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posted by Amy at 1:17 PM
Then there's the Smoking Loon line of wines, the label of which features a loon with a cigar in it's bill and a great little poem on the back. I've not been able to find a decent image of the label online. I thought I blogged about this wine a while back, but I can't find it, so apparently I didn't.I've also tried organic pancakes and maple syrup from Great River Milling (online at http://www.greatrivermilling.com), whole labels feature a neat outline of a Great Blue Heron.I also have a can of New England Clam Chowder manufactured by the Olde Cape Cod Foods that has a label featuring shorebirds on a coastal mudflat.There are lots of neat products and labels out there waiting to be discovered.
I used to be a big fan of Red-tail Ale, soley because it had a red-tailed hawk on the label.
I am a big consumer of Smoking Loon wine! Its cheap and drinkable, both qualities I like in wine. :-) The first time I found this wine the label resembled a duck stamp, with the loon with cigar. Now its more stylised. The best part of the packaging, though, is the cork. Its printed in a spiral, whoo whoo whoo whoo cough whoo whoo whoo. I laugh everytime I see it!
Cool! Thanks for the comments! Now that you mention it, I've seen the Smoking Loon wines but not the other products. Wondering if they're regional items that aren't distributed in SoCal.Might be fun to turn this into a scavenger hunt.
An online scavenger hunt for everday products with bird names or labels--that would be great fun! Oh yeah, how could I have forgotten the Oral-B Hummingbird?
there was a Cafe Sparrow in Aptos, CA but I never got a chance to eat there... Maybe I'll try it next time I'm up in the area. Agreed on the Red-tail Ale and Smoking Loon. Mendocino Brewing Co. (makers of red-tail ale) also have Black Hawk Stout, Peregrine Golden Ale and Blue Heron Pale Ale, all delicious =)
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