What do the horror movie "The Fly" & picking wine have in common?
It was a classic horror re-make; David Carpenter's 1986 "The Fly" about a scientist obsessed with teleportation (Jeff Goldblum) who gradually turns into a giant fly. Scary at the time (even scarier to think it was nearly 30 years ago; that hairstyle's pretty scary too Jeff), its stomach-churning special effects were ground-breaking.
There's a nice scene where Goldblum's love-interest in the film (Geena Davis) remarks that he's always wearing the same clothes.
His reply is that he's copied Einstein and simply has half a dozen sets of exactly the same clothes so he doesn't have to waste brain power on deciding what to wear each day. Just go to the wardrobe and pull out another identical set; job done.
And that's what the seminal '80s horror classic and wine have to connect them.
Most of us behave just like Seth Brundle (Goldblum's character) when it comes to deciding what to drink.
Usually with the grape variety the dominant factor, we'll just plump for the tried-and-tested everytime; just as Seth grabs another suit.
Ironically, most of us wouldn't dream of wearing the same outfit time after time. Clothes shopping has to be one of the most popular pastimes going; but then again, choosing based upon designer/colour/type are ingrained from an early age.
Every now and again, just be brave enough to take a less well-known option when you're picking your wine. You'll broaden your vinous horizons, maybe discover a new favourite, and it's not in the least bit as scary as "The Fly".
After all, sticking to the same all the time didn't help Seth out in the end, did it?