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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. mooseandbobby

    mooseandbobby New Member

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    Latest trip to the SAQ resulted in the following purchases:
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  2. Ich_Dien

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    Both are drunk with dinner and even by themselves here in Veneto. The notion of a dessert wine doesn't really exist in this country beyond the more fortified and sweeter wines, even then they're a very rare experience dining out and at dinner parties, and menus simply don't cater for the notion. Perhaps this has more to do with the interpretation of what constitutes 'dessert' itself here, unlike countries which lean toward the idea of a savoury dessert course (namely cheese - never seen that at all).

    Dessert is most often taken with something completely different, in my experience, all over Italy - Limoncello down south, Vin Santo in Toscana, or Grappa in Veneto for example and more often than not that drink is the dessert course, nothing else.
     
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  3. Piobaire

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    Just arrived and will rest for a few weeks before drinking.

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  4. Cleav

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    Would like that ^ Please enjoy it :nodding:
     
  5. Beckwith

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    Did some moderate stocking of the EuroCave. 1 case 2010 Peppoli, 1 case of Louis M. Martini Alexander Valley. Tried the following: 90+ Rutherford, Beringer Knights Valley and Educated Guess Cabernet. Have a few Spanish and Argentine wines to try, and looking for a good Pinot. Haven't had much luck tracking down the Drouhin.
     
  6. Manton

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    Peppoli is good as is Beringer. I am not that into the Louis Martini any more as it's gotten really jammy.

    Try Clos du Val for a CA Pinot on the subtler side. Does not require aging, unlike the Drouhin, which really does.
     
  7. aravenel

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    Anyone in New York want to come to any of the RieslingFeier tastings? We will be doing probably all of them, starting uptown at Acker Merrall and working down to CSW.

    Would be nice to make it a mini-SF meetup.
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

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    Ugh, so typical. I will be visiting my parents out in Jersey this weekend. The have been on my case about visiting. Haven't seen them since Christmas.
     
  11. gomestar

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    wow, that really is a crawl from top to bottom
     
  12. aravenel

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    Lame.


    It really is. Could be a lot of fun. You in?
     
  13. pscolari

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    My wife and I are planning on attending, though not sure how many stops we plan on actually getting to. Mainly interested in a few: Dönnhoff, Lauer, Karthäuserhof, and Clemens Busch. We are also currently on the waiting list for the David Schildnecht seminar at Terroir. If that status changes we might then start with Lauer at Flatiron.

    You doing either of the dinners?
     
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  14. aravenel

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    Very nice.

    We wanted to do the dinners, but the wife and I are taking a big trip to Japan in a few weeks which is currently eating most of our disposable income, so dropping that cash was not something we were prepared to do. Looks like it's going to be an awesome time, though.
     
  15. Piobaire

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    I've seen this descriptor used many times but never come even close to smelling it. Tonight we has a nice Chianti Reservera and this was very dominant on the nose: grilled steak.
     
  16. indesertum

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    ^it might be the grilled steak you're eating with it

    I prolly couldn't handle a crawl but I'll probably come to a tasting or two
     
  17. Beckwith

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    Kermit lynch Tintero Rosso, didn't really like it much.
     
  18. Fang66

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    You mean pomace right?
     
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  20. Manton

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    Dr. Konstantin Frank semi-dry, good but not as good as Wiemer.
     

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