The world's rudest wine names

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012
Andy Young,
Using controversial names or labels in the wine industry has been going on for some time.
Earlier this week we reported that a wine from Hundred Acre owner Jayson Woodbridge was causing problems in the US because of its controversial name.

The wine is called If You See Kay, which sounds like the spelling of a four-letter expletive when said out loud, and this has ruffled feathers in the US state of New Hampshire.

At least two executive councillors have questioned the State Liquor Commission’s judgment in allowing the wine to be sold at state stores in New Hampshire.

As is often the case with this kind of publicity the wine, priced at US$19.99, is selling well.

But this is not the first time that wine names or labels have courted controversy; whether it is with label design or a name rudeness is nothing new to the wine industry.