It’s no secret that I think that George Clooney is da bomb when it comes to sexy men.  So much so in fact, that when it comes to  wines that are pretty damn near perfect, they are blessed with the George Clooney standard of excellence. There have been few wines that I’ve blessed thusly, so it’s very rare that you’ll see it in this site.

Why George?  Well, not only is he a wine person (you can tell by the way he holds his wine glass!), but he’s said to be very courteous, very open to his fans, and an all-around nice guy.  And hot.  Definitely hot. For a while he had a girlfriend from Vegas. It wasn’t me.


However, time goes on and things change.  I was listening to a radio program the other day and heard the name of a guy who’s doing really great things with kids, orphanages, and unwed mothers-to-be. He had a lovely voice with a beautiful accent, so I decided to look him up.


The first thing I thought was that here was that multi-dollar bottle of rare Burgundy that I crave, only in human form.  Very fine human form, I might add.

Clooney? Who’s he?

The name of My New Standard of Wine Excellence is Eduardo Verastegui.  Born in northern Mexico, he is an actor, a model, and does good things for people.  And gorgeous enough to replace George.  My New Standard of Wine Excellence will – henceforth – be labeled either Eduardo Verastegui, Eduardo, Eddie, or EV. So what if I can’t pronounce his name!  The only thing that’s bad about this is that he’s only a year older than my oldest son, Zach. Which is so very wrong on oh so many disturbing levels, but I’ve accepted the fact that I’m a DOLL (Dirty Old Lecherous Lady).  I just made that up.  I like it.

When I was thinking about replacing George, I sent Eduardo’s pic to my buddy Jana, who recently moved from Vegas to Oklahoma (“They have weather here!” “A cow mooed at me!” “This is Texas Lite!”), and her words were – and I quote – “Hotness knows no age.”  She’s an Oded Fehr wannabe groupie, and is completely sympathetic.

Is Eduardo a wine guy?  I don’t know. Does it matter? LOOK at him!

And the Wineaux Guy?  Oh, he’s the hottest of all, in my opinion.  For the best wine ever, I’ll give it a Wineaux Guy rating. He is, after all, the rarest and the best. (I hope he’s reading this!) However, it will be years – if ever – that I get to review a 1997 Domaine Romanee Conti (no surprise – a Pinot Noirof course). It goes for over $1500.00 retail, by the way.  At any rate, if I do get to taste/review it, I will give it a Wineaux Guy rating.

And you’ll be the first to know.




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