There are few things that are as nostalgic as movies for pinpointing occasions in your life. The first movie I saw in a movie theater was Bedknobs and Broomsticks. The first movie my parents allowed me to go with friends downtown to see on my own was Gremlins. The first date with my husband we went to see A Few Good Men.
My entire high school experience was backgrounded with hitting play and rewind on the VCR with a much loved copy of The Princess Bride. (Yes, I’m that old 😉 ).
My friends and I would drop quotes from the movie when and where appropriate. We’d swoon over Westley. A number of years later we’d have a great laugh at our wedding rehearsal when my brother so perfectly mimicked “Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togewah today…” And then we had the pleasure of being able to introduce this cult classic to our daughter.
Yes I’d certainly say many of the best moments of my life were punctuated by the story of The Princess Bride.
One of the best things about The Princess Bride is how quotable the movie is. If one has watched the movie a number of times they seem to just roll off the tongue. The “Battle of Wits” scene with Vizzini and ‘The Dread Pirate Roberts’ which ends when one decides and they both drink, and find out who is right and who is dead. It is the PERFECT play on Personal Wine’s tribute to the 28th anniversary of The Princess Bride movie with their “Bottle of Wits” wine duo. (Wine + The Princess Bride = The Princess Bride Wine == One Happy Fan Girl!!)
The “As You Wish” (what the farm boy Westley repeats each time the Princess Buttercup asks him to do anything for her) is a Chardonnay that goes down smooth. The label captures the essence of the love story in The Princess Bride between Westley and Buttercup. Plus it’s always a perk when I can ask my husband to pour me a glass of wine and he responds with “As You Wish” 😉
The “Inconceivable Cab” is a full bodied Cabernet, that is so very good.
The label features the “three musketeers” of the movie, Vizzini, Fezzik and Inigo Montoya.
The artwork on the labels were designed by famed artist David Irlanda and quite frankly are so well done, they are the first wine bottles I’ve ever wanted to save after I’ve finished the wine inside!
(Clearly I DID choose the wine in front of me!)
At $40 for the 2 bottle set, I feel that you are getting more than your monies worth. Not only are the bottles fantastic keepsakes for fans of the movie, but the wine is good too. This is a limited edition release for Personal Wine so if it is something you are interested in I’d suggest buying some sooner rather than later, because if you decide later…they just might not have any. *Hint, hint – great gift for Valentine’s Day!*
Personal Wine is a great website to quickly and easily personalize a bottle of their sommelier-tasted wines with a custom label or engraving. So if The Princess Bride is not your thing, you can make a bottle of wine “your thing,” creating a thoughtful, unique and desirable gift. Whether it’s for business or pleasure it’s a gift that will certainly be remembered.
I received a “Bottle of Wits” set of The Princess Bride Wine from Personal Wines for my enjoyment and the purposes of this post. All opinions are my own and I promise I did not write this post under the influence. Have fun stormin’ da castle.