March 25, 2009

Arriviste – n. a person bent on improving their social or financial status; a parvenu.

arrivisteArriviste is a wine apparently made exclusively at Blackbird Vineyards in Napa Valley.  It seems an appropriate name for a wine.

Arriviste Press is a once-prolific, now-defunct online publication.  It was one of those pretentiously trendy little outfits, with features like Virtual Wingman or Virtual Breakup services and little Arriviste Press thongs for sale in their online store.  At any rate they seemed to make an effort to live up to their namesake.

Arriviste Arabians appears to be some sort of horse club, but I could only find this MySpace page.  Lame.

And finally, check out this music video from Blackara called Les Arrivistes.  It’s actually not too bad.