When second best is good enough
Pedro the Lion isn’t a lion at all; or a children’s television character.
Pedro the Lion was in fact a ’90s band from Seattle and, in one of its songs, Second Best, a wife reflects on her husband’s affair. She tries to come to terms with the fact that her husband is an adulterer and accept that second best is good enough. She’s unsuccessful – in the next song on the album, she murders her husband by stabbing him with a knife. It’s a rather extreme reaction to events but, let’s face it, no one wants to be second best.
And that’s exactly what’s wrong with the term “second wines”. If you can’t afford the best, you’ll have to settle for second, it implies…
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