We discovered a bottle of Mateus Rose in our cupboard, no idea where it came from but we do know it’s not the kind of wine that appreciates in value over the years so we drank it. They have such nice bottles which just cry out to be kept so I put it on the windowsill with some Ivy in it. Bingo! I had a flashback to the 1970s when just about everyone our age did the same thing when they left home and moved into their own space. Why Ivy? Well it’s tough and always seems to survive no matter how neglected it is.
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The best wine is that shared with our loved ones – and that means you NEED to drink it ;). It is a pretty shaped bottle.
It brought back memories of other wines we drank in the long ago. Ones that were cheap at the local COOP like Blue Nun and Leibfraumilch. Ah, yesteryear!
I noticed when I looked online that some bottles have bigger labels, I guess they get updated periodically. I do like the label and the bottle shape.
It bought back many memories of various apartments, basement and otherwise, which I tried to decorate with candles and vases of Mateus Rose. Haven’t thought about this for years!
I’d forgotten about the candles but you’re spot on! I can still picture them with the candle wax all run down the neck of the bottle. 🙂
thats how i remember them with candles and thick with wax running down the neck and sides.
Now it’s all special little glass holders. I still have an owl I bought back then, you put the candle inside it. Not sure it would work with a little votive candle, it’s a fairly big owl.
I haven’t seen a Mateus Rose bottle in decades. My dad was very fond of getting it for parties. Does Ivy do well in water?
I think Ivy is a survivor, it seems to do well anywhere! I’m sure it woldn’t survive indefinitely in just water though.