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

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  1. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Here's the haul I got past the LCBO kryptonite, oops, I mean Canada Customs. [​IMG]

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    A growler of The Bruery's Hottenroth Berliner Weisse and a case of Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA.
     
  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Today I bought two wines.

    Sam's Wine in Chicago put out their "Top 100 Wines of 2008" list and it was pretty solid. I'm not sure whether that's done through tastings, or by sales, or by a combination, but the list seemed solid. This wine was at #12 or 13. I don't know if it's that good of a wine, but it's solid enough of a wine to not pass up if you see it for $12.99.
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    I also bought this champagne for graduation night. Not exactly big-timer status, but it's relatively big-time for a small-timer like me. I do have a question on optimal storage though--- do you store it cool or do you store it room temp and then serve it cool?
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  4. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I enjoy Feuillate's vintage offerings. Not expensive, either. The Crawford really is a decent SB, too. Nice.

    ~ H
     
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    Crown Royal Limited Edition
    Cachaca (caiparainha hear I come)
     
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    Jbreen1 Senior member

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    Kwilkinson- Store it cold.
     
  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I enjoy Feuillate's vintage offerings. Not expensive, either. The Crawford really is a decent SB, too. Nice.

    ~ H

    I tasted the NF NV in my tasting class and really liked it. I was surprised to find the bottle for around $40. The SB is definitely solid. I can't complain at $13.
    Kwilkinson- Store it cold.

    Thank you.
     
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    syracuse1976 Senior member

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    We just picked up a 2005 Coniglio Cab after enjoying some at a tasting. For $40 it's terrific.
     
  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Picked up a random Tuscan blend, it as enjoyable but lacked a little.

    Also a small bottle of Bulldog gin, just to give it a test drive. It seemed rather floral, but that was after having consumed the previously mentioned bottle of wine.
     
  10. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    two bottles for a dinner party tonite in addition to decanting the 2006 Gundlach Bundschu Zin

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  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Bought a couple modestly priced wines today. The one on the right is made by Maynard, from Tool and PC. [​IMG]
     
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    denning Senior member

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    2006 Wither Hills Pinot Noir (New Zealand)
     
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    2006 Wither Hills Pinot Noir (New Zealand)

    Nice! I like Pinot Noir from NZ.
    Try Ata Rangi too, one of my favourite.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Just ordered some Peay. Got a nice allocation, but didn't take all of it. [​IMG]

    3 x 750 ml '07 Scallop Shelf PN and La Bruma Syrah
    1 x magnum each again
     
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    ama Senior member

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    What does the board think of rum? I just bought a bottle of Pyrat on a lark and I was hoping to get some thoughts on the art of high-end rum.
     

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