What’s the Word? Thunderbird!

What’s the Word? Thunderbird!

For about 14 years I have collected bottles of Thunderbird wine, friends and loved ones never quite understood why, especially after the rare opportunity to sample it. It was a joke that I seemed to share alone.

Goofing around on the net, I found the website Bumwine which seems to be a kindred spirit.

Bumwine gives an interesting history on T-Bird (it’s by Gallo!) as well as Night Train and “Mad Dog” 20/20.

The site also ranks taste (T Bird ranks as the worst), warmth and it’s ability to eff your s*it up (T Bird came in second).

The only thing the site is missing is the Canadian Equivilant, Baby Duck, which tastes like grape soda and Alcool.

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • MegoSteve on May 22, 2006

    Thunderbird and Hai Karate. There’s an evening for you!

  • megomuseum on June 16, 2006

    It’s interchangable as to what you can drink!

  • Jay Amabile on September 5, 2007

    So that’s where Guns N Roses came up with their song Nighttrain! I knew it was about liquor but I’ve never actually seen the bottle before.

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