I was surfing around on the net today, giving myself permission to do nothing at all, rather than write. I’ve written for 4+ hours nearly every day this week, I’ve done 18 pages so far, I’m taking this afternoon off. I’ll probably write tonight, because writing and this book seems to be the only thing I can keep on my mind lately and it’s there all the time!
Anyway, while surfing, I came across something rather interesting… Vampire Vineyards. Here’s what their front page says…
Rumor has it that the Vampire Vineyards are actually owned by a circle of vampires, and the company’s founder, an entertainment attorney from New York, is actually just a front. (Whether he and his convertible were commandeered by a Vampire is still a subject for debate.) We do know however that after satiating themselves for years with their Transylvanian blood of the vine, the powers that be decided to spice things up and migrate westward like so many vampires before them.
I am dying to try this! Being a vampire fanatic, this is right up my alley. I mean, I could see myself sipping Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon by candle light, clicking away at my keys. Call it setting the scene, a business expense, tax deductible… eh hem, yeah, maybe not.
If your tastes don’t go to wine, and they do have many varieties of wine, they also have Vampire Vodka, Dracola (which I believe was mentioned in a sort of off the cuff way in Blade III), and Vamp energy drink. So, they pretty much have a flavor for any taste. If water, tea, or coffee are your thing, they’ve not quite gone there, but there’s something for everyone else! They even have a beer called Witches Brew!
The wine is $9.99 a bottle and up which is incredibly reasonable!! Some would even call that “cheap wine.” The Witches Brew is a bit expensive for what it is, it’s about $10 a bottle or $130 for a case (12 bottles). So yeah, the stuffs not cheep, but you’re paying for their niche marketing. This sort of thing doesn’t appeal to everyone, after all.
Searching through their shop I found that they also sell wine glasses, various articles of clothing, hats, even skateboard decks and fake “vampire bite” tattoos. I must admit, I’m rather tempted by much of this. I’ll probably leave it alone for now, I have other things I really need to get first, but the day will come when I have glasses that say “Vampire” on them and Vampire Vineyards wine to sip from them!
Anyway, I thought I’d share this little pop culture vampire product with y’all. Someone out there is getting very wealthy selling this stuff! Correction, some vampires somewhere are getting very wealthy selling this stuff!