Remy's off the bottle
Thanks, loyal readers, for the tip-off: No chardonnay for Remy. Underage drinking opponents were among those who complained.
While I didn't exactly think it would be a hit, did people really think that a cartoon rat would encourage underage drinking? Considering the wine was to be sold at Costco, a membership-only warehouse club, and would have cost $12.99, it wasn't exactly destined to be the booze of choice for the underage crowd. (I'm guessing that a cartoon would seem uncool to a teen.) Any child young enough to mistake a bottle with Remy on it for juice or something is likely too young to operate a corkscrew.
Now we should worry if all those starlets-in-distress market lines of liquor...