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07.15.2007

Wine As Self Defense

I swear you couldn't possibly make this shit up if you tried. Forget the NRA, next time you happen to come home to someone in a ski mask rifling through your possessions, or when a cadre of armed men break into your private club demanding everyone's wallets or jewelry, just make sure you offer them a glass of (good) wine before trying other negotiation tactics.

Apparently all it took was a glass of Château Malescot St-Exupéry (a Bordeaux Third Growth estate), a nibble of camembert cheese, and a group hug to prevent a recent robbery in a private home in Washington, D.C.

After bursting into a dinner party brandishing a gun and demanding everyone's money, when offered a glass of wine by the (very level headed) host, the robber was purported to say "Damn. That's good wine!" After taking a nibble of cheese and then requesting (and receiving!!!) a group hug from the assembled guests, the robber fled.

There's got to be at least one t-shirt slogan hidden in this little incident. Bordeaux Not Burglars, anyone?

Thanks to Jathan at Winexpression for the tip-off to the story.

Comments (7)

Carl wrote:
07.16.07 at 2:35 AM

Well, it's just a good thing we have that in the Bill of Rights -- the Right to Bear Wine. But we have to be vigilant. If those pinko leftists have their way, only criminals will have wine. Sure, it starts out innocently enough. "We just want to outlaw the strong stuff -- fortified wine more than 18%." Next thing you know they're snatching the aged cabs right out of your cellar. Slippery slope my friends, slippery slope.

Arthur wrote:
07.16.07 at 10:28 AM

I saw this story on TV yesterday.

Sounds lke a great movie that Tim Robbins and Jack Black could pull off in their on styles.

thesheriff wrote:
07.18.07 at 10:25 AM

It was obviously the effect of the Camembert which caused the peace. Camembert was founded by one Marie Harel during the time of the French Revolution. As they were killing priests during this time, she hide a refugee priest who gave her the secret recipe of this superb cheese. Love conquers all!

Alder wrote:
07.18.07 at 12:02 PM

Ha! Great story. Didn't know about the hiding the priest part...

Golly wrote:
07.18.07 at 1:38 PM

Maybe he was a 'Little Prince' fan too.

Maud wrote:
07.22.07 at 3:13 PM

South Africans better start stocking up on Bourdeux.

el jefe wrote:
07.22.07 at 11:41 PM

Only in California. Oh, wait...

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