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March 24th, 2008

Le Cigare Volante

Back in the 1950's the mayor of Chateauneuf-du-Pape banned flying saucers from landing in the village - and in its local vineyards, for fear of damaging the grapes. The winemakers at Boony Doon in the Santa Cruz mountains aren't so sure that UFOs are a problem for wineries, so they've called one of their best known wines Le Cigare Volante, and adopted a steampunk UFO as part of their brand image.

It wasn't a surprise to find a grounded UFO at the top of the car park last time we drove through the redwoods to taste the fruits of the grape...

Le Cigare Volante

A rather amusing piece of streampunk art...