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You talkin' to me?

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:09 am

I received this in an emailer today...

ATTENTION, LOVERS OF HEDONISTIC FRUITBOMBS FROM DOWN UNDER!!!!!!!!

The mailer then goes on to push the latest pointy media darling, Mollydooker.

As a member of the 12-step Fruitbomber Therapy Program I can't help but be curious. Has anyone had any of this line?
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Re: You talkin' to me?

Postby Bob Ross » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:46 am

The wine comes from the folks who just split up with the Grateful Palate and Dan Phillips. The Marquis Phillips line will continue without the Marquis.

I tried a number of the Marquis Phillips wines made by Sarah and Sparky Marquis -- actually quite pleasant for the style, and certainly reasonably priced.

Haven't seen any Molly Dooker wines in this area. http://www.mollydookerwines.com.au/

I like the name -- it is Aussie slang for a left handed person as the website indicates, especially sports people. Originally, if I have the story right, it meant a left handed boxer. A combined form of Molly -- slang for a homosexual -- and Dook = a variant of Duke in the sense of a hand (i.e. "put up your dukes").

There may have been a sense that left handed boxers were sissies. All this from S. J. Baker in an excellent history of Australian English, 1945.

It's now used more generally according to the OED to mean any left handed person.

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Re: You talkin' to me?

Postby James Roscoe » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:08 pm

I received a similar email from the Wine Source in B'more. It's not a store I have been to, but I get their mailer 'cause it's meant to be a great store. (Maybe Clinton can fill me in.) The mailer was almost word-for-word. I deleted it.
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Re: You talkin' to me?

Postby Redwinger » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:52 pm

I figured I'd give this thread a bump.
Got to taste the white (The Violinist) and the Shiraz blend (Two Left Feet) today and must say they make an excellent Alcohol Delivery Device (ADD)with the violin weighing in at a modest 15% alcohol. Actually there waasn't much heat in the nose or up front, but boy oh boy did it kick in on the backend. The points guy rated this 92 so I'm sure we'll sell our modest allotment quickly.
The Lefty stuff was all about up front fruit in the Sparky style with the 16% alcohol reminding me more than a little bit of cheap port. Some might call it spoofed. Certainly not my style, but with the pointy guy assigning it 95 points, I'm sure we'll unload what we have at the 19.99 price. Heck that is less than $0.20/point. :)

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Re: You talkin' to me?

Postby Ian Sutton » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:02 pm

Redwinger wrote:
Disclaimer: I sell these wines to people

Slight correction: shouldn't it read "I sell these wines to point-chasing people" :lol:
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Re: You talkin' to me?

Postby Bill Hooper » Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:21 pm

Just out of curiosity. Do the retailers out there put wines like these in the Australian section, or with the dessert wines? :lol:





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