kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


My favorite Superbowl ad last night

I love the ad last night for Bud Light where the couples are arriving for a wine and cheese tasting at a friend's house. One guy takes what appears to be a huge wheel of cheese into the kitchen, only to remove the top and reveal a six-pack of Bud Light. Another guy takes a bottle out of the middle of a fake French baguette, and a third opens a fake box of wine to reveal a TV where they can watch a football game. At the end, one of the guys leaves the party to go on a "cheese run."

I always like to think that all of the guests who attend my wine tastings are enjoying themselves. But now I can't help but wonder if any guests secretely contemplate heading into the kitchen for some beer and football...

Reminds me of my college days, when my then-boyfriend-now-husband's fraternity hosted a wine and cheese semi-formal, complete with candles and an acoustic guitar player (I guess you could look at it as either a classy or pretentious event...). Some of the fraternity brothers protested this event (those either without a date, or those who didn't want to get dressed up), and hosted their own event which they refered to as "Mad Dog and Cheese Whiz."