Fun with ‘Ocker’ wine names
In days not so long gone by, Australia copped some flak for exporting wines which had names the high-minded thought cringe-worthy. Kanga Rouge, Wallaby White and Platypop were three of them.
In more recent times we’ve been responsible for a herd of ‘critter wines’ with names like Yellow Tail.
The time has come for a competition to find the quintessential Ocker wine name.
To get you started, here are some suggestions from some of my correspondents.
From Brian Miller:
- Bridge Gridge
- Shardon ‘ay
- Sauvignon Plonk
- Pinot Nah
Nick Bulleid MW quotes an old British newspaper article which carried some suggestions for companion wines for Kanga Rouge:
- Kippor Stralia White
- Bluey Nun
- Bondi Bleach
No need to recycle these old Monty Python names, memorable though they were:
- Chateau Chunder
- Black Stump Bordeaux
- Sydney Syrup
- Château Blue
- Perth Pink
- Coq du Rod Laver
- Cuvée Réservé Château Bottled Nuits-Saint-Wagga Wagga
Send your offerings to firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s a prize for the best one.