Although I have only occasionally taken part to Wine Blogging Wednesdays, as soon as Pim announced the theme of the 5th WBW edition I knew I had to join in: how can you say no to Wacky-name wines? I've always enjoyed wine makers who can break away from the usual nomenclature, which, while clearly useful, can be a bit boring. Seen from my viewpoint, US winemakers seem to be more open to this. Europe is rather immune except for the involuntary comicality of some names. I would have loved to taste Bartolo Mascarello's political statement wine, his "No barrique, no Berlusconi" Barolo, Berlusconi being Italy's center right prime minister (and media mogul on top of that). Not wacky may, be but an unusual and brave name. I always appreciate strong statements as this one. Lacking that I would have settled for another wine from the noble Nebbiolo grapes, Inferno from Valtellina in Lombardy. Again, not a wine name, rather a denomination: wonder if is the drink of choice of satanists. How could they resist drinking Hell?