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Snooth User: vino in love

Ever had a wine without a name?

Posted by vino in love, Feb 21, 2013.

Only recently I had a good wine from La Palma (an island of the Canary Islands) that was lacking a name. Have you seen something like that before? Maybe I'm just blind and don't see the name on the label. Nevertheless, I canrecommend you to try this win.  But I can't add it to the Snooth database unless I find out its name.

 

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Feb 21, 2013.

That's a stumper, not even a web page for the producer. would love to learn more about it myself.

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Reply by vino in love, Feb 22, 2013.

If the wine interests you then you can find my tasting notes for it on Vino in Love. I'd love to add them to the Snooth database as well but I don't think I can without knowing the name of the wine.

 

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Reply by penguinoid, Feb 22, 2013.

Not a very helpful label! Unless I'm missing something obvious, the producer is Juan Jesús Peréz y Adrián? There are a number of google search results for Bodega Juan Jesús Pérez y Adrián. In which case, I'd suggest giving the wine name as Bodega Juan Jesús Pérez y Adrián La Palma 2011. Or am I missing something?

Pretty label, but not exactly the work of a marketing genius...

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Reply by EMark, Feb 22, 2013.

From the front label I would guess something like "The Wine Formerly Called Something Else."

From the back label I wonder if the Greeek Phi is an indicator.  My Spanish is pretty bad (I can ask "Where is the library," but I probably wouldn't understand the answer.), but the wording above the Phi seems to reference it as a "number" that has usefulness in art, nature and mathematics.  So, I am going with the "Golden Ratio."   It appears that my guess is confirmed in the paragragh below the Phi.  It looks like "Numero Aureo" is the Spanish nomenclature for the "Golden Ratio."

Maybe Robert Langdon could help.

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Reply by vino in love, Feb 22, 2013.

Emark,

Thanks for your input on this and I think you are right. The wine is probably named Numero Aureo.
I think it would be beneficial to put the name of the wine on the front. That way there would be no doubt about the name.

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Reply by penguinoid, Feb 23, 2013.

... I'd never have guessed that. Adds more fun to the wine if trying to figure out the name involves detective work!

Suggestion: for the next release of this wine, the name could be written on a piece of paper, which would be sealed in a box and buried. The GPS location would be printed on the label. Good luck finding it! ;-)

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Feb 26, 2013.

I always wanted to have a band named Various Artists, because we would have a bin at the record store from the outset.  (Remember records stores?  Sigh.) But with search engines, the confusion would really work against you.

Anyway, I think that EMark is a genius. The Spanish below the phi says, "Also called the golden ratio or the golden number, it's the key to understanding this wine..."  So, yeah, it's called Phi, golden ratio or golden number.  I don't think there was ever a wine that gave as much information besides its name on a label, and less about the name.  Bottles, the lot number, the year, all there, but no name indeed. Nice work, EMark. 

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Reply by EMark, Feb 26, 2013.

Awww, shucks.


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