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What’s in this bottle?

 I know you catch more flies with honey but I am mad again. There is a white wine from New Zealand called Cat’s Pee on a Gooseberry Bush.  Stupid, stupid name. Unless that’s what’s really in the bottle – in which case it doesn’t qualify as “white”.

Hey I have an idea.  Let’s try marketing the wine instead of a stupid name.  Or maybe I should give in to stupid name marketing, rent Hot Tub Time Machine, open a bottle of Cat’s Pee on a Gooseberry Bush, and forfeit three hours of my life.

And yes wine historians, I know that “Cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush” is considered a classic descriptor of Sauvignon Blanc.  Not anymore it isn’t.

Okay – maybe it’s a funny label and I do love Sauvignon Blanc – if only I could be sure it’s not really cat’s pee in the bottle.


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