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Snooth User: Mark Angelillo

Weird Wine Names

Posted by Mark Angelillo, Mar 7, 2008.

In my travels I've come across some wild wine names. I'm glad to be in an industry with a good sense of humor. Some of the ones I'm remembering at the moment:

Vinum Cellars CNW (The Chard-No-Way is a Chenin Blanc.)
Cooper's Creek Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush (A play on the classic flavors)
Fairview Goats do Roam (A play on Côtes du Rhône -- I see this one in stores a lot)

Anyone else have any they'd like to share?

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Reply by Philip James, Mar 7, 2008.

Clos di pise = field of 'no translation needed for that word"
Fat Bastard, Franks Big Red One and Bitch for swear words

Twisted Oak Winery *%#&@! White Blend
http://www.snooth.com/wine/twisted-...
The attack of symbols is pretty funny and plays havoc with search engines

Goats do Roam is probably my favorite - made with Rhone varietals, but from California, i always thought that was pretty funny.

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Reply by akops41, Mar 7, 2008.

or theres this....
http://www.snooth.com/search/bitch

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Mar 7, 2008.

How about this?
http://www.snooth.com/search/Chard%...

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Reply by John Andrews, Mar 8, 2008.

Hmmm ... well there are some _interesting_ ones from Boony Doon. One that doesn't seem to be made any more was "Cardinal Zin". It had a rather devilish looking label and the also had a NV port called 'Boutielle Call' (or booty call) of course, 7 Deadly Zins by a producer in Dry Creek, Sonoma:

http://www.snooth.com/wine/michael-...

Then there is a small producer in Sonoma Valley called Kaz that labels everything kinda strange:

Kazza Roja - NV Red House Wine
Kazarouge- NV Red Table Wine
Plunge - 2005 Sangiovese
Hooligans - 2005 Grenache
Sangiofranc - 2004 Sangiovese & Cab Franc
Spar - 2004 Zinfandel
Sarah Nader - 2004 Zinfandel
Fly Guys - 2005 Barbera & Tannat
Say "Rah" - 2005 Syrah
Dudes - 2005 Petit Sirah
Champs - 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon
Outbound - 2004 Cabernet Franc
Red Said Fred - 2005 Cab, Zin, Merlot & Petite Sirah
Mary Tauge - 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot

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Reply by Chris Carpita, Mar 10, 2008.

Well, if we're including grape varieties, how about "Scuppernong"?

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Mar 12, 2008.

How about these two?

http://www.snooth.com/search/evil

http://www.snooth.com/search/boardi...

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Reply by Standupnfall, Mar 13, 2008.

Heres a few Bloody good ones
http://www.winelabels.org/image/car...
http://www.winelabels.org/image/bgw...
http://www.winelabels.org/image/scr...

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Reply by Philip James, Apr 11, 2008.

I recently had this sake: http://www.snooth.com/wine/poochi-p...

The name and logo remind me of hello kitty, which isnt ideal for an alcoholic beverage

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Apr 14, 2008.

Just came across the Frog's Leap Leapfrögmilch.

http://www.snooth.com/wine/frogs-le...

This one's a play on Liebfraumilch, an off-dry wine from Germany. Ha.

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Reply by Philip James, Apr 16, 2008.

http://www.snooth.com/wine/coopers-creek-vineyard-cats-pee-gooseberry-bush-sauvignon-blanc-2007
Cats Pee on a Gooseberry bush - in an attempt to define the quintessential sauvignon blanc aroma. Mmmm, yummy

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Reply by Philip James, Apr 16, 2008.

oops - sorry, just noticed that was mentioned up top.

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Reply by Chris Carpita, Apr 17, 2008.

I love the picture on this website: http://www.goatsdoroam.com/


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