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The Official Wine Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. audiophilia

    audiophilia Well-Known Member

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    This type usually does.
     
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    This type usually does.

    Nice! That's the kinda place I'd be hanging at.
     
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    That's a pretty small markup for that bottle. I wish I could find a restaurant in my area with that kind of pricing.
     
  5. audiophilia

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    Nice! That's the kinda place I'd be hanging at.

    Trust me, the bar wench at this place was worth any premium.

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  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Canadian restaurants only have a 200% markup?

    Not when I lived in Canada! Will report back come April. Also, when it comes to wine, the major problem is there's just precious little of the good stuff. You read the other boards, people in Ontario constantly complaining they can't get anything good.
     
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    That's a pretty small markup for that bottle. I wish I could find a restaurant in my area with that kind of pricing.
    Srsly. I'd be there once a week if not more.
    Trust me, the bar wench at this place was worth any premium.

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    I know a thing or two about hot chicks in restaurants. [​IMG]
    Not when I lived in Canada! Will report back come April. Also, when it comes to wine, the major problem is there's just precious little of the good stuff. You read the other boards, people in Ontario constantly complaining they can't get anything good.

    State controlled liquor is teh suxxzors.
     
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    State controlled liquor is teh suxxzors.

    It gets worse. The bastards just imposed a .05 legal limit. Guess who'll be parking the Benz and taking taxis?
     
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    Taxi's are a real life saver. If my GF wasnt such a lightweight I would be able to enjoy wine while I'm out more often.
     
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    It gets worse. The bastards just imposed a .05 legal limit. Guess who'll be parking the Benz and taking taxis?

    [​IMG] that's insane. .05 is nothing. That's like where I try to keep my BAC 24 hours a day.
     
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    Is it me, or have corking fees in restaurants gone up precipitously over the last few years? I suppose it makes sense since they want to convince people to buy their alcohol from the restaurant.

    --Andre
     
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    some restaurants are friendly about it, $20 to $25 max. But $40 plus is a "do not bring your own wine" signal.
     
  13. Piobaire

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    Hey, just be glad you live somewhere that allows corkage! Not all states do [​IMG]
     
  14. Piobaire

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    So my Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe "La Crau" CdP is in at K&L. Calling today to arrange delivery. Also going to see if they have any of that 83 port and 99 Bord. they have in their current mailer left. [​IMG]

    99 Bord was gone but got the 83 Dow [​IMG] Shipping on Monday.

    When do folks think that 07 CdP will be drinkable?
     
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    The sommelier at Cyrus was a real gent when I wanted to bring a special bottle of Quintessa for a very special occasion that was not in the cellar. I called ahead because I didn't want to be a dick about it. Made me feel completely comfortable.
     
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    Trust me, the bar wench at this place was worth any premium.

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    Ah! In that case, you are forgiven!
     
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    Against manton's best advice, I'll be dringing a favorite Beaujolais tonight. It is a Cotes de Brouilly from Chateau Thivin. If anybody wants to know what Beaujolais should be, wines from this domain are a great place to learn.
     
  18. Piobaire

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    Against manton's best advice, I'll be dringing a favorite Beaujolais tonight. It is a Cotes de Brouilly from Chateau Thivin. If anybody wants to know what Beaujolais should be, wines from this domain are a great place to learn.

    Give me your opinion on that Telegraphe CdP for drinking window.
     
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    Give me your opinion on that Telegraphe CdP for drinking window.
    Which year? Generally, I think, 3-15 years from release, so 7-20 or so from vintage is best. Since it is mainly, perhaps all, grenache, it shouldn't taste bad young either, but older CDPs are really great.
     
  20. Piobaire

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    Which year? Generally, I think, 3-15 years from release, so 7-20 or so from vintage is best. Since it is mainly, perhaps all, grenache, it shouldn't taste bad young either, but older CDPs are really great.

    This is the 07 release you linked me to once. So I guess it'll get a four year nap. [​IMG]
     

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