Sunday, September 13, 2009

Butt Crack Wine.

I need to offer both sincere praise and a heartfelt apology to the talented illustrator of "The Slammer", this week's "Cheap Wine with a Pretty Label".

First the praise:  Slammer Illustrator, You Rock!  What a cool, awesome label design.  I love, love, love this label.  I had such a great time checking it out, hunting down all the little details you thought up.  So clever.  I love the lock on the top of the screw top, the keys around the top of the lip.  Such a clever idea to put the year and wine scrawled into the wall like graffiti (it's a 2006 Central Coast Syrah, by the way).  And your copyrighter?  Well, let them know they rock too.  The little wine blurb on the back about being criminally rich?  Well done.

But you didn't stop at the front of the label.  The back illustration?  That rocks, too.  So smart that the inmate's name is the name of the wine, Syrah.  This part of the illustration, however, is where my apology comes in.  It's the butt crack.  Love it, don't get me wrong.  But at this point, I apologize, the juvenile humor in me takes over and I can't think about anything but the butt crack.  Great idea coming up with a name like The Slammer, and I'm sure you labored over that decision, but I'll be referring to this one as Butt Crack Wine.  And giggling a little bit when I say it.

Final details.  Let's see, distributed by Big House Wine Co.  (the website is worth checking out, complete with a note from the warden and a map of the cell block).  Good wine, very fruity, almost grape juice like.  The bottle was $9.99, and I enjoyed a glass while watching "The Green Mile".  Would have gone equally well with "Shawshank Redemption" (if you haven't seen this movie, you need to).

Still cracking up about the butt crack...


  1. I'm going to have to try this kind! If it tastes like Grape Juice, it certainly needs to be on my list. (I'm currently trying to force myself into liking wine, as I usually make the "blegh" face after taking a sip!)

  2. This would be a good one for you, Lindsey. It's not heavy and dry--which is the kind of wine you probably don't like. Did you like the Menage a Trois? Keep forgetting to ask.

  3. I didn't actually drink it that night it was here! I tend to shy away from it if there's something else to drink, but these past couple weeks I've decided I want to start trying it and find some I like!

  4. Wow, that is a totally awesome illustration! The padlock is priceless!