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Old Aug 11th 2005, 6:20 pm
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Just been to Pubix to get some stuff, and fancied some wine. There on the shelf nestled in with the Pinot Grigots etc was a bottle called "Fat Bastard". The label describes this as "Named after the British expression meaning a rich and full bodied wine.". Its bottled by the Fat Bastard Wine Company, Rustiques, France. I kid you not.

Its either that rarity a frenchman with a sense of humour or some Brits have emigrated to France, set up a winery and are 'aving a laugh.

EDIT: Infact here they are... http://www.fatbastardwine.com/
 
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Originally Posted by ImHere
Just been to Pubix to get some stuff, and fancied some wine. There on the shelf nestled in with the Pinot Grigots etc was a bottle called "Fat Bastard". The label describes this as "Named after the British expression meaning a rich and full bodied wine.". Its bottled by the Fat Bastard Wine Company, Rustiques, France. I kid you not.

Its either that rarity a frenchman with a sense of humour or some Brits have emigrated to France, set up a winery and are 'aving a laugh.

EDIT: Infact here they are... http://www.fatbastardwine.com/
Do you have supermarkets called 'Testicles' as well?
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Old Aug 11th 2005, 6:25 pm
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Do you have supermarkets called 'Testicles' as well?
This is straight up. I nearly wet meself when I saw it. All the 'Mericans were looking at me like I'd gone balmy and the cashier girl gave me a strange look as I kept giggling like a schoolgirl every time I saw the bottle. Small things and all that.
 
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This is straight up. I nearly wet meself when I saw it. All the 'Mericans were looking at me like I'd gone balmy and the cashier girl gave me a strange look as I kept giggling like a schoolgirl every time I saw the bottle. Small things and all that.
I meant the name of the liquer store....

Don't forget the merchandise

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Old Aug 11th 2005, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by ImHere
This is straight up. I nearly wet meself when I saw it. All the 'Mericans were looking at me like I'd gone balmy and the cashier girl gave me a strange look as I kept giggling like a schoolgirl every time I saw the bottle. Small things and all that.
I can't believe it....LMBO....that is so creative. *wish I'd thought of it*
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Old Aug 11th 2005, 6:37 pm
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Did you get some pies to go with it?
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Old Aug 11th 2005, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by ImHere
Just been to Pubix to get some stuff, and fancied some wine. There on the shelf nestled in with the Pinot Grigots etc was a bottle called "Fat Bastard". The label describes this as "Named after the British expression meaning a rich and full bodied wine.". Its bottled by the Fat Bastard Wine Company, Rustiques, France. I kid you not.

Its either that rarity a frenchman with a sense of humour or some Brits have emigrated to France, set up a winery and are 'aving a laugh.

EDIT: Infact here they are... http://www.fatbastardwine.com/
been in the Uk for years.....
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Old Aug 11th 2005, 7:56 pm
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Default Re: Someones taking the p*ss

Originally Posted by ImHere
Just been to Pubix to get some stuff, and fancied some wine. There on the shelf nestled in with the Pinot Grigots etc was a bottle called "Fat Bastard". The label describes this as "Named after the British expression meaning a rich and full bodied wine.". Its bottled by the Fat Bastard Wine Company, Rustiques, France. I kid you not.

Its either that rarity a frenchman with a sense of humour or some Brits have emigrated to France, set up a winery and are 'aving a laugh.

EDIT: Infact here they are... http://www.fatbastardwine.com/
It has been in the PA state stores for a while. It might be a true story, the old wine dealers had some funny names for wine, "Old Pisspot" for Piersporter for example.
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Old Aug 11th 2005, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ImHere
Just been to Pubix to get some stuff, and fancied some wine. There on the shelf nestled in with the Pinot Grigots etc was a bottle called "Fat Bastard". The label describes this as "Named after the British expression meaning a rich and full bodied wine.". Its bottled by the Fat Bastard Wine Company, Rustiques, France. I kid you not.

Its either that rarity a frenchman with a sense of humour or some Brits have emigrated to France, set up a winery and are 'aving a laugh.

EDIT: Infact here they are... http://www.fatbastardwine.com/
Top tip: Don't drink the 'yellow wine' from a place called Pubix!
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Old Aug 11th 2005, 8:01 pm
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I had a bottle of it on Sunday - they sell it in whole foods. As someone said, it has been in the UK for years. There is 'Old Tart' and 'Old Git' in the UK too!
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Old Aug 11th 2005, 8:32 pm
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So anyone tried it then?

I've seen it around for a while..
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Old Aug 11th 2005, 8:38 pm
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Like the T-Shirts

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Old Aug 12th 2005, 1:06 am
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Publix have a pretty good wine range. If you want a good White Zin for guzzling round the barbie, Bare Foot is a good one, not a bad price. Bare Foot do a Chardonney and also a Merlot. If you want a full bodied red then spend the little extra (still under $10) and buy Los Vascos. Coscto have this at a very good price too.

And on the plonk scale, I nearly died when I saw the price of Blue Nun. For the same price you can get a much better wine. But for most of us Brits its our first taste of wine.

It is nice to now see something on the shelves other than Californian plonk.
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Originally Posted by Lynne
It is nice to now see something on the shelves other than Californian plonk.
my local co-op had a great deal on a portugese bottle, members price was $4...it was lovely, but they also have some really nice wine from chile and new zealand and half decent prices...
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Originally Posted by ImHere
Just been to Pubix to get some stuff, and fancied some wine. There on the shelf nestled in with the Pinot Grigots etc was a bottle called "Fat Bastard". The label describes this as "Named after the British expression meaning a rich and full bodied wine.". Its bottled by the Fat Bastard Wine Company, Rustiques, France. I kid you not.
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Love it! Reminds me of when i was a kid, and Dad kept buying bottles of "nothing thanks" to give to people who weren't thirsty!!
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