The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I have a case + at least four bottles. All acquired for $7.92 per bottle. Best deal ever.
     
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    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    ^Do you mind providing details Manton or Gomey?
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    *sigh*

    I'm really going to need to memorize all the GIs of Oz and which states their in? I'm really not looking foward to Burgundy.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    ^Do you mind providing details Manton or Gomey?

    It's a Tuscan red, mostly Sang plus a little Cab and Merlot, that sells for around $12 on average. I managed to pick up two cases very cheap. Absolutely excellent value and a damned good wine. Drinks better than a lot of $30 offerings.
     
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    Aus_MD Senior member

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    *sigh*

    I'm really going to need to memorize all the GIs of Oz and which states their in? I'm really not looking foward to Burgundy.


    Of the list here only a third are important.
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yeah, but we're talking wine geek exam. *sigh*

    I'm expecting to have to know the age and residual sugar for the four classifications of Rutherglen Muscat.
     
  7. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    are there any wine clubs you guys would recommend. you know pay monthly fees for 2, 3 wines a month for cheaper than what you can normally buy
     
  8. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Actually, I love gummy bears. Haribo, please. Get them every year at the Boardwalk.

    I don't want my wine to taste like them, though.


    Hairbo=Epic Win

    Wine tasting like Hairbo = Epic Fail
     
  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I'm expecting to have to know the age and residual sugar for the four classifications of Rutherglen Muscat.

    my guess is that if a residual sugar question is going to be asked, it'll be on Champs or the Germans. I know it for Champs, but only the ripeness stage for the Germans and not the residual sugar levels.

    are there any wine clubs you guys would recommend. you know pay monthly fees for 2, 3 wines a month for cheaper than what you can normally buy

    Wine Library has some that I've done and have been good in the past. GV does a video for them, too.
     
  10. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    This is one of two bottles of a 2005 old vine Garnacha picked up this week from WTSO.

    Nice nose but after that just average. Took most of an hour to open up but until then, mostly raspberry/strawberry briefly up front then quickly disappeared. Very light. Eventually it lingered more/better but only "pleasant enough". I'd say this bottle was about a year past it's prime already.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I'm drinking very nice wine this weekend. All planned out already.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I'm drinking very nice wine this weekend. All planned out already.
    Name names.
     
  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    You will be mad at me, accuse me of vinfanticide. Tonight we will be having a '95 Vieux Telegraphe (not really an early death, but it has 15 more years on it) and some white to be determined brought by friends. Tomorrow we are going to have a 2004 Dauvissat La Forest and [​IMG] a probably too young '86 Margaux.
     
  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Only the Margaux is really wrong. But it will be very good. I have had lots of '86s (though not M) and I still have some Lynch Bages and some Gruaud Larose and a few others. They will keep for a long time. The M I am speculating would improve some more. I know from experience that Leoville Las Cases '86 is not fully mature and I have to assume that Margaux would be behind even that.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Were it mine, I would not drink it now, but it isn't, so I won't refuse.
     

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