• We would like to welcome Pete and Harry as an official Affiliate Vendor. Pete and Harry, co-founded by Erik (EFV) one of our long time members and friends, offers a wide variety of products, clothes, watches and accessories, antique, vintage, “pre-loved” and new - all at unparalleled prices. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

The Official Wine Thread

erictheobscure

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Messages
8,940
Reaction score
9,057
and on the complete end of the spectrum: my wife was running some errands and dropped by the local state-monopoly wine store. the selection there does tend to be spotty at best. my wife lapsed into despair and just bought whatever was on sale--banfi chianti (worse than i'd remembered it being) and josh cellars rosé (even worse than i expected it to be). bad wine really is bad for the soul. i would've preferred drinking water with my dinner to both of those.
 

RedLantern

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2008
Messages
4,907
Reaction score
3,094
This is why one must maintain at least a semblance of a cellar. Otherwise, be caught lacking at your peril.
 

Piobaire

Not left of center?
Joined
Dec 5, 2006
Messages
76,928
Reaction score
51,083
Just grabbed two cases of Siduri Willamette Valley at Costco for $12 a bottle. Not upset and have a nice stash of daily drinkers that goes with almost anything.

I saw an M. Etain above...I've not been able to make myself pull the trigger on that allocation given it's $250 or so a bottle for their second wine. That said, still would like to try it. We were kicking around opening a 2016 Scarecrow for her B-day in October but think we'll do a Grange from the 90s instead. Our good friends, she has her B-day a day before Mrs. Piob, so we're hosting and I'm doing cassoulet to include my homemade lardons and garlic/basil sausage.

Cracked a 2014 Denner Mother of Exiles and it did not suck. Ditto a 2016 Terry Hoage The Hedge Syrah. Popped a 2010 Quilceda Creek Cab for dinner last night and it was really good. Have a couple more of those and will miss them when they're gone.

If you like green pepper taste of methoxypyrazine in Cabs check out some from the Niagara Region of Ontario. In red wines it can be present to the point of a flaw and has to do with the grape not getting enough hang time on the vine to properly ripen. At least prior to the rapid change in climate Niagara Region Cabs were almost undrinkable to me due to having to harvest prior to achieving enough hang time to dispel an adequate amount of the methoxypyrazines.
 

erictheobscure

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Messages
8,940
Reaction score
9,057
785A78C2-F7F8-4B70-9A58-3146C316F2EF.jpeg


I think someone else posted this wine recently. Bought a bottle on a lark—hadn’t tried it before. Didn’t expect to like it all that much because a friend who raves about this wine also likes stuff like Molly Dooker or whatever it’s called. But was pleasantly surprised—very nice pizza wine.
 

NJE66

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
996
Reaction score
2,393
You guys know I'm a drinker and not much of a food picture kind of a guy but a temporary exception tonight.
Lobster soup and Henriot (by the glass, not proud over that)
20210925_180439.jpg

Some Tignanello and tournedos for main
20210925_183402.jpg

Screw that though. The interesting part is the €160 price for the Tignanello. In a restaurant thats really low considering I'm living in mother Sweden
 

Featured Sponsor

LARGE METAL WATCHES WITH TAILORING

  • Yes, I’m tacky like that.

  • No way José! Dress watch with leather strap for me!

  • No watch at all.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
465,942
Messages
10,065,686
Members
210,158
Latest member
coolereast
Top