Fox Force Five

Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's 1994 masterpiece that lost at every awards show that year to Forrest Gump. In addition to telling great stories, Tarantino is known for his razor-sharp dialogue. In the film, Uma Thurman plays Mia Wallace, the wife of gangster Marsellus Wallace, and was one of the stars of a television show mentioned several times throughout the film called Fox Force Five. While the show-within-the-film was ill-fated and never picked up for network television, Mia Wallace did film the pilot for said program.

What does this have to do with our weekly wine tasting?

Well, since March is International Women's Month, we're going to take a trip around the globe sampling the deliciousness of several female-produced wines. From Oregon to Austria, and places in-between, we're going to enjoy some serious talent from some truly exceptional ladies! One of them is going to be an old favorite, the Willamette Valley white Pinot Noir from Kelley Fox. And as a special treat, instead of only doing a sampling of four wines we're going to do five!

See what we did there? Kelley Fox. Force. Five wines. (Wink Wink). Ok, Ok, our dialogue isn't as impressive as Tarantino's. But we do know how to throw a party!

Our friend and Certified Sommelier Matt Nelling will be in house to highlight all of these great women and their terrific wines. We'll see you there!

Salud,

The Wine Shop Team

Post Script:

We'll leave you with this. Had the Fox Force Five program been picked up to be aired on television, the gimmick of Mia Wallace's character was that she would tell a corny, old joke in every episode. As the show only got as far as the pilot episode, she only got to tell one joke. But here it is:

"Three tomatoes are walkin' down the street. Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato and Baby Tomato. Baby Tomato starts lagging behind, and Papa Tomato starts getting really angry. Goes back and squishes him and says, 'Ketchup.”

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