Bum Wine Of The Week - Thunderbird Wine 13.5%

It's a Bumming with Bobcat cerebration as we ring in year six of BumWineBob.Com! What better way to spend this glorious day than with another variation of one of our favorite bum wine classics as the bWb Bum Wine Of The Week!

Everyone knows the classic red label 17.5% Thunderbird Wine. Since day one at bumwinebob.com it has always been a featured player as one of the top 5 original bum wines, but the blue label 13.5% Thunderbird Wine has always been a mystery. In all my years of searching I was never able to find it in my travels. People had talked about it overseas and in different regions of the United States, but I never saw it in person until last month. On a whim I stopped in one of the liquor stores that used to stock Thunderbird and Night Train before both were discontinued, and what do I see sitting on the shelf fully stocked? That's right, blue label Thunderbird Wine.

Upon first glance the blue label looks very similar to the red label dirty bird, but the one big difference other than the alcohol content is that the blue label Thunderbird is classified as a "grape wine with natural flavors & caramel colors" while the red label is a "citrus wine with flavors & caramel color." Does that make much of a difference? We will find out!

As a special anniversary treat to myself, I decided to crack open bottles of both varieties of the dirty bird on this weeks edition of Bumming with Bobcat for a taste test. Give it a listen to hear my thoughts on both fine wines!

Was there much of a difference between a grape wine and citrus wine? You could certainly taste a difference between the two, but overall the 13.5% blue label had a smoother flavor while not as strong, most likely due to it's lower alcohol percentage. The 13.5% Thunderbird also has somewhat of a sweeter taste which would put it more on the level of an MD 20/20.

Now the real test is the THUNDER DEW taste test! As you all know, Thunder Dew is the premier bum wine concoction that is always a crowd favorite, so it was only natural to mix up some with the blue label Thunderbird Wine. Results? Delicious! The blue label Thunder Dew goes down without even a hind of bum wine, which is good, but also dangerous to the unsuspecting consumer.

"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.” - Thunderbird Wine 13.5% 750ML 2013

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What's the word? It's a celebration on this weeks edition of Bumming with Bobcat! Six years of BumWineBob.Com and we are partying it up with the dirty bird! Thunderbird Wine 13.5% and 17.5% comparison, current MD 20/20 GOLD status, XFL thoughts, bWbWrestling.Com updates, and MORE! Hit that play button below and check it out! Cheers!

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