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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    With all due respect do not presume on that advanced one. A very, very knowledgeable certified somm I know just did not pass his advanced. This is a guy that's been running wine programs for several years and is fairly encyclopedic in his wine knowledge.

    I have no doubt you'll slam the intro (if you pay attention in class as they clearly indicate what's important for the exam) and am sure you'll do fine at the cert...but that advanced has held back some pretty seasoned and knowledgeable pros.
     
  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    I don't think I could pass the advanced. That's major league level right there. But they were both just invited to sit for the MS Exam this year and they had said that. Who knows. Not that it matters, I won't know for at least 3 years.
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I'm sure you're going to be an MS in the next several years. Don't think I'm doubting you just relaying that I think that advanced must be pretty intense as I was pretty surprised this guy did not pass.
     
  4. kwilkinson

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    Well I'm sure you perused the Guild discussion site a bit once you signed up for the class. Just reading the various "Advanced level questions" thread is insane. It's mindblowing what these people know. I'm so far behind that I didn't even understand some of the questions. :laugh: But work ethic and passion can take you incredible places so we'll see what happens in t he future.
     
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  5. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    too inconvenient. Not a fran.

    I've seen study questions for the advanced exam, shit can get very detailed (and I really doubt knowing a lot of that shit would make for a better somm.)
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just picture your interviewer putting a glass of wine in front of you, you taking a sip and saying, "Hmm, earthy, yet suffers from slight first-order seriel correlation."
     
  7. coolpapa

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    08 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast pinot noir. I don't think there's a better $25 pinot made in the US, just delicious.
     
  8. kwilkinson

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    For me, 2009 Grgich Hills Estate
    2008 Bouchard Pere et Fils AOC Burgundy
    Some beers
    2007 Louis Latour AOC Burgundy
     
  9. Piobaire

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    09 Claypool Cellars, Fanci Blend. GSM, 60% G.
     
  10. tattersall

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    Last glass from a bottle of Huet Vouvray le Mont demi-sec.

    Unpacked a shit-ton of deliveries for my cellar...

    -another case of '10 Tempier Bandol Rose
    -case of '08 Kermit Lynch Cotes du Rhone rouge
    -half case of '09 Chateau Thivin Cotes de Brouilly Cuvee Zaccharie
    -half case of '08 Domaine Pallieres Terrasse du Diable
    -half case of '08 Huet Vouvray le Mont demi-sec
    -half case of '09 Stadt Krems Kremstal Reserve Gruner Veltliner

    I think I'm going to stop buying for a while...
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  12. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    Nice haul. I have a few bottles of that Huet. Haven't tried that bottling yet, glad you liked it enough to restock.
     
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    I'll probably look into the more thorough books, I have nothing better to do with my time than learn as much about wine as possible. If we ever do a beer trade though I'll throw in something extra for the books.
     
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    Patrick, did you find it hot and overripe? My experience with '03 Burgundy has been dismal at best. With some of them, you could almost mistake them for their new world counterparts.
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wasn't hot at all, overripe maybe. I don't have any other 03's to compare it to though. I did enjoy it very much, but certaintly not the best Burgundy I have had.
     
  16. Mark from Plano

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    Had a half bottle of the 2005 Trimbach Gwurz with dinner. My detailed tasting notes:

    Duuuude!!! This shit is awesome.

    Honey-like color. Slightly sweet, but far from cloying. I paired with seared tuna and it was fantastic. Could see it easily pairing with fruit or nuts as a dessert wine. Will seek out.
     
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  17. gomestar

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    calm down bro, don't want you drinking too much at dinner yet again.
     
  18. Mark from Plano

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    I turn 50 tomorrow. You are not the boss of me. I will drink as much as I like and I will be immune to the effects.
     
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  19. kwilkinson

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    :crackup: Yeah, Mark, don't go crazy now!
     
  20. james_timothy

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    Better drink now, while you are still young!
     

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