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David



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Bizaare wine names! Reply with quote

While wandering around Barbara's excellent website I noticed an entry about "whacky wine names", Barbara was commenting on a bottle of Red Rock Underarm!!

Anyway our provincial liquor board has recently purchased 1/3 of South Africa's Fairview Wineries output of "Goats Do Roam In Villages-2003". Sounds whacky but the Wine Spectator graded it at 90, and at a Canadian price of 14.95 that sounds like good value! Dick will be hunting a bottle down this very afternoon for Sunday dinner!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David I recognised the name Goats that Roam and remembered someone had reviewd them for the Wacky named Wines Blog event. You can read the review here.
http://cooksister.typepad.com/cook_sister/2005/01/wwbw5_fairviews.html

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Barbara--fascinating reading. And we did find and did try Goats Do Roam and quite enjoyed it!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat Bastard always gives me a chuckle.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And to think for years I mentally pronounced that Fa' Ba'tar'
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mom always told me to keep my mind out of the gutter. Now look at me.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine once brought something called Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush Sauvignon Blanc to a dinner party. It was one of the most vile wines I'd ever tasted. Apparently it comes from a vineyard in New Zealand called Cooper's Creek. Cute bottle but that's about it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the names of wines from Bonny Doon Vineyards in California. My latest giggle was over a luscious dessert wine called "Bouteille Call." But for short it is referred to by the distributor as "Booty Call." Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ravishing redhead.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohmigod, where was that from??
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a French Merlot that someone brought to me(I have red hair)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How wonderful of them!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first unusual merlot was called, "Marilyn Merlot."
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who Cares?

No, I'm not being insensitive, it's a brand that belongs to Geoff Merrill.

Probably one of the few bottles of wine I bought purely for the name.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tammy wrote:
... Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush Sauvignon Blanc to a dinner party. It was one of the most vile wines I'd ever tasted.


I saw this at the liquor store yesterday...decided not to buy it: thanks for the heads up! Very Happy
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