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I've been drinking my way through the last of a batch of mead that I brewed in 1990, "Graduation Celebration." Technically it is a melomel, because I flavored it with berries. That may have been its undoing, I think the proteins from the fruit have degraded over the years.It was still good at the 5 year mark, but the last 18 years haven't been so kind. One bottle was undrinkable, so far the rest are drinkable but have changed to be very ginger ale like. If ginger ale was 12% alcohol!

Hey, did you see that pink dolphin?!?
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

Just because several of my favorites (LK, Ed, Pio, and Kyle) are on this page, I thought I'd come out of retirement.

Lagunitas IPA today. Not bad... I must admit being a big fan of their "Lil Sumpin" ale (despite the awful name). I've been cheating on my perennial "go to" beer (Bell's Two Hearted) with it lately. Don't tell.

Anyway, hope you chaps are all well. smile.gif

Pio... need an affordable, delicious capestrano. You've ne'er steered me wrong before, whether it be a good white or red, so please work your magic. Kthanx

Great to see you! I'm going to let you down though as Eye-tie is not my bag (so very, very complicated). Gomey is the guy you want to talk with as Eye-tie is his big thing.

Hope you post a little more often.
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Great to see you! I'm going to let you down though as Eye-tie is not my bag (so very, very complicated). Gomey is the guy you want to talk with as Eye-tie is his big thing.

Hope you post a little more often.

Okay, what about a chenin blanc?

I shall try to post more often... but it's doubtful. I'm so out of the loop by now... and hardly know anybody who's about now. frown.gif
I did, however, chat recently with our mutual amigo Vanna (GoSurface)... he's well.

Life is wonderful in Pro Fab world... getting married this fall, plenty of good work, and such... but by now, I've got all the wardrobe I need, all the fragrances, all the bags... and so after a while I simply fell out of favor with what was going on in the "mix" and "inner circle." Nothing negative and no "e-fights," but just that I had little to say.

Looking at the main forum and such, I realize that the last time I was actively a buyer of any men's collections was probably AW 2006. Jeez, that's ages ago!
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Okay, what about a chenin blanc?

I shall try to post more often... but it's doubtful. I'm so out of the loop by now... and hardly know anybody who's about now. frown.gif
I did, however, chat recently with our mutual amigo Vanna (GoSurface)... he's well.

Glad to hear Vanna is doing well too. Tell him Mr. Seyjak said, "Hello" if you're talking to him.

Chenin Blanc...you're hitting grapes outside of my wheel house here. Last one I had, and I remember liking it, was one from Dry Creek Vineyards. If you're after a good example from Vouvray there are other people better qualified than me, like Manton and heisalwaysmatt. There is a ton of value stuff coming out of the Loire these days so probably will be hard to miss.
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Glad to hear Vanna is doing well too. Tell him Mr. Seyjak said, "Hello" if you're talking to him.

Chenin Blanc...you're hitting grapes outside of my wheel house here. Last one I had, and I remember liking it, was one from Dry Creek Vineyards. If you're after a good example from Vouvray there are other people better qualified than me, like Manton and heisalwaysmatt. There is a ton of value stuff coming out of the Loire these days so probably will be hard to miss.

Jeez, I'm trying to flirt with you here (haha j/k). You're making this difficult. wink.gif

Okay, then just give me two "blank" recs for a wine under $25. one white, one red. I'll buy them both, as you've ne'er steered me wrong. No "La Crema chard," as I've been there. A different one (for white).

I shall tell Vanna that Mr. Sayjak sends his smutty regards.
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The professor, and Vanna, are greatly missed.
Congrats on all the great stuff by the way.
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Congrats, Rach.
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Damn ninja editors...congrats on the wedding! I'm sure you'll be radiant. wink.gif

You're going to have to post a pic or two.
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Champagne disco wedding afterparty.
post #12820 of 14483
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post

Has anyone had the Leopold Bros. Maraschino? I'd like a change from Luxardo.

 

LK, I have and I love it. It is, however, dramatically different from Luxardo in that it is pure cherry with a whiff of that amaretto-like flavor as a basenote. It completely lacks that petrichor-like musty funk of the Luxardo, so I don't like it everywhere, but I do enjoy it very much.

 

~ H

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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

LK, I have and I love it. It is, however, dramatically different from Luxardo in that it is pure cherry with a whiff of that amaretto-like flavor as a basenote. It completely lacks that petrichor-like musty funk of the Luxardo, so I don't like it everywhere, but I do enjoy it very much.

~ H

Would it go well in an Aviation type drink?

The Aviation is one of my favorite drinks so I like the subtle variations one can make. I'm also thinking of getting the Tempus Fugit Liqueur de Violettes. I''ve tried the Creme Yvette before and found it too syrupy with a distinct berry taste. The Rothman and Winter Creme de Violette is of course a classic of sorts.
post #12822 of 14483
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Would it go well in an Aviation type drink?

The Aviation is one of my favorite drinks so I like the subtle variations one can make. I'm also thinking of getting the Tempus Fugit Liqueur de Violettes. I''ve tried the Creme Yvette before and found it too syrupy with a distinct berry taste. The Rothman and Winter Creme de Violette is of course a classic of sorts.

I hate luxardo maraschino and most drinks with it. I've put it in the same box as st Germain. Although not as bad, by a long shot.
post #12823 of 14483
Luxardo is great. I occasionally replace some of the vermouth in my Manhattans with a bit of it.
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This is why people hate petty government bureaucrats.

They should just do what the petty government bureaucrats did with Absinthe. The bureaucrats rewrote the regulation so that the law's "no thujone" became, "no thujone, with no being defined as any amount above a trace amount, with trace amount being defined as a little bit more than what you find in the average absinthe."

Also, Bhowie, what have you got against St. Germain? It's great stuff in the right drink, IMO. I can get not liking Luxardo, it's pretty aggressively funky. I find that really interesting in the right drink, but it's easy to screw up even if you do like playing around with that note.

As for what I'm drinking, the a/c is out in my building, so I've got windows flung wide open and a mojito in hand. Gonna be a long week or so.
post #12825 of 14483
Rhum agricoles can also be quite funky. Perhaps some people dislike those as well.
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