The bulk of liquor sales in the province of Ontario is done through the government retail agency, the LCBO, which brings in a good deal of revenue to the public coffers. The current leader of the provincial opposition, a loathsome little troll who never heard of a privatization idea he didn't like, would eventually like to privatize it if he ever gets elected. Given that this sneering nitwit takes all his life lessons from his mentor, a former premier who gutted the province, did away with regulations, caused tremendous damage to the province and turned people against each other (and actually has the deaths of citizens to his name), I'm inclined to never, ever vote for that party while it's being held hostage by neo-con jackals.
Here in Ontario, there's a healthy number of wineries based out of the north shore of Lake Erie and the Niagara peninsula. I was in an LCBO store in December, and the unusual names of these two bottles side by side amused me.
No matter what the wine tastes like, I'm sure they sell lots of those wines because of the labels. Too funny. But what great marketing. And thanks for looking up the name of the sculpture yesterday. Never would have guessed it.ReplyDelete
Lol - not gonna lie, I've purchased Guilty Men purely based on the name. It was actually decent, though! Haven't yet tried Catastrophe.ReplyDelete
I'd buy them based on their names. Really. I once had perfumes named Decadent, Poison, and Obsession. Now I like Miracle.ReplyDelete
Mmmmm wine. Guilty Men, that's a funny name. I'm sure they do sell a lot based on the label alone.ReplyDelete
Certainly eyecatching names!ReplyDelete
@Stuart: I'm sure if I'd waited to go see the sculpture again at the gallery, I'd have to wait til spring to see the identification plate!ReplyDelete
@Carla: Catastrophe spoke to the cat fan in me!
@Norma: those are unusual names!
@Krisztina: it's very good marketing!
@Cheryl: they certainly do the job!
Your description of the political types cracked me up. It would fit quite a few down here. Love the names of those wines!ReplyDelete
Wonder what happens when you drink it? Yikes.ReplyDelete
Some of the names and graphics used by the wineries are so funny!ReplyDelete
Since I don't drink I buy wine by the label. Most of the time it works out !ReplyDelete
I have my favs of course, and I do enjoy reading the labels of some of the wines, as well as the beers, too. There's one beer called Flat Tire. I think you're supposed to feel like one if you drink too many.ReplyDelete
alcohol here is bought in govt run stores too http://www.abc.virginia.gov/ although you can buy beer and wine at any grocery store or convenience store. i think i was told it had something to do back in the days of moonshine and of course the govt wanting their cut. can't leave them out!ReplyDelete
So how did it taste?ReplyDelete
I've never seen these wines but will be on the lookout for them!ReplyDelete
Your description of a certain politician made me laugh! :))
@Sharon: they're quite distinctive names!ReplyDelete
@Eve: since I don't drink, I have no idea!
@RedPat: Canadian wineries seem to have a sense of humour!
@Parsnip: my parents didn't drink, so the only time wine or liquor was bought was when it would be needed for cooking.
@Lorelei: that's an unusual name!
@Tonya: We didn't prohibit alcohol, but it got regulated.
@Mari: I have no idea!
@EG: The irony is I consider myself conservative..but I can't vote Conservative!
We have seen wines named Reindeer wine and Old St Nick in some stores at the holiday time.ReplyDelete
You don't like this guy, then? Don't hold back... It's a very different set-up in the UK.ReplyDelete
@Beatrice: those are good Christmas names for wines!ReplyDelete
@Mike: oh, don't get me started!