The Bee’s Knees

lee-zalben-blog-iconI remember as a kid learning about different kinds of words.  There were synonyms, words that mean the same thing, like “friendly” and “affable;” antonyms, words that mean the opposite of each other, like “good” and “evil;” and then their were homonyms, words that sounded the same but had different meanings, like “bear” and “bare.”

I was thinking about this the other day when I walked into a local wine shop, Sherry-Lehmann and saw this bottle of Bee’s Knees wine Sauvingon Blanc wine on the shelf, and I remembered another category – homographs – words that are spelled alike but have different meanings, like “shift” – to move something or a period of time at work As you might know, we have a product called The Bee’s Knees , and I wonder if there’s a technical term for two different products that have the same name – a homogrocerum perhaps?

Our Honey Flavored Peanut Butter

Our Honey Flavored Peanut Butter

Bee's Knees Sauvingon Blanc

Bee's Knees Sauvingon Blanc

Anyway, I took home a bottle of Bee’s Knees Sauvignon Blanc 2007 and was really pleased with my purchase – it was crisp and clean tasting, with a nice fruity taste.  The salesman at the wine shop told me I’d taste gooseberries in the wine.  Not having any gooseberries in my fridge at the moment, I can’t really comment on that.  But at $14.95 a bottle, it’s a great bargain, and not too surprisingly, it goes really well with a piece of toast topped with The Bee’s Knees honey flavored peanut butter. Peanut butter & wine?  Well most jelly starts with grapes, which is where wine comes from, so why not?  Think of it as the adult PB&J.  In fact, we’ve done peanut butter and wine pairings with some wine shops in the past, including Best Cellars, and they’ve been smashing successes.  Perhaps in the future we’ll publish a peanut butter and wine pairing guide…now that could be a fruitful idea!

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3 Comments

  1. misstiffie
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    you should totally do a wine+pb pairing :D i’m a fan of both!!! aside from freshly ground pb i only buy yours :D and i’m SUCH a big fan of bee’s knees!!! i’m so sad i can’t find mighty maple in my area tho :[

  2. misstiffie
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    ps. you should make a marshmallow swirl pb :D

  3. Scott Stephan
    Posted December 15, 2008 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Misstiffie- Awesome idea. We’ll make a note! Also, you should hopefully see Mighty Maple in more and more places soon. Where are you located? It’s available in Stop ‘n Shop and Walmart, if you have either of those nearby.


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