I recently came across a pamphlet for a tour of Long Island’s wine country. According to the map, there are a total of 35 vineyards on the North Fork alone, starting with one in Baiting Hollow and heading east. Who needs Napa Valley? Imagine: you are in a limo, gazing out the window at the acres of vineyards, listening to soft music, sipping Chardonnays and Merlots—all in your MyFavorite Salad is Wine Socks!
And what a great conversation starter. Some socks are more seasonal, but these, due to their unusual color and contemporary design, are perfect all year round. They remind me of a German Expressionist art class I took once and enjoyed. My 70-something art teacher would’ve loved these socks, and so would his spouse!
We all have our favorite wine but I think wearing My Favorite Salad is Wine Socks would give me the spark to experiment, to try a wine I can’t pronounce for a change. What is it that automatically draws us to white or red, sweet or dry? And why do I end up with a headache after a glass? I’m told a glass of water will help; I have to remember to try that.
There is absolutely a personal, emotional connection with a glass of wine and My Favorite Salad is Wine Socks gives me the inspiration to dwell on this. The type I choose is somehow symbolic of me. If I were to describe myself as a wine, I’d have to say: Italian, a delicate white that sparkles in the sun, full-bodied (unfortunately), refreshing, not too sweet and definitely fruity… but in a nice way. Let’s hope I improve with age. The name on the label would be, Eternally Grateful.
Note: "My favorite Salad is Wine" appears on only the right-hand side of both socks.
Style: Crew Size: Fits women's shoe sizes 5-10. Sock Maker: Blue Q (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) Materials: 56% Combed Cotton, 42% Nylon, 2% Spandex Country ofOrigin: China