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Old 07-29-2009, 07:39 PM   #251
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I here the vikings made some wine using the VICKberry grape back in the day . . .
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:37 AM   #252
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I just recently saw Bottle Shock, and I thought it was a pretty decent flick. It gave me some insight into the history of American wines, specifically the rise of the Napa Valley wineries.

Thanks for the recommendation...get to see Wind that Shakes the Barley yet?

Had to try Coppola's Merlot...eh. The Sterling Cab is nice and popular out here, but expensive, I know a place that charges $20 a glass!
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:42 AM   #253
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Thanks for the recommendation...get to see Wind that Shakes the Barley yet?

Had to try Coppola's Merlot...eh. The Sterling Cab is nice and popular out here, but expensive, I know a place that charges $20 a glass!
Still working on it. Thankfully it's on On Demand, so I can check it out very soon for free!

That's right, it was one of Coppola's, I forgot.

I just recently had glasses of Sketchbook Pinot Noir and Montes Cabernet Sauvignon, not bad at all. I'd definitely go with the Pinot again, it tastes great with seafood.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:29 PM   #254
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John Lasseter...

...has his own winery, too. Recently opened. For some reason, I can't just drive up to Napa and pick up a few bottles to sample. They want to ship it to you, and shipping costs just as much, if not more, in some cases.

Lasseter Family Winery

I may have to cave and pony up shipping costs.

Merlove: a documentary my sister's friend put together. It was pretty interesting.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:25 PM   #255
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Okay, who's the smuck who ordered this?!



"you spilled some"



Hey Roundshort! Have you tried Ace?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:26 PM   #256
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Bruins fans will be Bruins fans...if history has any bearing they have about forty years to pay it off before the next one.

Fifteen hundred dollar tip...?
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:23 PM   #257
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Fifteen hundred dollar tip...?


$24,000. see the service chgs
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #258
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Oh yeah...Now we're talking

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Old 09-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #259
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Bwahahaha, real men aren't afraid of a tinting of a gorgeous juice.

I smell freedom.

Think I've been inspired to drink some freedom right now.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:48 PM   #260
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Another Reason to hate the French

besides Belloq...they stole Wall*E and made him work in a vineyard...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjeG8...layer_embedded



roundshort...your thoughts? Stoo...Vaxer?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #261
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Another Reason to hate the French
What is there to hate? The report says, "competitors in New Zealand and California are reportedly working on similar projects."

Some grapes are green and so is envy.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:41 AM   #262
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Is it too late to call them up, for this evening? Anyone else have any last minute suggestions for 12:00 AM this morning?

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Wine.com is selling one of 12 limited edition bottles of “Ampoules of Penfolds 2004 Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon.” It’s a rare, single-vineyard wine from a Cabernet Sauvignon vine that was transported from France to Australia in the 1830s, says Rich Bergsund, CEO of Wine.com. The 750ml of wine is encased in a hand-blown sealed glass case or “ampoule,” and suspended in wooden cabinet, crafted by four Australian artisans. The sealed glass helps the wine retain primary fruit and delicate aromas for a longer period than an ordinary corked bottle, according to Penfolds. Penfolds made only 400 cases of the wine itself.

P.S. the price tag is above 150K....
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:26 PM   #263
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Back from Palm Springs



Wifey took me to P.S. this weekend, post Bday, post Pink Slip day...and what do we find when we get there? Nothing but a blazing fire in the mountain above us which rained down smoke and ash on us while we were there. At least if we were outside.

Never the less we perservered, mostly because I got to enjoy the nice Zinfandel noted here. It was fantastic. We watched Casino in bed together, with the A/C at 74f, ate well, and caught up with each other. It was nice.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:59 AM   #264
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Any suggestions for Thursday?
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #265
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Any suggestions for Thursday?

WOW I have been away form this thread for far too long! I have missed gold here!

Ok Turkey day is fun. It is a meal where we put a lot different flavors on one plate. So you can not look at each item by itself you need to think about all the flavors running together.

Turkey - Med Minus body dark meat a bit more flavor - Pinot or light Sangiovese

Turkey Gravy - lots of variation - basically adds salt and some creaminess so maybe pinot with some oak (German Spatburgunder from AHR, or New World Pinot)

Stuffing - lots of herbs, sometimes spicy sausage - Southern Rhone Chateaunueff du Pape

Sweet Potatoes (hold the marshmallow) adds sweetness and starch - Gewurztraminer or Riesling

Brussel Sprouts - Green veggie acid - Gruner Veltliner

Now if you do not want to have 10 bottles open do one white and 1 red -

Go Austrian Gruner Veltliner, German Riesling (Kabinett or Spatlese), or maybe a gewürztraminer from Alscae with some age

Red - Gotta go Cru (like St. Amour or Morgon) Beaujolais (not nouveau), Domestic Pinot or dry creek zinfandel!
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:08 PM   #266
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Anyone else try this "Best" rose?



I got it for the Mrs. when she passed her 6 year anniversary for her job. We were surprised at it's lackluster, and couldn't think of what it'd go best with. Any ideas?
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:24 PM   #267
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I am not a rosé fan for the most part BUT I do like this one. Great wine making family and the celeb bit is cool as well (I am not a hater). It think it does what it should very well and is a decent price! I LOVE these wines very cool with any type of salami or other cured, dried, salted meats. Also great with a good wood oven baked pizza (or any pizza) chill it to have by the pool and much one about anything fresh and summery!

Congrats on the 6 year mark!
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:19 PM   #268
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". . .(I am not a hater) . . ."

Except when you are. [I'd insert an emoticon here if I was that kinda guy.]
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:51 PM   #269
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I think I'm gonna pass on this one...



Doesn't seem Kosher to me...
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:36 PM   #270
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Doesn't seem Kosher to me...

Canadiens. . . .
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