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Wine thread

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by PaarlBok, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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  3. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Source: The Wine Wankers Twitter (@winewankers)
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  4. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    My wine knowledge credentials have been again highlighted as mediocre

    Whilst on holidays I was drinking some house red in a pub in London, it was quite good, it was Redman Shiraz ... a wine I generally wouldn't touch at home as I grab a more "premium" brand
  5. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Bit tough on yerself there, fp, how good was it to go into a London pub and have a decent Aussie red as their house wine? What would you prefer?
  6. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Oh, it was nice wine, it was just a gentle reminder not to get ahead of myself in the wine world.

    I can wank on about the great baralo I mistakenly ordered in Italy was, but in the end I enjoyed the decent Aussie house red for about at a quarter of the price as much.

    I would hate to do a real blind tasting, I would have no idea.
  7. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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    Would you have to get blind before such a tasting?
  8. matty_k Peter Johnson (47)

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    Even the very best fall during a blind tasting.

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  9. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    True, but since then I have moved back to many a house wine and not been disappointed so far
  10. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Drank a bottle of "Jauma Blewitt Springs Chenin Blanc 2014" on Saturday night, I still don't know if I liked it (the boss didn't) it was cloudy with a near cider flavour/texture profile.

    very strange
  11. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Found a 1999 vintage of this down in the cellar tonight, to go with a scotch fillet off the BBQ . I reckon it still has a bit of life left in it with some lovely soft tannins in the finish.

    How good is it to have to get an actual corkscrew out to open a bottle of plonk?

    Stelvin caps, while convenient as all hell, have taken a lot of the romance out of opening a bottle of vino.
  12. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Yeah, BB, you don't get that lovely "pop" when the cork finally breaks loose from the bottle. Conversely, you also don't get (far too much) wine ruined by shitty corks the Spanish and Portuguese have foisted on us for decades. I was ruminating on this point with a fellow wino a coupla years ago when I asked him how many corked European wines he'd experienced over the years: he, like me, reckoned he'd had bugger all.

    Let's not forget the fairer sex in our mutterings on matters vinous. Very, very few of them are confident wielding a corkscrew, even those from certain vintages. Women have taken to screwcaps like sailors to rum in Kingston Town, and can now enjoy decent wine from the bottle without our involvement. That's gotta be a good thing.
  13. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    ^^^Allowing the Spare Ribs easier access to bestest quality plonk is not a gooder idea when you are trying to maintain stock levels in what I rather aspirationally refer to as "The Cellar".

    There is no way the Bin 389 would have managed to survive to its 16th birthday if it had a Stelvin cap on it.
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  14. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Might I suggest the 389 would've been a bit better at, say, ten years rather than 16?

    BB, I have an extensive collection of corkscrews which are, sadly, in need of much greasing and oiling due to under use. Not that it's affected my wine consumption...
  15. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    ^^^ Put a 6 pack down a while back for a special reason. One bottle disappeared in 2004, one in 2009, one in 2012, one tonight. Hoping the last two will be still OK for consumption in 2017 and 2020. Got a back up bottle or two from 1999 just in case the 389 turns to vinegar before the 18th or 21st.
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  17. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Chateau Yering Nebiolo - very good

    Dominique Portet Sav Blanc - sacerne style made in aus - very good

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  18. The_Brown_Hornet David Codey (61)

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    Busted open a bottle of 1998 Wynn's John Riddoch cabernet at Xmas with my family. It drank absolutely superbly.
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    No way to refer to the mother-in-law.
  20. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Delighted you've discovered the joy of Nebbiolo, fp. Of all the "new" varieties to hit our shelves in Oz the last decade it's got by far the most potential. A good Nebbiolo is like a beautiful Italian woman: rich and luscious with lots of elegant style. No French snobbery about the top Italian varieties.

    Ran across any good Vermentinos in the cellar door searches? Probably too cold where you are for Sangiovese.

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