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Old 07-09-2015, 01:51 PM   #276
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Most excellent. Thank you. Wifey sprung for passes. I'm heading over for dinner next Friday night. I will use the recommended APP to as a supplement to the services I will be receiving next weekend.
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:39 PM   #277
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Gonna do a bump here. Besides Pale and I do any fellow Raven members share a vinous passion? This is a bar after all'
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:57 PM   #278
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I enjoy nice (craft) beers, being a home brewer who is considering making the leap to commercial brewing sometime in the near future.

I very much enjoy wine and Australia has some very nice offerings.

Saturday night just gone I had a 2013 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav. It was a big, bold, tart and somewhat herbaceous drink. Weighed in at 13.5%. Australian wines are big in alcohol. Apparently dry seasons do that by concentrating the sugars in the fruit. Is this correct?
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:54 AM   #279
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I enjoy nice (craft) beers, being a home brewer who is considering making the leap to commercial brewing sometime in the near future.

I very much enjoy wine and Australia has some very nice offerings.

Saturday night just gone I had a 2013 Wynns Coonawarra Cab Sav. It was a big, bold, tart and somewhat herbaceous drink. Weighed in at 13.5%. Australian wines are big in alcohol. Apparently dry seasons do that by concentrating the sugars in the fruit. Is this correct?

Actually 13.5% for a new world cab is almost low! Coo aware aid actually a cooler region. The warmer the weather the more ripe - the more sugar which equals more alcohol. But you are right Ozzie Rds can be very stout. I am glad you enjoyed it!
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:12 AM   #280
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Actually 13.5% for a new world cab is almost low! Coo aware aid actually a cooler region. The warmer the weather the more ripe - the more sugar which equals more alcohol. But you are right Ozzie Rds can be very stout. I am glad you enjoyed it!

I know wines are getting up to 14.5% or maybe higher. I'm no big drinker, in fact I am a bit of a two pot screamer. At 14.5% I really feel the wine quickly. What is high for wines in your experience, Roundshort? What do you drink in California?
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:47 PM   #281
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Josh Cellars. What's the deal? I see it being advertised in Sports Illustrated and in other print. Is supposed to be a wine for the masses?
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:52 AM   #282
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I'm not entirely sheltered, but I don't read rags all that much either. I can't say I've seen this ad campaign. In my corner of the world it's Stella. And it's not reflective of "craft" in any sense.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:14 PM   #283
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I know wines are getting up to 14.5% or maybe higher. I'm no big drinker, in fact I am a bit of a two pot screamer. At 14.5% I really feel the wine quickly. What is high for wines in your experience, Roundshort? What do you drink in California?


If shorty were a real wine drinker, he'd do CA Old Vine Zins. They can get into the 16% range

And going above that will yield Ports, Madeiras, Marsalas, and other fortified stuff approaching the 20's.

Then there are the blends. But that's where I'll let our resident barrel sniffer elucidate us. He's like Grenache on Bass, he makes his own RULES.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:56 PM   #284
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I know wines are getting up to 14.5% or maybe higher. I'm no big drinker, in fact I am a bit of a two pot screamer. At 14.5% I really feel the wine quickly. What is high for wines in your experience, Roundshort? What do you drink in California?


The reality is 14.5 is the new new 13.5. In the early 2000s Aussie wines were hitting record highs and kissing 16% and it did not take California too long to do the same. In about 7 years after that regions in Spain and France were in the 16 to 17%camp. These wines didn't taste hot (overly alcoholic) for the most part, as the fruit flavors and oak flavors were elevated as well. I remember being shocked at seeing most of the classified growth Bordeaux in 09 hitting 15+. In the last few years things have settled down but not much. It is rare to see wine form any major region under 14 to 14.5.

At home the wife and I tend to stay toward more natural, lower alcohol (13 to 14%) with higher acid as they work with the food we eat. But we do crack a big boy now and again to sip while watching Temple of Doom.
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:29 PM   #285
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At home the wife and I tend to stay toward more natural, lower alcohol (13 to 14%) with higher acid as they work with the food we eat. But we do crack a big boy now and again to sip while watching Temple of Doom.

What do you drink while watching Caddyshack?

(and the only right answer here is Miller Lite, right?)
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:08 AM   #286
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What do you drink while watching Caddyshack?

(and the only right answer here is Miller Lite, right?)

There is NEVER a time to drink anything like miller lite unless you are underage and this is all you can obtain.

Caddyshack is not really a drinking movie it is more of a background should always be on. Maybe water?
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:14 AM   #287
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Does this become an investment now?

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Old 02-24-2017, 06:48 PM   #288
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I'm looking for a drinking buddy.

Disney's Wine Festival

Especially the week of March 20th!
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:32 PM   #289
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I'm looking for a drinking buddy.

Disney's Wine Festival

Especially the week of March 20th!

I wish - I could use a DL trip. I now manage the sales for 4 different wineries so I am much more landed. I fyou need any great wine a killer prices give shoot me a message!
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:22 PM   #290
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While I know it's not wine, I did have a very nice Disney Reserve Blanton's with a friend of mine this weekend. Call it a birthday present to myself. Apparently Disney exclusive branding on alcohol is a thing now.



Their Angel's Envy at Steakhouse 55 was 'Disney's' too.
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:30 PM   #291
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While I know it's not wine, I did have a very nice Disney Reserve Blanton's with a friend of mine this weekend. Call it a birthday present to myself. Apparently Disney exclusive branding on alcohol is a thing now.



Their Angel's Envy at Steakhouse 55 was 'Disney's' too.

This sounds like a good night!
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:46 PM   #292
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This sounds like a good night!

You know my scenario. It was.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:21 PM   #293
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You know my scenario. It was.


You dog!




and other words...
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:37 AM   #294
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Okay, shorty, I really hope you get to this soon. What is the take on the wildfires that are ravaging NorCal Wine Country? What should a amateur wine collector be buying right now, and more importantly are you and yours safe?
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:23 PM   #295
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My grandparents lived in Santa Rosa on the hill behind the Flamingo for 70 years, on the corner of the evacuation map. Lots of memories there but no current real estate.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:25 AM   #296
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Been a hectic week here in Napa. Very long story is one of the worst wild fires in history. As of now 34ish dead, a few hundred still missing and 5,700 homes business gone. 2 Hospitals, etc. My house is ok as of now, but still in an active fire zone, with winds up 60 mph tonight and tomorrow. So looks like a few more days till I will know anything,
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:43 PM   #297
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http://www.sfchronicle.com/thetake/a...o-12267643.php

The 1964 Hanley fire approached northeast of Santa Rosa and retreated in a very similar pattern. The former family home was spared again, but I'm told the previous house on that property burned about 100 years ago.
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