Monday, January 30, 2012

Top 5 Worst "Wines"

Something triggered a memory from college of drinking really bad (and potent) "wine."  Two bucks bought you all the putrid fake-fruit-flavored-rubbing alcohol you could drink from the screw-top bottle.  Here are the best ones from what I can recall.

Because people clamor for liquor named after flowers.
5: Wild Irish Rose - The preferred choice for bums.

It will be a cold day in hell before a sommelier notes hints of watermelon.  
4: Boone's Farm - There is no way anything resembling a "farm" was involved in the production of the heinous concoction.

It looks like really bad booze.
3: Thunderbird - For the folks who can't afford Boone's...

Not the guy who did "The Thong Song."  (PCB 2000, woot!)
2: Cisco - When I was a kid they called this "liquid crack."  I'd imagine this is what crack actually tastes like if you mix it with purple "juice."

So many flavors--all gross.
1: MD 20/20 - Mad Dog!  Woof!  Woof!  But did you know that the name actually stands for the name of the company that produces the drink, "Mogen David" (phonetic Yiddish for "shield of David"), and the (former) size and potency of the beverage (20 ounces, 20 proof (or 10% alcohol)).

These are blackout-inducing, so I suspect there won't be many stories people have associated with them, but if you do have a story and would like to share, I'm sure we'll appreciate it!


  1. do they still make purple passion??

  2. you're making me thirsty...may need to stop by the liquor store on my way home for some mad dog. make it a mad dog night!

  3. Now there's a man who knows his wine.

  4. Great question!  I have no idea.

  5. Yikes...  So bad it didn't make the list!

  6. Whats sad is I have consumed them all. :(

  7. You're not the only one...