The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Lol. Old man is old.
     


  2. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Lol. Old man is a fucking stud.

    Thanks Kyle. [​IMG]
     


  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Can't argue with that. [​IMG]
     


  4. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Back to the OP. Finished off the last of last night's bottle of the Cambria Pinot this evening. Then decided to skip dinner and just snack tonight. Pulled out some cheese and berries and opened up another half-bottle of the Buller Muscat. Mmmm. Finished about half tonight. Probably will kill it off tomorrow. After that I only have one left in the cellar. Fortunately they're easy to find. When I have them around I go through them like candy.
     


  5. joopie

    joopie Well-Known Member

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    Catches of the day:

    2 cases of Clos de Tart (Mommesin) 2007;
    36 bottles of Sassicaia 2006 (decided to replace 12 bottles of the 2007 by the 2006, as this is probably the best Sassicaia vintage in more than 20 years).

    Now let's wait for another 10 years.


    Update: Sassicaia 2006 now totalling 36 bottles, 12 magnums and 4 double magnums. Not everything delivered yet, but I'll try to take some pics.
     


  6. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Maybe. Or maybe one older than me. '68 BV Private Reserve?

    [​IMG]


    A risk I'm willing to take. And since we know we're besties, you should try this bottle out w/ me and not Piobaire.


    A KWilk AND Piob NYC celebration should probably involve *gasp* the magnums of Didier from Z's.



    Thanks Kyle. [​IMG]

    but I must say "tuck me in" is one of the greatest things I've ever read on teh StyleForvm.
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Update: Sassicaia 2006 now totalling 36 bottles, 12 magnums and 4 double magnums. Not everything delivered yet, but I'll try to take some pics.

    Please stop. [​IMG]
     


  8. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Please share. [​IMG]

    ..
     


  9. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    Update: Sassicaia 2006 now totalling 36 bottles, 12 magnums and 4 double magnums. Not everything delivered yet, but I'll try to take some pics.

    Dude 36 bottles of Sassicaia and you'll try?
     


  10. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Mentioned last week that I needed new stemware. Based partly on recommendations from here, found a sale on a 24 piece set of Spiegelau Vino Grande at Beverage Factory and pulled the trigger. Should arrive on Wednesday.
     


  11. joopie

    joopie Well-Known Member

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    Dude 36 bottles of Sassicaia and you'll try?

    Well, it has to fit in one picture, that will be the tricky part. Anyway, I'll do my best [​IMG]
     


  12. ama

    ama Senior member

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    Well, it has to fit in one picture, that will be the tricky part. Anyway, I'll do my best [​IMG]

    Nah, two, three, ten pictures. Its all good.
     


  13. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    i know i'm chiming in like 3 pages late on manton's and gomes' tasting notes, but they are really well done. i love the way they convey the fact that a really great piece of art -- music, drama, food, wine -- has an emotional impact that pretty much makes description secondary. you get a wine like that every once in a blue moon. glad you were able to experience it together (no homo, manton).
     


  14. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    [​IMG]

    I think this wine was overshadowed by the Didier talk. But I thought this was also excellent and it was a pleasure to drink. I don't often have red Burgs with a little age on them, so this qualified as a great opportunity for me. Perfect maturity but it still had great structure and depth. This wine was also a perfect match with the fried chicken, I am always a huge fan of food and wine complimenting each other (though I am not a "by the book!" food pairing type of guy).

    I'll keep an eye out for the Burg with the Babe, worth seeking IMO.
     


  15. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    This wine was also a perfect match with the fried chicken, I am always a huge fan of food and wine complimenting each other (though I am not a "by the book!" food pairing type of guy).

    just for what it's worth, at ad hoc they recommend the chicken with champagne. and it really works well.
     


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