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It makes me feel dirty all over: X-rated Australian wine in China

Posted on | May 19, 2009 | 4 Comments

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Those who enjoy using the term “wine porn” should get a bottle  of the Australian wine Alice White as sold by mega-booze firm Constellation here in China. The tasting notes on the back label provide a description that sounds fit for B-grade porn flick. Namely, they inform consumers  to expect the sensation of “sweet fuck.”

I’m not sure if that means savory, creamy, musky, or evoking wet horse saddle, or what would make for a proper food pairing (one friend suggested sausage). But the company clearly made a huge mistake. The bottle should have been packaged with a complimentary pack of cigarettes so wine lovers could properly enjoy the end of the bottle. Or better yet, featured a blurb from the world’s most famous critic, Robert Parker – he’s no stranger to wine and sex.

Mr Parker described Ms Samson's wine as "luscious."

Mr Parker described Ms Samson's wine as "luscious." (


4 Responses to “It makes me feel dirty all over: X-rated Australian wine in China”

  1. Liuzhou Laowai
    May 19th, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

    This comes from an error in the popular Chinese translation program, Kingsoft.

    It should be “dry”

  2. Marc
    May 19th, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

    Certainly a conversation piece at any party. But it’s amazing that this company didn’t bother to ask someone who speaks English to proof-read their label!

  3. Bill Rich
    May 19th, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

    Didn’t they start off telling you that it is “yellow” ?

  4. SEO Beijing
    May 20th, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

    Oh my god, what a mistake ! Who is the importer in China? Constellation themselves?

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