English slang term or derogatory term for "critter" (cattle = animal) or "guy". The term was popularised by the 1986 US science fiction film "Critters" by Stephen Herek, in which small alien monsters with razor-sharp poisonous teeth wreak havoc. In the wine industry, this term has become established for the inexpensive branded wines from overseas that became fashionable from the beginning of the 21st century, in which various animals are used as trademarks. Examples are the yellow kangaroo of the Australian brand Yellow Tail, as well as the No. 1 Australian brand wine in the USA called Foxhorn with a fox on the label. It is not uncommon for these brands to be among the so-called Coca-Cola wines. See more unusual labels under artist's label.
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