The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yep, it's on River Road outside of Guerneville, CA. It's actually a really beautiful winery, although the wine is lame.

    I started to think there was about a 50/50 relationship between "beautiful winery" and "wine is lame."
     


  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I started to think there was about a 50/50 relationship between "beautiful winery" and "wine is lame."
    Yep, that's the case more often than you'd think.
     


  3. PandArts

    PandArts Senior member

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    Korbel needs to change their old slogan from "The Champaign's not Korbel" to "Korbel's not Champaign"!
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Korbel needs to change their old slogan from "The Champaign's not Korbel" to "Korbel's not Champaign"!
    The wine is lame, but if you're in the area, it's still worth the free tour. Korbel is one of the oldest and most storied wineries in the country. The tour is a cool little history lesson. Then you can head back into Guerneville and get a badass ice cream at the corner parlor and then head out to Goat Rock Beach!
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Allocation season starting. I'm reeling it on but just got a six pack of Turley (Old Vine and Juvenile).
     


  6. Eustace

    Eustace Senior member

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    Drank some good stuff last week: 2005 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape and a 1996 Raveneau Chablis Les Clos. Glad I wasn't picking up the tab on that one. [​IMG]
     


  7. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Would anybody care to make a recommendation for sub-40 dollar per bottle champagne or sparkling wine?

    Not a big secret or anything, but Roederer Anderson Valley Brut sparkling wine is great at around $20, and the rose is also very nice for a few dollars more. There are probably better ones up closer to your price limit, but this is a great fall back option.
     


  8. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Drank some good stuff last week: 2005 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape and a 1996 Raveneau Chablis Les Clos. Glad I wasn't picking up the tab on that one. [​IMG]

    Damn
     


  9. Eustace

    Eustace Senior member

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    Not a big secret or anything, but Roederer Anderson Valley Brut sparkling wine is great at around $20, and the rose is also very nice for a few dollars more. There are probably better ones up closer to your price limit, but this is a great fall back option.

    Good rec. Segura Viudas is a great Cava for around $20 too.
     


  10. Eustace

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    Damn

    The Raveneau didn't start showing until about halfway through. Lived up to expectations eventually.
     


  11. PandArts

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    Allocation season starting. I'm reeling it on but just got a six pack of Turley (Old Vine and Juvenile).

    Just got an email from Martinelli that I'll be getting an allocation!
     


  13. Eustace

    Eustace Senior member

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    Celebrating a promotion.

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    Congrats on the promotion......and the wine. [​IMG]
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Just got an email from Martinelli that I'll be getting an allocation!

    Noice! I just drank my last Bella Vigna last week.
     


  15. audiophilia

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    Mazel Tov!

    Hope you enjoyed the Ridge. Great winery.
     


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