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#1 Death Star

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 05:27 PM

This thread is the place to discuss Ernest Gallo.

#2 Four Donkeys of the Apocolypse

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 08:16 AM

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

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 02:38 AM

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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Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:35 PM

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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Posted 04 January 2005 - 03:27 PM

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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Posted 02 February 2005 - 05:31 PM

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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Posted 20 April 2005 - 09:52 PM

I assume red whine can only keep u alive so long

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:18 PM

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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Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:11 PM

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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Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:48 AM

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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Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:12 AM

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"................
It is surely better to be pissed off than pissed on

#12 Anubis the Jackal

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:40 AM

Merely researching the world of fortified wine...
Mmm Buckfast.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 04:12 PM

Kentucky Bourbon all the way!

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 11:58 PM

This from www.bumwine.com


Absolute class, thank you.



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Posted 27 November 2005 - 07:35 PM

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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Posted 27 November 2005 - 07:51 PM

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

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 05:58 AM

Still, that's four years ago...

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 12:04 PM

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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Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:25 PM

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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Posted 18 March 2006 - 07:43 PM

Happy 97th birthday to Ernest Gallo today!
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