This edition of Wacky Wine Gadgets (and brands) is brought to you by St. Valentine. Because good taste in wine doesn’t always go hand in hand with tastefulness.
According to the website: “At Vixen Vineyard’s wine tasting events, you spit or swallow.” Costume complete with faux-grape headband and cork necklace. Seriously, I couldn’t have made this up.
Bonny Doon’s Bouteille Call
Who can resist a good pun? Not I. The not-so-subtle winemaker’s notes (nothing about this “Framboisified Port” is subtle) ooze, “One can easily imagine Hef in the grotto, washing down his little blue friend with a glass or three of BC in anticipation of innumerable momentos de verdad.” Perhaps, though one would rather not, thank you very much.
Naked Winery – “World’s Sexiest Winery”
Family owned winery in Washington State turns out “orgasmically grown” wines (sounds a lot sexier than organically grown, doesn’t it?) and stamps them with handfulls of risqué branding. The wine club, Club Naked, has three levels of membership: B, C, and double D. Club Diva, the wine club for women, pairs each bottle with a sex product. Are you blushing, or is it just the wine?