Ain’t felt this good for an hour

I can understand the lure for a band to lend its name to a product. I do think that bands should select merchandise that match their image and core audience. If I told you that Motörhead had given their name to alcohol, you might agree that was a natural choice; after all their No Sleep Till Hammersmith album bears the following dedication:

Thanks to Smirnoff and Carlsberg without whom lots of this would have been coherent.

So from the wide choice of booze available, what is it that bears the band’s name? Vodka, beer; both would be good guesses. Both would be incorrect guesses. No, you can buy Motörhead Shiraz. The wine is described on the website thus:

The wine has a very fruity aroma with flavours of vanilla, blackberries, plums, eucalyptus and liquorice. It is full-bodied with soft rounded tannins and packs a real punch.
Enjoy Motörhead Shiraz with dishes like grilled lamb chops with garlic and rosemary. Also goes well with other lamb or beef dishes, as well as pasta and flavoursome cheeses. Serve a little below room temperature, around 16 – 18°C.

For grilled lamb with garlic and rosemary is just the food with which Lemmy and the band are so clearly associated. You can also buy these fine glasses with which to drink the wine, for one cannot imagine that Motörhead would ever swig from the bottle


Tell me that the following video does not make you think of enjoying those finely balanced flavours:

Published in: on 16 March, 2012 at 6:17  Leave a Comment  

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