I finally went to pick up the 2007 Sinister Hand today, which I found out now can come with a fancy accessory. I’m not talking about a top-of-the-line corkscrew or wine glass identification rings. No, ladies and gentlemen, I’m talking about clothing apparel for your bottle. In this case, a guayabera. Of course this really comes in handy if your vino is a blush (which it most likely is not,) but other varieties could be prone to shyness and modesty, too.
Matthew Perry (again, not who you think) at Wolfe’s on the Mile tells me the pint-sized replicas, including the tiny straw sombrero, are the brainchild of young entrepreneur Oscar Cepero who popped into the store one day shopping his wares. He sources the product himself from China, and apparently they are flying off the shelf like hot cakes. They add a surprising cute-factor, a case of bottle personification recalling the likes of Mr. Potato Head. And you and your company can partake in a laugh or two, even before the drinking begins, making it a recession-appropriate party favor. So will haute bottle couture be next? I won’t be holding my breath.