There are many classic parings in life. Love and romance, fear and hate, summer and the beach, Cardinals and Spring, chocolate and anything and of course, men and beer and women and wine. Wait, what? I am a woman and I like both beer and wine, sometimes together! I like beer more than my husband Russell in fact.
All right, put your drink down and pay attention...
Now hear this! Women like beer. Men like wine. Both are facts.
Why is it then most every image I searched on the internet only showed a man's hand holding a beer stein and a woman's hand holding the wine glass? I think the image makers are missing the boat! Post some images of women enjoying a tall, cold stein of beer and I bet sales would leap! Don't you agree? (All royalty checks may be sent to me care of this website please.)
Women are categorized as white or rose wine drinkers and men as red wine drinkers. Women are categorized as lite beer drinkers and men as snake venom-strength beer-guzzling frat boys. (Sorry, have you seen the ads?) I think it is a question of "feminine" verses " masculine." Have you ever been out for a Lady's Night and your friends order white wine, usually with an apology, and you order tequila without an apology but your friends raise an eye brow or two and then you all let loose? Who says wine is "feminine" and beer or tequila is "masculine?" It is ridiculous! There is no such thing! I do admit though that some drinks are considered fro-fro in our house when they are topped with whipped cream... (I am a bit ashamed to admit we use the term "fro-fro" to describe certain drinks given what I expressed above. Oh my! I am perpetuating the problem! Guilt! Great!)
No more "fro-fro" drinks in our house! From now on, a "fro-fro" drink will be known in our house as a "G-bend" drink because anyone would and should enjoy whatever it is they like to drink, whether or not is it covered in whipped cream.
Please share your favorite G-bend drink with pride.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor