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#1 Post by Howard Cooper »

I know we should buy wines based on quality, not on the name of the wine, and that is what I do. But, there are a couple of wine names that make it hard. I got the impetus for this thread based on this thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=177396 although I personally am a fan of Clos des Myglands. That being said, no matter how good the wine is, it is a bit tough buying a wine called:

Rotwein

Gutsriesling

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I may come up with more, but how about you guys?
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I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
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Naked Wines

I don’t want to think about someone’s junk.

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#5 Post by PeterH »

I've always had a hard time warming up to Lemberger, although Blaufrankisch is OK.

Basel Cellars is not one I would chose off a rack of equals.

I agree about Naked wines, but for a different reason. How could a wine be any good with a gimmick name like that?
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#6 Post by Victor Hong »

Michael Martin wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:20 pm Naked Wines

I don’t want to think about someone’s junk.
The brand refers to yours.
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Victor Hong wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:24 pm
Michael Martin wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:20 pm Naked Wines

I don’t want to think about someone’s junk.
The brand refers to yours.
Already have that covered, I buy Dirty and Rowdy.
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#8 Post by P@u1_M3nk3s »

Tomás Costa wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
I had to think about that a minute since I speak German, then aha! It's an native English speaker having problems with the word "rot".
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#9 Post by P@u1_M3nk3s »

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:26 pm
Tomás Costa wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
I had to think about that a minute since I speak German, then aha! It's an native English speaker having problems with the word "rot".
And now, of course, I see the issue with "gut".
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#10 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Myglands, of course
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#12 Post by K N Haque »

Well, similar to Rotwein for English speakers without German is Rotburger. If you know "rot" is German for red, no big deal, if not, it does sound gross.
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#15 Post by Max S. »

Not the name, but there's a wine I can't buy because it has a spider on the label... I can't handle spiders.
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#16 Post by Howard Cooper »

Tomás Costa wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
It does not matter what it means in German. It just sounds in English like rotten wine. Please lighten up a bit and have fun - this is not a really serious thread.
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#17 Post by Howard Cooper »

Michael Martin wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:26 pm
Victor Hong wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:24 pm
Michael Martin wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:20 pm Naked Wines

I don’t want to think about someone’s junk.
The brand refers to yours.
Already have that covered, I buy Dirty and Rowdy.
Hey. Hardy can name a winery anything he wants.
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Howard Cooper wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:56 pm
Tomás Costa wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
It does not matter what it means in German. It just sounds in English like rotten wine. Please lighten up a bit and have fun - this is not a really serious thread.
It doesn't if you actually know how to pronounce it [snort.gif]
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#19 Post by alan weinberg »

Howard Cooper wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:56 pm
Tomás Costa wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
It does not matter what it means in German. It just sounds in English like rotten wine. Please lighten up a bit and have fun - this is not a really serious thread.
just like Germans wouldn’t like a gift* wine!


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#20 Post by Rodrigo B »

Howard Cooper wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:59 pm
Michael Martin wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:26 pm
Victor Hong wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:24 pm The brand refers to yours.
Already have that covered, I buy Dirty and Rowdy.
Hey. Hardy can name a winery anything he wants.
Between Dirty and Rowdy and Clothing Optional, Hardy really is seeing how far he can push things neener
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#21 Post by mike pobega »

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You should try the Tempranillo. It's amazing and the story to the name is more historic than just tacky.

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#22 Post by Tomás Costa »

Howard Cooper wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:56 pm
Tomás Costa wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
It does not matter what it means in German. It just sounds in English like rotten wine. Please lighten up a bit and have fun - this is not a really serious thread.
The thing is that the German 'rot' sounds nothing like the English 'rot'. It has nothing to do with my lightheartedness or lack thereof.

(Then again, 'Merlot' sounds nothing like 'More Low', to give another example'.)
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#23 Post by Ron Slye »

Yes on No Girls. At first I was taken aback by it until I learned the history behind the name and the wine, and why the wine team chose it.

I guess for me the problem with names like Naked Wine or Clothing Optional as I am likely to assume, as noted above with the former, that it is probably not a good wine. That of course may not be true. I remember opening a Bionic Frog or Flying Pig for European friends, and they were skeptical given the cartoonish label and names -- but then really liked the wine!

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#24 Post by Tomás Costa »

Ron Slye wrote: February 1st, 2021, 3:25 pm Yes on No Girls. At first I was taken aback by it until I learned the history behind the name and the wine, and why the wine team chose it.

I guess for me the problem with names like Naked Wine or Clothing Optional as I am likely to assume, as noted above with the former, that it is probably not a good wine. That of course may not be true. I remember opening a Bionic Frog or Flying Pig for European friends, and they were skeptical given the cartoonish label and names -- but then really liked the wine!
To me these just come across as names of craft beers (and with great beers like Raging Bitch, there really is no reason to be suspicious).
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#25 Post by Jdbramm »

It’s not wine but Denver Beer co. has a kolsch called Princess Yum Yum...I still can’t bring myself to order it
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#26 Post by Sarah S »

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:27 pm
P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:26 pm
Tomás Costa wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm I don't understand the issue with 'rotwein'. Doesn't it simply mean 'red wine' in German?
I had to think about that a minute since I speak German, then aha! It's an native English speaker having problems with the word "rot".
And now, of course, I see the issue with "gut".
I immediately thought “what’s wrong with red wine? And good Riesling?
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#27 Post by Max S. »

Jdbramm wrote: February 1st, 2021, 3:35 pm It’s not wine but Denver Beer co. has a kolsch called Princess Yum Yum...I still can’t bring myself to order it
I've ordered it a couple of times just because of the name haha
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#28 Post by Chris C a r y »

Naked Wines and Naked Winery are two different entities. Naked Wines I don't know much about, but the Naked Winery, based in Columbia Gorge, WA/OR is one I've owned and some of their wine names, Penetration, Oh! Orgasmic, etc..., though decent wines, I'd avoid. I'm not a prude, but also see no need for the crude names.

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#29 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Alan Rath wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:50 pm Chasse-Spleen
A pretty darn good wine!
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#30 Post by Marshall Manning »

Any wine that sounds like a subdivision.
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#31 Post by john stimson »

Bret brothers wines. Just a mental hurdle to get across.
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#32 Post by D@vid Bu3ker »

Marshall Manning wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm Any wine that sounds like a subdivision.
Conform or be cast out
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#33 Post by Brian S t o t t e r »

I've always wanted to try a spätburgunder from Assmanhauser.
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#34 Post by K N Haque »

There is a vineyard in Franconia that Horst Sauer cultivates called the Escherndorfer Lump. Might be something for the physicians here, but not for me.
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#35 Post by Markus S »

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:31 pm I've always wanted to try a spätburgunder from Assmanhauser.
You'd probably also love the Rolly Gassmann wines as well!
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Brian S t o t t e r wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:31 pm I've always wanted to try a spätburgunder from Assmanhauser.
I can’t see the word spätburgunder without imagining an SS Officer screaming the word at his underlings in an Indiana Jones movie. It definitely sounds a lot sexier in French.

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#37 Post by D@vid Bu3ker »

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:31 pm I've always wanted to try a spätburgunder from Assmanhauser.
From the HOLLENBERG!!!! perhaps?
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Nick Ellis wrote: February 1st, 2021, 5:54 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:31 pm I've always wanted to try a spätburgunder from Assmanhauser.
I can’t see the word spätburgunder without imagining an SS Officer screaming the word at his underlings in an Indiana Jones movie. It definitely sounds a lot sexier in French.
Everything sounds a lot sexier in French.
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#39 Post by Tomás Costa »

Nick Ellis wrote: February 1st, 2021, 5:54 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:31 pm I've always wanted to try a spätburgunder from Assmanhauser.
I can’t see the word spätburgunder without imagining an SS Officer screaming the word at his underlings in an Indiana Jones movie. It definitely sounds a lot sexier in French.
English: butterfly
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Italian: farfalla
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David K o l i n wrote: February 1st, 2021, 6:24 pm Naylor Dry Hole Vineyard
Along the same lines, I’ve always been amused by HERMANNSHÖHLE. What is so special about Hermann’s Hole?

It may appear that I’m picking on zee Germans, but I also can’t bring myself to buy Weingut Kunstler, even though the wines are supposed to be spectacular. I can only imagine the lawyer for the Chicago 7, and the associated aromas of patchouli and body odor.

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#43 Post by Phil T r o t t e r »

Pascal Simonutti On S'en Bat les Couilles
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Terrible names... and I mean terrible names....

Bourgogne Montrecul. But that's no winemaker's fault.

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#44 Post by Mark Golodetz »

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#45 Post by Howard Cooper »

Nick Ellis wrote: February 1st, 2021, 6:34 pm
David K o l i n wrote: February 1st, 2021, 6:24 pm Naylor Dry Hole Vineyard
Along the same lines, I’ve always been amused by HERMANNSHÖHLE. What is so special about Hermann’s Hole?

It may appear that I’m picking on zee Germans, but I also can’t bring myself to buy Weingut Kunstler, even though the wines are supposed to be spectacular. I can only imagine the lawyer for the Chicago 7, and the associated aromas of patchouli and body odor.
Heard him speak way back when I was in college. Very interesting.
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#46 Post by Mattstolz »

it took me a while to convince myself to try Rancia. glad I finally did.

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This is actually made by one of my favorite oenologists. The upper level Cuvée is called 'Explosion d'Amour'. Yep.
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#48 Post by Brian Tuite »

mike pobega wrote: February 1st, 2021, 3:06 pm No Girls.
You should try the Tempranillo. It's amazing and the story to the name is more historic than just tacky.
A King Cab sighting! Hey Mike!

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Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

#49 Post by Michael Martin »

What, no Plungerhead yet? That name just says quality.

Same for Apothic which reminds me of apocalyptic which is likely to happen with consumption.

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#50 Post by G. D y e r »

I can't help making this association:

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In that way, he is like cornerback Darrelle Revis, deserving of his own island, Mangold Island, if you will. “That would be a rusty, filthy island where people wear ripped jeans and stay in hotel rooms that are half price,” tight end Dustin Keller said. “But they would serve wine, and only the finest for Nick Mangold.”

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