In the 1979 The Muppet Movie, Kermit the Frog orders a bottle of sparkling muscatel, "one of the finest wines of Idaho," from the waiter Steve Martin at a restaurant. When the wine is served, Martin asks if Kermit would like to smell the bottlecap.
This scene has stuck with me over the years, and I've oft used the phrase "one of the fine wines of Idaho" as a derogatory remark for wine which I've found less than palatable. But I don't recall that I've ever actually encountered wine sealed with a bottle cap- even the famous and now deprecated Two Buck Chuck (aka Charles Shaw, the de-facto Trader Joe's house brand), always came with a cork, albeit a ****ty one.
Well, yesterday I happened to be at my local K-Mart (two stories underground on 34th between 7th & 8th in midtown Manhattan), and I came across the following display:
Yes, it's true. Famous and semi-talented American rapper Nicholas Minaj now has his very own line of artificially-flavored wines, available at K-Mart ($7.99 for 4 small bottles), sealed with a bottlecap.
Rest in Peace, Kermit.