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Really Stupid Wine Over Commercialised Brand Names

Posted by Stephen Harvey, May 30, 2011.

Linprof found Hello Kitty Wines then I discovered Mickey Mouse Wines

What other gems from the Brand Marketing "Hall of Shame" do others know of

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, May 30, 2011.

 

Wow even the Japanese monsters get a wine brand!!!!

Is this on Dmkers Japanese favourite Japanese wine list?

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Reply by dmcker, May 30, 2011.

There are more than a few in this past thread I started:

Best and worst names for wines and wineries

Not sure where you've seen 'Mickey Mouse' wine, because aside from its use as a pejorative description, I think that if anyone actually put the name on a label, Disney's lawyers would get very 'animated'. However Disney themselves seem to have contemplated or actually marketed (I haven't seen the actual wine, though it was supposed to have been released via Costco) 'Ratatouille', from the flick, for a chardonnay that will get them into 'more sophisticated consumer products', as you can read about here.

And Godzilla didn't really do that well overseas, did it, at least as a Hollywood flick. Haven't seen the wine, nor will I likely hunt for it. Monster fruit I suppose?

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, May 31, 2011.

Muppet wine

www.wineintro.com/movies/muppet/

and the Muppets do Bohemian Rhapsody

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbbnjj_the-muppets-bohemian-rhapsody_fun

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, May 31, 2011.

Even sillier ideas?

www.gifts-for-wine-lovers.com/napalm-in-the-morning.html

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, May 31, 2011.

Even South Park

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUSnLekz4cc

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, May 31, 2011.

And of course Homer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dbDJzDV1CM&feature=related

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Reply by dmcker, May 31, 2011.

Good SouthPark take on Vaynerchuk.

Thought the napalm-in-the-morning/tartaric acid analogy was a bit of a stretch...

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Reply by outthere, Jun 1, 2011.

Cleavage Creek Their heart is in the right place though as they donate 10% of sales to fight breast cancer.

Naked Winery has some racy labels and even racier label descriptions for:

  1. Penetration Cabernet Sauvignon - Penetration is a woody wine with depth. A big upfront nose with a solid oak presence. Rich cherry and plum flavors rub the buds deep down on your tongue. Watch the legs release as they spread to perfection down the glass and feel the solid oak presence grow. Intense concentration with a huge extract. Open up, relax and get Penetrated tonight.

I'll leave the others to your imagination.

  1. Dominatrix Pinot Noir - with dark black cherry and gripping leather...
  2. Missionary Cabernet - Forget laying this wine down...
  3. Blazing Straddle RoseTempered in the high noon sun, stripped of their skins..
  4. Foreplay Chardonnay - Foreplay teases your senses up front...
  5. Climax Chardonnay - Soft at first but expect a rock solid finish...
  6. Sugar Daddy MuscatCharming Sugar Daddy seeks hot blooded companion for a mutually beneficial affair

...amongst many more labels.

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Reply by napagirl68, Jun 2, 2011.

Outthere... cleavage creek was named after the owner's wife, who died of breast cancer.  And yes, he does donate a percentage to breast cancer research.  And of note, he was just found dead after his small plane disappeared (crashed) last week.  I think his funeral is this week.  He owned another winery as well, and began a waterslide park in the central valley that was very successful over 30 yrs ago.

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Reply by napagirl68, Jun 2, 2011.

correction:  I should have said, "dedicated to the owner's wife" vs. "named after".  Her name was obviously not cleavage.

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Reply by napagirl68, Jun 2, 2011.

Livermore Valley cellars had a series of zins named after the "rear end", so to speak:

Big Ass Zin

Full Moon Zin

Triple Cheek zin

Weigh Behind zin

I'm sure I've missed one :-)

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Reply by dmcker, Jun 2, 2011.

Sorry NG, to follow up on your above, I C&P'd the below in the wrong thread. Here it is in the right thread...

 

Reply by dmcker, 1 hour ago.

From Wine Spectator:

 Vintner Robert "Budge" Brown Dies in Plane Crash California farmer dedicated his Cleavage Creek winery to the fight against breast cancer Augustus Weed

Posted: May 23, 20115 Share

Robert "Budge" Brown, a longtime California grapegrower who purchased the Cleavage Creek winery in Napa and devoted the label to the fight against breast cancer, died May 18. Brown was flying from Minden, Nev., to Tracy, Calif., to pick up a friend when his single-engine plane crashed in the El Dorado National Forest. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office found the wreckage of the plane this past Friday. Brown was 78.

Brown was a businessman and farmer in California for over 50 years. He founded his own winery, Tulip Hill, in Lake County starting with the 2001 vintage. He later moved the winery into the Bartlett Springs bottling building on the North Shore of Clear Lake. In 2005, Brown lost his wife of 48 years, Arlene, to breast cancer. When he learned about the Cleavage Creek brand in Napa he decided the name would be a clever way to promote the fight against breast cancer and purchased the winery.

In honor of Brown’s wife, Cleavage Creek donates 10 percent of its gross wine sales to breast cancer research. The winery uses fruit from its two estate vineyards, one in Pope Valley and the other in the Tracy Hills AVA. Each wine features a photo of a breast cancer survivor, including TV host Carson Daly’s mother, Patricia Daly Caruso. The winery produces around 2,000 cases a year and has donated more than $82,000 to various organizations such as the Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, Calif.

 



Read more: http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/wines-that-give-back/#ixzz1O6jEun5m


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Reply by outthere, Jun 2, 2011.

                ^^^

Is looking for a rock to crawl under. Oops!

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Reply by Mindela1211, Nov 23, 2011.

Closed the Winery in Pope Valley, Ca also Tulip Hill Winery in Nice, Ca was just closed beginning of November 2011. They are keeping the Tulip Hill in Southern Ca open. Kristi Brown, Budges daughter, will be taking over. Such a loss. Someone who was trying to make a differnece dies, its such a sad story.  At least he left us with something. If you get a chance try the 2008 Secret White. Its a blend of Viognier and Semillion. Im down to 1 bottle in the shop so its a peoples choice wine.

 

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Reply by Bordoo, Nov 24, 2011.

Anything named after Godzilla is okay in my book

probably listed at the link, but I've received Fat Bastard wine as a gift (Arrogant Bastard beer too).

Dead Red, the Grateful Dead wine (and Dead Guy, the beer)

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Reply by dmcker, Nov 25, 2011.

Very good Oregon beer... ;-)


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