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Wine, what's in your glass?

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by Toothpick, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

    Hahahahahahaha! Buy more than you drink! What a comedian!
  2. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    That, and buy some wines that need a couple of years. Pick up a few things they recommend waiting 3-5 years for, and maybe a couple that need closer to 10 years. Just make sure you keep track of what is what.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2016
  3. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    It's proving to be quite hard. I've never been an at home drinker but here lately a class of wine or 3 on the weekends hits the spot.

    Ahhh so that's the trick. How do i find those wines? I'm guessing shopping somewhere besides the local liquor store would be the first step?
  4. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    Definitely helps if you either have someone with you who knows, or if you shop at a place with a knowlegable staff. 'Course you could always subscribe to one of Wine Spectator or some other publication, but you may find it tough actually laying your hands on some of the recommended wines locally.
  5. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  6. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    The Gabbaino was tart. And I enjoyed it very much. The merlot...I'm on the fence. Aged in oak barrels for 10 months it says. For me that is a distinct flavor. Not sure how I feel about it.
  7. Ah, here's one I can join in on :)

    Beaujolais and red Burgundy are my favourites

    Here's a couple:


  8. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    When I lived in Italy, for a while I got my wine from a local cantina. Picture a stone barn with 10 or so 300 gallon vats. You went in with your 5 litre fiascos, (I had 3). The attendant would give you a 16 oz glass, ask your preference. He'd then take you around to the vats he thought you'd like. He'd take down a hose akin to a gas pump hose and load your glass with a taste (typically about half a glass) . So after tasting 3 or 4 types you'd make a selection and he would top off your fiasco's at about a buck a litre . then carefully, you'd head on home. What I soon learned was that this wine did not have a long shelf life and had to be consumed somewhat rapidly. This was trouble brewing. 15 litres of wine a week was not a good plan. When I considered the purchase of another fiasco, Rhonda pointed out that we should probably cut back. She was right.
  9. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

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