The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    Cheers, gome
     
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    audiophilia Senior member

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    Both of those look just fabulous! [​IMG] I mean who can pass up jammy goodness [​IMG]

    I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who resorts to his vinturi in times of need [​IMG]


    Cheers, Pand. Would like to share a bottle or three with SF buddies some time!

    Got my Vinturi for Father's Day. Looks good. Works fine. In times of need, as you say.

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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I'd also be tempted to try this.
     
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    my fancy decanter is this:

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    audiophilia Senior member

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    Great link, though I can't click on the video. I can't understand the guy's popularity. I find him horribly obnoxious and ridiculous ('I sense the taste of "Band-Aid"' -- is one of his gems). Mind you, I'm old. He may be 'down' with the kids. LOL
     
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    my fancy decanter is this:

    [​IMG]


    LOL

    Good for you...can hold more wine.
     
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    Cheers, Pand. Would like to share a bottle or three with SF buddies some time!

    Got my Vinturi for Father's Day. Looks good. Works fine. In times of need, as you say.

    [​IMG]



    Sounds good to me! It certainly would be a great time!

    I got mine as an Easter gift from my mother. I use it for the first half glass to create surface area in the bottle to facilitate the breathing process as I am, as of now, still sans decanter. Besides I like the noise it makes [​IMG]
     
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    Great link, though I can't click on the video. I can't understand the guy's popularity. I find him horribly obnoxious and ridiculous ('I sense the taste of "Band-Aid"' -- is one of his gems). Mind you, I'm old. He may be 'down' with the kids. LOL

    that's the thing, GV is reaching out to a certain population. He certainly alienates others, but I don't think he cares. Personally, I'm a big fan, but my age says I would [​IMG] I think he is helping a huge population of people explore wines deeper than they ever would and encouraging them to explore new things - IMO the latter being the most important part of wine.


    FWIW, the Jancis Robinson wine videos from the late 90's are on youtube now. I think they're excellent and are great to watch regardless of knowledge.
     
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    Different strokes. And I think you're right about bringing the great subject of wine to younger people. It's a shame I despise him, cuz his knowledge is excellent, his show is professionally done and he gets great guests. But watching him is like drinking battery acid for me.

    I'll certainly check out Jancis' vids.

    Cheers, a
     
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    Sounds good to me! It certainly would be a great time!

    You ever get up here? I was in Chicago two years ago. Loved it!

    We could go here or here

    Both great wine lists and the latter is our favourite Toronto restaurant.
     
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    tonight was a nero d'alvola. Usually a top pick for a great weekday wine, the choice is made easier by having a Sicilian girlfriend here.

    Unfortunately, this wine didn't seem very Italian. Huge berry jam on the nose, but not much else. Same thing on the palate, it just didn't have that "it" factor for Italian reds, no terroire. Just some fruit and then a weak finish. A shame, first so-so bottle of nero d'alvola I've had in a long time.

    The caponata, however, was splendid.
     
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    [​IMG]

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    I'm a small timer for red wine, but Penfolds has always been my favourite winery. I go for the BIN 369 though, and I don't think anything much higher is worth it for me. Can't wait till the time I manage to get to their winery in Coonawarra on my mission finding the best Cab Sav in Australia.


    BTW most recent purchase was a dozen of the Taminick 2005 premium Shiraz. Remind me in 5 years to let you all know how it tastes.
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    See the Robinson youtube videos here


    Cheers for the link. They are excellent.

    I gave your buddy another shot since it's been a year or two. Holy shit, he got worse! LOL 'I get some iHop blueberry syrup on the nose'!!! WTF! LOL

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    I'm a small timer for red wine, but Penfolds has always been my favourite winery. I go for the BIN 369 though, and I don't think anything much higher is worth it for me. Can't wait till the time I manage to get to their winery in Coonawarra on my mission finding the best Cab Sav in Australia. BTW most recent purchase was a dozen of the Taminick 2005 premium Shiraz. Remind me in 5 years to let you all know how it tastes.
    My favourite CAD$20.00 Shiraz anywhere is [​IMG] Only three dollars more and in a different universe than their entry level Koonunga Shiraz (a fruit bomb with no character). [​IMG]
     

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