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Delicious Wines

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by itsstillmatt, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cascina Fèipu Dei Massaretti is the name of the other Pigato is had tried. It is also very good, but a bit less interesting than the one we had at Mozza.
     
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    That one inspired me to start writing down what I like about the wines I like. I'll try the other when it's convenient.
     
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    No homo, but I love Matt's appreciation for wine, which is pretty unique (especially on the internet) and interesting. It is truly all about appreciation and is based in the rituals of the table. It's not about knowing what the aspect of La Tache is and it isn't about why the diurnal shift of a region has an impact on the wine. It is just about drinking it for what it is and loving it for that, and while not "making it simple" it is about demystifying it.

    /Matt LoveFest
     
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    this is funny. And true. But mostly funny.

    I used to do this when I was first learning about wine. Then for the last two years I've taken a "fuck writing down shit" attitude. And now that I believe I know a lot more about what I think about wine (if that makes sense), I might start keeping some notes again when it comes to specific sub-regions; i.e., Vosne-Romanee vineyard X producer Y, and then later I'll compare it to my thoughts of vineyard Z producer Y, or maybe vineyard X producer Y, all while thinking about vintage vs. vintage, if that makes sense. I guess in the end (not to suggest that I am anywhere close to an end, if there is an end) once a few key distinctions are really understood - like NZ Pinot vs. French Pinot vs. Cali Pinot, or Napa vs. Bordeaux vs. Italy with Cabernet - one can focus on the very interesting things like the differences in taste and texture between a typical Nuits St. George and Vosne-Romanee, or a Nebbiolo from a low-altitude vineyard in Barolo vs. a higher altitude vineyard in Barolo. Not that this is necessary or important in any way at all, but it's simply my thoughts at this very moment.


    also of my thoughts: that Columbia Crest is a bit like the Italian Citra wine logo but with a Klansman dancing at the top of it (I know it's a horse, but my first thought was Klansman. Thanks, $7.95/hr. Columbia Crest marketing major)
     
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    Looks to me like a menstrual Rorschach with a murdered Pegasus sprawled out across the top.

    Also, noticed that they have 2002 Musar at the government wine store in Philly. I wouldn't have even noticed it ($40 wine from Lebanon--wut?) but I know kwilk raves about it. Vaguely tempted, but am sticking to my New Years resolution of drinking cheaper wines.
     
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    racist
     
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    You're both wrong: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    and here I thought my childhood was kind of lame
     
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    My parents met in the Gilbert + Sullivan Players in NYC.
     
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    Haven't personally tasted the 02 vintage, but have heard good things from a few people I trust. Although, no offense to Big Government intended, the simple fact that it's available at a Philly wine store makes me think it must not be that great :eek:
     
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    $40 wine from Lebanon-wut?
     
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    And a delicious one at that.
     
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    Crazers. Did you see my post about when I went to Galil Mountain Winery? You can see Hezbollah towers from the parking lot. [​IMG] Didn't know the Lebanese took advantage of the wine region. Thought they only shelled it.
     
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    does it pair well with palestinian chicken?
     
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    Philly is a controlled state right? What a shit show.
     
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    I did see that. Most (all?) Lebanese wines are made in the Bekaa Valley, and the main town in the region is Zahle. I'd imagine it's far enough north to be relatively safe, but I have no idea if that's true.
     
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    interesting - I have lebanese wine a couple of times a year, at lebanese resteraunts. I need to look out for that brand/vintage. the ones I have are nice, but we order just to flatter the lebanese distributors.


    btw, Kwilk, what do you know about greek variatals? I tried a couple recently, and it seems that there are at least 6 grape variatals in Greece that pretty much aren't found anyplace else. I only really liked one (can't remember which, and I'm not home now) but do you have any light to shed on the subject?
     
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    2007 Pingus. Very tasty.

    EDIT= I mean the Ribera... not THE Pingus at $500 a pop.
     
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    While you are a true knob-gobbler here Matt is indeed a special flower.
     
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