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(Food Republic)   This wine label makes it really easy to want to empty the bottle - as if you needed a reason   (foodrepublic.com) divider line 37
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2013-08-03 01:51:25 AM
cool.

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2013-08-03 01:54:54 AM
Nah. I would pick it up from the shelf, turn it over and maybe chuckle.

Then I would put it down and move on. Wine is gross.
 
2013-08-03 01:55:14 AM
Not done in 1 or 0.  Still looks like two noses.
 
2013-08-03 01:59:15 AM
Like those pens at 7/11 that you turn upside down - and OMFG - a cartoon of a naked female!

F*cking smut traders
 
2013-08-03 02:00:33 AM
www.foodrepublic.com images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-08-03 02:12:15 AM
Still the king...er, queen, of this type of illusion:

photos1.blogger.com
 
2013-08-03 02:18:06 AM
That's ok, wine only turns into alcohol if you let it sit.
 
2013-08-03 02:21:47 AM
I see two men with noses on their foreheads.
 
2013-08-03 02:23:07 AM
Really?  People are taken in just because of a novelty label?

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2013-08-03 02:35:14 AM

C18H27NO3: Really?  People are taken in just because of a novelty label?

whocares.jpg


well, I mean, my corner liquor store has 30+ brands in the $8-$18 range, half of which weren't there last year, half of which won't be there next year, and all of which have an 80-something Wine Spectator score.

So, I can either buy the one I always buy, or try something else for the fun of it, knowing that it won't be degreaser.

If I'm feeling adventurous, the only distinguishing characteristic is the label.
 
2013-08-03 03:08:09 AM
Most people don't have noses or mustaches on their forehead.
 
2013-08-03 03:12:50 AM
Does anyone really pour wine by completely upending the bottle like that? If so, are there people watching who would see the resulting picture on the label? And do they have towels on hand to clean up the ensuing spill, and a cheap tablecloth that they can afford to get stained?

/idea looked good on paper
 
2013-08-03 03:16:28 AM

Sugarbombs: Not done in 1 or 0.  Still looks like two noses.


Yep, not a good example of this illusion at all. The image in the Boobies is at least a better attempt, but still not great.

What I truly can't belive is that someone was SO wowed by this that it merited an entire article about it.
 
2013-08-03 03:20:36 AM

dv-ous: C18H27NO3: Really?  People are taken in just because of a novelty label?

whocares.jpg

well, I mean, my corner liquor store has 30+ brands in the $8-$18 range, half of which weren't there last year, half of which won't be there next year, and all of which have an 80-something Wine Spectator score.

So, I can either buy the one I always buy, or try something else for the fun of it, knowing that it won't be degreaser.

If I'm feeling adventurous, the only distinguishing characteristic is the label.


Then you're not doing it right... I don't even drink wine, and I know that people try wines they've never heard of before because of the winery, the style, the ingredients, the awards it may have won, all kinds of stuff, but not the frigging label.

Sure, the label is supposed to catch your eye, but judging a wine based solely on the label is gonna have you drinking Thunderbird and Mad Dog 20/20 just as soon as they hire a new marketing firm.
 
2013-08-03 04:27:30 AM

Ensayia: Then I would put it down and move on. Wine is gross.


What? It's essentially the only form of alcohol that doesn't taste like it was fermented in a vat spiced with rags which were infused with the greases of a hobo's ass.

I'll never understand the beer lovers and the people that insist any sort of liquor can taste like anything other than reeking bum sweat or gasoline.
 
2013-08-03 04:33:57 AM

RealAmericanHero: Ensayia: Then I would put it down and move on. Wine is gross.

What? It's essentially the only form of alcohol that doesn't taste like it was fermented in a vat spiced with rags which were infused with the greases of a hobo's ass.

I'll never understand the beer lovers and the people that insist any sort of liquor can taste like anything other than reeking bum sweat or gasoline.


Pretty much all alcohol is gross for me. I drink socially, or have one of a very narrow range of beers on rare occasion
 
2013-08-03 04:35:20 AM

RealAmericanHero: Ensayia: Then I would put it down and move on. Wine is gross.

What? It's essentially the only form of alcohol that doesn't taste like it was fermented in a vat spiced with rags which were infused with the greases of a hobo's ass.

I'll never understand the beer lovers and the people that insist any sort of liquor can taste like anything other than reeking bum sweat or gasoline.


Don't feel bad; a lot of idiots have trouble understanding other people.
 
2013-08-03 04:37:57 AM
Mikey1969:
Sure, the label is supposed to catch your eye, but judging a wine based solely on the label is gonna have you drinking Thunderbird and Mad Dog 20/20 just as soon as they hire a new marketing firm.

LOLZ. Funee 'cause it's true!

I used to drink the bottle with the picture of a kangaroo on it, but the one with the footprint logo comes in more convenient sizes, so I drink that one now.
 
2013-08-03 04:50:39 AM

Cranky McOldfart: Don't feel bad; a lot of idiots have trouble understanding other people.


I realize you just tried to troll me, but I'm just confused. Total whiff. I'm like not even worth it. And it didn't work anyway. Gotta step up your game, bro.
 
2013-08-03 05:48:06 AM

E5bie: Mikey1969:
Sure, the label is supposed to catch your eye, but judging a wine based solely on the label is gonna have you drinking Thunderbird and Mad Dog 20/20 just as soon as they hire a new marketing firm.

LOLZ. Funee 'cause it's true!

I used to drink the bottle with the picture of a kangaroo on it, but the one with the footprint logo comes in more convenient sizes, so I drink that one now.


I won't argue that the packaging isn't important, but someone who chooses wine based solely on the pretty label could probably just buy the box and save a lot of money...

Protip: If you buy the boxed wine ever, ditch the box and carry around the bag, it makes it wonderfully portable for a night of fun...
 
2013-08-03 06:17:38 AM
Mikey1969
I won't argue that the packaging isn't important, but someone who chooses wine based solely on the pretty label could probably just buy the box and save a lot of money...

Protip: If you buy the boxed wine ever, ditch the box and carry around the bag, it makes it wonderfully portable for a night of fun...


But, hey - - some box labels are pretty nice too. I agree though, ditch the box if you're going to be out and about, the bag is easier to stash in a tote. Box (or bagged) wine is great, none of the inconvenience or spoilage or weight problems that come with bottles and corks

. .. . oh wait, Mikey1969 how does a dude from Salt Lake City know anything about booze ?!?! :P
 
2013-08-03 06:22:31 AM

RealAmericanHero: Cranky McOldfart: Don't feel bad; a lot of idiots have trouble understanding other people.

I realize you just tried to troll me, but I'm just confused. Total whiff. I'm like not even worth it. And it didn't work anyway. Gotta step up your game, bro.


Apparently it did work.
 
2013-08-03 06:47:51 AM
I've often purchased wines I haven't tried before based solely off how interesting the label looked.  Discovered some good wines that way....and some terrible ones.
 
2013-08-03 08:41:22 AM
Whenever I buy wine I only purchase the high quality stuff.
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2013-08-03 09:12:13 AM
I'm definetly seeing a mouth on the turbaned guy's forehead.
 
2013-08-03 09:38:39 AM

Fireproof: I'm definetly seeing a mouth on the turbaned guy's forehead.


Was it you-know-who?

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-08-03 10:08:30 AM
www.taverntrove.com

has been doing this for years.  It's a "chugger" bottle.  If you get one, you have to drink it with the label upright.
 
2013-08-03 10:20:45 AM

Mikey1969: Sugarbombs: Not done in 1 or 0.  Still looks like two noses.

Yep, not a good example of this illusion at all. The image in the Boobies is at least a better attempt, but still not great.

What I truly can't belive is that someone was SO wowed by this that it merited an entire article about it.


wine people are easy to impress
 
2013-08-03 10:22:17 AM
www.beercansrus.com
 
2013-08-03 10:29:34 AM

brandnewchair: cool.

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I always liked this version better:
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2013-08-03 10:51:36 AM

Mikey1969: Then you're not doing it right... I don't even drink wine, and I know that people try wines they've never heard of before because of the winery, the style, the ingredients, the awards it may have won, all kinds of stuff, but not the frigging label.


Apparently you've never been to a store with a good selection of wine, or at least never looked around one. Talking 100+ brands, which would put 30+ in the $8-18 range dv-ous mentioned. Really, you're going to expect someone to know that many brands offhand, half of which will be from Europe, Australia, or South America, while new brands are coming and going every few weeks? Do your friends want validation from experts before they'll even touch it?

Wine is hardly special, once you're familiar it can be just as much an impulse buy item as anything else in the store. I've found great stuff cheap with random buys.

Sure, the label is supposed to catch your eye, but judging a wine based solely on the label is gonna have you drinking Thunderbird and Mad Dog 20/20 just as soon as they hire a new marketing firm.

Don't forget that he's also partly judging it on price. MD20/20 isn't exactly $8-18 a fifth.
 
2013-08-03 10:52:01 AM

aaronius: That's ok, wine only turns into alcohol if you let it sit.


Sure, but would it kill you to let some vodka go bad?
 
2013-08-03 01:06:59 PM

foxyshadis: Mikey1969: Then you're not doing it right... I don't even drink wine, and I know that people try wines they've never heard of before because of the winery, the style, the ingredients, the awards it may have won, all kinds of stuff, but not the frigging label.

Apparently you've never been to a store with a good selection of wine, or at least never looked around one. Talking 100+ brands, which would put 30+ in the $8-18 range dv-ous mentioned. Really, you're going to expect someone to know that many brands offhand, half of which will be from Europe, Australia, or South America, while new brands are coming and going every few weeks? Do your friends want validation from experts before they'll even touch it?

Wine is hardly special, once you're familiar it can be just as much an impulse buy item as anything else in the store. I've found great stuff cheap with random buys.

Sure, the label is supposed to catch your eye, but judging a wine based solely on the label is gonna have you drinking Thunderbird and Mad Dog 20/20 just as soon as they hire a new marketing firm.

Don't forget that he's also partly judging it on price. MD20/20 isn't exactly $8-18 a fifth.


It's why I mentioned looking at the vineyard, the style, the ingredients and the awards, if they're posted. It was all right there in pixel format in my original post. Nobody I've know that drinks any kind of alcohol has ever said to me "Wow, look at that label, that must be the nest tasting stuff in the place.". The label might catch your eye, but it really shouldn't be the whole selling point.
 
2013-08-03 01:53:53 PM

brandnewchair: cool.

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This. And Double Trouble is infinitely better than some feted rotten grape juice.
 
2013-08-03 03:43:41 PM

foxyshadis: Mikey1969: Then you're not doing it right... I don't even drink wine, and I know that people try wines they've never heard of before because of the winery, the style, the ingredients, the awards it may have won, all kinds of stuff, but not the frigging label.

Apparently you've never been to a store with a good selection of wine, or at least never looked around one. Talking 100+ brands, which would put 30+ in the $8-18 range dv-ous mentioned. Really, you're going to expect someone to know that many brands offhand, half of which will be from Europe, Australia, or South America, while new brands are coming and going every few weeks? Do your friends want validation from experts before they'll even touch it?

Wine is hardly special, once you're familiar it can be just as much an impulse buy item as anything else in the store. I've found great stuff cheap with random buys.

Sure, the label is supposed to catch your eye, but judging a wine based solely on the label is gonna have you drinking Thunderbird and Mad Dog 20/20 just as soon as they hire a new marketing firm.

Don't forget that he's also partly judging it on price. MD20/20 isn't exactly $8-18 a fifth.


I'm assuming you're American with private liquor stores, but in Ontario, I don't think I've ever been to an LCBO with LESS than 100 brands. Helps my girlfriend, I just go for the beer.
 
2013-08-03 05:06:25 PM

Cagey B: Most people don't have noses or mustaches on their forehead.


Weasel word
 
2013-08-03 05:22:02 PM
 
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