Sunday, February 12, 2006

A Long-Lost Friend

When I was in Australia I became addicted to a popular wine there: the brand is called Houghton, and the varietal called White Burgundy.

I haven't been able to find it in America, and this deeply saddens me. I had an intense emotional relationship with that wine while I was overseas, and it was a part of me. But, alas! It was not to be.

On the Houghton website, however, I recently learned that the brand is actually distributed by an importer in California, and, according to the distributor's website, "Houghton wines are distributed nationwide. Houghton is available where wines and spirits are available. If your favorite retailer does not currently carry Houghton, we recommend you inquire with the store manager. They should be able to place an order for you with the local distributor." So there may be hope after all... I don't suppose anyone has ever had this wine?

On a side note, I also read on Houghton's website that they have changed the name "White Burgundy" to "White Classic" because some French idiots didn't want people using there region as a name for wine unless it actually came from there. Jerks.

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4 comments:

Sue Ellen Mischke said...

Go to Binny's or Sam's Wine Shop. Or Costco. They all have good wine selections.

Hearts said...

I haven't had that wine. Great blog you've got here.

MappyB said...

Isn't it sad when you 'lose' a good wine? I have one that I can't find anymore either. Good luck finding it!

Lizzie said...

When I was in NZ, I fell in love with kiwi chocolate made by this one particular brand - chocolate bars with little bits of kiwiberry in them. A few years after I got back I found a website for a company that would ship them to me. I bought 50 bars (the king-sized ones) and went through them in about 5 days. Addictions formed in foreign countries can be dangerous...