It appears that Seattle and San Francisco still do carry Thunderbird Wine. In the Northeast it is incredibly difficult to find, Thunderbird is available in the Buffalo New York area at a place ...
This is Thunderbird Wine. We make big, bold wines. Wines that are anything but fussy. And whose only ritual is pouring and enjoying. Our “hard work” is making great wine. Open a bottle and taste a few of the lessons we’ve learned along the way. We’ll never judge. We’ll simply pour a round and raise a glass.
Greenwood Lake Wines sells it. Paul Masson wines had a slogan "We sell no wine before its time." With Thunderbird, the minute they put a cork on that sucker, it's time.
One of the most popular with Wine-Searcher users compared with other wines from California. A diverse array of wines are made by this producer including those from grapes Barbera, Vermouth, Rare Rose Blend, Merlot, Champagne Blend, Pinot Noir, Rare Red Blend, Syrah, and Chardonnay.
In 2014, Thunderbird still lingers on—you can buy it online if you don’t wish to venture into the kinds of places it’s sold over the counter—but the Thunderbird of today is not the same as the original. Julio Gallo long ago admitted in a deposition that Thunderbird, originally made from white grapes, is now made with pear or apple juice.
Thunderbird 17.5% alc. by vol. As pictured to the left, look for the pigeon feces and you'll find this old bird. As soon as you taste this swill, it will be obvious that its makers cut every corner possible in its production to make it cheap.
But the cultured call it "fortified wine", that ultra-sweet, high-octane "grape wine with citrus spirits" that gets a, um, bum rap because it's high on alcohol and low on price (though, averaging $5 a bottle, MD 20/20 is out-pricing the Three Buck Chuck).
But fortified wine, or medicinal wine tonic—containing about 20 percent alcohol, which made it more like a distilled spirit than regular wine—was still available and became America's number one wine. Thunderbird and Wild Irish Rose, to name two examples, are fortified wines.
4. Thunderbird . What it is: "The American Classic", Commie! Also, "Citrus wine with natural flavors and caramel color… vinted and bottled in Modesto". Commie. ABV: 17.5% Taste-test: Apparently ...
That was the Thunderbird jingle 30 years ago in its glory days, when cheap wine was chugged from bottles in brown paper bags and immortalized in blues songs written on jailhouse walls.