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Wine Drinkers Balk at a Chilean Wine With Hints of Alaska
Fox News ^ | Jennifer Lawinski

Posted on 09/24/2008 9:30:46 AM PDT by cups

An organic wine from Chile has oenophiles in San Francisco turning up their noses. But there’s nothing wrong with the wine. It’s the name that bothers them:

Palin Syrah.

The wine from a boutique vineyard in Chile was once a strong seller, but now it’s an outcast in the City by the Bay because its name comes way too close to a certain governor from the state of Alaska, says Celine Guillou, co-owner of the Yield Wine Bar.

Palin Syrah — pronounced Pay-LEEN — takes its name from a ball used in a Chilean-style hockey game, and it has been on the bar’s wine list for a while. But sales have plummeted ever since John McCain named Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Humor
KEYWORDS: alaska; bds; blacklist; california; chile; foodsupply; mccainpalin; oenology; palin; pds; sanfrancisco; starkravingsocialism; trade; wine
I bet the 2004 Kerry Merlot is bitter and sour...
1 posted on 09/24/2008 9:30:46 AM PDT by cups
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To: cups

This is a joke, right?


2 posted on 09/24/2008 9:31:45 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("Stand up, Chuck!")
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To: cups

So what.
Americans from all over the USA will buy it up.

The morons in San Francisco can keep supporting their
terrorists, and letting their dead trees and live
illegal aliens kill even more innocent, productive people.


3 posted on 09/24/2008 9:33:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: cups

One wonders what kind of parenting produced such immature creatures. Then, you see Paris Hilton doing her latest schtick and your question is answered.

THEY GOT NONE!!

So now, these useless consumers of finite resources are foisted upon us. Thanks to those who should have been sterilized at 10.


4 posted on 09/24/2008 9:35:09 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: cups

Leftists and liberals achieve new heights of irrationality. As though a Chilean wine called Palin Syrah has anything to do with Sarah Palin. They better not touch it, they might get cooties. They’re being juvenile.


5 posted on 09/24/2008 9:35:54 AM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: cups

Such a tolerant bunch.


6 posted on 09/24/2008 9:37:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Diogenesis
The label to look for


7 posted on 09/24/2008 9:37:14 AM PDT by xp38
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To: NTHockey

How silly, huh?

“An ounce of pretention is worth a pound of manure.”

Now that I’ve said that...where can I get the wine?

:-)


8 posted on 09/24/2008 9:38:17 AM PDT by 2Jedismom
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To: Clemenza; NautiNurse
An organic wine from Chile has oenophiles in San Francisco turning up their noses. But there’s nothing wrong with the wine. It’s the name that bothers them:

Palin Syrah.

LOL

9 posted on 09/24/2008 9:38:23 AM PDT by nutmeg (Imagine Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama... appointing US Supreme Court justices)
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To: cups

Liberals: Poor vocabularies, can’t spell, can’t read, and all symbolism over substance.


10 posted on 09/24/2008 9:38:28 AM PDT by Ignatz (Why not enjoy the occasional swede?)
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To: cups

petty, effete snobs


11 posted on 09/24/2008 9:38:41 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: cups
But it gives them thrills up their legs when they see how

Obama-Biden

looks kind of like Osama bin Laden.

12 posted on 09/24/2008 9:39:10 AM PDT by Allegra
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To: cups

If the label was 0bama, it would be heralded as the best wine in the world!!


13 posted on 09/24/2008 9:41:09 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: popdonnelly
They’re being juvenile.

well...*ahem*...true, always have been. Liberalism only works as far as the trust funds stretch, and when it's all gone, they must work then become right wingers about as fast as you can say " SPARE CHANGE."

14 posted on 09/24/2008 9:41:16 AM PDT by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. DDE)
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To: cups
Here is a link to a wine bar in S.F. that reports that Palin Syra was there best seller before Gov. Palin burst onto the scene: http://www.yieldsf.com/inside/location_contact.html

Also, here is an email that I sent them, offering to help them out of their wine crisis:

Hello,

If you are having trouble selling your Palin Syra, would you be interested in selling some to me and my friends? I am hosting a moose BBQ at my home in Texas on November 4.

15 posted on 09/24/2008 9:41:35 AM PDT by ReeseBN38416
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To: cups

Just goes to show libs and leftists are driven by emotion and not reason and are absolute idiots.... Might also be why the Castro is so opposed to bush.


16 posted on 09/24/2008 9:42:33 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Ignatz

“Liberals: Poor vocabularies, can’t spell, can’t read, and all symbolism over substance.”

And irrationality over reason.


17 posted on 09/24/2008 9:44:39 AM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: dfwgator
From the article...

You have to appreciate San Francisco for what it is, I guess.”

NOT!

18 posted on 09/24/2008 9:44:41 AM PDT by 2Jedismom
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To: Ignatz

Shouldn’t it be pronounced paw leen?

With San Francisco’s sanctuary policy, they should know how to pronounce this word by now. lol


19 posted on 09/24/2008 9:47:46 AM PDT by Inclines to the Right (Free Compean and Ramos!)
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To: cups

LOL. I love it when a headline and the story have no connection. One wine seller is quoted only as saying people are talking about it. No sales information provided by the seller. The wholesaler indicates that sales are stable.


20 posted on 09/24/2008 9:48:22 AM PDT by dmz
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To: cups
Palin Syrah

Well balanced wine with plenty of complexity. Clean and refreshing. Plenty of depth and up front fruit. Long pleasant finish. Goes well with food and is especially good at cutting through Obama slime and Biden grease. Not to be used liberally.

21 posted on 09/24/2008 9:54:03 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: unixfox

Probably cost a whole lot more too.


22 posted on 09/24/2008 9:54:18 AM PDT by 2Jedismom
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To: xp38

Where can I get a bottle or two or three of that? It will go perfectly with the crow pie I’m planning to serve my dembot family members at Thanksgiving!

(I’m serious!)


23 posted on 09/24/2008 9:54:56 AM PDT by melissa_in_ga (McCain-Palin 2008 - A landslide!)
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To: melissa_in_ga

http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/palin+syrah/2006/USA/USD/A?referring_site=DRV


24 posted on 09/24/2008 9:59:16 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (This gun for hire)
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To: JohnnyZ

Already tried. Each wine seller is sold out - even at the case price.


25 posted on 09/24/2008 10:01:21 AM PDT by melissa_in_ga (McCain-Palin 2008 - A landslide!)
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To: melissa_in_ga

http://www.shop.appellationnyc.com/234511


26 posted on 09/24/2008 10:08:55 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (This gun for hire)
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To: melissa_in_ga

Currency translation, rising prices—it’s too painful!

Then, the wine gods heard our cries and gave us Palin.

Expressive Syrah from northern Chile with red and blue fruit.

Enjoy on its own or with a burger.


27 posted on 09/24/2008 10:11:02 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (This gun for hire)
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To: JohnnyZ

They won’t ship to Georgia, which is too bad. I’ll try to get my local wine shop to order some in. Thanks for your help!


28 posted on 09/24/2008 10:14:51 AM PDT by melissa_in_ga (McCain-Palin 2008 - A landslide!)
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To: cups
...we’re in San Francisco, so most of the people we have in I’m going to suspect are fairly liberal. People like to joke about it, but for some people it evokes quite a visceral reaction,” Guillou said.

Interesting, I joke about liberals but am repulsed by them. This wine wasn't even named in jest or topically. And the Left got their panties in a wad over "FREEDOM" Fries as the French were taking payoffs from Saddam Hussein?!!

29 posted on 09/24/2008 10:20:29 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: Ignatz

I’ve always said that, everything about symbolism is superficial.

So damn stupid.


30 posted on 09/24/2008 10:43:39 AM PDT by rlferny
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To: melissa_in_ga

All the best in obtaining some. I think my chances are much less than yours.


31 posted on 09/24/2008 10:49:22 AM PDT by xp38
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To: FrdmLvr
This is a joke, right?

Left wing fundamentalists are a humorless bunch. If I remember correctly the San Francisco Chronicle dropped Beetle Bailey from the comic pages several years ago due to reader complaints about it being set in the military.

32 posted on 09/24/2008 11:15:01 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: cups

Who cares what those LGBT-loving cheese-eating San Fran surrender monkeys think!


33 posted on 09/24/2008 11:22:34 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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To: GSWarrior

They are a humorless bunch, aren’t they? I wonder if they would find this funny: I like Barack Obama cuz I can belch his name. Try it. It works!


34 posted on 09/24/2008 11:23:40 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("Stand up, Chuck!")
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To: cups
Still, bet it sells better than the Bobbit Sausage Company's product after another unfortunate name link.

Thank you Mad Magazine.

35 posted on 09/24/2008 11:38:50 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: melissa_in_ga
try here.

I just ordered a case from them!

36 posted on 09/24/2008 11:43:42 AM PDT by Nonperson (One could say Mohammed was a community organizer!)
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To: JohnnyZ

Currency translation, rising prices—it’s too painful!

Then, the wine gods heard our cries and gave us Palin.

Expressive Syrah from northern Chile with red and blue fruit.

Enjoy on its own or with a mooseburger.

There fixed!

37 posted on 09/24/2008 11:48:42 AM PDT by Nonperson (One could say Mohammed was a community organizer!)
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To: Nonperson

That’s the one I tried. They won’t ship to GA. I’d be glad to buy a few bottles from you and pay the shipping, though, if you’re willing - just FReepmail. Thanks!


38 posted on 09/24/2008 12:01:10 PM PDT by melissa_in_ga (McCain-Palin 2008 - A landslide!)
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To: cups; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Palin Syrah.

Catchy name. I've always been kind of fond of Chilean wines... maybe I'll have hubby pick up a couple bottles so we can enjoy them once this newest babe is born.

39 posted on 09/24/2008 12:04:28 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: xp38; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Yes... the label to look for.

40 posted on 09/24/2008 12:08:08 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: melissa_in_ga

Try this shop.

http://www.wineaccess.com/store/canalsmarlton/ecommerce/product.html?product_id=10984403


41 posted on 09/24/2008 12:18:17 PM PDT by Nonperson (One could say Mohammed was a community organizer!)
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To: cups

I believe it’s usually spelled “Sirah” or Shirah.”


42 posted on 09/24/2008 12:20:08 PM PDT by Silly (www.QuestionOthority.com)
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To: cups
And in related news, Liberals in Maine are sending hate mail to a anchorwoman in Bangor whose only crime is that she looks like Sarah Palin. They have become a self-parody.
43 posted on 09/24/2008 1:07:49 PM PDT by Reaganesque (Vote: mccain/PALIN 2008!!)
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To: cups

Combine this with the news anchor from Maine receiving hate mail because she looks a little like Palin and ther you go: Insane liberals. These people have completely lost it.


44 posted on 09/24/2008 2:26:26 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Allegra

Good heavens, I never realized that!

That being said, what’s this Palin Syrah wine supposed to taste like? Robust, earthy, and sweet?

Also, where do you get it?

I think a Obama-Biden wine would taste sour, moldy/corky, & bitter.


45 posted on 09/24/2008 9:13:55 PM PDT by lil_rebbitzen ("A Christian Gentleman is a patient wolf who will wait until the honeymoon." - Blurblogger)
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