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Old 05-06-2010, 09:39 PM   #101
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jjr, i just want you to know:
i buy cheap wine and drink it with ice. sometimes i mix some seltser in it. and i think it tastes better than any expensive wine ive ever had
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:34 PM   #103
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:22 PM   #104
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:25 PM   #105
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hey you still in boston?
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:27 AM   #106
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hey you still in boston?
yea, but only until the 25th. im going back home to ny for the summer. then ill be back in boston again mid-august
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:54 PM   #107
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Behold, the latest breakthrough in wine drinking technology - - Self Service Pumps!

http://www.drvino.com/2010/09/14/sel...-supermarkets/

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Keg wine and wine vending machines just got supersized: 500 and one-thousand liter tanks have landed in French supermarkets.

Bring your own resealable bottles, Poland Spring containers, jerrycans, whatever. Or you can get one at the store. Select your grade (red, white, or rosé). Pump. Print receipt.

Astrid Terzian introduced this concept that hearkens back to a bygone era when wine would arrive in Paris shops in tonneaux and consumers would bring their own flagons to fill. But today, Terzian says, she started this scheme in fall 2008 to fill a niche, tapping into two key themes, environmental awareness and the economy. (She actually wanted to buy a wine property and run a B&B but it was too expensive. So she turned to what she says she knew how to do: sales.) The elimination of packaging mass means that the wine can be shipped much more efficiently from a cost and carbon perspective.

The cost-savings are passed on to the consumer in the form of low prices of 1.45 euros/liter (about $2/liter). She installed her first machine in June 2009 at the Cora supermarket in Dunkirk and now has them installed in eight supermarkets in France. The wines vary; one is a 2009 from the Rhone, technically a vin de pays méditerranée.

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Old 10-21-2010, 11:31 AM   #109
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3K bottle I drank this spring.

Anyways, just found this thread guys. I was fortunate enough to be great friends and employed by a guy who had over 5,000 bottles of wine. I'm talking $50 drinkers to 4K a bottle. I've drank almost everything from Napa.

This IMO is the single best wine ever poured:

Late Harvest Cab:

http://www.vanderheydenvineyards.com/wines.html
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thanks for the info. It did well to distract me from my studying. Hey in another year I will be able to buy. to be honest I rate my alcohol experiance

hard >wine>> beer. unfortunatly this may be because most of the beer is cheap and the wine and liquor I buy is of a more top shelf variety.
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Just cracked open a estate bottled 1991 St. Supery cab.

You can start smacking your lips now. Here's a napkin also.
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Questions:

1) What's this I hear about Virginia as the next up and coming wine producing state? Legit or marketed? (Have not tried any)

2) Would you ever decant a pinot noir?

3) Food wise, what would be a good food pairing with Barbera d'Alba (low tannin, high acid profile)?
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1) What's this I hear about Virginia as the next up and coming wine producing state? Legit or marketed? (Have not tried any)

2) Would you ever decant a pinot noir?

3) Food wise, what would be a good food pairing with Barbera d'Alba (low tannin, high acid profile)?
Tell you the truth, i haven't been reading too much about virginia, so i am not very certain.. however i would assume the same story goes for virgina as it does for south carolina and new york... they may have some decent vineyards and new wines coming out, but i think its more of a marketing hype. The best wines in this country are along the west coast, reason being? The best climate, humidity, terroir, time of sunlight during the day, LOTS of sun, etc... I have no doubt that there will be some good wines, but i wouldn't say its the new up and coming state. CA, OR, and WA are the three... no more, no less ;thumbsup:

I would decant a pinot noir... but its not nearly as important when decanting a wine with a much stronger tannin profile

Barbera..... any kinda of tomato based pasta dish... mmmm just thinking about that with Bucatini all"Amatriciana, definitely try it with that... however since it is med-heavy bodies, it can stand up to any red meat dish, venison, osso bucco, etc
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Russo can you recommend me a nice Cabernet? Recently tried and it loved it, looking for something of good quality but not overly expensive I can keep in the house at all times.
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Russo can you recommend me a nice Cabernet? Recently tried and it loved it, looking for something of good quality but not overly expensive I can keep in the house at all times.
339 is a great Cab for $13, Lodi

If you are up for a tad more expensive, I would HIGHLY suggest the following two wines

Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet, $17-$18
Clos du Bois Alexander Valley, also $18ish

Careful with that Clos... it doesn't look like the typical Clos du Bois bottle and for me, they are hard to come by. Not too many liquor stores carry them.

Also somewhat along the lines of a Cabernet, you should check out Nero D'Avola's from Italy. Contempo and Consumano are probably the best $15 bottles I have ever come by, can't beat them for the price.

Manyana Rioja is great as well, $11ish, however thats definitely lighter than a Cab.
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correction errrrr 337 is the wine, not 339 or line 39

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^Little late for that, but no worries. I bought the Line 39 hoping it was the same stuff, I'll let you know how it is.

Has anyone else tried Gnarly Head wines? I realize I'm a total novice, but I really really like their Cabernet. I tried a taste of their Pinot Noir at work, and though I don't really care much for PN I enjoyed this, so figured I'd branch out. Love the Cab.

Also really like J.Lohr Cabernet. Also tried it at work and would recommend for ~$18 a bottle.
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^Little late for that, but no worries. I bought the Line 39 hoping it was the same stuff, I'll let you know how it is.

Has anyone else tried Gnarly Head wines? I realize I'm a total novice, but I really really like their Cabernet. I tried a taste of their Pinot Noir at work, and though I don't really care much for PN I enjoyed this, so figured I'd branch out. Love the Cab.

Also really like J.Lohr Cabernet. Also tried it at work and would recommend for ~$18 a bottle.
J. Lohr is good... however you should definitely find it for cheaper... even down here i pay $15-$16 for it. As for solid $17ish cabs, keep an eye out for the following in addition to the J. Lohr.

Alexander Valley Vineyards
Clos du Bois Alexander Valley
Rodney Strong
St. Francis
Chateau St. Michelle Indian Wells
St. Jean


When you can find them on sale, Simi and Franciscan will be low $20's, well worth it.

Markham Merlot is around $21, another phenomenal bottle. Cab is $28ish.

Hmmmm let see.... The cheapest bottle I can think of that literally washes down like a $100 bottle, Hanna Cabernet. Should cost between $29 and $32. Alexander Valley of course
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