- I'm getting totally JEFF'd up.
No, the photo at right isn’t another one of my legendary ’Shop jobs. That is a genuine bottle of serious wine from the fine folks at Infinity Cat Vineyards — pretty much the same people as Infinity Cat Records
, it seems. The Orralls & Co. — known for their time traveling skills
in addition to their skills as vintners — sent over several bottles for us to sample, though we haven’t cracked them open yet. (Don’t think we won’t drink at noon on a Monday; I swear to God, we’ll do it.) Quips Steve Haruch, “Looking forward to sampling the Pujolais.” Resident food expert/restaurant reporter/general Bacchanalian Dana Kopp Franklin notes, “Coincidentally, one of the established phrases for describing a wine's aroma is ‘cat piss.’ No joke.” Managing editor Jack Silverman says, “Strong notes of iron. In other words, ironic.” Anyhow, you probably can’t make out the message on the bottle. Let me help you with that:
It’s been a very good year! Our very best ever. So Jake planted the seeds, Jamin watered the vines, and Bob and Holland picked the grapes. And then Heavy Cream, Natty Child, Pujol & JEFF the Bro-hood TOTALLY CRUSHED ’EM.
In addition to libations, the folks at Eternity Kitty — that’s what I like to call them from time to time — are offering up a holiday special or two. The Cat crew informs us that if you pre-order the U.K. version of Heavy Days, you’ll get four bonus tracks and a free tote bag, designed by JEFF’s Jamin Orrall (limited to first 50 copies). They've also brought back all sorts of classic releases, including PUJOL's "2010" 7-inch. Merch out, bros.