Here's a dirty secret that everyone in the wine industry knows (but no one will ever admit): Most people can't distinguish a "bold, luscious Shiraz" from a "refreshing, virginal ruby Cabernet." Instead, most people buy a bottle of wine because it has an eye-catching label. Marilyn Merlot and the Naked Grape features the 100+ weirdest wine labels of all time. Fat Bastard Chardonnay. The Dog's Bollocks. Eye of the Toad. Even something called Cat's Pee on a Goosebury Bush. Along with brilliant full-color reproductions of the original labels, we'll feature brief stories about the origins of the wines/names/artwork, as well as tasting notes from the author. Readers will learn about unusual vineyards (like Cleavage Creek, which donates its proceeds to breast cancer research) as well as some of the most innovative artists working in the wine label medium. Finally, there's an appendix of resources that will help you buy some of the strangest wine on the planet! foreword by Robin Garr, 110 4-color wine labels


  • 256 pages
  • 5 x 6 inches
  • 1 color
  • Paperback
  • with flaps

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  • Dutch
  • French

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