I Just Bought a... (Wine, Spirit, or Beer)

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  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Happy Birthday to Me.... And the insides: I might hold onto this one for my 50th in 2021. Or maybe my 40th? It's a magnum so it should age a bit slower than a 750ml.
    Happy Birthday! They say that people who drink magnums are happier....
     
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    Tits are taking a break, they've been bouncing for a long while.

    I prefer the watch! Not a real fan of the avatars that make SF feel like an issue of Maxim (or edmorel's, which make it seem like an issue of Penthouse).
     
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    Huntsman Senior member

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    Have to say I agree....
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Finally arrived today. It is three bottles deep and looms over everything in my laundry room. No cracks about the dusty light fixture...I'm too soft on the cleaning lady I guess.

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    Partially filled. That's about 18 cases in there!

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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    ^^^ I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that that probably won't fit into my <$500 budget for my parent's anniversary gift. Damn!!!


    Seriously though, [​IMG] that is nice.
     
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    A Vinotemp E600-3, very nice. Does it only hold Magnums on the top shelf?
     
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    A Vinotemp E600-3, very nice. Does it only hold Magnums on the top shelf?

    The top two will hold mags and Champaign style bottles. The only mag in there so far is the one I have pictured above, sitting on the left in its presentation box [​IMG]

    Good spotting on the model too [​IMG]
     
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    ^ So now not only are you "out of the closet" as a wine weenie, you bought the freakin' closet! [​IMG]
     
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    Just bought a bottle each of Lagavulin 16 and Laphroaig 10. I'm pretty excited. [​IMG]
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Never underestimate what you can buy at CostCo. Did you know it is the biggest retailer of fine wines in the country now? Also, as a warning, do not think that just because it's for sale at CostCo, it is a good deal. Know what you are buying!

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    The Mitolo got 95 pts from Wine Spectator, putting it in the "classic" category, or a wine of outstanding character and taste. McLaren Vale is sourcing some in-effing-credible grapes these days. This wine should age well until 2020.
     
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    Criminey...I wish I had one of these stores around. How do you find the Seghesio?
     
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    Criminey...I wish I had one of these stores around. How do you find the Seghesio?

    My first bottle of it. My wife is a bit of a zin fan, and Turley is out go to zin. She just wanted to try something different and we've heard/read it's a nice QPR. Could be a year or so until I pop it, but I'll let you know then [​IMG]
     
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    I bought and tried Maker's Mark for the first time. I find it an incredibly sweet whiskey compared to what I've had before. I must say I prefer Woodford Reserve, in my limited bourbon experience, though there is an obvious price difference. I think $30 tends to be the sweet spot for most liquors, at least for me.
     
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    It was refund time, so I went and had a little fun on a portion of it -- unfortunately my favorite store was out of stock on many items of interest, and my favorite rep was out. All the same I splurged a little more than I intended. Spirits wise -- a bottle of the boutique Junipero Gin, Mandarin Napoleon, and a supposedly half-decent Calvados, plus a few bottles of mixing grade spirit to restock. I kept to my word and did not buy any Scotch (even though the Syrah aged Mortlach was tempting me, as was an older Littlemill and a Cragganmore 29). Wine-wise, I grabbed twenty-five or so bottles and am pretty much stocked to capacity (plans for the cellar are underway). Notable were a decent Chateauneuf, Pouilly-Fuisse, Montrachet, some Alsatian and Pfalz Riesling, and 2001 Sauternes from Guirard and DesFargues.
    My first bottle of it. My wife is a bit of a zin fan, and Turley is out go to zin. She just wanted to try something different and we've heard/read it's a nice QPR. Could be a year or so until I pop it, but I'll let you know then [​IMG]
    I enjoy Zins as well, and have had that wine some years ago. I recall that I enjoyed it -- picked up a pair today as well, and '05 and an '04. We should compare when the time comes. ~ Huntsman
     
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    Huntsman:

    Sounds like quite a day for purchases! I do hear the 05 was better in that zin than my 06. Time shall tell. We heard a new store opened recently on the other side of town and plan to explore it next weekend. I doubt we will purchase 25 bottles, but I hope to make a few buys. I also just ordered a three pack of Syrah and a three pack of "Haut Tubbee", or hot tub, wine from Stefania Wine ( www.stefaniawine.com ) and that should be shipping in soon.

    The Haut Tubbee is funny. It is named in honor of the first 50 vines the couple planted...by their hot tub. I highly recommend their Uvas Creek Cab Sab. The sad thing is, it never hit the stores and is all sold out. I got three bottles though [​IMG]
     

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