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The world’s rudest wine names

Using controversial names or labels in the wine industry has been going on for some time.

Bitch winesEarlier this week we reported that a wine from Hundred Acre owner Jayson Woodbridge was causing problems in the US because of its controversial name.

The wine is called If You See Kay, which sounds like the spelling of a four-letter expletive when said out loud, and this has ruffled feathers in the US state of New Hampshire.

At least two executive councillors have questioned the State Liquor Commission’s judgment in allowing the wine to be sold at state stores in New Hampshire.

As is often the case with this kind of publicity the wine, priced at US$19.99, is selling well.

But this is not the first time that wine names or labels have courted controversy; whether it is with label design or a name rudeness is nothing new to the wine industry.

Stu Pedasso

Stu Pedasso Zinfandel from California

Stu Pedasso comes from Sonoma County in California and is a red Zinfandel. It’s one of those names that needs to be said out loud.

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Rae-Jean Beach

Rae Jean Beach from Stu Pedasso Cellars

Rae-Jean Beach is another wine from the Stu Pedasso Cellars in California. This white wine blend is also one with a name that should be said out loud.

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Sassy Bitch

Sassy Bitch wines

Sassy Bitch offers a range of Chilean wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Tami Fricks, who started the business, said she decided on the name because, “she has the sassiest friends”.

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Royal Bitch

Royal Bitch wines

Royal Bitch wines again come from Chile and are distributed by JV Wines in the US. The Royal Bitch range includes Chardonnay, Merlot and Shiraz.

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Château D’Arse Fitou

Château D'Arse Fitou

This Fitou is made up of 45% Carignan, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah, it is described as having a, “chunky frame and weight, with rounded tannins and a rich, persistent finish”.

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Pisse-Dru Beaujolais

Pisse Dru Beaujolais

Although this may be rude to Anglos the phrase “ça pisse dru” comes from a French slang used by winemakers and means that the grapes are to the winemaker’s liking and will make a delicious wine. This Beaujolais is described as being, “cheeky and light-hearted, it’s refreshment in a bottle”.

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Bitch

Bitch wine from South Australia

Straight to the point in that wonderfully Australian way; this is a 100% Grenache from R Wines. Winemakers Chris Ringland and Lisa Wetherell use fruit from the Barossa Valley in South Australia, the only reference to the name is, “it’s so darn hard to bitch about the heat, when there is so much lip-smackingly good fruit”.

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Ménage à Trois

Ménage à trois wines

The makers of these blended wines say that Menage a Trois “examines what happens when you put three, single, young grapes in one exquisite bottle”.

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Cycles Gladiator – the nude nymph

Cycles Gladiator, the nue nymph

This wine caused controversy back in 2009, when it was banned in the state of Alabama because it was deemed to be “pornographic”. Four wines are produced under the Cycles Gladiator label – Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

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Playboy wine

Playboy wines

If a cartoon nymph was banned in Alabama, it is hard to see that wine labels featuring photos from the front cover of Playboy would be allowed either.

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Fat Bastard

Fat Bastard wines

It is pretty obvious what is offensive about this range of French wines, although the name comes from a fun expression used by founder Guy Anderson, who used it to describe things he considered to be great.

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