You enter your nearest dep and you’re crunched for time. The predrink started two hours ago and if you don’t hurry all of your friends will just head to the party without you. Or, even worse, you won’t have nearly enough time to get crunk’d before you head to da club. In a mad frenzy you head straight to the wine section (your trying to be classily –trashy this evening btw, hence the wine) with no regard for any human life that stands between you and your bottle. Atta girl.
Upon arrival you stand awe-struck at the vast selection of inebriating liquids gleaming before you. Reds, white, or rosé? Which to choose? Well red makes your lips look like a wino and rosé is only for the indecisive so you go for white.A solid colour choice. With only your wallet in mind you grab the cheapest bottle and bust a nut outta there.
Wrong move, bro.
While I truly respect the need for frugality there are many other factors to consider when choosing your wine/drank of choice. To the classy: taste, year, region, and bottling method can make or break a covenant between one’s liver and an alcohol. That is not us. To the simple functional alcoholic only two more factors must be considered for the optimal drinking choice: price and size.
Recognize/analyze/memorize the diagram below. Something I refer to as the Wine Trifecta:
On the top of the triangle we have the most important element, alcohol percentage. Sure the bottle you grabbed for uber-cheap may be affordable, but, what’s this? Only 8% alcohol percentage?! Blasphemy! We’re much more hardcore than that.
Following in importance is price. Some bottles may rank high on the alcohol chart but will cost ya a pretty penny. A certain amount of trash must be imbued into class so maintain the rule that any wine purchased (at least if it’s fueling a night of debauchery and not a classy dinner party) cannot be above 13-15 dollars. ALWAYS take price into consideration. No one likes to get ripped off right? Plus more money saved means more money to buy drinks lata. Forward thinking alcoholism!
To make or break many a decision is the size/fluid content of a bottle. You may have a 11% bottle of white that’s only 9 bucks, but it’s only 750ml! An informed consumer would buy the 1L bottle that’s only a dollar more. Use your head...to shut it up with alcohol to the optimal level.
In what could possibly be the most fun experience you'll ever have getting a vaccine, Piknic Électronik is partnering with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal to host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Sunday, July 11.
The clinic is open to festival-goers as well as anyone visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau. Since it's no secret that drugs and alcohol go hand-in-hand with music festivals, we asked what you should you know if you're planning on getting a vaccine dose and also planning on being inebriated.
A Piknic Électronik spokesperson told MTL Blog that "there are no known interactions between vaccines and substance use (drugs and alcohol)."
Still, public health told us it does not recommend attending your vaccination appointment under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Annie Dufour, media relations advisor for the CIUSSS, gave us a few reasons why that is.
Firstly, she said the health care provider giving the vaccine needs informed consent from the person receiving it before administering the dose.
"Alcohol and drugs can impair the ability to fully understand the information given," she said.
Secondly, the side effects of excessive substance use and the side effects of drugs and alcohol may be the same, making it difficult to interpret "clinical manifestations" after vaccination.
In other words, how can you tell if you're feeling faint due to a reaction to the vaccine or due to too much booze?
She said health care professionals on-site will be able to assess whether a person can receive the vaccine.
According to Piknic, the location and time — from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the entrance to the site — were chosen strategically in order to ensure people can give their clear consent if they want to get vaccinated.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
Maison No. 9 is a wine blend — 45% Grenache Noir, 25% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 15% Merlot — and contains aromas of ripe pineapple, pear and strawberry with hints of French sweets.
The 750-millilitre all-glass bottle is topped with a glass cap blown into "battlements" that depict a medieval castle, located near the vineyard where the wine is made.
The wine name is inspired by Malone’s favourite tarot card, the Nine of Swords, which symbolizes resentment, guilt and moving past life's difficult events.
Maison No. 9's suggested retail price starts at $29.95.
*An earlier version of this article, using information from a spokesperson for Maison No. 9, stated that the rosé would be available at the SAQ. An SAQ spokesperson has confirmed this is not the case. This article has been updated with correct information.