Is this love that I'm feeling? Nope, just the Zinfandel.
June 18, 2010 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Vince Neil does it. Mike Ditka does it. Jeff Gordon does it. Even Madonna does it (with her dad). Now glam band rockers Whitesnake are doing it too, with Whitesnake Zinfandel.
posted by slogger (25 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Via.
posted by slogger at 8:09 AM on June 18, 2010


Whitesnake Zinfandel? Worst euphemism ever.
posted by klangklangston at 8:13 AM on June 18, 2010


They slapped that label on a bottle of Night Train.
posted by dortmunder at 8:16 AM on June 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


Wait why does whitesnake.com show as a previously-visited link on my work computer?
posted by shakespeherian at 8:17 AM on June 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Maynard James Keenan does it as well.
posted by D_I at 8:22 AM on June 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ha! Ciccone Vineyards actually has kind of a ring to it.

Whitesnake Zinfandel? Worst euphemism ever.

No way! If I ever bring a white zinfandel into my house again (unlikely), it will certainly be the Whitesnake Zinfandel.
posted by rkent at 8:23 AM on June 18, 2010


Wait, hold on, is it a red wine? HUGE missed opportunity.
posted by rkent at 8:26 AM on June 18, 2010


A wine called JEFF GORDON.

pure poetry.
posted by philip-random at 8:27 AM on June 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Like a drifter I was born to drink alone.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 8:37 AM on June 18, 2010 [7 favorites]


Remember back in the early 1990's when Vince Neil was fired from Mötley Crüe? Beavis and Butthead had fun with that until Beavis was censored for saying "fired."

At that time I was with the sideshow, and on tour down the East Coast. Vince had formed his own band, and must have been booked by the same agency that was booking us. Each venue we played at was scheduling Vince Neil's band to play about 3 days after us.

So I took the opportunity to carefully draw Beavis on each dressing room wall we played at with a large speech balloon that said "Vince Neil got FIRED!!" Juvenile I know, but I loved the idea that Vince Neil would mysteriously encounter this at each successive venue's dressing room he played at, all down the East Coast...

Oh yeah, Vince also killed Nicholas Dingley while driving drunk.
posted by Tube at 8:42 AM on June 18, 2010 [5 favorites]


Maynard James Keenan does it as well.

And has a movie called Blood into Wine documenting it.
posted by quin at 8:49 AM on June 18, 2010


This is bollocks. Whitesnake know they should be marketing a lager-cider cocktail.

They're no longer true to their fans, man. They're too good for us.
posted by MuffinMan at 9:02 AM on June 18, 2010


Also, note of caution to pop legends wanting to turn into winemakers:

"Singer-turned-winemaker Cliff Richard has been duped into slamming his own wine as 'tainted and insipid' on a TV programme.

Richard's nemesis was the outspoken super-chef Gordon Ramsay, on whose show The F-Word Richard was appearing as a guest.

During the recording of the programme, Ramsay gave Richard two wines to taste blind. The first he pronounced 'amazing', to which Ramsay said, 'Of course, it was a £400 bottle.'

Of the second, his own wine Vida Nova from his estate in the Algarve, southern Portugal, he said, 'That's rubbish. I wouldn't pay for that, it's tainted, it's insipid. It tastes like vinaigrette. I'd never buy that.'

An exultant Ramsay revealed the singer had just rubbished his own wine."

Video here. Priceless.
posted by MuffinMan at 9:07 AM on June 18, 2010 [6 favorites]


Hmm, Lil Jon's "Little Jonathan Winery" seems to have disappeared from the tubes.
posted by mkb at 9:14 AM on June 18, 2010


Tasting Notes:

Hints of hairspray and old vinyl in the nose. An undertone of discarded grass clippings from Robert Plant's country estate. Noodly mouthfeel, seems like it's going to be get heavier but then overwhelms with overripe fruit sweetness and bland cheese. Sharp pleather over limp commercial sausage in the finish. Pairs well with McDLTs, Camaro rear seats and early teenage angst.
posted by gompa at 9:36 AM on June 18, 2010 [5 favorites]


Wait, Whitesnake was glam?
posted by Beardman at 10:22 AM on June 18, 2010


MuffinMan's video is filtered by WebSense as "Tasteless." Ha!
posted by slogger at 10:33 AM on June 18, 2010


oh McDLTs... I miss you... and your giant styrofoam container....
posted by ServSci at 11:10 AM on June 18, 2010


Mick Fleetwood does it.
posted by Chuffy at 1:13 PM on June 18, 2010


Dan Aykroyd does it. Also vodka but the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) won't stock it.
posted by cranberrymonger at 2:09 PM on June 18, 2010


shakespeherian: Wait why does whitesnake.com show as a previously-visited link on my work computer?

You know why. Don't try to play coy with us.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:10 PM on June 18, 2010


I'd prefer they all did this with beer or bourbon.
posted by jonmc at 4:00 PM on June 18, 2010


David Lee Roth would have none of this.

He would market instead some type of corn whiskey.
posted by bwg at 4:46 PM on June 18, 2010


No. That would be Ronnie Van Zant. David Lee Roth would market a fortified kosher wine like Mad Dog 20/20.
posted by jonmc at 4:59 PM on June 18, 2010


It's tripled filtered through old hair clippings.
posted by tastydonuts at 9:10 PM on June 18, 2010


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