Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sip with Me Goes Doppelganger a la Facebook

This week is Celebrity Doppelganger Week on Facebook. If you don’t know what that is, it’s this sorta creepy and ridiculous (but somehow fun) trend where you post a picture of your celebrity look-alike as your profile picture. For me, growing up in “The Valley” in the 80’s, it was always Martha Quinn from MTV (ha ha). So even though I hated being associated with her as a teenager, she looks quite cute to me from this side of 40, and at this moment, her photo is my Facebook profile picture.

Anyway, this Facebook development got me thinking about how in one of my prior posts, I refer to Archery Summit as the Princess Diana of wineries. Well, struggling to write my post this week, (and struggling with my project’s repetitiveness quite honestly) I’ve decided to go against my tradition, break my mold… do something completely different and perhaps even a bit off the wall. Today, there will be no tried and true format of honest winery experience, with details about the wines, yada yada yada. Sip with Me dedicates this blogpost to Facebook’s Celebrity Doppelganger Week! My sincere apologies if I offend anyone or if a winery feels glossed over, that's not my intent. Enjoyment is my only goal and my experience at each of these establishments was memorable and recommendable.

Namaste Vineyards = Woody Harrelson

A little bit hippy trippy, but a serious actor nonetheless.

Chateau Bianca = Minnie Driver

Is she English or is she American?

Van Duzer Vineyards - Daryl Hannah


One look at the Zephra – Goddess of Wind on their label and you get it.

Eola Hills Winery = Susan Lucci


This soap star won’t be invited to the Oscars,
but she has class and staying power.

Once again, the label speaks volumes so I don’t have to. This one honors their very own 
Daisy the dog (and notice the wineglass inpression on her forehead—it's genuine!).

In the same spirit of silly alter-egoness: On my way home from wine tasting today, I got behind a car whose license plate read “Mulva,” and referring back to one of the best Seinfeld episodes ever, I couldn’t help but wonder if her name was really Dolores (it rhymes with a female body part), and had a little giggle—I hope you do too. Until we sip again…



6512 and growing said...

You are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Very creative post. I loved that episode of Seinfeld. I've been unable to find a doppelganger for me (lack of time and effort). I hope I run into the Van Duzer some day. She looks pretty hot ;)

Josh @nectarwine

Sip with Me! said...

Thx Rachel!

Josh, thank you! We haven't met, but from what I've seen of your photos I think you could possibly resemble Chandler from Friends (what's his name?)or Chris O'Donnell. Van Duzer was definitely hot!!

Anonymous said...

The lady on the Van Duzer label is named Zephyra. She is the Goddess of the West Wind which flows through the Van Duzer Corridor keeping their vineyard site cool. I thought it was pretty crafty that a winery would actually go to the lenghths of creating a character/persona for their wine label - allowing them a unique way to tell their story. Maybe they should contact D. Hannah about potential endorsement opportunities LOL....Great match!

Anonymous said...

We were thinking more along the lines of Nicole Kidman..... great wine too.

Sip with Me! said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thx for your reply but I'm not sure who you think Nicole Kidman should represent, Van Duzer?