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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. concealed

    concealed Well-Known Member

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    That is a good one, but I prefer the JP Brun Terre Dorees Beauj Blanc for an extra buck or two
     
  2. erictheobscure

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    At the end of a muggy, ninety-degree day, I'm drinking some Txakolina.

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  3. Piobaire

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    Okay, may or may not have mentioned Kutch here recently. Got try some.

    Was blinded on a wine tonight. I called 10+ years bottle age, new world, Zin and Syrah blend. Turned out to be this 2001 Cherry Red. I was happy with my call.

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    LOL, I forgot I posted this last night and was coming to post about Kutch. Nose is incredible.
     
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    I had this on Friday and Saturday. Considerable oak, but not the buttered popcorn effect that you sometimes get. Golden yellow, leesy, bright acidity, good citrus fruit, excellent concentration, not overly-alcoholic. Just excellent. I've previously had Kumeu River's entry-level chard and the '07 Hunting Hill chard, and both were similarly very enjoyable. The '09 of their other single-vinyard chard (Coddington) is currently in queue, and I'm excited to try it.

    Here's a recent article by Jancis about a Kumeu River vs. white Burg tasting that she attended that I found while looking for more info on the winery:

    http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/top-kiwi-v-white-burgundy

    I'm not usually in the mood for Kiwi sauvignon blanc, but I can't imagine not being in the mood for this.
     
  5. erictheobscure

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    But could we also imagine a language in which a person could write down or give vocal expression to his inner experiences--his feelings, moods, and the rest--for his private use?--Well, can't we do so in our ordinary language?--But that is not what I mean. The individual words of this language are to refer to what can only be known to the person speaking; to his immediate private sensations. So another person cannot understand the language.

    --Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, §243
     
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    I'm going to Sherry Lehman tomorrow to get some of this.
     
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    kop me some? I still have your Burgs at my desk!
     
  8. jcusey

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    This is a super necro-post, but I saw this while searching the thread.

    I have tried the framboise and the poire. I really like the framboise -- in addition to the raspberry, there's herbal thing going on that's very nice. The poire is fine; but most of the time, I'd rather just have a pommeau or a calvados.
     
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    Great store. I still order stuff from them even living in Chicago and try to pay them a visit when I'm back in NY.
     
  10. erictheobscure

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    Very good.
     
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    Subscribing to this thread because I have a growing interest in wines and I would like to expand my knowledge on grape variety, absolute must-have for beginner wine cellars and the like.

    @patrickBOOTH at my local SAQ (the state-run liquor stores in Quebec), we only have Chateau de Fontenille in 2013 and 2014 vintages, in white only. Have you tasted those?
     
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    This was pretty good. Bold.
     
  15. ehkay

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    Aware me about eye-talian wine. 101 level.
     
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    101 is "Italy makes wine". Then it jumps to grad level of stupidity from there.


    Piedmont is a fascinating area. Goes from delicious table wine in red and white, to epic reds, and everything in between.
     
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    3000+ varietals? Insane.
     
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    i really want to say there are really only 15, 20 varietals you see regularly in a given bottle shop. but there's so much depth and breadth to italy. i feel like you can just drink in one part of the country your whole life and still learn new things all the time


    http://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-italy

    this is a fantastic resource. it's up to date, the articles aren't that long but still very interesting, and click on any region or varietal and you can see the most popular wines (according to number of searches) as well as which shops have it (you can also conveniently search within your particular state)


    read this fantastic article today

    http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/06/gravner-takes-the-selfish-approach-to-wine

    about josko gravner who's a producer in friuli making ribolla gialla based wines in that slovenian style ("natural" wines aged in amphorae and then slovenian oak. can i say slovenian style?). i've had a few radikon bottles before and they're not my thing, but really interesting especially if you like orange wines. wonder if gravner tastes similar (edit: apparently gravner inspired radikon to pursue that style)


    i've been drinking a ton of roses recently and this one left the biggest impression

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    the grapes taste so old. it tastes incredibly extracted and concentrated but the very high acidity and low alcohol pulls it back. fresh but powerful and deeply layered is what comes to mind. really weird. there's also this very ripe strawberry note that's prominent
     
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  19. patrickBOOTH

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    Piedmont and Tuscany.
     
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    For me Tuscany > Piedmont. I know that's probably not going to be the majority opinion here but I've had great success with nicely priced, "delicious" wines from Chianti and Brunello (I think I just plain like the Sangiovese grape) and I've enjoyed the few quality Super Tuscans I've had a chance to try.
     
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