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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    depends on the wine. Decanting for an hour can help open up a very young and hard wine. Old wines only need decanting to remove sediment, not for aeration.
     
  2. Huntsman

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    Bugey! I love Bugey - and it was the first thing I ever got drunk on, at the ripe old age of 31. So yummy. Have not had it since because it is not easily available in my area. Jealous, especially as it is cheap for teh poorz like me.
     
  3. pscolari

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    FYI - Astor is having a 20% off red wine sale today only. While they do have a good portion of their inventory on the website, I would recommend going to the store. Picked up some Faury St Joe, Texier Brezeme, Souhaut La Souteronne, Broc Carignan, and Sunier Regnie. They have a nice selection of Paolo Bea, Occhipinti, and Oddero currently.
     
  4. Piobaire

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    You must have really been trying as that stuff is only 8% (one of the reasons I like it).
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What does everyone like to pair with roast turkey?
     
  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Bourbon?
     
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  7. pscolari

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    Riesling, gamay, or pinot. Sparkling is fun too.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You people serious? Merlot, or pinot noir (non-california). I could certainly see gamay.
     
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  10. rob

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    Pinot noir or a pretty big chard. I think that is going to give you good odds of hitting the sweet spot matching the flavors of the food.

    Rob
     
  11. gomestar

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    an Au Bon Climat pinot would be great at dinner
     
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  12. Huntsman

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    Its all about the sides. My stuffing is predominately sausage, and the fresh cranberry relish is acidic and sweet, thus Gewürztraminer, preferably the Cuvee de Signeur Riebespierre or whatever complicated name Trimbach gives it.
     
  13. Cary Grant

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    Have had good luck with Auslese/Spatlese of the more necro variety.
     
  14. erictheobscure

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    Am in the process of committing egregious infanticide (this is a 2011) because: a) a cellartracker note suggested that this is surprisingly good young; b) neither I nor my girlfriend particularly mind a tannic wine; and c) I'm a pleb with no wine storage. Really, really tasty wine for $17 or so.

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  15. PRZMAN

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    Here are a few elegant choices that will make you look like a rock star on Thanksgiving. Just say no to the White Zinfandels and bring on the artisan juice. These babies not only taste great they will actually work with your food for the big day and not overwhelm it.

    Bubbles
    The most versatile of all the wines (it goes with just about everything) and dare I say most festive?
    $: Marques de Gelida Cava Brut 2007
    $$: Champagne Paul Goerg Blanc de Blanc NV

    White
    $: Bodegas Naia Las Brisas Rueda 2010
    $$: Claudio Morelli La Vigna delle Terrazze Bianchello del Metauro 2010

    Red
    $$: Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2010
    $$$: Michel Ecard Savigny-les-Beaune Vieilles Vignes Rouge 2009
     
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    I'm drinking some artisan juice right now. 2008 Villa Antinori Vinsanto del Chianti Classico (DOC). Slightly chilled - delicious stuff.
     
  17. Eric Michael

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    Had the following last night with Bison Tenderloin, Sauteed Green Chard and Celery Root & Potato Puree w/ Black Truffles
    The picture isn't great quality so they are:

    2006 Baron-Fuenté Grand Millésime Brut Champagne
    2004 Chateau de Barbe Blanche (Saint Emilion, Bord.)
    2011 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico

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    Not in picture, but also drunk was:
    2014 Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau Primeur
    Knob Creek Small Batch 9 YO
     
  18. erictheobscure

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    2009 Socré Barbaresco. For a poor man's Barbaresco, it's not bad at all--very short finish, but perfectly pleasant.

    Alas, it'll be a somewhat grim Thanksgiving for wine. Some friends volunteered to get the wine and they apparently went out and bought a bunch of Meiomi pinot.
     
  19. Cary Grant

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    No bird today. Making mushroom risotto, roasted root veg etc etc and...

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  20. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    ^ this is 'murica. If you want to eat and drink like that on Thanksgiving, move to Italy!
     

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