The Official Wine Thread

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

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    tattersall Senior member

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    Audio - you bought Tawse in NYC?
     
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    No. An extra bottle to recover when I got home [​IMG]
     
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    Austran riesling is quickly rising on my list of great wine.

    And there are some Austrian rieslings that age wonderfully. Pichler (Both Rudi & FX), Prager, Knoll, Heidler are just a few that come to mind. Wonderful stuff.
     
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    No. An extra bottle to recover when I got home [​IMG]

    [​IMG] It seemed like an unusual pickup for NYC.

    How do you like Tawse? They seem to get a fair bit of positive press and also this bit of encouragement (although short of a direct complement) from the DRC's co-owner:

     
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    Could any of you recommend a nice 1980 Riesling, or similar wine? Thanks in advance.
     
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    [​IMG] It seemed like an unusual pickup for NYC.

    How do you like Tawse? They seem to get a fair bit of positive press and also this bit of encouragement (although short of a direct complement) from the DRC's co-owner:


    I've discovered two good Ontario wines. Tawse is tops. Consistent, great fruit, and very well made.
     
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    So a day later I know a great deal about several types of knives that I have no intention of buying, but nothing more about a nice Riesling from 1980. Now open to other types from that year. Halp please.
     
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    So a day later I know a great deal about several types of knives that I have no intention of buying, but nothing more about a nice Riesling from 1980. Now open to other types from that year. Halp please.

    '80 was an OK year for Napa cab. All but the best will be very faded by now, but if you can find Mayacamas or BV those should still be good.

    '80 Bordeaux sucked ass so stay very far away.
     
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    I think '80 was a tough year for wine overall, I have not seen much of it on the market.
     
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    Could any of you recommend a nice 1980 Riesling, or similar wine? Thanks in advance.
    Similar in what way?
     
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    Flavors? Appeal? I don't know any of the wine language. I thought it would be nice to get my lady's dad a wine from the year he became a father for FD. The man loves Riesling, fruity ones especially, so I'm guessing anything similarly fruity would be fine. Thanks for the tips Manton.
     
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    Flavors? Appeal? I don't know any of the wine language. I thought it would be nice to get my lady's dad a wine from the year he became a father for FD. The man loves Riesling, fruity ones especially, so I'm guessing anything similarly fruity would be fine. Thanks for the tips Manton.
    The reason I ask is because some people associate riesling with sweet, and while I don't know of any rieslings of that age, there are a few Sauternes still around, which are a good substitute for a sweet riesling, but not a dry one. BTW, what is FD? Edit: It seems that it was also a vintage year for port.
     
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    The reason I ask is because some people associate riesling with sweet, and while I don't know of any rieslings of that age, there are a few Sauternes still around, which are a good substitute for a sweet riesling, but not a dry one.

    Yes, that's exactly what I'm looking for. Well, almost exactly. Any in particular you would recommend?

    BTW, what is FD?

    Father's Day. I didn't want to use the word father again in that sentence.
     
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    Yes, that's exactly what I'm looking for. Well, almost exactly. Any in particular you would recommend?



    Father's Day. I didn't want to use the word father again in that sentence.

    https://store.nexternal.com/dvw/stor...rce=googlebase this seems to be the second best wine of the vintage, and the d'Yquem, which is no doubt better, is going to be $500 or so. Still, it may be slightly over the hill...
     
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    Yes, that's exactly what I'm looking for. Well, almost exactly. Any in particular you would recommend?

    this. They pretty much don't have bad vintages.
     

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