- Publish Date: Oct 6, 2010
Cuvée De Count
Toasting our favorite Muppet with Transylvanian wine.
This Saturday, Sesame Street's Count von Count celebrates his birthday. While we don't like to play favorites with our Muppets, we felt that the Count deserves a shout-out and a toast on his special day. How can we best honor someone who is supposedly 1,832,652 years old--and taught us The Batty Bat?
By raising a glass of Transylvanian wine, of course.
With a little research we were able to discover Castel Jidvei, located in the Transylvanian section of Romania--and we easily found this winery's numerous selections here in the U.S.
Choose from Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Riesling, Chardonnay and--our favorite--the Gewurztraminer. It's an unctuous, elegant white with a discreet taste of ripe apple, nuttiness and oriental spices. At $7.99 for most of these bottles, we're certain the Count would approve.
Don't be shocked if an impressive crack of thunder and a flash of lightning accompany your first sip. ONE glass of wine: AH-AH-AH!
If you could share a bottle of wine with any Muppet, which one would it be? Tell us below. (And don't pick Miss Piggy--that's too easy.)