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Help name that wine...

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a friend created a blush wine from upstate NY and he needs a name. I know someone here is clever enough to come up with something. So, in the words of Pat Benatar....Hit me with your best shot!
 

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Upstate....

Thats my choice.

Or.....
Love Juice?
Crunk?
Invine?
Sunrise Dunes?
NY Squeeze?
Cat Tail?
Attractive?
More Than Water?
Evening Companion?
Sawed off leg?
 

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Red or Pink Yankee
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Appleknocker (this is a term I've heard to describe residents of upstate NY)
 

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Some combination of the type of grapes he used, and the name of the place he grew them.
That seems to be what most wine names consist of.

For instance: Hudson Valley Cinsaut.

Or: Wittenberg Mountain Grenache.

I think that's the typical way wine-naming is done.
Not knowing where he's from or what type of grapes he used, I really can't make up the name for him.
 

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Brimstone.....
 

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Well, there's already a Fat Bastard, so that one's out.

Actually, picking an appropriate name for wine is probably as important as its taste. I've bought more than a few bottles of Fat Bastard just for the effect. Occasionally order an Effin vodka tonic as well.

Maybe think along those lines. I rather likecIndependent's Brimstone. Might consider Fire & Brimstone, since F&B has a nice rhythm to it. "I'll have a glass of F&B blush, please."

Or, how about First Date? "I'll have a glass of First Date blush, please."
 
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You say it's a blush?

The obvious name should be Embarassed.
 

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Go with an obscure color name that describes the shade of the wine
Word List: Definitions of Color Words

Pyrrhous
Rubious
sorrel

I never remember multi-names for anything I've drunk. . . I will always remember short or unique single-word names and stick with it for years . . . as do most people. Whenever something becomes a well-known name, brand or trademark it's often because it's easy to remember, sounds unique, and is easy to recognize anywhere.

Gin
Vodka
Coke
Rum

So - whatever you do - I'd suggest you stick to this tried and true in labeling and marketing.

If I can't remember a name - then I won't recognize it on the shelf amid the hundreds of bottles around it. . . and I won't buy it again even if I want to - especially if there's just one version, thus making it *less* obvious while sitting there. The only way around a complicated and easy to forget name is a striking bottle-design or label-art.
I have a favorite wine, the title is wordy - and so I only recognize it by the label picture. If they ever change it I'll be lost and sad and no longer a customer. :(

If he wants to get precise and wordy he can have a basic "name" and then a lengthier "sub-name" that gives more details about it's flavor or location, etc.
 
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"fancy wine in a box and a duck on the label"
 
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