The John Deere “Wine Run”

by Beer nuts!

49-year-old Frank Kozumplik was drunk, thirsty for more, and out of booze.  His wife had the car, and poor Frank was two miles from the nearest package store.  To make matters worse for Frank, he lives in Michigan, it is January, and there is a snowstorm.  At this point, most people would quit for the night and call it bad luck.  Not Frank however.

Another idea that sounds probably sounded better drunk, Frank fired up his John Deere mower and headed to town.  When police eventually caught up with him (possibly on foot) he was toting 4 recently purchased bottles of wine and headed home.

lawn mower

Nothing says fine wine like a John Deere lawn mower!

Police arrested him and his blood alcohol content tested 2 ½ times the legal limit for Michigan.  The ultimate irony is that his beverage of choice was wine.  He had two before his excursion, and the four he purchased at the store were all wine.  We never pictured the John Deere mower crowd as winos.  We always thought the mower crowd was more of a domestic beer group.  Frank is officially our first wino beer nut!

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DJ Spiess

DJ Spiess

Beer buddy

I live in Denver, Colorado. This blog is everything about beer, wine, cider, mead and other spirits.
I am a avid homebrewer and winemaker. I’ve been making my own beer and wine for many years. I started making beer when I was in college (mostly because the drinking age in the United States is 21). My first few beers were horrible. The beers are much better now, and I often supply my neighborhood with free beer! It is a great hobby!