While going through slides, I discovered a theme in many photos from the '70s involving my parents and their friends: the ever-present (or nearly always present) jug wine - there it was at house parties, diving days, beach outings, camping trips... and even at a kiddie party at the San Francisco zoo. No wonder whenever I see memories of the 1970s in my head, those bottles always seem to be clanking around there somewhere.
I guess you could say jug wine was to the 1970s what Scotch was to the 1950's Rat Pack crowd; what Martinis were to 1960's cocktail parties or what Bartles and Jaymes wine coolers were to the 1980's. Yep, jug wine is just as '70s as mood rings, shag rugs and Pong. The combo just somehow went together - like Sonny & Cher, the Captain & Tennille, Shields and Yarnell... Okay, I think I've taken that whole thing too far, haven't I?