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post #14941 of 17730
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I've never had a bottle that was "barely corked". I've had some funk up front that blew off, but never was it a TCA smell.

Exactly, novices assume any smell outside of what is expected is corked.

Interesting, maybe happenstance on the light corking. You've never had a situation where you smell and taste it 5 or 6 times and can't decide if its got some turn in it?
post #14942 of 17730
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Interesting, maybe happenstance on the light corking. You've never had a situation where you smell and taste it 5 or 6 times and can't decide if its got some turn in it?

no, i haven't. Maybe it's because if I get any sense of it, i know any goodness or subtleties a wine had are now gone or masked so why bother.
post #14943 of 17730
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Yes, that is I'm objective. You have outed me. Well done.

I think its your objective. You're a major jerk.
post #14944 of 17730
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


And frankly, if a host at a table I was sitting at sent a bottle back because the poor delicate little flower didn't like the wine enough I would be pretty embarrassed.

Embarrassed? That's silly.

Every somm and equivalent I respect would NEVER want the customer to sit, drink and pay for a bottle they don't like.
post #14945 of 17730
If there is anything even a little bit close to corkiness in a wine and I can't decide whether it is or it isn't it doesn't really matter because I won't be drinking it.
post #14946 of 17730
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I've never had a bottle that was "barely corked". I've had some funk up front that blew off, but never was it a TCA smell.

Like I said above I think folks often confuse TCA with other things. (Not you.)
post #14947 of 17730
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I think its your objective. You're a major jerk.

No, my objective is exactly what I told you it was when you sent me a pm asking me to apologize to you. I want you to stop being a know it all without any real information and shitting up the forum.
post #14948 of 17730
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Embarrassed? That's silly.
Every somm and equivalent I respect would NEVER want the customer to sit, drink and pay for a bottle they don't like.

Its just my sensibility. I don't have the courage to ask a restaurant to chuck a perfectly good bottle of wine away.


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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

If there is anything even a little bit close to corkiness in a wine and I can't decide whether it is or it isn't it doesn't really matter because I won't be drinking it.

Eh, I drank it satisfied.gif
post #14949 of 17730
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Its just my sensibility. I don't have the courage to ask a restaurant to chuck a perfectly good bottle of wine away.

Now it's lack of courage? I thought it was the host being a special flower? confused.gif
post #14950 of 17730
distributors will pay for corked bottles that they delivered, hence I don't think twice about returning to stores or young bottles at restaurants.

I wouldn't feel bad about Per Se either, god knows I was likely paying 4-5 times their cost anyways.
post #14951 of 17730
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Its just my sensibility. I don't have the courage to ask a restaurant to chuck a perfectly good bottle of wine away.
Eh, I drank it satisfied.gif

You should know it never gets chucked. 99% will offer it by the glass to customers they know etc...
Edited by Cary Grant - 1/4/13 at 2:08pm
post #14952 of 17730
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I wouldn't feel bad about Per Se either, god knows I was likely paying 4-5 times their cost anyways.

Cripes, that's the truth. Has to be the most marked-up wine list from one of the "major" high end restaurants I've seen. I won't lie, I had a great meal, and great wine with it... But man, I paid for that wine.
post #14953 of 17730
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

No, my objective is exactly what I told you it was when you sent me a pm asking me to apologize to you. I want you to stop being a know it all without any real information and shitting up the forum.

Many times I've seen you play this same yawn inducing game with other members, I'd say its you that's adding no value right now, and you that's corrosive.

I sent you a PM and did ask you to apologize because you posted "will you shut the fuck up?" at me.

Here is the note I sent since you mentioned it:

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I'm writing offline because you're being abusive to me on the fora and have been many times.

In the wine thread I'm being a perfectly respectable poster sharing my opinions and experiences. Is there a reason you need to treat me this way?

If you don't like what I say, why can't you just put me on ignore instead of trying to publicly humiliate me? I believe you owe me an apology.


You refused. Grow up man. The cool kids routine should have ended in HS.
post #14954 of 17730
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

You should know it never get's chucked. 99% will offer it by the glass to customers they know etc...

Ya, you're right about that, but I have only ever seen it happen once.
post #14955 of 17730
Not corked:

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