Unforgettable TV Commercials

As hard as we try we just get get these amazing spots out of our minds!


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Unforgettable TV Commercials You know what I miss? I miss cheesy commercials on wine on TV. For whatever reason the industry at large has pretty much relegated TV advertising to spirits and beer. What fun is that? We’ve been left with dogs and pirates to guide us through the confusing world of alcohol consumption. No wonder we’re drinking so poorly.

I mean back in the day we had sauve Italians to help put sparkling Lambrusco on our tables. We knew what wine to keep in the fridge for visiting rock stars. And we even had Orson freaking Welles to help us choose the finest tipples. We knew we could trust him because from the looks of it he certainly practiced what he preached. Preaching consumption of the spirit of course. So take a moment and sit back while you enjoy these TV spots from 30 years ago. When wine was cool, and we knew a good bottle of wine just needed to be chilled!

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  • Snooth User: Mark Angelillo
    Founding Member Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
    2 5,324

    That was fun, Greg. I love old TV commercials -- it was a simpler time!

    Jun 04, 2014 at 10:03 AM

  • Hey no Carlo Rossi commercials represented? I'm disappointed.

    Jun 04, 2014 at 1:39 PM

  • You forgot "hey hey hey, Mateus Rose". Wasn't it Pia Zadora?

    Jun 04, 2014 at 2:33 PM

  • Snooth User: EMark
    Hand of Snooth
    847804 7,293

    OK, I remember "Chill a Cella," "Riunite on Ice" and "We will serve no wine. . . .," but not the first two.

    The other ones that I remember were the Cinzano ads. I did some web searching, but I could not find anything that I remembered. They would always end the the tagline "Cinzano, sophisticated Italian wine," spoken with an exaggerated accent.

    Well, my web searching was not totally in vain. I found these absolutely hilarious ads that were shown in Britain:


    And this one, which I think was shown in Australia taking liberties at the expense of a camera huckster.


    Jun 04, 2014 at 4:36 PM

  • Snooth User: kermitr
    266971 19

    Great memories! I miss Aldo!!

    Jun 04, 2014 at 5:14 PM

  • Snooth User: zinfandel1
    Hand of Snooth
    154660 1,084

    Can't believe we made it through that wacky era.

    Jun 04, 2014 at 5:22 PM

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