Seriously Black people, we’re all over Moscato now? I don’t want you to call the Drop Squad on me but I need to ask, is wine new to us? I mean, it’s really bad when I see black bloggers touting the dessert wine Moscato as if it’s some top shelf miracle drink that goes well with any meal. One would think that with the wonderful search that Google and Yahoo provides one could simply look up a drink before touting it but day after day after day since that soft rapper Drake mentioned it more black folks are embracing this wine.
Look I know that it’s nothing new, we have gone down this road a million times before and just like before it smacks of ignorance and the willingness to take a rapper’s word on anything. I respect Jay-Z but I have never been inclined to try one of those fruity champagnes that he rhymes about, nor was I on the Cristal, Moet, Petron bandwagon of yester-year. Do you know why?
Because I am a grown ass man that’s why!
I quit being dumb and impressionable when momma pushed me out of the nest. What’s with you college educated people on blogs going on with this foolishness? How the hell are you in the Club sipping this sweet garbage through a straw and acting as if it validates you as a sophisticate? Here, you know what since you’re reading this and being pissed at me, I’ll do you a favor and drop a definition for you:
Sutter Home Moscato: Something about the sweet, creamy, peach flavor makes you feel like maybe it shouldn’t pair with dessert so much as replace it.
Okay that took all of 5 seconds for me to Google “Moscato wine” and copy and paste the definition from the Sutter Home website. Guess which black man won’t be writing about pairing some damn Moscato with his shrimp? Yup you guessed it, this one right here – the same one who does a little research before he takes a rapper’s advice on wines. And we have a resident wine expert if you really want to get into tastings, pairings and erm, well not sounding like a fool to people in the know. Check out this post and ask questions if you need to.
Do you know I damn near cheered when Cristal showed their ass and dissed black people for drinking their piss? I love it when people unceremoniously adopt some drink or label (Tommy Hilfiger remember him?) only to have the owner turn around and straight diss them for giving him so much of their money. This is why I did not mention Ciroc vodka in my diatribe because P.Diddy owns that drink so hell yes rappers should big it up! At least you know Diddy won’t come out and say he doesn’t want n***as drink his sh-t!
Can we please call an end to the Moscato references? Or at least use it in a sentence that makes sense instead of “I was with my boo sharing a Moscato on the rocks with some chicken” (shoots self in head). It really undermines your intelligence whenever you go there and I would hope that Drake isn’t your god for you to blindly take his advice like that. Go to a wine tasting, learn some stuff and buy your own if you really want to be that guy/gal. Just don’t follow rappers blindly if you are older than 13 years old, it just looks extremely bad on us all.
How hood is this:
Ya… do better people.
References: The “Moscato-ization” of Black AmericaCheck out The Dragon's Lexicon.