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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    I always feel sorry for my Canadian brethren as I know the prices you pay.
     
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  2. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Well-Known Member

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    Every weekend in Seattle would result in bringing back as much as I legally could. Prices have skyrocketed in the past year due to both the dollar and the new liquor laws. One of the reasons I'm "discovering" local wines, even though they've got up too.

    Depending on the origin, a $10 bottle to you probably hovers around $25 here. it is what it is, I guess.
     
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  3. ShawnBC

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    This. I don't see any good reason I'd go out and buy 30-40$+ bottles, as I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even be able to appreciate it's nuances. I'd rather exercise my palate on 15-25$ bottles first, acquire some basic knowledge and then, we'll see. And then, in Canada, it can get quite expensive to start a wine "collection", hence the reason many people buy and consume within 24-48 hours (according to a Quebec SAQ survey) - we do not buy to stock and age. We instead buy and drink au fur et à mesure.


    I appreciate your sympathy! [​IMG]

    Sad, eh?
     
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  4. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Well-Known Member

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    I've been drinking lots of a $9.99/bottle Ribera del Duero that my girlfriend discovered at the PA wine store. I was skeptical (why would a decent Ribera del Duero be ten bucks?) but it turns out it's perfectly decent stuff.
     
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  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    GD Vajra on offer at Full Pull. I'm in.
     
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    Which bottling?

    (Apropos of your request for riesling recommendations last week, Vajra makes a really good one, strangely enough. Who knew there was riesling in the Langhe? It's a bit pricey, though.)
     
  7. venividivicibj

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    Dolcetto d'Alba
    Barbera d'Alba
    Nebbiolo Langhe
    Barolo Bricco delle Viole
    Moscato d'Asti
     
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    I know next to nothing about Italian wine, so I kopped a couple bottles of each - not the Barolo though as it's a bit out of my price point for exploratory buys. Is Vajra a well-thought of producer?
     
  9. venividivicibj

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    its known for being pretty good for it's price point.

    http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=110424&start=0
    (its also in some other threads, but that is just one example)
     
  10. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Well-Known Member

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    Late to the Silver Oak discussion. Used to love it. Then didn't. Had a few bottles of the 2004 & 2005 Sonoma I thought were pretty good. Price differences aside I have always actually preferred their Sonoma over their Napa bottlings, so paying almost double for the Napa was out of the question. Visited their Sonoma winery last year. Tasted all of their current releases and a couple of libraries. Wasn't impressed.

    I really want them to be good because it was a Silver Oak years ago that got me interested in big boy wines (at least at the time I thought of it as a big boy wine).
     
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  11. coolpapa

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    Mark I bet Silver Oak was a gateway wine for a lot of people.
     
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  12. venividivicibj

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  13. Piobaire

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    Going to have a 2012 Merry Edwards RRV Pinot tonight. I've not had an ME in some time.
     
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    To higher end/more expensive wines, basically beyond stuff they bought at the supermarket.
     
  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    I was joking.


    @Piobaire
     Heard of Sandlands wine? Side production by the Turley winemaker. (Side production meaning they only made like 100 cases last year). Prices $20-30
     
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  16. coolpapa

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    Sandlands is awesome. The Chenin in particular is a wonderful wine. It's made like a white burg, really unusual. I've had most of what he makes and they've been solid across the board. Great values too.
     
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    I've had their Hercula Monastrell lately. Great QPR/daily drinker.
     
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    Thanks @Piobaire - a local rep is bringing the Hecula by next week. Certainly inexpensive.
     
  20. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Dark fruit, mild tannins, and quaffable is what I remember. I've still got a couple of 12s.
     

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