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What is the WORST wine you've ever tasted?

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Ew. You are all officially grossing me out. Although ... I have to say that box wine has been the least of my experiences. Mostly, it's been home winemaker efforts. I've had the craps, the runs, cramps, explosive vomiting, and hallucinations from 'tasting' the next American Idol Winemaker efforts.

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ScoopKW   

Arbor Mist anything.

Tastes like someone pureed an air freshener and added it (and a cup of sugar) to the wine.

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Darienne   

You didn't specify 'commercial'. My late F-i-L made his own wine...mostly terrible...but the worst of all was celery.

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rod rock   

Yukk i remember of some wine packed in tetra pack. That is something so awful that i didn't want to remember the brand...

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Alex   

Ew. You are all officially grossing me out. Although ... I have to say that box wine has been the least of my experiences. Mostly, it's been home winemaker efforts. I've had the craps, the runs, cramps, explosive vomiting, and hallucinations from 'tasting' the next American Idol Winemaker efforts.

The first four I can understand and certainly would want to avoid, but hallucinations? Think maybe some ergot found its way into the wine? (Not sure how it'd do that, since it infects only grasses and some grains, iirc, but given the first four symptoms, who knows?)

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MOST Lebanese wine is quite good.

I didn't mean to smear all Lebanese wine - I'm sure there are many good ones. It's just that the one we did have was SO bad that I remember it even years later.

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Ew. You are all officially grossing me out. Although ... I have to say that box wine has been the least of my experiences. Mostly, it's been home winemaker efforts. I've had the craps, the runs, cramps, explosive vomiting, and hallucinations from 'tasting' the next American Idol Winemaker efforts.

The first four I can understand and certainly would want to avoid, but hallucinations? Think maybe some ergot found its way into the wine? (Not sure how it'd do that, since it infects only grasses and some grains, iirc, but given the first four symptoms, who knows?)

All right, all right, I was exaggerating. :raz:

Although, an overabundance of copper sulfate can induce hallucinations. I've just never really known if it was the copper or the alchohol.

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jorach   

I was visiting my dad on Thanksgiving. He's not much of an alcohol drinker, when it comes to wine he'll have a small glass of white zinfandel on a holiday. I offered to pick up some wine for dinner and was told that someone already was bringing wine. Perfect.The dinner guests arrived and the person responsible for wine brought her favorite: Thunderbird.

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To quote BumWine.com:

Thuderbird is Vinted and bottled by E&J Gallo Winery, in in Modesto, CA. Disguised like Night Train, the label says that it is made by "Thunderbird, Ltd." If your taste buds are shot, and you need to get trashed with a quickness, then "T-bird" is the drink for you. Or, if you like to smell your hand after pumping gas, look no further than Thunderbird. As you drink on, the bird soars higher while you sink lower. The undisputed leader of the five in foulness of flavor, we highly discourage driking this ghastly mixture of unknown chemicals unless you really are a bum.

Edited by jorach (log)

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LindaK   

I was visiting my dad on Thanksgiving. He's not much of an alcohol drinker, when it comes to wine he'll have a small glass of white zinfandel on a holiday. I offered to pick up some wine for dinner and was told that someone already was bringing wine. Perfect.The dinner guests arrived and the person responsible for wine brought her favorite: Thunderbird.

Wow, I've always thought that Thunderbird was an urban legend. Nothing I can mention can compete with that.

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ScoopKW   

OK. Let's see how many professional winos are in the house. (No Googling allowed.)

1) What's the word?

2) How's it sold?

3) What's the jive?

4) What's the price?

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gfweb   
OK. Let's see how many professional winos are in the house. (No Googling allowed.)

1) What's the word?

2) How's it sold?

3) What's the jive?

4) What's the price?

Thunderbird

Good and cold

I forget

Thirty twice

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30% of NY state wines are crap on purpose an another 30% are crap by lack of skill.

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rotuts   

I remember the B&W TV :huh: ads for T-Bird in the '50s ! never got to try it thou ...

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Normally I stay away from drinking wine in a club because of how awful and cheap it normally tastes, but one time I did buy some because it was the cheapest thing on the menu and it was soooo disgusting. I actually gipped every time I sipped it and it took me ages to swallow it. I didn't want to throw it away because I couldn't afford a different drink :laugh:

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No question.....a vile concoction sold at convenience stores everywhere known simply as 'Thunderbird'. An acquaintance brought some by the house once. As he began to unscrew the top, my cat arched her back and hissed. Dark clouds began to gather outside, and an evil presence prevailed. When he uncapped the bottle, the cat took off, and all the houseplants died...even the plastic ones. A smell similar to a mummy's tomb permeated the atmosphere, and there was a wisp of greenish smoke coming out of the bottle. I didn't know if we were supposed to drink it, or make three wishes.

After just one sip, my taste-buds were completely unconscious, and I was sure I had just been embalmed while still alive. As soon as I could move again, we buried the bottle in the back yard, deep. To this day, there is a spot in the yard where nothing grows, not even weeds.....

Bon apetit :smile:

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My mother would like me to add something called 50/50 that was available for something like 69 cents a bottle, in Ontario in the 60s and 70s. She says that it was always "best" (although that's totally a relative term) to look for darker coloured liquid in the bottles, as it was slightly less noxious that way. I understand it to have been the dregs from the kegs of Baby Duck and Blue Nun, mixed at about 50% each.

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OK. Let's see how many professional winos are in the house. (No Googling allowed.)

1) What's the word?

2) How's it sold?

3) What's the jive?

4) What's the price?

OMG, totally missed this the first time 'round.

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.

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merstar   

Farallon Pinot Noir - Horrible -The finish was so acidic, it actually burned my throat.

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radtek   

I'm hoping it isn't this Trader Joe's Charles Shaw Blend Cab Sav that I bought for $2.99 today. :blush: I'll find out while watching the "Layover."

Worst experience was in boarding school. It was Riunite. It was Red. I woke up on the floor under someone's bed.

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I'm hoping it isn't this Trader Joe's Charles Shaw Blend Cab Sav that I bought for $2.99 today. :blush: I'll find out while watching the "Layover."

Worst experience was in boarding school. It was Riunite. It was Red. I woke up on the floor under someone's bed.

Better than waking up on the floor under someone!

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Worst wine was when one of our engineers insisted on ordering the wine at a meal in Philadelphia.

He ordered Blue Nun.

We made him drink all of it!

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liuzhou   

I have no desire to revisit the experience, but without a shadow of doubt this was the worst I have come across. And in China that is saying lot,

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