Alcoholic Air Miles – Folonari Valpolicella

25 Feb

Alcoholic Air Miles is a recurring segment on His, Hers and Theirs. It delves into the secret world of picking up bonus Air Miles from regular, everyday purchases from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”) stores. Every month, the LCBO changes which items receive bonus Air Miles and He tries to keep you on top of those changes. These are His stories…

Eff the numbers, it’s time for an unmarked edition of…

This time I’ve got another I-have-no-idea-what-it-is-but-I-don’t-care-because-it’s-good-and-cheap-and-came-with-bonus-air-miles red wine.

Seriously, what is a “valpolicella” anyways?  Is this what the Polonari winery’s schtick is?  They decide to make all of the writing that they can get away with in Italian to seem more legitimate?  It doesn’t even frustrate me that much.  Wait, I just got an idea.  Time for babelfish. And by babelfish, I mean Google translate because it’s far superior.

Damn.  Google translate is broken.  And try the English “listen” button while you’re at it.  Definitely not an accurate pronunciation even for an Italian jobber like yours truly is.  Prego!

Or maybe it’s not wrong and valpolicella is an actual type of wine. Kind of like how champagne is actually only from that part of France where they make expensive sparkling wine.  Except valpolicella is the region of Italian wine country that makes wine that’s expensive within it’s own borders, but super cheap elsewhere.  Wait a minute, products don’t tend to be expensive in their own country, but cheap after exportation.  Except if it’s the NHL.

Booya! Hockey Sucks!!1!

But this wine doesn’t.  The bottle and 3 bonus air miles gets a definite thumbs up.

Cost $7.40
Bonus Air miles 3
ML 750
Alcohol & 12%
Airmiles/$ 0.41
ML/$ 101.35

3 Responses to “Alcoholic Air Miles – Folonari Valpolicella”

  1. Him & Her February 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    (Him) Damnit. Someone took offense to me swiping that alcoholic picture at the top. Oh well.

  2. Bill February 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Hockey is da best. Proof: They aren’t playing with balloons like soccer, football and basketball. QED.

    • Him February 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

      (Him) Any proof that was made by the Queen’s Economics Department is irrefutable.

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