Misunderestimated Wipers – What’s in a Label?

| April 15, 2008

hybrids and pinot wines

Sitting back with a glass of Rex Goliath Pinot Noir, and wondering just how I could have misjudged those Wipers so badly. Before I go into the short story on the back label of the Rex, I must confess that previous to this, I thought the Hybrid/Wipers were simple bruits who just powered their way through an even match – they won a few, lost a bunch.

Today, a new respect was handed down to me by actually seeing them – running for the sticks and stones in the creek, wrap around them, and pull away – popping loose with an irritating new lip piercing that looks a lot like my synthetic Clousers.

OK, so they won a few today. I cut my leader down to about 3 feet (a 15 pound bass leader!), and tied on a patriotic Deceiver, all I had left in the color family, and began wrestling them away from the sticks and stones and ashore with much greater success. I guess the Fish Gods thought I could use some help in outsmarting a fish. Time to tie some more of those 600SP’s in a Clouser wardrobe, and hope for another shot at these nesting giants.

The Rex Goliath Story, according to and quoting from the label, “…HRM (His Royal Majesty) Rex Goliath was the treasured attraction of a Texas Circus. People came from far and wide to behold the 47 lb. bird, billed as the World’s Largest Rooster”. It’s not a Texas wine, instead a product of France and bottled in California in Woodbridge.
I am a little biased toward the Pinots in general, and this one is no slouch. It doesn’t rock your world either, but has an even nose and palate, and more psychologically affordable than a gallon of diesel.

Speaking of food and spirits, I had a wonderful assignment today photographing a lecture by a husband wife duo of writer travelers – Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison, authors of “Around The World in 80 Dinners” and “Texas Home Cooking”, and will go into greater detail tomorrow. Go straight cokingwiththejamisons.com to see the Jamison’s site and long list of cookbooks they have authored.

Current events seem to be preempting gear reviews, so as soon as I can figure out how to accurately depict how the Korkers Boots actually work, I will podcast it for mass consumption. It is a technically complex boot, and I have yet to see any online video that accurately depicts how they work.

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  1. shannon says:

    Yeah. It never lasts does it. Unlike those Stripers at TEXOMA! shannon

  2. SBridgess says:

    A camelback pack might help in fighting hybrids while drinking wine. Trying to hold a wine glass while double haulings can be difficult. Glad you are having fun battling those brutes. Enjoy it while it lasts. (Same for the wine.) Those are very special times you are enjoying.

  3. shannon says:

    Just noticed the google ads. Haa, apparently they key on the post title. Now they are advertising “wipers’, windshield wipers that is. Put the skids on that. shannon

  4. shannon says:

    Oh, OK, it was really MD20/20. shannon

  5. lane says:

    “Sitting back with a glass of Rex Goliath Pinot Noir”
    what happened with a cold bottle of Fat Tire, dude

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