By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
Swell sentiment. But how is this relevant in our current global climate, where the folks on the other side of the divide believe wine is the key to every evil and forbid its consumption--except when in the company of 72 virgins? And what about here? Can that icon of culture, wine, bridge our cultural schisms? To find out, we played a word-association game with Ms. Crane to get her reaction after tasting prodigious amounts of her pinot noir at Jeroboam.
I want a package.
You want a package?
Yeah. I like M&Ms.
No, the rapper.
Oh. I'm sorry. I should have said peanuts.
OK. The French.
We all began with Boone's Farm, didn't we?
The women's magazine W? The garment rag called W? Or the hotel chain?
What about George?
George W.? You know he doesn't show up on my radar. Sorry, I know this is Texas, but he doesn't show up.
As opposed to Jell-O?
No. J.Lo, as in Jennifer Lopez.
I'm gonna have to pass on that one.
A great gentleman.
The damn lemon cake.
The damn lemon cake?
There's a wonderful woman who bakes lemon cakes in the shape of Texas.
The boy next door.
Do you know what that is?
No. I have no idea.
Honda. Sorry. Not very American.