10 December 2010

The Friday Belt: 'Billy & Avery'




Me: What'll you have to drink?

She: I don't know. I do know whenever I drink champagne I want to take off my clothes.

Bartender: I'm sorry madam. We're out of everything but champagne.

Years ago 'Billy' was my go to rose champagne. At $45 in a wine store and $90 in a bar, it was tremendous value for the money. Today, you'll pay between $75 and $85 retail. Still, I think it's a great value...with the understanding: You do not drink it by yourself.

NV Billecart Salmon Rose is as close to vintage Louise Rose as you can get without paying upwards of $250. It is clean and bright and it tastes like sex. Roll it in your mouth and feel the cold escape while the bubbles break warm over your tongue. A fat plop of triple cream cheese on crusty French bread is perfect before dinner. Do this right and there shouldn't be any dinner.

I need a cold shower. I usually run a non-alcoholic beverage with a beltless trouser but Avery Lucas designed this canvas pant for me. It's rustic in that it's canvas fabric but the cut is dressy. The leg tapers from the knee to a 8" wide opening and while I'm not crazy about the pockets -- they're growing on me.

Avery included a button fly which, many will tell you, helps with the line of the pant. I can't tell the difference. I do know that if things are going well with the champagne -- a button fly will slow you down. Not that that's a bad thing.

15 comments:

Dallas said...

sex tastes like sex.

and triple cream cheese is not the sex taste i look for.

tintin said...

Diff strokes. Lactose intolerant?

Dallas said...

aversion to cheese. this week needs to wrap up.

tintin said...

I think it just did.

Dallas said...

not in the world of financial marketing.

fantastic mr. fox was on hbo last night. amazing what a difference HD makes. first time i saw it was on a flight to south america.

Alice Olive said...

Great post!

You had me at Billy. I've had some fine returns on Billy investments.

tintin said...

Alice- "I've had some fine returns on Billy investments."

Any pictures?

K. A. Adams said...

I'm not sure how trad they are but I've always liked the cavalry style pockets

Brummagem Joe said...

Dallas said...
aversion to cheese.

Are you crazy. One could live on the stuff. De Gaulle as was often the case had the last word on the subject "How does one govern a nation with 350 different cheeses."

Tintin: I'm like Danilo in The Merry Widow, I like to swim in pink champagne. I've never tried the Billecart but after this build up I'll go in search of a bottle.

Foster Huntington said...

Hilarious

Main Line Sportsman said...

Glad you mentioned the 8 inch leg opening...I have spent a fortune at the tailor having trousers tapered....why do the retailers keep putting the freakin' quasi bell bottoms out there...??

Mr. Blue said...

Billecarte-Salmon is a favorite, reminds me to lay in a fresh supply! An alternative companion might be a few fresh oysters or a cooked lobster, cold . . . mmmmm!

Alice Olive said...

Tintin: Some things are better left in your memories.

Makaga said...

What a great posting, and thank you for the heads-up about this rose Champagne. Will add it to my "must stock-up on" list.

Holly Goes Lightly said...

you've done it. it so totally tastes like sex. god I love it.