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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. WJSESQ

    WJSESQ Active Member

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    If you have time before your visit, check out "Summer in a Glass" by Evan Dawson (Amazon has it). Great read about Finger Lakes winemaking. For reds try Heart and Hands (Cayuga), Ravines (Keuka). For food, if you get down near Watkins Glen stop at the Stonecat Cafe. Also great micro-beer at Roosterfish in Watkins Glen, next to Wildflower Cafe.
     


  2. coolpapa

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    exactly.

    actually, the "house" riesling from willi bründlmayer is a very good foray into this territory.


    As much as I love Austrian riesling, I love Austrian sauvignon blanc even more. I just wish it was easier to find.
     


  3. audiophilia

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    Many thx boys. Very much appreciated. I'm getting quite excited. This region like many others is growing in leaps and bounds, gaining confidence, and producing some good reds and wonderful whites. I'll check out your recs and the restaurants. I'll be in search of top class reds.

    Cheers, a
     


  4. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Risling is, IMO, the star.
     


  5. audiophilia

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    Sure is, from what I've read.
     


  6. guster

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    As much as I love Austrian riesling, I love Austrian sauvignon blanc even more. I just wish it was easier to find.

    Looks like I have not had as much luck as you finding good Austrian SBs. I liked some of the ones I have tried from FX Pichler & Tement. Hear that Polz and Gross make good ones but I have not run a cross those yet at retail. Others you can recommend?
     


  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    K-dub, just got my Stefania futures email last night. Haute Tubee @ $16 a bottle, free shipping with a case or more. [​IMG]
     


  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    K-dub, just got my Stefania futures email last night. Haute Tubee @ $16 a bottle, free shipping with a case or more. [​IMG]

    $16 a bottle? Was it a horrible vintage for these guys? That's an incredible price.
     


  9. indesertum

    indesertum Stylish Dinosaur

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    Many thx boys. Very much appreciated. I'm getting quite excited. This region like many others is growing in leaps and bounds, gaining confidence, and producing some good reds and wonderful whites. I'll check out your recs and the restaurants. I'll be in search of top class reds.

    Cheers, a


    there's a tapas and wine bar called just a taste on the commons. foods pretty good and they have flights of wines to taste
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    $16 a bottle? Was it a horrible vintage for these guys? That's an incredible price.

    That's what it always is for his futures list.
     


  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    That's what it always is for his futures list.
    Ahhhh futures. I was going to say, I thought it was $22. I guess I should have actually read every word in the first post [​IMG]
     


  12. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Chateau de Pourcieux Cotes de Provence Rose tonight. Good stuff.
     


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    A rosÃ[​IMG] for us too this warm evening - Domaine Fontsainte Gris de Gris '09 - delicious.
     


  14. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    on my way home I picked up a split of Patrick Javillier Meursault "Les Fillets" 2007. Awesome.
     


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    on my way home I picked up a split of Patrick Javillier Meursault "Les Fillets" 2007. Awesome.

    Nice!

    I am celebrating a great hockey season with a Pride Reserve cab '97. Still has quite a bit of flavor left.
     


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