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I think another advantage that most industry folks will have over non-industry people is that they're part of the club: in most cases, it's a lot easier for them to get into serious study groups and find higher-level sommeliers who are willing to work with them on their tasting (and service) and pour lots of really good wine to help them develop.

Luckily I'm sort of in the club. Having a few working somms over to the house to drill me on service and we do tastings pretty much at all my usual haunts. Also lucky enough to spend some good face time with wine makers and that's a whole other sort of education.
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I'm assuming Somm will come with a significant pay cut.
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Hello fruit bomb! Reminds me of mid 90s v2 wanna be cult wine "tailored" to Bay Area big spenders.

I had it a few times over the past two years and again a few months ago at neighbors for dinner. I don't get it. Brutally over priced. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Will have with dinner tonight.

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Different palates for different folks

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Hello fruit bomb!

Easy to see who just looked at the picture but didn't read my notes. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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My wife is having her baby shower for our first child this weekend, which means tons of family coming in from out of town.  The in-laws are huge new world fans and my aunt and uncle are old worlds snobs.  New World, Old World - either way I win. Might even break out some large formats. Gonna be a great weekend for all except my wife as she watches us drink :cheers:

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Congrats! Sounds like fun!
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I put in for the full 12 bottles of that Echo Ridge Cab. Can't turn down that deal and just hope I get the full case.
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Any advice on cellaring time for the 2014 Sea Smokes? Mainly the Ten, Southing, and Chard
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I put in for the full 12 bottles of that Echo Ridge Cab. Can't turn down that deal and just hope I get the full case.

You know the producer? Or just from the description

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You know the producer? Or just from the description

Remember having a Frenchie style blend in the last year or so from Rasa and thought it was pretty good. He's doing the wine making apparently, so at $20, what's to lose given the quality of the grape?
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Yes, Houston. I almost invariably get caught by by varieties that I rarely drink (Aussie Shiraz, Argentinian Malbec). The most diabolical that I ever participated in consisted of three whites, and they told you before that all were either Albarino or GV.
I have the same problem. I want to take my certified exam soon, but I'm worried if they threw something new world at me it would be pretty difficult. I'm used to drinking weird wines, Public Services is my favorite Houston wine bar.



This is what I've been drinking today. All three are just absurdly good. The Jauma is way more restrained than I expected, it's actually pretty fruit forward which surprised me. The Lucy Margaux exactly the kind of crazy weird wine you'd expect from them, and the cider is one of the best I've ever had. I'm going to buy myself a case of it.
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Remember having a Frenchie style blend in the last year or so from Rasa and thought it was pretty good. He's doing the wine making apparently, so at $20, what's to lose given the quality of the grape?

Just looked up the winemaker on their website - "Billo received his BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from MIT and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University."

Seems like he's smart enough. Jesus christ.

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Just looked up the winemaker on their website - "
Billo received his BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from MIT and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University."
Seems like he's smart enough. Jesus christ.

Maybe we've found Rau-brah's real identify?
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haha- I suspect he would have been bragging about tech sheets and state of the art vinification equipment in this thread wayyyy before now.

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