzin who used to say mazel tov aaaaalllll the dam time wen he was a kid. he didnt even know wat it ment he just said it cause he liked the way it sounded hehehe
Brilliant (as always )
I don't drink alcohol, but this reminds me of this one time we bought a really fancy "soda" drink for New Years, I think. Everything was fine until I tried it, at which point I learned that fancy sodas taste like how fancy soaps smell.
Who needs wine anyway? ha ha
I have to say "unless Dr. Pepper has a merlot" is an absolute classic… and with all your past strips, that's a pretty tall achievement. I still go *snerk* every time I read it.
That whole "compliment/complement" comment was a little nit picky. And I'm a spelling freak.
Finally finished reading the whole archives, I found your comic from the webcomic award, and I believe you deserve the award, You got yourself a new reader today, WOOT!
Mmmmmm Dr. Pepper!
No reason not to drink wine with hot dogs. Two buck Chuck tastes fine and should work pretty well.
Then there's my favorite, Seattle dog and sake:
My humorously undersized can of Dr. Pepper salutes you as I drink because the can is to small to accommodate the pinky which, therefore, has to stick out. delightful strip as always.
Am I the only one that really wishes Dr. Pepper actually did a merlot? Think about it: an awful lot of those 23 flavors are fruit flavors. It wouldn't be so difficult to use Dr. Pepper syrup as a base for making the must or mash that is then fermented into wine, would it?
I often feel like nerdbug in panel three. That is, snobby and annoyed at how people usually mispronounce (to say the least) words of french origin.
If they don’t want Americans to mispronounce all those French names, then they should just give them English names.
And if you want a wine with a really nice nose, there is Pinot Cchio.
Fritos are good for campfire kindling. Learned it in camp.
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