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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    I could freebase Chablis.

    Haven't tried this method, but maybe now I'll have to. Does it help release the aromas or something?

    Got another Scarecrow letter. I will get an allocation or M Etain but it doesn't say how many nor the price.

    If you have to ask the price you clearly can't afford it.
     
  2. cmsmith

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    A nice Albarino or Verdejo would compliment the Paella nicely. I also like a nice TorrontÃ[​IMG]s.

    Awesome, I have a Torrontes on hand which will do nicely, thanks!
     
  3. Piobaire

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    Awesome, I have a Torrontes on hand which will do nicely, thanks!

    That is a fantastic grape. Extremely underrated. Good call, P&A.
     
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  5. audiophilia

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    Girl outdid herself. Wonderful dinner. The wine complimented very well. The Gig was very good, not as characterful as some, but much better than last week's disappointment. The surprise was the Tandem. An outstanding Pinot from Sonoma. Layers of delicious cherry, licorice and smoke, with great balance and blended tannins. A lovely $29 surprise.

    [​IMG]

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  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    ****VERY IMPORTANT*****

    HR 5034 now has nearly 140 co-sponsors and is scheduled for debate on 9/29. Apparently, retailers are being denied an advocate to speak on their behalf.

    Guys, this could seriously be the end of shipping wine and liquor. For us folks in flyover country, this is very bad and it will just kill the current business model of many fine wine producers.
     
  7. Mark from Plano

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    ****VERY IMPORTANT*****

    HR 5034 now has nearly 140 co-sponsors and is scheduled for debate on 9/29. Apparently, retailers are being denied an advocate to speak on their behalf.

    Guys, this could seriously be the end of shipping wine and liquor. For us folks in flyover country, this is very bad and it will just kill the current business model of many fine wine producers.


    My Rep. (Sam Johnson) is one of the co-sponsors. Just sent him a note on this via his website.


    Tonight's selection is a 2007 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot d'Alsace. Picked up a couple of bottles in a mixed case I got at the wine store today. Nice flavor of pears. Good acidity. Pretty hot alcohol on the back end (13.5%). Had it on sale for about $14 or so I think, but when I checked my receipt after I got home, they only charged me $7 a bottle for it. Pretty damn good at that price.
     
  8. Piobaire

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    Mark, thanks for sending the note. I think we are all heavily invested in this.

    Had another 07 Stephania Santa Cruz Mountains PN. So good. Cherry cola, mocha, coffee and fruit.
     
  9. *Tee*

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    2001 Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino de Montefalco Collepiano. Sagrantino is generally so tannic it will take the enamel off your teeth, but this, at nine years old and decanted for three hours is singing. Nice acidity, tannins in balance, with a good core of fruit, with a little dirt. Nice wine.
     
  11. audiophilia

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    The second and equally meh from this appellation I've had in the past couple of weeks. Alcohol in favour of fruit.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. kwilkinson

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    what is this allocation?

    Merry Edwards.


    By the way guys, I fucking love my job. [​IMG]
     
  13. fritzl

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    The SB was a spring allocation, brah.

    SB is abbreviation for...? ty
     
  14. gomestar

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    By the way guys, I fucking love my job. [​IMG]
    is this the one at the big A?
    SB is abbreviation for...? ty
    Sauvignon Blanc. One of the few things we abbreviate here.
     
  15. fritzl

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    Sauvignon Blanc. One of the few things we abbreviate here.

    ty, sometimes you don't see the wood cause of all the trees.

    it's a popular grape in styria. a lot of grassy elements in it.

    most common abbr. "here" is GV for Grüner Veltliner.
     
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    yesterday teh GF and I decided that we could use a lounge-ish type chair for our living room. We ended up getting one of these in the chaise/lounge setup. Very exciting.

    And we celebrated with this:
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  17. tattersall

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    Tonight's selection is a 2007 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot d'Alsace. Picked up a couple of bottles in a mixed case I got at the wine store today. Nice flavor of pears. Good acidity. Pretty hot alcohol on the back end (13.5%). Had it on sale for about $14 or so I think, but when I checked my receipt after I got home, they only charged me $7 a bottle for it. Pretty damn good at that price.

    My favorite Alsacian producer along with Domaine Weinbach. Zind-Humbrecht has an enormous range and some of their single vineyard pinot gris and gewurtz are well suited to aging.
     
  18. gomestar

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    2007 La Selva Prima Causa Toscana

    http://www.laselva-bio.eu/Prima-Caus...tail=41127&L=2

    I received a freebie introductory box from La Selva for our Restaurant last week with a bottle of this wine included and ordered some more without batting an eyelash... [​IMG]


    biodynamic, no?
     
  19. Piobaire

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    Kyle, glad to hear you're enjoying the new job. [​IMG]

    Everyone, please email about the bill to be discussed next week. We need to stop this and it appears the distributors have purchased their legislation ahead of time.
     
  20. kwilkinson

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    Kyle, glad to hear you're enjoying the new job. [​IMG]

    Everyone, please email about the bill to be discussed next week. We need to stop this and it appears the distributors have purchased their legislation ahead of time.


    Use some of that foie money to buy a few of your own!
     

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