The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    It's not that much of a gamble. You just need to know where to place you bets, like away from the big negociants.

    indeed true, but I have still found the process to be sometimes frustrating and in many ways still a gamble. Very knowledgeable store reps have helped my Burg purchasing substantially, though sometimes a good rep can be few and far between.


    And now I'm [​IMG] as Helene Darroze is god damn closed for the entire time I'll be in London.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I believe I have a basic idea of how to buy Burgundy and yet I end up pissed off at least 1/3 of the time.
     


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    tattersall Senior member

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    Happy Canadia Day!

    2004 Greysac - nice little bordeaux after a two hour decant at a great price ... old world FTW!
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I still have a problem thinking this thread belongs to one person.

    Tonight, 05 Rod's Reserve, Toad Hollow, Sonoma.
     


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  6. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I guess June 30/July 1 is a very popular release date for the wineries. I've gotten release notifications from nearly every one whose list I'm on. Sea Smoke (my first year to get an allocation, bought a few), La Sirena (not yet), Newton (passing) and...today...Shafer released their '06 Hillside. I have the '04 and the '05, it kills me not to get a bit of the '06. But DAMN, after tax and shipping its $245 a bottle (Shipping's free if you buy six they tell me) [​IMG] .

    It'll make for one hella 60th birthday party (in about 12 years) though right.


    Finished off the last of the Montalena Zin from last night. I think I'm deciding I don't really like this wine that much after all. Virtually no change from last night. Very acidic plummy taste with lots of spice. The alcohol taste is quite pronounced and not very balanced on the back end. Maybe this would be better with food, I'm just sipping it tonight. I don't know.
     


  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    What did Sea Smoke send you? I'm on the list!
     


  8. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    What did Sea Smoke send you? I'm on the list!

    4 of the '08 Southing PN (bought)
    2 of the '08 "Ten" PN (bought)
    1 of the Magnum 2 pack--Chard and PN, I think (passed)
     


  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Ah, the 08 releases. I got that mailer in March. Whew. Had me worried for a minute!

    Did your Kistler release? I'd love to be on that list and am quite jealous of you.
     


  10. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Ah, the 08 releases. I got that mailer in March. Whew. Had me worried for a minute!

    Did your Kistler release? I'd love to be on that list and am quite jealous of you.


    Yeah, so since this is my first year I'm probably getting an allocation because some other folks passed or didn't take their full allocation.

    Actually I got my Kistler allocation around the first of March and it was delivered around the beginning of April, so its happily sleeping in my storage locker. I wonder if I'm going to get cut from their list though, since I only took about 6 of my 24 bottle allocation.
     


  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yeah, so since this is my first year I'm probably getting an allocation because some other folks passed or didn't take their full allocation.

    Actually I got my Kistler allocation around the first of March and it was delivered around the beginning of April, so its happily sleeping in my storage locker. I wonder if I'm going to get cut from their list though, since I only took about 6 of my 24 bottle allocation.


    My bet would be the same or a slightly smaller allocation. The fact you bought means you can still afford them, which is how so many people got cut from the Sea Smoke list. Congrats on getting an allocation!
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Bud Light.
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Bud Light.

    Get out of my thread.
     


  15. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Baudry Chinon.

    Bud Light.

    Good? Bad? Indifferent?

    How's the nose on that Butt Light?
     


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