The Super Market Situation: how to buy a bottle of wine with no stress, no mess and a lot less guess
It seems though, that the public trauma doesn’t end here. I know for a fact that at least 90% of you will all, at some point in your lives, have suffered from what I have now termed ‘The Super Market Stress’ or, more specifically ‘Wine Wall Worries’ (or ‘WWW’ from hereafter, the World Wide Web is a little dated now I feel, so I’m claiming it for my own). I might actually go so far as to say that WWW would trump Gym Anxiety…demi-gods are indeed intimidating, but they’ve got nothing on 500 bottles of wine staring down at you in the midst of your bottle induced fluster. Almost soldier like in their regimented formation, the rows upon rows bottles do little in the way of making your life easy when it comes to choosing what to drink.
Having now spent 2 months in France, I have realized certain aspects of life here really make England pale in comparison – my all time favourite of said aspects being the wine section in the supermarket (I know, my life is really THAT exciting). And this is for 2 simple reasons: 1. There is SO much choice, and 2. It is SO cheap…and actually drinkable when compared to England's £3/£4 vinegar that they stick a wine label on.
However, while doing a quick booze run the other evening with some friends, I was caught in the act, mid-gawk, happily perusing the epic selection of bottles on offer. But on turning to my right, I realized that though my gawk was being mirrored by those around me, it was for a very different reason. WWW had set in and a fluster storm seemed imminent.
All and any implosions were avoided, but it did make me think…(that’s to say the few brain cells I have left sprung into action). It’s true that I can’t quite provide you with Clueless-Only Wine Shops as there are Women-Only Gyms, but I can at least try to ease your WWW woes with a little guidance as to how to take the wine aisle by storm. So buckle up folks, after this your local Saino’s won’t know what’s hit it…
4 Steps to Wine Wall Wisdom according to V & V
So there you have it, wine without worry and shopping without stress. Good luck to you on your booze buys, if you get stuck mid fluster why not try and whip out V & V for a bite-sized info on exactly what’s in front of you...it might just come in handy (I hope!)!
Until next time,