Starkey's Court, by J Keverson, Zin (3)

by wootbot


J. Keverson wines were conceived over a series of bocce games. We don't know much about bocce, so we journeyed across the Internet to learn more.

Turns out the whole world doesn't know any more than we do about bocce. We like that. That means we get to make stuff up.

So. Bocce ball goes as far back as 5000 B.C. Egypt. The Egyptians were all in the middle of building the pyramids, and Imhotep turned to King Djoser and was like, "Dude, this pyramid crap is exhausting. Let's do something else."

Imhotep then picked up two Brontosaurus eggs. He handed one to King Djoser, and then tossed the other egg about 40 yards away.

"Okay. Now throw yours."

Imhotep and Djoser spent weeks perfecting their new game, developing a set of rules and parameters to make it a challenging experience. Unfortunately, they were so dedicated to their new hobby that they wound up using a LOT of dinosaur eggs. And as the popularity of the "Eggy Tosser" game spread, the global supply of dinosaur eggs dwindled, leading to the eventual extinction of those great and noble creatures. Imhotep and Djoser were pretty bummed about that, so they decided to use coconuts and rocks and the skulls of their enemies.

Anyway, at some point the Italians got a hold of the game, and they were all, "Maybe we shouldn't use skulls anymore. And we're not big on the whole 'Eggy Tosser' name."

Italians have always been much better at marketing than ancient Egyptians. That's why you never hear about the ancient Egyptians' supercars.

Thus, "Eggy Tosser" became "Bocce Ball." And because of this delightful leisure activity, you have an opportunity to enjoy this really awesome zin. We know it's really awesome because we've been enjoying it whilst imparting all this knowledge unto you. As they say in Ancient Egyptian, "Salud!"