Red Neck Wine

by Fiddledeedee on January 14, 2014

A couple of years ago our American Heritage Girls scouting troop had a Father/Daughter dance themed “Duck Dynasty.”  I have to admit that I had absolutely no idea what they were talking about.  Some friends filled me in and I sent Fiddledaddy off bedecked in flannel and camouflage.  Still, I was perplexed.

Because we got rid of our cable and instead erected an antenna on the house (only because the coat hanger and foil were unsightly), I had never seen the actual show.  I knew the basic premise, but had not fully experienced Uncle Si, Phil, Willie,  Ms. Kay and the gang.

Then the A&E controversy exploded after the GQ interview, which I have to say in my heart that I believe was a calculated move on A&E’s part because YOU CANNOT PAY FOR PUBLICITY LIKE THAT.

And sure enough, I was curious.  We were able to pull up the first season of Duck Dynasty through our Wii on Amazon Prime (free).  And I watched.  And I laughed until tears flew from my eyes.  I can close my eyes and listen to Ms. Kay talk and I SWEAR I’m hearing my sweet Aunt Audine.

I know I know.  Reality TV.  Mostly scripted.  But good golly, I love that family.   We have Seasons 2 and 3 on hold at the library.  It may be awhile, we’re way down on the list.  Lots of our neighbors evidently have the same plan.

Anyhoo.  The point of this post.  I KNOW.  A POINT.  How novel.  Jensen and I were in WalMart a while back and noticed a Duck Commander Wine display.  “MOM, we’ve got to get THAT for Dad.”  I thought I’d check with him first to see if he was game.  I mean, we saw the “we just bought a winery” episode and the sight of Uncle Si stomping grapes with his bare feet was seared into my frontal cortex.

Time went by and this week I sat putting together my WalMart shopping list.  Jensen loudly reminded me, “DON’T FORGET THE DUCK DYNASTY WINE, MOM!”  Thereby solidifying our redneck status.

Duck_Wine

(Fiddledaddy thought it would be fun to photograph the label in front of my algae-infested aquarium. Whatever.)

I just caught sight of Fiddledaddy trying to unscrew it, since that’s what you might expect from Duck Commander wine.  Alas, a corkscrew was dispatched.  Fiddledaddy has deemed it delicious.  And it’s less than $9.00.  No, I haven’t tried it.  I don’t know good wine from bad wine.  I was ruined in my impetuous youth by Mad Dog 20/20.

One thing that I appreciate about the sale of this wine is that it has been put out by Duck Commander, so the profits belong to the family business.

Bottoms up, y’all.

DeeDeeSig

{ 4 comments }

1 Brooke January 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm

A&E has an app that allows you to watch the current episode not long after it airs. That’s how I get my DD fix. ;)

My brother got me hooked. Didn’t take me long to cave and purchase all three seasons. If you were closer, I’d share with you. :)

2 kayla January 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Wait until you watch the one where Si and Jase take Willie’s RV to pick up some ATVs. I had to pause it until I could control myself I was laughing so hard! (The one where Si and Phil go to parent’s day at the kids school is priceless, too) We love DD at our house. Although I think my 16 year-old watches it just to see John Luke!
I am going to have to look for that wine!

3 Jennifer January 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

The library copy of season 2 currently lives at my house. :)

4 Elizabeth January 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Oh my goodness, I completely agree that closing my eyes makes it seem as though I’m at a Mississippi family reunion. The voices are so familiar, it is uncanny. I think that’s why I love the show–because they are family. It makes the six and a half hour split between me and them seem just a little smaller.

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