"Hey Bo," I said.
"Hey," he replied.
"I just saw Bottle Shock. What was up with Chris Pine's wig?"
"I don't know," he said. "They saw the pics. I had an afro, not that straight stuff. And besides, we got no creative input on the movie, beyond making sure the actors weren't holding the pruning shears upside down. Heidi [Bo's wife] got to supervise the tasting scenes."
"You know," I said, "I thought the glassware in those scenes looked kind of modern."
"Yeah," he replied, "But they got the jelly jars right. Plenty of folks used those, back then."
We both paused, and swirled the wine in our glasses.
The wine, by the way, was made by Bo's wife, legendary winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett, who, after years of hard labor in the service of others, finally has her own winery, dubbed La Sirena. Run, don't walk, for a bottle of her 2005 Cabernet. The wine is spectacular. Tipped with dense fruit, earthy, full-bodied, with just a hint of tobacco. A wine made with a woman's touch, with all the right ingredients for the perfect seduction. Watch out boys, La Sirena is in the house. It will set you back one-hundred-and-fifty smackers, but any good woman is worth that much trouble. Sometimes, you just gotta put your cards on the table, if you know what I mean.
"Okay," I said to Bo, "I'm sending you the link to my blog post about Chris Pine's wig."
"Cool," he said. "Have a little more wine before you go. And by the way, that movie wasn't for you, it was for the folks in Kansas."
And that, my friends, was the beginning -- not the end!-- of a perfect Saturday night in La-la Land. More to come--oh yes--there is more to come.