Yesterday night our friend Marc-André, a.k.a. Le Roi de la Capote ("The King of the Condom"), came over for some champagne and nibbles. We got to talking, after downing a tasty NV Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru "Moncuit-Delos" and moving on to a 2005 Pascal Thomas Sancerre Cuvée Réservée, about wine.
Slicing the dried sausage into thin rounds, Marc-André said, "Have you ever considered writing about wine and sex?"
It was a fascinating idea. We got to talking, the three of us, with Arnaud pouring generous servings of wine and then a red Burgundy I went and fetched from the cellar. "Matching wine to sex, before, during, and after... How would your choices evolve? And of course, taking into consideration the smell of latex."
By the end of the evening, I had given the green light to a wine-and-condoms collaboration with the King.
Arnaud and I went to sleep somewhat tipsy and woke up late. The doorbell rang. It was a courier, and Arnaud came back to the bedroom with a small cardboard box. The label said Pandora Corp. I opened it and discovered two boxes of condoms, one with integrated vibrating rings. "For inspiration."
This is going to be an interesting project!