The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.
User avatar
User

Bruce Hayes

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

2939

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:20 am

Location

Prescott, Ontario, Canada

Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Bruce Hayes » Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:43 pm

Okay, so I am wandering the aisles of my local LCBO, looking for something "different" and I ended up buying, wait for it, a bottle of "Chat-En-Ouef", which carries a label depicting, you guessed it, a cat sitting on top of a large egg. The bottle actually does look cool.

The back label claims the wine is made with old vine Grenache and Syrah. It comes from the Cotes du Ventoux and is produced by Etablissements Paul Boutinot. I seem to recall reading an article recently about this guy being the master of crafty marketing ploys.

Will try it tonight and report on my findings.
User avatar
User

Robin Garr

Rank

Forum Janitor

Posts

20082

Joined

Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:44 pm

Location

Louisville, KY

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Robin Garr » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:53 pm

I probably would have taken a whirl on that one, too, Bruce, as long as you didn't spring for Little Penguin. :oops:

Remember, if you shun all wines with animal labels, you're ruling out La Spinetta's Barbarescos with the rhino label, not to mention Cheval Blanc ...
User avatar
User

Dale Williams

Rank

Compassionate Connoisseur

Posts

9301

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:32 pm

Location

Dobbs Ferry, NY (NYC metro)

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Dale Williams » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:58 pm

" Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person??? "

I think the simple answer is yes. :)

And Robin, last time I checked my Cheval labels didnt have horses. Does this make them Rodenstock bottles?
User avatar
User

Dale Williams

Rank

Compassionate Connoisseur

Posts

9301

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:32 pm

Location

Dobbs Ferry, NY (NYC metro)

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Dale Williams » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:59 pm

I should add I have nothing against bad people
User avatar
User

Bruce Hayes

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

2939

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:20 am

Location

Prescott, Ontario, Canada

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Bruce Hayes » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:17 pm

Dale Williams wrote:" Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person??? "

I think the simple answer is yes. :)


:oops:
no avatar
User

James Roscoe

Rank

Chat Prince

Posts

10815

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:43 pm

Location

D.C. Metro Area - Maryland

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by James Roscoe » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:46 pm

Bruce, you were "bad" way before you bought this wine. What the heck, eh? :roll:
Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'til he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
User avatar
User

Cynthia Wenslow

Rank

Pizza Princess

Posts

5758

Joined

Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:32 pm

Location

The Third Coast

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Cynthia Wenslow » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:33 am

Perhaps not exactly morally bankrupt... but certainly suspect. :wink:
no avatar
User

Steve Guattery

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

163

Joined

Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:36 am

Location

Central Pennsylvania

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Steve Guattery » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:33 am

Just a reminder to the NiagaraCOOL attendees that the Salmon Run wines tasted at Dr. Frank have a fish on the label. Does that count as a critter?
User avatar
User

Peter May

Rank

Pinotage Advocate

Posts

2870

Joined

Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:24 pm

Location

Snorbens, England

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Peter May » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:42 am

Chat-en-Oeuf isn't a bad little drop at all for the price.
User avatar
User

Gary Barlettano

Rank

Pappone di Vino

Posts

1920

Joined

Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:50 pm

Location

In a gallon jug far, far away ...

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Gary Barlettano » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:50 pm

I guess marketing people or those functioning in marketing positions are human and hence prone to stupidity. Everyone thinks they're coming up with the best idea since sliced bread never realizing that it's all been said and done before ... it just gets recycled to an inexperienced clientele who thinks it's all so fresh and new. When I see all those individualists with their backwards baseball caps and baggy pants hanging halfway down their butts, my faith in humanity is restored. They are a function of their times ... as are most of us.

I guess the only way to know whether a critter wine or any wine is any good is to taste it. Some are going to be just the mass-marketed mouthwash you would expect from a me-too product hanging onto advertising coattails. Others may be fine. And ain't that what we do for a hobby (and some for a living)? Taste wine? I know I'm always glad to hear someone else's opinion ... especially if it means I don't have to sneak my wine out of the local megamart to avoid the embarrassment of being caught with a porcupine on my pinot! :D
And now what?
User avatar
User

Paul Winalski

Rank

Wok Wielder

Posts

4668

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:16 pm

Location

Merrimack, New Hampshire

Re: Just bought a critter label wine. Does this make me a bad person???

by Paul Winalski » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:56 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Remember, if you shun all wines with animal labels, you're ruling out La Spinetta's Barbarescos with the rhino label, not to mention Cheval Blanc ...


And Mouton-Rothschild. The famous 1982 even had an animal illustration on the label.

-Paul W.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jim Cassidy, Ted Richards and 10 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign