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Poll: Have you ever puchased a wine just because the label was intriguing?
  • 45.6% - Yep, I’ve found lotsa great wines that way. 444
  • 41.6% - Sometimes, especially when I’m having trouble deciding. 405
  • 9.1% - Nope, I only go by reviews or recommendations. 89
  • 3.6% - Somewhere in between? Tell us in the comments. 35
973 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

Philippa


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Good grief. I thought I was the only one who did this.

mdkopper


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No wine..Beer is the only man drink!
mk

bhodilee


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I bought a bottle called wench and gave it to my wife for her birthday.

Contrary to what you're thinking, she loved it.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

papamochi


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Did a wine party once where everyone brought an under-twenty dollar bottle with the most interesting label they could find. Had prizes for best wine (blind tasting) and best label.

FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIEND DRINK WHITE ZINFANDEL!

ShaggyTx


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bhodilee wrote:I bought a bottle called wench and gave it to my wife for her birthday.

Contrary to what you're thinking, she loved it.



There is a red blend called wench that you could get her this year!

bhodilee


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ShaggyTx wrote:There is a red blend called wench that you could get her this year!



consider it done.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

gazellerunner28


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I've definitely bought some awful wine that had neat labels! And a good one or two.

JOATMON


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Sure! Every Woot Cellars wine. That, and Kaleidoscope.

Juvie: 30+24+4; Sellout: 6+7+0
Rags: 3+2+3
Drunk: 69+94+15 wine, 20+29+4 non-wine
Rugrat: 0+0+0; Refunded: 2+3+1
(as of 2011-03-02)

bluebeatpete


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Back before woot, I would do that. Since woot, all my wine comes from wine.woot. I now make my decisions on the descriptions, ratting and comments. No more guessing for me.

ddeuddeg


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7 Deadly Zins. It turned out to be pretty good.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

chardonay


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I have the whole series of Marilyn Merlot wines because of the labels. Why couldn't the stuff be 4.99 a bottle instead of 30.00. I hear it's nasty if you open it, but brilliant twist on words

What Contemptible Scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch??

nealkb


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The Lido Bay Sampler, sure the wines sound good. But I had to have it for the label.
http://wine.woot.com/offers/lido-bay-sampler-3-5

Neal K Bharadwaj

jeeperwoot


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my wife brought us an absolutely horrible Ecco Domani this way. but sure, sometimes. Or, occasionally, if the name is interesting enough.

hamiltwan


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http://wondermark.com/870/

davemary1


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Kaliedescope, Triacepadis and other Woot Cellars, Rockus Bockus to name a few.

maribelis


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That is a great idea. I'll definitely consider it. Thanks! :0)

papamochi wrote:Did a wine party once where everyone brought an under-twenty dollar bottle with the most interesting label they could find. Had prizes for best wine (blind tasting) and best label.



scjlmorris


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Creative labels rock! I try new wines based on the label and the creative name. I have a bottle of Sweet wench right now.

noslensj


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The Substance wines 4-pack offered on woot: http://wine.woot.com/offers/substance-four-pack-sampler-dec-11.

DD and SIL are both chemists so I bought it to have around when they were visiting.

ERMD


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Poizin for Halloween ( maybe this year again)

ERMD


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And Meeker 2 hand merlot, though very good merlot in my opinion

joelsisk


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The first few woot! Cellars