Dateline: Gainesville, Georgia; September 1, 2021; 12:15pm
Text of phone call:
Georgia Winery: Hello, Georgia Winery, this is ______ speaking.
Me: Hi, I'm Don Waara. I'm a retailer in Gainesville and I'm also a blogger. I just bought a case of Tail Gate Red and I'd like to write about it. Can I speak to someone about the wine?
GW: I can help you. There isn't much to say about it really. It's sweet red wine.
Me: What else can you tell me?
GW: It's very popular. We sell a lot of it.
Me: What else?
GW: Just a minute I'll get the bottle.
Me: (Thinking - Didn't I just say I bought a case of the stuff?)
GW: (Proceeds to read the label to me as I look at it myself.)
Me: Please don't take this the wrong way. Is there anyone else there I could talk to?
GW: Just a minute. (talking in the background) It's mostly Concord grape with some De Chaunac.
Me: I'm not familiar with De Chaunac.
GW: There's just a splash of it in there.
Me: Is the winemaker available?
GW: He's too busy.
Me: What about your website. More information there?
GW: You can look.
Me: My problem is I try to string together four or five paragraphs in my posts.
GW: You won't get that. It's sweet red wine.
Me: What about residual sugar? We all judge sweetness differently. Do you have the percentage of sugar in the wine?
GW: Wait a minute. (more background talking) The wine goes with milk chocolate. And you serve it cold. And it tastes like Welch's grape juice.
Me: Thanks for your time.