A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 23, 2021
“It’s only sour grapes if it’s from the Sourgrape region. Otherwise it’s just sparkling whine”

"Champagne” is sometimes used as a generic term for sparkling wine, but legally, it must come from the Champagne wine region of France. A wine/whine joke was posted on Twitter by joel auterson on January 2, 2019:

“Reminder: it’s only called poetry if it’s from the poët region of France; otherwise it’s just sparkling whine.”

“It’s only moaning if it’s from the Moan region of France. Otherwise it’s just sparkling whine” was posted on Twitter by Comedy Phil on June 24, 2019. “It’s only sour grapes if it comes from the Sourgrape region of France.  Otherwise it’s just sparkling whine” was posted on Twitter by Thea Don-Siemion on November 30, 2020.

Similar jokes using this meme include “It’s only physics if it’s from the Physique region of France. Otherwise it’s just sparkling math” and “It’s only Quarantine if it’s in the Quarante province of France. Otherwise it’s just Sparkling Isolation.”


Twitter
joel auterson
@JoelOtter
Reminder: it’s only called poetry if it’s from the poët region of France; otherwise it’s just sparkling whine
10:45 AM · Jan 2, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ian Duhig
@ianduhig
Actually, it’s only really poëtry if it comes from the Poët region of France.
Otherwise, it’s just sparkling whine.
-- Traditional
3:36 AM · Jun 21, 2019·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Comedy Phil
@philswales
It’s only moaning if it’s from the Moan region of France.
Otherwise it’s just sparkling whine.
4:04 PM · Jun 24, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
eldritch sweater
@joshmillard
Actually, it’s only a real grievance if it come from the Grievance-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France; otherwise it’s just sparkling whine
5:01 PM · Jun 30, 2019·TweetDeck

Twitter
Comedy Phil
@philswales
It’s only moaning if it’s from the Moan region of France.
Otherwise it’s just sparkling whine.
5:54 PM · Jun 26, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Jane Greer
@NorthDakotaJane
Reminder: it’s only poetry if it’s from the poët region of France; otherwise it’s just sparkling whine.
10:35 AM · Nov 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Thea Don-Siemion
@StationryBandit
It’s only sour grapes if it comes from the Sourgrape region of France.  Otherwise it’s just sparkling whine.
6:55 PM · Nov 30, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Ben Clarke
@Clarke_Ben
It’s only complaining if it’s from the móan region of France. Otherwise it’s sparkling whine. #lockdown
4:23 AM · Feb 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Comedy Phil
@philswales
It’s only moaning if it’s from the Moan region of France.
Otherwise it’s just sparkling whine.
7:02 PM · Jul 23, 2021·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, July 23, 2021 • Permalink