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My Head Hurts..That Night Train's A Mean Wine


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#1 SP2153

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 03:09 AM

I did a quick search before posting this but couldn't find it discussed before.. so...

Did a bit of searching on the interweb and found some more info about this notorious fortified wine "Night Train Express" that causes Jakes head to hurt..

Here's Jake in the movie with the empty bottle (I've lightened the image - also note it came in a green bottle)

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Here's a full bottle... (clear glass)

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And another (different shape)

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More info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Train_%28wine%29

And here:

http://www.bumwine.com/nighttrain.html

I must admit I've never drank this "wine"
....however I did make my own head hurt quite a bit in my youth with a similar fortified wine called "THUNDERBIRD" which was made by the same company (E & J Gallo Winery) that made Night Train Express.


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Posted 22 November 2006 - 05:48 AM

You learn something new every day on this site!!
Nice find Rob,cheers!!

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 11:28 AM

That must be one crazy wine. I'm not old enough to drink yet, but once I hit the age I guess i'll try it!

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:02 PM

That must be one crazy wine. I'm not old enough to drink yet, but once I hit the age I guess i'll try it!


I'm with you there Mike!! Maybe we'll have a sip of it together at Thanksgiving in a few years.
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:23 PM

If anyoneps coming to this country, bring me some! I`m old enough to drink (18`s the age here) but I guess it`s too expensive if imported...
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:40 PM

I'm with you there Mike!! Maybe we'll have a sip of it together at Thanksgiving in a few years.


Most definately! Can't wait:D

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 03:33 AM

I spent a good 20 minutes researching this particular wine a couple of months ago, luckily someone had posted that Wikipedia page :)
I think I was trying to find a photo of what the label looks like, but I wasn't sure if it matched what was in the movie because it's hard to see.
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#8 jolietpaul106

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:43 AM

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Here is is but in the green bottle.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 02:11 PM

....however I did make my own head hurt quite a bit in my youth with a similar fortified wine called "THUNDERBIRD" which was made by the same company


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Here's that Thunderbird you refered to.
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Posted 06 December 2006 - 08:13 PM

Cool. In a script I have, Jake says ...

"My head hurts. That Turner's Old Sailor is a mean wine."

I've never heard of any of them.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 09:53 PM

Unfortunately I have had "Thunderbird", "Night Train", and another cheap ass wine called "Ripple". Trust me they are nasty unless you want a cheap drunk (if you are old enough) I DO NOT recommend them.http://www.bluesbrotherscentral.com/forum2/public/style_emoticons/default/icon_cool.gif
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#12 SP2153

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 11:57 AM

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Here's that Thunderbird you refered to.


Nice one joiletpaul106!!

That brings back a few painful memories!!

Also I think you could buy Thunderbird in two different coloured labels - one red and blue.

I've a feeling one was stronger then the other but brain cells have long gone to remember that sort of detail!
(probably due to drinking the stronger one...:BB: )

Just say "No" kids!!


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Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:33 PM

You guys forgot about Wild Irish Rose...which also makes your head hurt, especially if you don't eat something first! Anyway, if anybody wants to know, Night Train, Thunderbird, and Wild Irish Rose is still sold in my neighborhood. I drank these back in the early 70's, and on occasion, I still drink them after a hard day at work. I haven't seen a bottle of Ripple in years, and I don't even know if they still sell it.

You think Fred Sanford would know? lol
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Posted 15 December 2006 - 02:38 PM

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There's the Green Apple flavored Wild Irish Rose.

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Ther's the regular Wild Irish Rose.

Here's some other cheap wines like these:

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This one is called MD 20/20

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This one is Cisco otherwise known as 'liquid crack'
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Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:43 PM

"bumwine.com" ... LOL. Great pics, jolietpaul. I was thinking, that's the most homeless friendly city in the world, leaving full bottles of rot-gut on the sidewalks.:P

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 10:36 AM

Now there's something I never knew! Green Apple Flavored Wine! Cisco is the watered-down version of lighter fluid or kerosene! :twisted:
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:36 PM

So I was stumbling through the internet recently and somehow came across the wine, "Night Train." Of course I immediately thought of Jake's comments while exiting the Bluesmobile. I just assumed they made up the wine name to prevent product placement issues.

There is even an article on Wikipedia about the wine. Has anyone out there tried it? Is it in fact, "mean?"

Wikipedia article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Train_Express
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 12:48 AM

Ah, Night Train, a cross between grape juice and gasoline.
It's like 78 proof and will hurt ya.
In order to make a high potency wine (alcohol) you need lots of sugar and concord grapes. Night Train fits the bill nicely.

Bottom line:
It's a cheap drunk. Favored by winos & other 'common sewers' everywhere 2 to 1!

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 07:13 AM

I think there's a thread about this topic lurking around somewhere,don't ask me where though!!

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 12:00 PM

Merged. The thread showed up in the Similar Threads list at the bottom of the page.




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