The Wine Thread

Discussion in 'Whiskey, Wine & Other Booze' started by Michigan, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Michigan

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    Here is it! Any wine people out there? I'm just a beginner, but I'm itching to learn more about the world of wine.

    So tell me about your wine adventures and teach me all there is to know!
     
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  2. bitterbug

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    I can't teach you a lot, but I don't drink hard alcohol so it's beer and wine for me. Getting into Sherry. Pedro Ximenez grapes especially.
     
  3. hannydawg

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    Wine is what I use to keep women away from my lambic.
     
  4. Shaggs

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    I work in an upscale wine store so I'm lucky enough to try a lot and attend tastings frequently enough. Happy to make recommendations.

    Going to make some steaks tomorrow so I'm planning on going napa cab but really itching to get a bottle of Shatter Grenache before we sell out
     
  5. hannydawg

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    Noob, liquor store employees are supposed to buy up all limited releases. Jeez.
     
  6. SeaWatchman

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  7. Michigan

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    don't you fuck up this thread!
     
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  8. SeaWatchman

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    Pshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  9. bitterbug

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    My wife is into the Spanish reds big time. Lots if Tempranillo. Good stuff though.
     
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  10. SeaWatchman

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    I'm a big fan of carmenères, seriously. That or a really citrus forward Vihno Verde.
     
  11. all about dat Caymus Special Selection doe.....

    Party like its 2009
     
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  12. backfat

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    You know, Billy Mays is in heaven right now partying like it's $19.99. I'll see myself out...
     
  13. Shaggs

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    Caymus is an old school whale like KBS
     
  14. pkeigan

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    I also work in a Liquor store and have been fortunate to try on average 10 wines a week for the past few years. For the most part I think most wines are highly overvalued. Spanish wines seem to be the best deal to me, being able to buy bad ass Rioja for under $20 a bottle is where it is at. I have also had good experience with GSM from the Languedoc region. I am itching to try some Bordeaux, but our store doesn't really stock much. It is hard to go back to paying retail when you get everything at cost.
     
  15. housepants

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    You guys should try some white wine from New Zealand. I taste a lot of flavors similar to the ones I get from Alpine Nelson.
     
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  16. Michigan

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    Apparently I love Spanish wines, which isn't a hard thing to do. I just tasted 20+ wines and left with a few bottles (fo' free!). This is what I'm having tonight while I study for my Geology exam and start a new metaphysics paper!

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    Vintage 2012
    A: Deep velvety purple/crimson. Leaves nice legs.
    S: Huge ripe/jammy dark fruit aroma with spices. Good fig pretense with plums and blueberries! Nice cherry all over the place. Lingers with scents of sawdust.
    T: Follows the nose. Lots of black cherries and blueberries. Full and rich. Good tannic balance. Hint of licorice and more dark stone fruits.
    F: Smooth finish with no rough edges. Kind of a tangy/tannic finish that's just long enough for you to finish your story and take another sip.
    O: Good wine. I'll probably keep it around for the holidays.

    I was never very good at reviewing things...
     
  17. pkeigan

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    Anyone tried trading beer for wine? I would love to try some Bordeaux or high end Chateauneuf. I am guessing I could find some Lambic lovers that run decent sized Wine Cellars, just wondering if anyone else has done it.
     
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  18. GrumpyOldTroll

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    The Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon (08) has been the best wine I've tried in the last couple of weeks. I also like the rombauer Chardonnay. I get the sense that it probably appeals to a less experienced wine drinker more than those who really know this stuff because it's buttery and the barrel is really present. But I haven't found anything close in the price range so far. And I'm gonna find out. :)
     
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  19. pkeigan

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    If you like Rombauer, look for Wente Riva Ranch, similar profile at half the cost. I actually think it may be a little better.
     
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  20. NYCBUCKEYE

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    My wife and I drink quite a bit of full-bodied Malbec's strong fruit flavors. She also enjoys Sauvignon Blanc's from New Zealand quite a bit.
     
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