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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. itsstillmatt

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    Yes, yes, yes. Nob Hill Theater. Guaranteed ejaculation every dance.
     
  2. Piobaire

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    I'm not saying I did drugs, but I will say that if I had done drugs in my yoot, my dealer's name was "Manimal," after some lame 80s TV series.
     
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    almost as bad as the "no tell motel" which I passed in the town of another wine threak frequenter.
     
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    I never did drugs, but I kind of want to try them now but I can't because I get randomly drug tested at work. That is probably why I want to try them...
     
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    Seems like a good time and place to say I just found out Robert Parker was a pothead hippie lawyer in his day. I had no idea.
     
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    really? I read a bio of parker and no mention was made of pot. I got no sense that he had ever been a hippie either. He got a government job (forget in what agency) and worked at that until the newsletter hit big after the '82 vintage.
     
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    Reading this right now: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060093692

    Details his early student trips to Europe. Had problems with border crossings due to long hair and details he and his then girlfriend (now wife) crossing into...I think Morocco...with hash under the car seat. It also says his first real job was as an attorney for a lending bank in Maryland.
     
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    That's the same book I read, barely 6 months ago, and I already forgot that. :embar:
     
  9. Piobaire

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    :laugh: I was thinking to myself, "Didn't I buy this book at Manton's suggestion?"
     
  10. itsstillmatt

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    Probably the pot doing things to your memory.
     
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    With a ribeye, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts with pancetta and lemon, the 04 Monbousquet. It's been open a couple of hours and it's fruit forward and just lovely right now.
     
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    I am attending a dinner in a few weeks and have been asked to bring a Bordeaux blanc. I enjoy wine but am a total amateur and don't want to show up with something that will make me look silly. I have been told their are some pretty awesome cellars in the group. My buget is around $100, and would prefer it to be something I can just order from wine.com as there really aren't many good stores near me. Thanks!
     
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    $18 can get you a really awesome Bordeaux blanc.
     
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    An impressive white Bord for under $100 (for a great vintage) and $50 (for an OK vintage) is Smith Haut Lafitte. 10 years is usually optimal drinking age.
     
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    I'd go with Domaine de Chevalier Blanc. Always reliable and been on a nice roll in recent vintages.
     
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    my friend matt kramer's open letter to wine noobs (very relevant even to non-noobs).
     
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    Very interesting article, and very lulzy comments. Especially the person who said that you cant ne a chef unless youve gone to school, so you cant call yourself a somm until youve been certified.
     
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