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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    No wine for this guy...Exhausted after driving home in that damn blizzard last night and have to study for a final tomorrow. Tomorrow night I will be indulging in a bottle of something (Barossa or McClaren Vale Shiraz?) with some cheese and fresh bread.
     


  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Although I'm certainly blessed, living in the center of the American wine industry and having access to all kinds of wonderful wines for lower prices than people across the country (if they could even find them), I find it slightly disappointing that other wines are hard to find here. There are wine shops that sell French, but not many that sell Italian, South American, Australian, or wines from NZ. There are of course places like Whole Foods and Trader Joes that will sell lesser known Italian and South American wines, but for the most part, (and understandably) the entire wine industry out here is geared toward only NorCal wines. I'm afraid I might be beginning to develop cellar palate for Sonoma wines.
     


  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Although I'm certainly blessed, living in the center of the American wine industry and having access to all kinds of wonderful wines for lower prices than people across the country (if they could even find them), I find it slightly disappointing that other wines are hard to find here. There are wine shops that sell French, but not many that sell Italian, South American, Australian, or wines from NZ. There are of course places like Whole Foods and Trader Joes that will sell lesser known Italian and South American wines, but for the most part, (and understandably) the entire wine industry out here is geared toward only NorCal wines. I'm afraid I might be beginning to develop cellar palate for Sonoma wines.

    Poor lad! What a bad problem to have.

    Does this mean I should leave that Pinot I was bringing you at home? [​IMG]
     


  4. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Poor lad! What a bad problem to have.

    Does this mean I should leave that Pinot I was bringing you at home? [​IMG]


    Now now, there's no need to get drastic.

    But by all means, if you want to expand my palate, bring a bottle of d'Yquem.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Now now, there's no need to get drastic.

    But by all means, if you want to expand my palate, bring a bottle of d'Yquem.


    LOL, yeah right.

    Bets on how many cases I bring home with us?
     


  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    LOL, yeah right.

    Bets on how many cases I bring home with us
    ?


    Jeezus. Given the wineries you're visiting, I'm going to say upwards of 8. Which, in only a few days, is no small task.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Jeezus. Given the wineries you're visiting, I'm going to say upwards of 8. Which, in only a few days, is no small task.

    [​IMG]

    I'm not sure I have that much room left in my cellar. [​IMG]
     


  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    [​IMG]

    I'm not sure I have that much room left in my cellar. [​IMG]


    Damn damn damn. Might have to buy a few cases and leave them here. I know somewhere that has storage.... But they can't really be trusted to give them back. [​IMG]
     


  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    At least you can get Cali wines at a discount (or as I like to think, not a rip off). I recall the last Wine Spectator Cali Cab review had a startling statistics: average price of a 90-94 pt rated wine was $120. Surely you can find better New World values in Australia and South America.

    End of Cali wines rant.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Damn damn damn. Might have to buy a few cases and leave them here. I know somewhere that has storage.... But they can't really be trusted to give them back. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I'm going to be a cheap date when I get there, given I'll have been almost dry for two weeks.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    At least you can get Cali wines at a discount (or as I like to think, not a rip off). I recall the last Wine Spectator Cali Cab review had a startling statistics: average price of a 90-94 pt rated wine was $120. Surely you can find better New World values in Australia and South America.

    End of Cali wines rant.

    Yeah, no kidding. I can find prices lower (slightly) on most of those wines, but still way out of my price range.
    [​IMG]

    I'm going to be a cheap date when I get there, given I'll have been almost dry for two weeks.


    I'm always a cheap date, but we'll talk about that later.
     


  12. Johnny_5

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    I'm not sure I have that much room left in my cellar. [​IMG]


    Well the problem is obvious: You're not drinking enough wine. If your liver is complaining and you can't drink any more wine be a man, stop lighting your stogies with c-notes, and put the saved c-notes towards another or bigger cellar.


    Anyone want to recommend me a wine to open tomorrow night in celebration of the end of the semester? I'm open to most suggestions <$30...
     


  13. gomestar

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    Anyone want to recommend me a wine to open tomorrow night in celebration of the end of the semester? I'm open to most suggestions <$30...

    Crognolo?
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Well the problem is obvious: You're not drinking enough wine. If your liver is complaining and you can't drink any more wine be a man, stop lighting your stogies with c-notes, and put the saved c-notes towards another or bigger cellar.


    Anyone want to recommend me a wine to open tomorrow night in celebration of the end of the semester? I'm open to most suggestions <$30...


    Another cellar is not happening until we finally build the new house. So it's 3-4 years away, but it's already in the plans [​IMG]

    I plan to be drinking a bottle of wine a day, for the NY long weekend, out of my cellar. Maybe two [​IMG] Kyle will no doubt inform on me if we drink too much this Saturday night. [​IMG]
     


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