Wine Thread

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  1. Yung/Embree

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    This has me dying because in 2.5 years of marriage, my wife has prepared two meals for me. Stuffed shells and boxed mac and cheese. Once each. I have to cook everything lol
     
  2. CoastalOrange

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    So you're a chef and a som? Now I have to come up with an evil master plan to slide into her place.
     
  3. Rabid

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    I was inspired by this thread to open my last Evening Land that I bought cheaply because they changed the label.
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  4. Mr Mortisay

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    Planning out our return trip to Napa. Spending two nights in Healdsburg to start off the trip followed by 6 in Napa. Current wineries on deck:

    Pride
    Hall St. Helena
    Jarvis
    Kenzo
    B Cellars

    Last trip we did:

    Spring Mountain Vineyards
    Caymus
    Cakebread
    Domaine Carneros
    V. Sattui
    Frog's Leap
    Schweiger
    Viader

    Any recommendations? We're doing the touristy wine train one day and they're stopping at Mondavi/Krug/V. Sattui. Just care about good wines really unless the tour is exceptional. Was it B Cellars that someone mentioned could hook up a 3 pack of To Kalon wines? Would love to know if they're still doing that.
     
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  5. hawkeyeOUTeast

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    Anyone have a decanter recommendation?
     
  6. pperc

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    Pride is an awesome tour AND great wines. Great choice.
    I'd recommend Boich Family Cellars. Great view/tasting room. Amazing wines. And yes, they have a To Kalon they just released.
     
  7. CoastalOrange

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    Is there a vice that you don't know tons about? Not asking in a negative manner, more so a "I want to go to there" Liz Lemon manner.
     
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  8. pperc

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    haha. cigars? don't smoke em. don't do any other drugs.
    wine and bourbon are my main vices
     
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  9. Rabid

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    My favorite that we own is the Reidel brand one sold at Target. Reasonable price and easier to clean than my others.
     
  10. Gallant Knight

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    Let me know how b cellars is. Their beckstoffer wines are all great and reasonably priced
     
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  11. Vito Corleone

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    I’m not brand loyal on much, but I will die only using Reidel glassware
     
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  12. wes tegg

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    Pride is awesome. We rolled in with no reservation on my buddy’s wedding day (wouldn’t suggest that) and lucked into the first employee we saw being from Alabama. We didn’t get a tour, but she poured us everything that she could open.

    Reverie is free and has great wines and a really cool vibe. Mending Wall is excellent.
     
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  13. wes tegg

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    With 6 days, it’s worth doing a blending or making class. Lady Tegg and I did a blending class at St. Supery that was a surprisingly good time. We did a normal tasting while they bottled our blends.
     
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  14. Nole0515

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  15. Nole0515

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    Anyone had the Shafer?
     
  16. Nole0515

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  17. Nole0515

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    I also ordered 4 bottles of Chateau de Pressac 2016 St Emilion Grand Cru
     
  18. Gallant Knight

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    The last bottle I drank: a $20 bottle of champagne after winning a stakes race on Sunday
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  19. construxboy

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    Couple bottles of 2014 Bob Foley Cab tonight. Very good. Seems like his bottles always have a decent amount of sediment.
     
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  20. Nole0515

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    IM done for awhile theres no room
     
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  21. Rabid

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  22. Jimmy the Saint

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    Any recommendations for "getting into wine." Looking for ways to read about it and understand it more.

    I've been into craft beer since I turned 21 a decade ago and have a pretty good appreciation for it. I understand the styles, variation in ingredients, and done the brewing process on a very small scale.

    I like wine but it just seems so much more vast in being able to understand it in a meaningful way. Trying to move from "oh, this is good" to "oh, why is this good?" My wife and I are planning to settle down soon and our travel is likely going to be long weekends for the foreseeable future and we basically have the entire west coast within reach from PHX. So going to Napa, the Willamette Valley, etc. will be easy trips.
     
  23. ryno23

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    It is an old book but a good one.


    Once things get back to "normal", taste as much as you can with people that know more than you.
     
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  24. Rabid

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    My Target Reidel decanter fell and broke while I was drying it last night. Apparently they aren’t making that line for Target any longer which is a shame because it was a great decanter for $25. I have 3 other decanters but that was by far my favorite because it’s easiest to clean.
     
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  25. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Was it something like this?

    Riedel Cabernet Decanter
     
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  26. Rabid

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    Similar. Balloon shaped base but similarly easy to clean.
     
  27. wes tegg

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  28. Nole0515

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    also ended up canceling that big order and replaced it with this when they gave me free shipping for a year.
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  29. ryno23

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  30. Nole0515

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    Trisaetum Pinot 2018 is good but nowhere worth 45
    willamette valley vineyards wh[​IMG]ole cluster pinot noir 2018 at 23 is a much better but
     
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  31. DistantFactor

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    For what it’s worth whole cluster is made to drink immediately while the Tristateum is made to cellar for a while. What this tells me is you like big fruit in your Pinots, let me think if I can send some reasonable recommends your way.
     
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  32. Nole0515

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    That was my plan with the Tri but I drank the two cheapest Pinots I had tonight. me buying a 20 bottle fridge has done not much for cellaring minus the Chateau de Pressac I bought 3 bottles of and 50-100 dollar cabs I bought but not have a steak to cook them with
     
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  33. Where Eagles Dare

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    Any of you wine ppl ever done naked wine? Looks kinda interesting, I get it's a subscription, $40 a month.
     
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  34. Menelaus

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    2 really fun wines. Wife and I opened both last night. Drinking the white Occhipinti now after a 5 mile run - so satisfying. Rest will be finished with the Vietnamese we just ordered.

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  35. REGGNECK

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    Nice back splash
     
  36. Yung/Embree

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    I think clubs like that can serve as decent enough introductions to the world of wine. I don't appreciate the shady marketing that most of these companies do--namely most of them not acknowledging that their wines are all made by one or two people in the same facility then rebranded--but if they're transparent about that and it's ok with the consumer, more power to them.
     
  37. CoastalOrange

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    Any more virtual wine tastings in the future Yung/Embree ? Preferably taking place during the week as Friday nights were a bit challenging.
     
  38. Yung/Embree

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    Yup, we're gonna do it on Wednesdays or Thursdays this month with Teutonic, from Portland. They're completely off the reservation and the wines are really delicious.
     
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  39. THEBLUERAIDER

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    How does one participate in something like this?
     
  40. Yung/Embree

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    I'll post the link to the tasting pack once it's live with all the details!
     
  41. Nole0515

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    it was really good.
     
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  42. Rusty Shackleford

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    Speaking of Paul Hobbs I bought a bottle of the 2015 cab and opened it tonight. We really enjoyed it.
     
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  43. Rabid

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  44. Nole0515

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    lovely needs a couple years to mature
     
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  45. Yung/Embree

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    For those wanting to jump on the webinars this month:

    Wines can be purchased here. Dates ate the 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 8 pm ET each night.
     
  46. CoastalOrange

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    Unfortunately these can't be shipped to SC so, sadly, I won't get to join in. :tebow:
     
  47. Dale Doback

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    Can you give me a little more info on the webinar? Sounds interesting to me.
     
  48. Yung/Embree

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    Yeah, this winery has less states that they're licensed to sell DTC to. Next month is Sashi Moorman and Raj Parr so, you won't want to miss that and they ship fucking everywhere.

    Dale Doback my company hosts tastings/webinars with our wineries each month. One night a week, for three weeks, we taste a wine from the pack and deep dive into the wine, vineyards, cellar, etc. with the winemakers.
     
  49. Mix

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    Some stuff I've had the last week. I could drink white Burgundy all day. Love what Lioco is doing. We're putting their rose on our menu.

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