The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That makes a lot of sense. At restaurants I generally only would ever order wine if it is traditional, or classic cuisine from a region. I feel that especially with American Neauveau there seems to be much more "intense" flavors all over the plate. Adding wine to it always seemed decadent and overwhelming.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Nah, each to his own. Also, that should drop demand from the East Coast folks which is a good thing for me. Additionally, disagree with the "lots of oak" so makes me wonder about the bottle and/or their ability to identify things.


    Thanks for the suggestion. Amazon Prime = on the way. Also grabbed that "Emperor" book on Parker.
     
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  3. tattersall

    tattersall Senior member

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    There's a nice piece in Slate on Chambers Street Wines in NYC: http://www.slate.com/id/2299560/

     


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    tattersall Senior member

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    Friday Morg-asm... :nodding:

    Lapierre cuvee MMIX half case in magnums
    case of 2009 Foillard Cote de Py

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Can't. Ship. Wine. To. My. State.

    Sorry for beating a dead horse with the mentioning, I just get excited when I see it.

    Edit: I see I can get it in NYC -- I may be there in a few months.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    IMO totally worth trying, even if it's just once. It's easy to find on many wine lists too.
     


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    audiophilia Senior member

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    Too much wine and Champagne yesterday. Our 27th at Canoe and friends over for wine and cheese in the afternoon. Recovering slowly this morning.

    I'll do the Canoe review over at the Toronto Restaurant Review thread. Interesting night.

    The Formula is a great value Oz Shiraz. Lots of good quality fruit, not too much heat. 'Delicious', I guess. Went well with a spicy, sundried tomato tapinade and sweet mission fig compote.

    Later that night, Pommery Champagne, a lot of it, on the house courtesy of the excellent Canoe somellier. He always treats us right. Gave us the tasting pairs on the house, too (unknown Sauv Blancs and a fabulous, buttery icewine with the foe gras). Way too much wine for one day, but really great stuff. The Pommery was quite dry but wonderful flavour. We ordered the CDP just because. It was mind blowing. Very, very complex, mint on the tongue and a tar pit on the throat. The fruit was fighting with the mineralities, but in a good way -- like a fight with your wife at a party or event with insane, drunk make up sex in the car in the parking lot. You know, I hope. :)

    Great day.

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Found a place that apparently has been around for a bit. I'm not sure if I'll like the rest of the clientele so we went well before their tasting started today. Seems like a snooty Birkenstock wearing crowd, the type that consider themselves "uppers" and drive 20 year old Jag sedans. Anyways, some buys and they were cheap, all under $15.

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    The Oregon Pinot above was a gift from the winery. It is his first vintage.
     


  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Zolo is great stuff. Their unoaked Chardonnay is around $11, and just awesome stuff.
     


  12. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

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    I've always enjoyed Icewine, though given its expense, I seldom have a chance to drink it. I have a couple questions about it, I'm hoping someone here can help me with:

    What brands should I be looking at, I reside in Canada, so Canadian ones tend to be cheaper, though I'm open to suggestions. As well... when is it meant to be drunk? Given its sweetness, is it more often kept to dessert times? Or is it an any-time you want some wine? The answer to this won't effect how/when I drink it, it's more of a curiousity, as it seems most wines have some sort of protocol when it comes to the appropriate pairings and most common settings for them.

    Thanks!
     


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    100% Pommard. Pretty typical for Pommard clone, more fruit forward especially as it's coming from central cali
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Ontario makes some world class ice wines. Stick with the Vidals, or if it's a really good producer, try over varietals. They do not age all that well so drink within five years of vintage. Drink non-vintage now.

    They can be good with desserts, or with a cheese plate, or my favorite: foie gras.

    Producers I like: Inniskillin, Erie Shores, Pelee Island. I'm sure a few folks still living back home can give you one or two more.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I had the Zolo last night with a nice salad. Went perfectly and was just what I had hoped, crisp, light, floral nose, citrus notes.
     


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