DT #080, 21 Mar 2014 (Blaxland Shiraz)   Leave a comment

Blaxland Shiraz

Who’s the black private
Dick who is a sex machine
With all the chicks? Shaft.

Name: Blaxland Shiraz
Type: red wine
Venue: house


Blaxland wine is okay, not worth seeking out but not too bad either. It should be cheaper, on about a par with American industrial plonk like Gallo (but good enough for us).

We moved to Georgia in 1970 just as Supreme Court rulings finally enforced desegregation in the schools there (and, in a much messier fashion, in the northern States). Many businesses were still de facto segregated unless you were bold enough to cross colour lines; one of these was the Imperial Theater in Griffin, GA, where I saw many gems of Blaxploitation Cinema like Blacula and other Z-list treasures like Vanishing Point. It was during the trailers before Vanishing Point I saw the teaser for Shaft with the line: “This film is rated R so if you want to see Shaft, ask yo’ mama.”  Right on.

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

Monthly consolidations/compilations: January

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