Thursday, August 26, 2010

Great French Videos about wine on You Tube and short list of funny wine names available in the market

Since it appeared in 2005, and even more since it was bought by Google in 2006, "You Tube" has always been a treasure grove of videos where you can find pretty much everything on every subject, from the very bad and ugly to the very good and extremely entertaining.

Like anyone else, I'm pretty hooked to "You Tube" to search for all kind of things, especially Videos of Cartoons for my son. Yet, lately, I found myself searching for wine stuff and found quite a bunch of very entertaining and educative stuff.

Following my previous post on "Let's drink some Natural Fucking Wine!" (by Dalforno) that you can find at:

I invite you to click on the following links, where you will find little video sketches from the iconic French comedy group of people who call themselves "Les Deschiens". They have been around for quite some time now, but their sketches are as funny as ever.

They surely didn't loose their touch, especially when it comes to portraying local rural French people and their rustic environment. But the best part of it is surely the unforgettable-classic "Gibolin", the multi-purpose miracle drink invented by "Les Deschiens", which they use as often as they can in most of their sketches. Hilarious!!!

Unfortunately, "Les Deschiens" sketches are not, or should I said rarely, in English (although they use some Franglais sometimes and some rare ones are in English), but for those of you who understand French or simply like to be amused by comedians making fun of all of situations in short sketches (even if you don't understand everything or anything), "Les Deschiens" will surely be fun and entertaining.

It may not be your everyday humor or somewhat may be too French for some of you, in any case I loved them and I think that you should discover them too. (Les Deschiens - "Le Gout du Vin") (Les Deschiens - "Americain")

Check out for some more videos at "You Tube" and search for "Les Deschiens" followed by the word "Vin"

You might as well like the following video about "Le Vin de Merde" (understand the "shitty wine"), which refers to a brand from the Languedoc recently out of the mind of a winemaker and a restaurateur to promote and restore the right image of the Languedoc wines that were for the longest time considerate as "shitty wines" (that's what they say) coming from an ocean of vines planted all along the Mediteranean Sea.

Fortunately for us, the wines from the Languedoc and the Roussillon (often forgotten in the equation but really good and tasty too), have experience an exceptional renaissance for the past 10 years, and soaring sales in the US markets helped revamp their image greatly.

Unfortunately, for us French, the French wine amateurs in this particular video, who are evidently French rural rustic locals (understand French Redneck, bad teeth, greasy air, no-taste, poor education, somewhat closed-minded, etc...), are definitely not delivering the usual French Glamour and sophisticated classicism that some people think France is all about. And, in my opinion, they are also somewhat too close to an obvious reality of the French everyday life and local entertaining in a Bar of the Languedoc. As I said far for the Glamour of Travel Chanel shows.

However, just click on the following link and judge by yourself how far the French went with their "Vin de Merde":

Before the French and some other European countries, Australian and Californian were the kings of odd, daring brand names for their wines. Here is a list of the 130+ most well known brands that you can find around (of course there are many more than that and new brands and wine labels are now abounding the market). Winemakers and producers will invent just about anything to market new products and to attract the ever growing younger crowd of amateurs around the planet.

Back to the list partly taken and edited from Peter F May's great website at

  • 7 Deadly Zins
  • Adventures of Zinskey
  • African Legend Amber Forever
  • Arrogant Frog
  • Ballet of Angels
  • Bearitage Behrens & Hitchcock "Fat Boy"
  • Benito Mussolini Big Ass Cab
  • Big House Big Mamma's
  • Big Yellow Cab Bitch Grenache
  • Blasted Church
  • Bloody Good White
  • Bonny Doon "Le Cigare Volant" (French for flying cigar)
  • Bored Doe
  • Bullamakanka
  • Bulls Blood
  • Bully Hill
  • Ca de Solo Camp
  • Cape Maidens
  • Cardinal Zin
  • Cat's Leap
  • Cataclysm
  • Cats Pee on a Gooseberry Bush
  • Ceci n'est pas un Carignan
  • Century Selection
  • Chardonalien
  • Chat-en-Oeuf
  • Chateau Potelle "VGS" zinfandel ("Very Good Shit")
  • Cleavage Creek
  • Cletrac Tractors
  • Dances on your Palate
  • Devil Head
  • Dogs Bollocks
  • Dynamite
  • Elephant on a Tightrope
  • Eye of the Toad
  • Fat Bastard
  • Festival of Clowns
  • Fiat Door
  • Flying Pig
  • Frogs Piss
  • Frog's leap
  • Full Monte
  • George Best Goat Roti
  • Goats do Roam
  • Grand Lancy FC
  • Grape Brain
  • Greenwich Millennium
  • Grenashe
  • Gridiron Cuvee
  • H.W.B
  • Hair of Dingo
  • Happy Camper
  • Hastfield's fuse
  • Houghton's White Burgundy
  • Ideal with Friends
  • Il Piscatore
  • Italian Job
  • Kenwood Kissed
  • Kiwi Cuvee
  • Lazy Lizard
  • Le Vin de Merde
  • Les Amoureux
  • Loring "Hungry Like the Llama" Pinot noir
  • Love my Goat
  • Luxters Dessert
  • Mad Housewife
  • Marge'n'Tina
  • Marilyn Merlot
  • Martinelli "Jackass Hill" zinfandel
  • Menage a Trois
  • Mollydooker "The Boxer", "Carnival of Love"
  • Naked Grapes
  • Naked Vine
  • Old Git
  • Old Tart
  • OOPS
  • Original Z Paddarotti Party
  • Pignoletto
  • Prosperity
  • Ptomaine des Blageurs
  • Recall Red
  • Red Car "Shake Rattle & Roll" Syrah Red
  • Rude Boy
  • Rude Girl
  • Santa's Reserve
  • Scraping the Barrel
  • Screw Kapa
  • Napa Shoofly
  • Shushiwine
  • Silly Mid On
  • SinZin
  • Smoking Parrot
  • Spatzendreck
  • St Columbas College
  • Stu Pedasso
  • Stump Jump
  • Sweet Pigs (Cochon Mignon)
  • T'ej
  • Ten Degrees
  • Therapy
  • Three Choirs
  • Tiny Bubbles
  • Tolley White Valley
  • Tumbling Tractor
  • Two Frogs
  • Under the Table
  • Unpronounceable Grape
  • Up a Gum Tree
  • Utter Bastard
  • Vampire Merlot
  • Van Der Table
  • Van Rouge
  • Vin d'Glace
  • Werhmacht Reserve
  • What the Dickens
  • White Pointer
  • White Trash
  • Zig Zag Zin
  • Zind
  • Zondernaam


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