Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A little "Vignette" ...

Fade In:

A young man spreads out a white picnic blanket on a grassy field. He sets down a straw picnic basket and begins to lay out its contents as the camera pulls back to reveal his very pregnant wife sitting beside him.

Husband: Darling, I brought all your favorite foods - a little (pasturized) cheese, some hearty whole grain bread and some (fully cooked, mercury-free) salmon on a bed of (organic) greens.

Wife: (looks forlorn and breathes a little sigh) Thank you, honey. That is very thoughtful.

Husband: Why do you look unhappy?

Wife: (whistfully) I am just so dang tired of drinking mineral water! What I wouldn't give for a sip of something more exciting to complement this lovely meal...

Husband: (with a little smirk) Ta-da!

He unwraps a white linen napkin to reveal a bottle filled with a honey-colored carbonated liquid.

Wife: (with a hopeful gasp) What... is that?

Husband: This is Vignette. Its an alcohol-free Wine Country soda, made from all-natural ingredients, sweetened with sun-ripened Chardonnay grapes and finished with an effervescent tingle on the tongue.

Wife: You mean... it's a sparkling, liquorless juice made from the same grapes as my favorite wine?

Husband: Yes, darling. That's exactly what I mean. There is even a Pinot Noir version for when you have a craving for red.

Wife: My Hero! (she gives a sly smile, and crooks her finger) Now, get over here, you clever, clever man...

The End.

Fade Out.

3 comments:

DC Celine said...

ummm...is there something you want to tell us, or is this just a clever vignette?

natalie@theliquidmuse.com said...

Good Lord, no! I am still guzzling booze and loving it.

However, I am doing a lot of work with alcohol-free products, these days. So... whenever the fateful day arrives that I will need to lay off the sauce, I'll still have something fun to drink!!!

(Geez - you almost gave me a heart attack! No babies yet, thank you very much! :-)

DC Celine said...

sorry sorry - it would've been an elegant way to announce and still get a product review in, though!

reminds me - have to look for dry soda out here