The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    2006 Poderi La Collina Dolcetto superiore last night.

    Eh... VERY jammy nose with a VERY jammy, almost syrupy grapiness... odd for a Dolcetto. Interesting too as I like PLC's in general but their 06's across the board are iffy.
     


  2. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    I really drink very little white wine, so when I do I want it to be really good.

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    Very nice. Crispy, minerally and light. Very nice and about $20 a bottle. Would definitely buy again.


    That is always a reliable white from Kermit. I wonder when he started putting his name on the front of the label?
     


  3. PandArts

    PandArts Senior member

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    What happened to the gig?


    - B


    With my rescent promotion at my "real" job I was down to just working Saturdays. So, with that and the regular late nights at M/J, I was starting to burn out fast and I needed my weekends back [​IMG]

    Luckily it's right across the street from the Metra Station so I still stop in, especially on Tuesdays when they have half price tastings on the Enomatics [​IMG]
     


  4. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Just made reservations for next Tuesday night to go to a wine dinner with "the interest". Restaurant is Mi Piaci, which is my favorite Italian place in Dallas. "Is that akin to saying, the tallest building in Wichita, KS," you may ask. I don't necessarily think so. I really enjoy it and haven't been there in years, so I'm really looking forward to it.

    The featured wine/winemaker is Candoni, so pretty value-priced, mass-market Italian wines. Still, food should be good and even if the wine is meh, after enough of it I won't really care.
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    So very sad. I'm embarrassed for my countrymen.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/arti...t-seasons-ever

    I need Matt's little "jack off" emote.
     


  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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  7. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I've had excellent ice wines from Inniskillin. And, despite my general dislike of critics and scores, Inniskillin consistently gets between 90-94 from vintage to vintage.
     


  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I've had excellent ice wines from Inniskillin. And, despite my general dislike of critics and scores, Inniskillin consistently gets between 90-94 from vintage to vintage.

    Oh yeah, for the ice wine. Don't think it's icewine they're talking about. You know I'm a fan of Ontario ice wine.
     


  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I had some fantastic food last night, need moar.

    Kusshi Oysters (BC) w/ apple vinegar and shallots - these little bastards were awesome.
    Roasted Macarona almonds and iberian olives
    Fermin jamon iberico - [​IMG]
    Jamon serrano
    Cured foie gras w/ fig 'salad', lemon verbena, fig sorbet, brioche - one of the best foie dishes I've ever had
    pimentos de padron - blistered Spanish peppers
    lightly cured fluke w/ meyer lemon, almond milk, coconut
    Portuguese octopus a la plancha - squid-ink citrus puree, chick pea stew

    Beverages started with a martini
    And then a glass of wine: Mas Foraster, Montblanc, Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo y Chardonnay, Catalonia

    [​IMG]
     


  10. tattersall

    tattersall Senior member

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    I had some fantastic food last night, need moar.

    Kusshi Oysters (BC) w/ apple vinegar and shallots - these little bastards were awesome.


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    These are probably the greatest small oyster around and one of my favorites. Another variety to look for are Fanny Bays which have a nice sweetness to them, bigger than kusshis too.
     


  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Let's see where everyone is at year end, what type of bonuses we get, etc., and then see who is up to Vegas in late Feb. Sound good?
     


  12. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Let's see where everyone is at year end, what type of bonuses we get, etc., and then see who is up to Vegas in late Feb. Sound good?

    Ha. My thinking exactly. Feb is usually when my bonus gets paid out.
     


  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Sounds good then. Let's revisit the idea around the first of the year and see who's in.
     


  14. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    My annual jaunt is CES. Too bad, a wine/food fest with you guys sounds like a blast.
     


  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Just went out for a quick tasting. Man, drinking Reisling from a winery that has been in the same family since 1462 is outrageous.
     


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