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Ernest Gallo

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Have you ever worked in the wine business. Gallo is to selling wine as a goodfella is to a nice game of dice, for the Gallos' it is all about dominating the business. Ever wondered why you might look at a grocery store wine display and wonder why two complete shelves are Gallo? The Art of Domination!!!!!

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Personally, I would of preferred:

 

Gallo is to selling wine as a goodfella is to a nice american-style pizza.

 

But I don't want to pour over this one for much longer. Anyone for a nice glass of grenache?

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I understand that drinking a little red every day prolongs ones lifespan. Could this be the proof? Is Ernest on the list a little too early?

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no not the wine, he has the best cardiologist taking care of him, Kanu Chatterjee

at UCSF medical center, he donated millions to their cardiology center, hence it's named after him. I worked there. :)

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I assume red whine can only keep u alive so long

 

Scream and Cheers

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I understand that drinking a little red every day prolongs ones lifespan.  Could this be the proof?  Is Ernest on the list a little too early?

i can agree with one of the guests "Red Whine" makes one only live so long :(

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Interestingly, the Gallo company are also responsible for the legendary rot-gut Thunderbird Wine.

 

This from www.bumwine.com

 

"The history of Thunderbird is as interesting as the drunken effects the one experiences from the wine. When Prohibition ended, Ernest Gallo and his brothers Julio and Joe wanted to corner the young wine market. Earnest wanted the company to become "the Campbell Soup company of the wine industry" so he started selling Thunderbird in the ghettos around the country. Their radio adds featured a song that sang, "What's the word? / Thunderbird / How's it sold? / Good and cold / What's the jive? / Bird's alive / What's the price? / Thirty twice." It is said that Ernest once drove through a tough, inner city neighborhood and pulled over when he saw a bum. When Gallo rolled down his window and called out, "What's the word?" the immediate answer from the bum was, "Thunderbird."

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Interestingly, the Gallo company are also responsible for the legendary rot-gut Thunderbird Wine.

 

This from www.bumwine.com

Fabulous website, where did you find it? Have you nothing better to do? :lol:

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Interestingly, the Gallo company are also responsible for the legendary rot-gut Thunderbird Wine.

 

This from www.bumwine.com

Fabulous website, where did you find it? Have you nothing better to do? :lol:

My guess is "no"................

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Merely researching the world of fortified wine...

Mmm Buckfast.

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This from www.bumwine.com

 

Absolute class, thank you.

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Ernie's daddy murdered his mommy and then killed himself.

 

Ernie is a bit of a bastard, his lawsuits against little people are a disgrace.

 

Time to die Ernie, you greedy old vintner.

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Healthy bugger though, no doubt to the aforementioned cardiologist and the red wine:

 

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From 2002, and on the right.

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Not California wines please....yeeeeech....no taste and dumbed down for an undecerning market, but unfortunately like McDonalds travels well.

 

all wine is ghood as long as it does its job of soothing the nerves.

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all wine is ghood as long as it does its job of soothing the nerves.

 

 

You must have lots of nerves, BB.

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Happy 97th birthday to Ernest Gallo today!

 

 

Happy 97th Ernie, your wine may be overpriced piss, but what the hell.

 

I'll stick to the cheap stuff that doesn't spend a fortune on marketing its brand.

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I just noticed that Wikipedia listed him as dead here.

 

Which one of you sly DLers slipped that in there to try and catch iain? :D

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I just noticed that Wikipedia listed him as dead here.

 

Which one of you sly DLers slipped that in there to try and catch iain? :D

 

 

Sorry, that was me couldn't help myself.

 

I blame the drink, shame iain isn't about.

 

I'm surprised Ernie hasn't got a Wiki page, but the Wiki is full of holes.

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