Anyone Recall a B-N-B Wine, Matilda Bay?


I never had Matilda Bay, but I think I remember mention of it many years ago. I finally found a thread about old wine coolers on Google. There was one entry about Matilda Bay.
"But, when it comes to 80's wine coolers, there's really only two words - Matilda Bay. It was put out by Miller, there was a yellow label and a purple label. Each label was a different flavor, but I don't remember; I think one might have been 'tropical' or something like that. It went down much easier than the fruit/berry flavors."
Also Matilda Bay is a brewery in Australia that makes several beers that seem to have a considerable following.
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Thanks. Obviously, I need to get a copy of Boolean for Dummies, as I turned up no mention of this wine. Though it was a b-n-b wine, it predated the wine- cooler craze, at least in the US. For its retail run, or my purchases of it, it was only a b-n-b, but could have been reformulated into a cooler later in its lifespan. As I recall it, the body was not sufficient to add any fizzy water, but they could have held the "fruit juice" spigot open a bit longer, and maybe added a crushed gardenia, or two to keep the "floral" aspect. Hm-m- m, I wish I had bothered to read the fine print, as we had several boxes over the years. Maybe a wine-like product from the OZ brewery?
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I ran into several other references to Matilda Bay. I will just post some random quotes from them below:
"Oh yeah! I also remember Matilda Bay which you could get in a little box. We used to get this or the Sun Country 2-liter and fill up our 7-eleven cups. So sneaky.
AP Published: September 8, 1989 LEAD: The Miller Brewing Company said it would stop production of its Matilda Bay wine cooler in early November because of poor sales.
Matilda Bay Wine Coolers Remember when wine coolers were all the rage? These were supposedly Australian wine coolers with bizarre commercials. The characters had bad accents and did wacky things.
Some coolers, such as Matilda Bay, come in four-packs, a tactic that not only makes them look more like a soda, but also ensures that people will buy the product in quantity.
Matilda bay wine cooler mirror with palm trees. The mirror measures approximately 16 inches wide by 19 inches high, with a plastic frame.
Through college, my beverage of choice was wine coolers - Bartles and Jaymes (which now I believe is utterly undrinkable) and the favorite Matilda Bay (Australian accent: "Comes in a box, so it's easy to pour!" - I also have a neon signn with lovely rasta colors).
Well, the unopened case (of four one-gallon boxes) of Matilda Bay wine cooler I bought back in 1989 are still good. Does anybody remember OK Soda or Matilda Bay? Fond memories?
do you remember a wine cooler called Matilda Bay? you could buy it in bottles or in a little package that had a spout. they quit making it in the late 80's. it didn't taste like alcohol at all, and the girls would get pretty farked up on it pretty damn quick. if any of you guys remember this stuff, and miss the taste of a "matilda kiss", then try this stuff. it's stronger than matilda bay, but it tastes exactly like it.
You are bidding on a Matilda Bay wine cooler plastic lined bottle cap, from Miller Brewing Co, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This one is the rarest variation of Matilda Bay.
matilda bay wine coolers, noncarbonated so you can chug 'em faster unfortunately they've been out of business since the early 90s, so i make do with strawberry-kiwi-everclear daquiris."
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WOW, the mother lode! I'm guessing that our market, New Orleans, got the b-n-b version, and maybe much sooner than other parts of the US. Since we left there for Denver in 1981, I suppose that the product packaging was changed over time, and I never saw the later incarnations. I recall when the "coolers" were the rage, but I'd place that in the mid-eighties. By then, the boxed version (hm-m-m sounds like a compilation of Pink Floyd CDs... ) was probably long gone. The boxed wines from Franzia, et al made it big in the Denver market by the mid-eighties also. I still recall arriving at a "wine party" with a few btls. of Ch Gloria under my arm, only to discover the hostesse's counter covered with boxes of wine. Seems that the Gloria was gone in the blink of an eye, and boxes were all that were left! This was when I decided that I would always squirrel-away a btl. for MY private consumption, at these events.
Thanks for the tidbits on Matilda Bay - Miller Brewing huh?
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