My Blog: Madonna’s BYOB Seems Reasonable to Me
December 20th, 2011
I don’t understand why some people are lambasting the entertainer Madonna for going to an Upper West Side trattoria – Osteria Cotta – in New York City the other night and bringing her own two crystal glasses. She brought her own wine as well.
People were saying she must be a germaphobe. Maybe the wine bar didn’t have the wine or glasses she liked?
I think she just has good taste in glasses and in wine. I know that her father is a home winemaker and that she grew up drinking Italian wines. I was once given a bottle of wine that she was supposedly personally behind.
I travel all over the world with my wine glasses: Riedel Sommelier Chardonnay. Granted, I transport them in their leather case for professional tastings. I like to keep the element of my tasting glass consistent, even through such variables as weather, environment, wine condition, and personal temperament, among others.
However, those glasses have come in handy in restaurants on occasion, from an amazing fish taco stand in Ensenada, Mexico, to a spicy food street resto in Singapore.
I was just in Australia and the glasses came in handy at a Margaret River beach shack serving wonderful grilled shrimp and deep-fried white bait. I didn’t want to drink my delicious 2009 Sons of Eden Riesling in paper cups.
I don’t know what glasses or what wine Osteria Cotta has, but I guess they weren’t up to scratch for Madonna – so why can’t she take her own?Comments