excuse me while I slip into something a little more comfortable

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. 

I have always associated this garment with Cuba, but apparently Mexico also claims its origin.

I have always associated this popular men's shirt with Cuba, but apparently Mexico also claims the garment's origin.

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.

Retails for $8 at Wolfe's Wine Shoppe on the Mile.

$8 at Wolfe's Wine Shoppe on the Mile.

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One thought on “excuse me while I slip into something a little more comfortable

  1. I picked a couple of these up last month from a shop on 8th street. Hats off to the young guy who started it, I haven’t seen anything like it before. A must have for your liquor cabinet! Very creative.

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