A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 06, 2017
“Can I think of any red wine puns? You bet Shiraz I can”

Shiraz wine is often mentioned in the pun “You bet Shiraz!” ("You bet your ass!") that has been cited in print since at least the 1990s. The pun has been printed on many images.

“You Bet Shiraz” was used as a wine name in 2004. “Wine Sign Saying ‘Do I Want a Glass of Wine, You Bet Shiraz’” was posted on Twitter on November 10, 2016. “Can I think of any red wine puns? You bet Shiraz I can” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on September 6, 2017.


Wikipedia: Shiraz wine
Shiraz refers to two types of wine, sometimes incorrectly considered the same. In the modern world, it is a style of Syrah. Historically the name refers to the wine produced around the city of Shiraz in Iran, known by the 9th century for producing the finest wine from the Near East. Modern-world Shiraz wine is best known as produced in Australia and South Africa, but it also refers to a style of Syrah produced in some other countries. It is well known for its strength, slightly sweet taste and being full bodied, rich and high in alcohol. The modern Shiraz grape has been shown as identical to Syrah and originating in southeast France, with no connection to Iran.

Australian Shiraz typically, has blackberry, plum and pepper flavours and there are often additional notes of licorice, bitter chocolate and mocha. But after bottle ageing secondary flavours such as leather and truffle can also appear.

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Arabic horror tale
SisChris
12/21/99
I shouted to Tiddy, “Kuwait!
You running is one thing I hate!
Would *I* bite your jazz?
(Yes, you bet Shiraz!)
But Khanu run far from your fate?”

1 September 2004, Las Vegas (NV) Review-Journal, “Wine of the Week: Australian wine has clever name” by Gil Lempert-Schwarz, pg. 5E:
This wine has an obvious double pun, especially for Las Vegas. When pronounced in any English accent, You Bet Shiraz could easily be the exclamation one is tempted to blurt out upon tasting this delicious offering from south Australia.

You Bet Shiraz just won a gold medal at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition. Earlier this year, at the charity auction for UNLVino, the giant local wine tasting, one case of You Bet Shiraz went for $450.

Twitter
lauriebreaker‏
@lauriebreaker
YOU BET SHIRAZ YOU CAN! <<< my Wines prof's fav joke. hahhaha.
7:31 AM - 7 Dec 2009

Twitter
Madison Levine‏
@WinoBeeroFoodo
My You Bet Shiraz t- shirt came in the mail! With a bottle of wine! Psyched for the tasting tonig… http://dailybooth.com/u/9hajj
5:28 PM - 18 May 2011

Twitter
Jordan Kostelac‏
@4fox_ache
Do I like cheap wine? You bet Shiraz I do.
7:35 AM - 20 Apr 2012

Twitter
David Williams‏
@DaveWill11
You bet Shiraz I’ll have some red wine!
6:55 PM - 5 Mar 2013

Twitter
Lee Thacker‏
@FubsyShabaroon
Do I like wine? You bet Shiraz.
10:42 AM - 29 Jun 2013

Twitter
Central Market‏
@CentralMarket
When asked if you like Australian reds, do you say, “You bet Shiraz I do”? #reallyintofood & #Wine
7:16 PM - 11 Jul 2013

Twitter
Grow & Co.‏
@growandcompany
Wine Sign Saying ‘Do I Want a Glass of Wine, You Bet Shiraz I by GrowandCompany http://etsy.me/2fFLE7G via @Etsy
11:55 AM - 10 Nov 2016

Reddit—Jokes
Can I think of any red wine puns?
submitted September 6, 2017 by olivepancake
You bet Shiraz I can.

(Trademark)
Word Mark YOU BET SHIRAZ
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Aprons; Hats; T-shirts; Vests
(ABANDONED) IC 033. US 047 049. G & S: Wine
(ABANDONED) IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Arranging and conducting special events for social entertainment purposes; Entertainment services, namely, wine tastings
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85452148
Filing Date October 20, 2011
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition April 3, 2012
Owner (APPLICANT) Peter Lehmann Wines Limited COMPANY AUSTRALIA Off Para Road Tanunda SA 5352 AUSTRALIA
Attorney of Record Caroline H. Mead
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date July 1, 2013

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, September 06, 2017 • Permalink