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post #5221 of 17673
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
If you stop drinking wine, your wallet will just get fatter. That will make your ass look bigger.
So obviously, less wine drinking cannot be the solution.

flashes of brilliance from this guy here.



I was going to say cut out half the food you eat and replace it with wine. Faster buzz, longer buzz, loss of weight, loss of memory.
post #5222 of 17673
From today:

post #5223 of 17673
FYI, 07 Caymus SS just got a 96 from the WS.
post #5224 of 17673
graaaade inflationnnn (fond memories of the Harvard game)
post #5225 of 17673
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
If you stop drinking wine, your wallet will just get fatter. That will make your ass look bigger.
So obviously, less wine drinking cannot be the solution.

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
flashes of brilliance from this guy here.

From the file labeled "Things I Wish I'd Said in My First Post":

"But since I carry it in my front pocket, a fatter wallet can only help my image."
post #5226 of 17673
do you secretly use the breast pocket?
post #5227 of 17673
Enjoyed this tonight -- a '66 magnum of Chateau Jean Faure.
LL
post #5228 of 17673
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Originally Posted by Girardian View Post
Enjoyed this tonight -- a '66 magnum of Chateau Jean Faure.

Not a magnum, but I wish it was.



The longest finish of any Brion I've ever had.
post #5229 of 17673
Gilbert Picq Chablis Dessus La Carriere 2007, $19 from my local guy. Highly recommended.
post #5230 of 17673
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
From today:


After my first encouter with Spatburgunder I was hooked! I love that stuff now!


Well, I very rarely meet a wine that I really don't like but last night's bottle, sadly, was one of those rare moments. It was a gift and I had some hopes for it upon first opening it. It had a big nose of rich dried fruits with hints of spice but hopes ended there. Upon first sip I got hit with the heat of cheap alcohol tainted with artificial fruit flavours and bitter acidity and the finish was almost too harsh to actually handle after a while. I tried to give it a second chance with some food, some Mexican Pan Fried Porkchops with some red beans and potatoes with rice, but again to no avail. In the end, I wound up pouring it down the drain as it wasn't even fit to cook with. I'm wondering if it might have been oxidized but the taste was less acetone/nail polish remover than just blatant alcohol, that one trait that had kept me away from zins for so long until I was introduced to Dry Creek zins. All I can say about this one is to avoid it. It's undrinkable!


post #5231 of 17673
You really need to start a wine e-zine P&A.

Yeah, spatburgunder is for inexpensive drinking wine.
post #5232 of 17673
Wow, Kermit Lynch has really outstanding customer service. Not only in store, although the only time I was in the store, the sales associate walked around with us for an hour talking about wines. But here's the story. So yesterday I called their Midwest Sales Manager out of the blue. I explained that I had just moved from Sonoma County and will be living in Indy shortly. I said that I didn't know if they kept lists of retailers that sold their products. I wasn't looking for a specific wine or vintage, just in general the wines that KL imports.
So the guy takes down my information, emails his distributor, and CC's me on it. Distributor replies back to both of us and also CC's the manager of one of the stores that retails their wines. Store manager replies back to all of us and tells me that I can come in at any time and he'll show me all their KL wines, and if I ever see anything through the KL newsletter I want, he'll order it for me so I can save on shipping costs.
Wow. Freakin' awesome. Three levels of great customer service all coming together for me. I love how good things can happen sometimes just by actually asking for it.
post #5233 of 17673
Good to hear, Kyle.

Here's a link I was just emailed by the German guy that sells me the spatburgunder. Have not finished reading it, but so far a great article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/dining/13pour.html
post #5234 of 17673
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Good to hear, Kyle.

Here's a link I was just emailed by the German guy that sells me the spatburgunder. Have not finished reading it, but so far a great article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/dining/13pour.html

it's not like I've poasted that before
post #5235 of 17673
I read that article awhile ago. I popped into a few local wine shops after I read the article a few months ago and none of them stocked Spat.
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