Monday, April 2, 2012

New AETV! How to choose wine on a date, featuring Rex Pickett: Author of Sideways


Are you reading the NEW Austin Eavesdropper yet?  If not, jump on it!  This blog URL,, will spontaneously combust on April 15.  This video is our latest post over on the new site, so come join us! 

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming: The new AETV.

Sometimes while out eating, I like to look over at couples and guess what date they’re on based on body language.  ”Oh, definitely first,” I’ll say to Ross.  ”Second, contemplating a third,” or “third, and this might be the last one.”  He usually tells me to stop staring at people.

But when we got an opportunity to visit with Rex Pickett (author of Sideways – yep, the awesome wine movie Sideways) recently, it got my AETV director Los and I to thinking: What wine should people order on dates?  What’s a nice thing to order when you’re just getting to know someone?

So we asked Rex about the matter, and invited my friend / Austin Eavesdropper contributor Megan to join us.  This was filmed at Hyde Park Bar & Grill on Duval, and side note: My dad, whose favorite movie is Sideways, was off-camera watching this whole thing and grinning like a jack-o-lantern.  He interviewed Rex himself after the shoot, and I kind of wish we had also gotten that on camera.

Hope you enjoy!

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