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Donaghy Estates Sparkling Wine

Just watched this week's TiVoed episode of 3o Rock. Alec Baldwin's character, Jack Donaghy, tried the first vintage of "Donaghy Estates"--his family's sparkling wine. The wine was, in a word, unpalatable, and Jack wondered how he was going to get rid of the thousands of cases he had. He eventually used Kristal's falling out with the rap community to his advantage, getting rap star Ridiculous (LL Cool J) to hawk it. Turns out his entourage couldn't even drink it.

Using the phrase "Cat's pee on a gooseberry bush" to descibe Sancerre (which I love...) is one thing, but Jack read Robert Parker's description of Donaghy Estates as "satan's urine after a hefty dose of asparagus."

That was hands down the quote of the week.