Sip it Sweetie

December 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Irreverent Cabinet Minister has produced her own pink wine label on a chardonnay this Christmas called “Sip It Sweetie”.

Some will find their way into Christmas stockings, but most will be auctioned to fundraise for her campaign in Upper Harbour next year.

“A fruity little number, plenty of sass and spirit,” the label says.

“This classy chardonnay will impress at a barbecue, beach picnic or a fancy-pants dinner party. Good drinking now but even better after a third term.” …

Prime Minister John Key has established a tradition of dispensing bottles of fine pinot noir at Christmas. Mrs Bennett says hers “is not as sophisticated as his, it would be fair to say”.

Heh I might bid for a bottle.

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12 Responses to “Sip it Sweetie”

  1. stigie (916 comments) says:

    This will be extremely popular with the Nat supporters.

    Classic !!

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  2. Andrew M (43 comments) says:

    You can put a clever label on a bottle of Chardonnay, but at the end of the day it’s still a Chardonnay

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  3. nasska (10,680 comments) says:

    Nanny state warning:

    Side effects may include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, incarceration, overwhelming feelings of lust, loss of motor control, loss of clothing, loss of money, loss of virginity, delusions of grandeur, table dancing, headache, dehydration & dry mouth.

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  4. david (2,539 comments) says:

    How refreshing it is for there to be a Cabinet Minister who can take the piss out of herself (figuratively speaking of course).

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  5. WineOh (553 comments) says:

    For some reason I picked her for being a bit more ‘Savvy’ than Chardonnay… a bit sharp on the tongue but very popular with the masses.

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  6. Don the Kiwi (1,594 comments) says:

    Wonder if she’ll pop in to town and join the Ponsonby Road chardonnay crowd?

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  7. thor42 (922 comments) says:

    Good on her!

    She’s got the real “X factor” that separates really good politicians from ordinary ones (Labour knows all about those).

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  8. Pete George (22,853 comments) says:

    David H at The Standard:

    I thought that the Nats were supposed to be regulating Alcohol sales, and yet here’s Pull ya benefit promoting Alcohol.

    And all to get into Upper Harbour on a wave of Chardonnay.

    Some people will belly ache about anything (but no one joined the pissy party). Promoting the sipping wine is responsible.

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  9. Viking2 (11,144 comments) says:

    nasska (8,432 comments) says:
    December 23rd, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Nanny state warning:

    Side effects may include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, incarceration, overwhelming feelings of lust, loss of motor control, loss of clothing, loss of money, loss of virginity, delusions of grandeur, table dancing, headache, dehydration & dry mouth.
    ================================
    Loss of virginity.
    Maybe not as its described thus: “A fruity little number, plenty of ass and spirit,” the label says.

    From the Rainbow Brigade. Not westies surely?

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  10. Nigel Kearney (864 comments) says:

    If I could be bothered, I would buy a bottle and invite the media and police to watch me drink it in town at 4:30 AM on a Saturday.

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  11. kowtow (7,636 comments) says:

    Sorry not on at all.

    If it’s OK for this government to pass a law against the private property rights of the tobacco compnies and insist on plain packaging and hiding the stuff behind doors then I’m of the view the Minister should do the same with her alcohol ,which we’re told by the nanny staters is a “drug”.

    Goose gander and all that.

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  12. Doug (405 comments) says:

    Kowtow
    We all know the Left don’t pay for wine they just help themselves to it.

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