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#895496 - 08/07/04 08:38 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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this is getting Honkey.
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#895497 - 08/07/04 08:38 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Something I got on sale at the grocery store. Hogue - Cabernet Savinghoweveryouspellit.

\:\) Jodi

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#895498 - 08/07/04 08:39 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Matt G. Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by JBryan:
'98 Chateau La Tour de Mons Margaux. Seems to be pretty good stuff straight from the bottle. [/b]
Too bad 1998 wasn't an especially good year for Margaux. This means (to me at least) that a 1999 or 2000 should be incredible, with 2001 not too far behind. 2000 was the best recent vintage for most Bordeaux, so snap up what you can!
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#895499 - 08/07/04 08:39 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Honkey?

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#895500 - 08/07/04 08:41 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Oakey, Okie or okey.... who cares? The provenance of a wine means less to me than its character. Give me a wine with full body, complexity and distinctiveness and I don't care if it comes from Detroit!

BTW, Jodi, the Penfold's was on sale at the grocery store! And don't knock Hogue, they make some really good wines!
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#895501 - 08/07/04 08:42 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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I have several 2000 Bordeauxs set aside simply because I liked them and I wanted to see how they improve in a few years.
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#895502 - 08/07/04 08:44 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Matt G.:
And don't knock Hogue, they make some really good wines! [/b]
I'm not knocking it - I LIKE it. I bought a second bottle today. (and I really am drinking it right now)

\:\) Jodi

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#895503 - 08/07/04 08:46 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by JBryan:
I have several 2000 Bordeauxs set aside simply because I liked them and I wanted to see how they improve in a few years. [/b]
As have I. Doubtless we will be well rewarded for our patience!
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#895504 - 08/08/04 03:07 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Just got back from the wine store. I purchased 3 bottles which I have done some research on.
One is Gallo of Sonoma's Pinot Noir. This is the one I'm drinking now. Excellent!
The other 2 are Rieslings. One is Salmon Run from New York state(Dr. Konstantin Frank)
The 3rd is Grove Mill, Marlborough Riesling. As Andrea Immer states, "Drink all the New Zealand Rieslings you can get your hands on."
BTW, Andrea is my Wine Goddess. I have a serious crush on her. ;\)
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#895505 - 08/08/04 04:02 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Every summer for our week vacation I have a client with a wine store put together a case. This year's standouts:

1. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand (VERY grapefriuty). $16.99

2. Apollomio Copertino. Red table wine. Wow, talk about full bodied! $13.49

I meant to write down the vintages but forgot.

jf
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#895506 - 08/09/04 09:34 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Johnmoonlight,

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I'm contemplating attending the 3-day intensive wine course at the French Culinary Institute in New York. It is in October and costs about $850. Andrea Immer is the host. If I do go Bernard, we should get together at some point.
Yes! Let's do. Say, wouldn't it be fun if the NY contingent could get together for dinner while you're here?

At the moment I'm drinking Casa Lapostolle, Merlot, 2003 (Chile). It's smooth and lacks the strong raisiny flavor that I associate with Merlot. It is very peppery though--something I've noticed about more than one Chilean wine. Not too dry--It sort of glides across the tongue. I like it.
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#895507 - 08/09/04 09:47 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Ripple mixed with grape juice. It is called gripple.
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#895508 - 08/09/04 10:43 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Steve Miller Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by thammer:
Ripple mixed with grape juice. It is called gripple. [/b]
Ripple mixed with Vodka.

It's called Cripple. ;\)
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#895509 - 08/09/04 10:50 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
Jack Frost Offline
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See my dinner post.

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#895510 - 08/09/04 11:15 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Okay, I want to speak with some of you about your down under wines. I can't recall ever having any New Zealands, but every Australian wine I have ever had has been inferior. I don't mean that they were undrinkable, but that they have uniformly been inferior to their European counterparts. I can only speak for the German varieties (I have no idea if they mimic French wine). And the big problem comes in when they, as an inferior wine, cannot undercut their European counterpart in price. So what's the advantage in drinking it? To pay more for something that leaves an aftertaste (poor finish) you'd rather not have?
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#895511 - 08/11/04 08:47 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Gryphon, interesting. I can't really contribute regarding Australian wines because I don't think I've ever tried them. On Andrea Immer's show, Simply Wine, she gave Penfolds a glowing report.
My brother and his wife pretty much exclusively drink wines from Australia. Australian Shiraz seems to be the big wine to drink right now. Penfolds, Alice White, Yellow Tail are some of the more popular ones.
I just opened that bottle of New Zealand Riesling last night. It was good but not great.
I enjoyed the Chateau Ste Michelle from Columbia Valley much more.
I'll have to pick up an Australian wine soon and let you know what I think. Which ones have you tried?
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#895512 - 08/11/04 09:33 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Can't remember, nothing that sells at the gorcery store like Yellow Tail (not that that makes it bad, I regularly purchase from there). But a few different German grape whites from our local high-end winemonger. It's been a few years. Oh, and what ever Australians Outback Steakhouse sells.
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#895513 - 08/12/04 06:15 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Tonight, to go with the pasta, a 2002 Tenuta Garetto Tra Neuit e Dì Barbera d'Asti. Barbera makes a light, but still dry red wine, not too heavy on tannins. Easy to enjoy young, it relies more on its fresh fruitiness than any deep complexity.
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#895514 - 08/12/04 06:21 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Gryphon, if you're ordering Australian Riesling or Gewürztraminer wines at Outback, well, then, we need to have a little talk... ;\) Seriously, though, I wouldn't expect these varietals, which normally require a severe cooling at the end of the season, to be very successful in Australia, owing to the growing conditions. Since they are likely produced in small amounts, I wouldn't expect that they would be any cheaper here than their European counterparts.
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#895515 - 08/12/04 06:37 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Matt, I am a German wine whore. I have spent my kid's inheritance on everything but Eiswein. (I moved out of my parent's house at 17, I think every kid should). Talk to me. PM, Frank does have standards, you know.
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#895516 - 08/12/04 07:24 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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I am going to have Matt pick my next case...and I am sick of Yellow Tail Cabernet, which I did like at first.

Check out the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc mentioned earlier if you like SB.

jf
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#895517 - 08/12/04 08:10 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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I won't dismiss all Australian wines, not by a long shot, but I will admit to trying many that don't cut it...something missing, like not enough acid or enough body...but these were mostly reds from big-volume producers like Jacob's Creek, etc.

OTOH, had an awfully fetching Aussie Shiraz or Cab...Swan's Flight? Discreet yellow label, circa $11. Wanted a case, but it was all gone when I went back.
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#895518 - 08/12/04 08:38 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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I'm having a very boring night. N/A beer.

\:\) Jodi

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#895519 - 08/12/04 09:03 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Something white with alcohol content. It is in a brown bottle. Does that help?
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#895520 - 08/12/04 09:06 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Jodi - you need to go find some Mack and Jacks African Amber which I can't get down here.

Oh, is this about wine?

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#895521 - 08/12/04 10:38 PM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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I'm drinking one of my everyday wines: Woodbridge, by Robert Mondavi, 2001, Cabernet Sauvignon.

It's not expensive, not extraordinary, but just a nice everday wine. The label says they keep the "flavor-rich grape skins with the newly ferminted wine for several weeks prior to barrel aging." This is very evident, and very nice.
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#895522 - 08/13/04 03:42 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Here is a good link for wines under $20 with excellent ratings(90 or above!!):
TOP WINES UNDER $20

There are a bunch from Australia that you may want to try, Gryphon. I've only tried one from the list and that was the Robert Mondavi Fume' Blanc.
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#895523 - 08/13/04 06:52 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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I don't drink and surf.
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#895524 - 08/14/04 05:39 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Notice the Graham's Port from Portugal with a rating of 91...and for under $20! I'm gonna see if I can find me some of that stuff. Good Port for that kind of price is pretty rare. Any Port drinkers out there?
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#895525 - 08/14/04 05:43 AM Re: What wine are you drinking now?
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Isn't it a little early for wine?
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