My new favorite wine is wienerful!

I have a new favorite wine — the most wienerful wine in the world! Alas, from what I can tell, it’s not available in making its way throughout the Northeast and, soonish (2011/12) across the United States. I’m counting on my readers to investigate and report back.

I spotted the French wine Longue-Dog Grenache Syrah while checking out wines in the Netherlands, at the Super de Boer, a basic Dutch supermarket chain (just bought by Jumbo, FYI). I screamed, in that way that I do when I see something so wienerfully wonderful.

Here are the things I love about Longue-Dog. First, the dachshund, duh. Its image is not only stretched across the front of the label but continues around the back. Snazzy. There’s also a cute little wiener head on the neck label.

Longue-Dog Grenache Syrah, the most wienerful wine in the world

The name, too, is fun. It’s a play on words — for the Languedoc region of France. Languedoc, in the south, supplies a third of the country’s grapes and is France’s largest wine region — though its least known. I assume (but don’t know) that Longue-Dog comes from Languedoc grapes. Apparently the region is trying to become more known by consumers.

I have a brilliant idea. Start selling Longue-Dog in the United States. That would bring tail wags all around!

The bottle label has a tail-wagging part two

According to the small print on the back of the label, Longue-Dog is made by Boutinot, a wine producer and distributor based in the UK and started by Frenchman Paul Boutinot. I emailed Boutinot’s customer service address, but didn’t hear a bark back. (UPDATE Jan 22, 2010: Heard from Boutinot today. They’re “nearing” a launch in US. Yee-haw! )

Can anyone help, s’il vous plait?

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18 Responses to “My new favorite wine is wienerful!”

  1. Wessel Says:

    I just read that the label won Gold in the UK 2009 Roses Design Awards on October 23rd.
    http://www.thedrum.co.uk/events/61-roses-design-awards-2009/categories/

    Illustrators of the wiener dog are Ron and Joe. Here’s what they have to say on their blog
    http://www.ronandjoe.com/blog/?p=310
    http://www.ronandjoe.com/blog/?p=521

    Ron and Joe also had a part in the illustration for Boutinot’s Chat-en-Oeuf wine bottle label.
    http://www.ronandjoe.com/custom/customer_retail/chat.html

  2. Ryan O'Connell Says:

    Nice name. I’ll have to check this out.

  3. Whales and Wiener Dogs » Today’s Dachshund (12/17/09) - Wiener Dog Inspired Wine From The South Of France Says:

    [...] to travel bloggers Diane and Wessel, Lougue-Dog is a play on word as the wine is from the Languedoc region of [...]

  4. Scooter Says:

    I dont’ know where you are in the US, but I live in Vancouver, BC, and I can tell you this wine is available here, and agree.. it is amazing, for the price. It is my new house wine ($CA 12.99)

    So, if you’re ever up this way…. pick some up! as well as some of our amazing BC wines! Tell you what! I’ll play tour guide, you foot the wine bill.. how’s that?

  5. didaniel Says:

    Just learned of this other wienerful wine. Not quite as stylish, but nonetheless wienerful!

    http://www.grandwinecellar.com/vsku1480376.html?utm_source=Google%20Products&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=EUGENIO%20COLLAVINI%20PINOT%20GRIGIO%20COLLIO%20VILLA%20CANLUNGO%202007

  6. Simon Says:

    Hi Didaniel

    Glad the ‘Longue-Dog’ appealed to you and hope you are able to get your paws on some very soon. It’s alway nice to see our work being appreciated.

    Debbie and Simon @ dare! (the designers)

  7. Eleanor Says:

    Any luck finding Longue-Dog in US yet?

    • didaniel Says:

      Hi Eleanor. I heard from a company rep and they’re supposed to start selling it this spring! I even tried to pave the way for some fund-raisers with dachshund rescue groups. Not sure what’s happened with that. I’ll update the blog post when it’s available, assuming someone lets me know. Can’t wait!

  8. AdventureJess Says:

    I haver a weiner dog blog and organize a the Adventureweiner Club of Seattle. I would love to get ahold a bottle or two of this wine to give away as a prize. Sad to hear it is not available in the US though….although we are not too far from Vancouver BC :)

    • didaniel Says:

      GOOD NEWS! It is NOW available in MANY states. Call your local wine store and if they don’t know, make your way to the city’s biggest distributor! Must update blog now!

  9. B.Stepford Says:

    This wine label was the inspiration for our kennel name, we had no idea what to register our new puppies under and that name just sung to us. The wine is absolutely amazing, couldn’t recommend it enough.

  10. Patricia Eastwood Says:

    Hello, I am in Toronto, Canada. My daughter gave me a bottle as a gift at Christmas. It was wonderful! Interesting and flavourful. So, it is here in Ontario in 2012/2013. Apparently, this was the last bottle on the shelf!
    Happy New Year!

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