Tax time is tense at Washington Ave’s headquarters. So, when Kevin started rambling about deductions and whether IRS does payment plans, I grabbed a glass of wine and started looking for a Willie Nelson record. The wine was Brella, a 2009 Oregon Pinot Noir, and after 2 glasses (on a week day, for shame!), I realized this pinot noir might be the perfect wine to turn to when tax time gets tough.
The reason is simple: It’s a Cabernet masquerading as a pinot noir. And let’s face it, you’re about to masquerade as an accountant thanks to Turbo Tax. You want your pinot noir to be light, complex, like your return and the tax filing process, respectively. But this sassy wine is none of those things. It slaps you in the mouth, turns up the country music and tells you things would be better if you popped out at least one kid. You don’t have to tell the kid his/her initials, T.D., actually stand for “tax deduction.” No sir. In fact, stop using “sir” with Brella. Sir is for old people who file their taxes by January 31. You are not that guy. You are going to wait until April 14 and then file an extension. Oh yes. Tax time has never been so cool.
For more information on Brella, visit the winery’s Web site.