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Old 02-06-2007, 06:59 AM   #126
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Dr. says I put the stem on the apple.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:13 AM   #127
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Dr. says I put the stem on the apple.
Congrats, Thanatos! And double to your fair lady!!! I'm still bowled over by the differences in parenting my boy as opposed to my daughter. Believe you me, pale rider, there is nothing comparable to fatherhood!
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:49 AM   #128
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Dr. says I put the stem on the apple.

Congrats! When is the date?
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:03 PM   #129
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If he said he was due Summer 2007, could you believe him?

Congrats, Pale!
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:13 AM   #130
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If he said he was due Summer 2007, could you believe him?

Touche'...bartender! a glass for my assassin, please.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:12 PM   #131
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Pale, how is the baby growing comng along. Can you drink yet? I have a wine thing at club 33 coming up, might do a second at at N.R.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:41 AM   #132
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83 days and counting. But who's counting. T'will be nice to sip on some fermented grape juice soon. With the recent weather, I have been outside on the patio at the grill, and craving a nice bottle of Fire Station Red 2003 Shiraz, to enjoy as the days get longer. We are between beer seasons with football being over and Memorial day still a ways away. Wine, or a nice Armadale martini is definately in season.


The 33 is nice, (had a chance to dine there once) but I didn't know they did wine things though. 'Course that was 15 years ago. What's the wine thang?

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P.S. How was your trip?

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Old 03-06-2007, 05:32 PM   #133
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The gang is in fine form at NR, and Andrew has really outdone himself this year! Club 33 is great the remodel done a few years a go looks great!

Both are a must do when in DL!
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:17 PM   #134
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I never drink...wine.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:17 AM   #135
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Raise a glass in silence to honor Ernest Gallo.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:27 AM   #136
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I know 97, what a guy! Well now it is in "shudder" Gina's hands. I am sure Bob Mondavi, although sad, has a bit of a smile on his face!
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:34 PM   #137
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Uh...I like bacon.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:39 PM   #138
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A toast to Ernest from the SJ valley. He almost made it to 100 (and 2010 when the death dax expires temporarily). The fed got a big chunk of $1.3B yesterday, as if the alcohol taxes weren't enough.
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:41 PM   #139
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A toast to Ernest from the SJ valley. He almost made it to 100 (and 2010 when the death dax expires temporarily). The fed got a big chunk of $1.3B yesterday, as if the alcohol taxes weren't enough.

[Jokingly]In another life methinks Moedred belonged to a militia group in Montana and spent much of his free time declaring large portions of the state soveriegn territory, free of the IRS's reach.
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:43 PM   #140
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[Jokingly]In another life methinks Moedred belonged to a militia group in Montana and spent much of his free time declaring large portions of the state soveriegn territory, free of the IRS's reach.

He is right ti B**ch about it! The government takes WAY too much tax on alcohol, I mean really, has it ever really hurt anyone?
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:04 PM   #141
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He is right ti B**ch about it! The government takes WAY too much tax on alcohol, I mean really, has it ever really hurt anyone?

[In my best slurred Anthony Hopkins]"Scr*w the government!!!!"
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:41 AM   #142
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He is right ti B**ch about it! The government takes WAY too much tax on alcohol, I mean really, has it ever really hurt anyone?


The tax or the alcohol?
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The tax or the alcohol?
...*snicker*...
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The tax or the alcohol?


They need to drink more, and tax the wine less!

yes Joe,

SCR*W the Government!"
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:47 PM   #145
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Darn right! A drinking song for this time of year...

When IRS guys are smilin', watch your taxes multiply
If they say you missed a filin', kiss your blarney house goodbye
Their audits gave me an ulster, and my taxes are dublin they say
So I'll give the address of the IRS to my friends at the IRA!
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:48 PM   #146
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Purchased my first two bottles of Bordeaux!

Chateau Bonnet '03 Bordeaux. I was feeling spry, and wanted to combat a bit of cou'vade. Plus a minor job promotion, and the tax benefit of being married, so I splurged on a product I can't taste for 7 more weeks.

I feel like a new man, a Bordeaux of all things.
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Purchased my first two bottles of Bordeaux!

Chateau Bonnet '03 Bordeaux. I was feeling spry, and wanted to combat a bit of cou'vade. Plus a minor job promotion, and the tax benefit of being married, so I splurged on a product I can't taste for 7 more weeks.

I feel like a new man, a Bordeaux of all things.

Nice, enjoy the wine. Chateau Bonnet makes a great white was well.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:00 PM   #148
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I have decided to be more ambitious as a wine drinker. I want to start my own vine, and grow a nice table wine so I can have "my family lable". The idea struck me when our city was giving away free trees and, whilst surveying the horticulture, I came across the grape and berries section of the nursery.

In addition, a bit east from here is Rancho Cucamonga, and there are abandonded vineyards all over. I want to resurrect one vine from these old wineries, and add it to a couple three or four of ones I order online, to meld the old with the new. My desire is to learn about the grape and the microecology necessary to producing an acceptable vintage I can give as gifts of love to family and friends.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:36 PM   #149
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Pale, be careful very careful! You have heard the stories of people who get into backyard farming and grow tomatoes that end up costing $90 per tomato to grow!

But I like the idea. There is a lot of wine growing areas down South, so you can find a grape and rootstock to work. I recommend sticking with White as it is easier, less expensive and requires less aging.

Have fun and let me know what you end up "picking" excuse the pun
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:23 PM   #150
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I have decided to be more ambitious as a wine drinker. I want to start my own vine, and grow a nice table wine so I can have "my family lable". The idea struck me when our city was giving away free trees and, whilst surveying the horticulture, I came across the grape and berries section of the nursery.

you serious?

It kinda reminds me when I was in high school and we had this class called "experimental science". We had to make our own wine, and mine turned out...well...not even suitable for vinaigrette sauce. We also made cheese, but I didn't dare taste it because it was rock hard (kinda sweating though) and an acid smell was comming out of it.

Good luck, but maybe it'll take a few seasons before you can actually give them out as gifts
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