Dora from Doran


Yesterday El Burro must have been the least gay restaurant in Green Point, filled as it was with girls on the pull and families. But with a donkey outside the door, it was arguably the best place to drink a wine from the Paardeberg. Calling your wine Doran Vineyards makes sense when its your surname, although dropping the “n” and calling it Dora would ensure more sales in the suburb next door, De Waterkant. Be that as it may, Doran 2012 Pinotage is a great match for Mexican food. And El Burro makes the best Mex this side of Texas.

IMG 3470 615x819 Dora from Doran

The powerful flavours of leather and spice go well with refried beans and the purple label is straight out of celebrations for the Day of the Dead. Doran is also a permutation of Norad, US air defence command that has enough thermonuclear devices at its fingertips to spoil your lunch. As Sun Ra puts it in Nuclear War

If they push that button
Your ass got to go.
If they push that button
Your ass got to go.

Gonna blast you
So high in the sky
Gonna blast you
So high in the sky
You can kiss your ass goodbye
You can kiss your ass goodbye
You can kiss your ass goodbye
If they push that button
If they push that button
Gonna blast your ass
So high in the sky
You can kiss your ass
Goodbye goodbye
You can kiss your ass
Goodbye goodbye
You can kiss your ass
Goodbye goodbye