Shiraz! Sounds like Chirac, at least the way I pronounced it in my head. Buy it's really Syrah. They started calling it Shiraz in Australia, for some reason, and it got out of hand. Like Chirac, however, it is of French extraction (although the lovely bottle I had tonight was Argentinian), child of Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche. Dureza make me think of La Tristessa Durera, which could be slightly impressive, but I'm thinking of the Manic Street Preachers and not Picasso, which loses me an arty point. I lose another point for not being reminded of Albrecht Durer for ages. Mondeuse Blanche, on the other hand, makes me think of the Ford Mondeo, mon dieu! and Blanche Devereaux out The Golden Girls (and The Golden Palace). I don't know if I lose any arty points for that as I don't know what I should have been reminded of.
So, what is Dureza? Well, it's a grape. Nothing more to it, really. Same about Mondeuse Blanche. Aw well, no point in trying to get a proper paragraph out of it. Some things just aren't meant to be. Like stars made of chocolate. And don't go showing me chocolate pieces in the shape of stars. they aren't proper stars, as well you know.
The Great Grape Ape - that was a cartoon. I don't remember it very well. I have a feeling it wasn't very good. I think it was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. I'll look into it, but I've pretty sure that for grapey things it can't compete with wine.
Wow - I was totally right. It was Hanna-Barbera, there were only sixteen episodes, all in 1975. He was a forty-foot-tall purple gorilla, and he said his catchphrase all the time. What was his catchphrase? "Grape ape, grape ape". How rubbish is that?
Also he had a dog, called "Beegly Beagley". He travelled by yellow van, he sat on the roof and the dog drove. I'm sorry, but this is all patent nonsense. Are we suppose believe this rubbish? I dunno. Roll on 1976.
that's all from me for now
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