Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.
2008 Duckhorn Migration Friday night... very enjoyable. Nicely tart and rather old-world.
Had a 2008 Bourgogne Blanc Roulot last night. If this isn't the best deal in White Burgundy year-in/year-out I don't know what is. Always tastes like a top Village or a lighter Premier Cru in terms of complexity and style. Pretty much my house white. Well worth getting if you're not familiar with the wines of Jean-Marc Roulot who runs one of Burgundy's top Domaines.
Last night: 2006 Juge Cornas: delicious, so glad to live in a place where I can Juge at retail.
Tonight: 08 Kermit Lynch CdR: reliably tasty.
if you see it nab the latest red newt cellars lahoma vineyard riesling. sooo good. my local wine store ran out and i bought the last bottle for a friend.
the male owner/winemaker died in a car crash last last week and its uncertain how they'll do next year. really really sad
Interesting Rhone blend from Paso Robles. Really lovely after a two hour decant.
Will definitely be on the lookout for this. Although I would probably say that about anything you recommend so highly.
Chateau Bonnet, SB, Semillon, Muscadet. Nice, cheap.
Just lucked into a few bottles of this below wholesale:
A dealer friend had a contact who discovered a few cases tucked away.
So my wife and I had a 2007 Thivin last night with dinner (local ring-necked pheasant on endives, swiss chard and beet tops from the garden, herb salad and a nice piece of Tallegio to end) and got to observe it over a couple of hours in a casual way. I've had other vintages before and always enjoyed this wine and it did not disappoint. Good ruby colour, medium tannin and acidity and good fruit on the nose and palate. A nicely balanced wine but I'd say lacking the fullness that I enjoy from some Morgons (although those are usually $10-15 more than this particular wine). All in all pleased and would continue to drink.
How was the Barbaresco?
It's been discussed briefly in a few other threads but I'm researching again...
wondering who has invested in what wine cooling. I agree with a comment from Pio that the small "dorm fridge" coolers are probably not optimal... I've been exploring larger units (50-100 bottles) with more robust climate control.
Who has what? Thoughts? Brands to avoid?
Budget maybe ~$1,000
Too young but really delicious.
I have two, a small GE Monogram and a large N'Finity. The former is really fantastic but was very expensive and a large one would crush your budget. The latter is sort of a budget brand. It does not hold a consistent temperature but tends to jump around a few degrees, always close enough to what you want, but the GE one never varies from 55. It's also better made and completely quiet. The N'Finity is a bit noisy but it's in the basement so I don't care.
Thank you for this suggestion and I plan to track it down this week.
1996 Big M? How was it?
I've been very happy with my Vinotemp. My model is about double your budget but it has several times the capacity also. Google "vinotemp" and see if they have a model for you.
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