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Post #1 by PredsFan77 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:24 pm

beringer 2011 cabernet sauvignon is pretty damn good. bought like 10 of them for $3.50 each. also when you go to the winery they take up on a gondola to the actual winery. ITS AWESOME.


or shit is that sterling?


yeah I think it's sterling. I wasn't that impressed with the beringer winery but the wine cask WERE HUGE.



also glencairn glass for whiskey.
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Post #2 by Craig » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:59 pm

The spring LCBO vintages auction is right around the corner. You can browse the inventory now at http://vintages.waddingtons.ca/
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Post #3 by NyQuil » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:46 pm

I have the Riedel Pinot Noir tumblers.

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I was also given a different set of Riedel glasses - they're almost like a tumbler but not as bowl-shaped, and they have an indentation around the middle like an equator all the way around.

Not sure what they're used for. I guess I should look them up.

EDIT: I think they're these:

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Post #4 by PredsFan77 » Sun May 12, 2013 10:49 pm

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Post #5 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 13, 2013 12:58 pm

First wine tour of the day at 10 am. Will be drunk by noon. Two more wineries to follow.
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Post #6 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 13, 2013 6:13 pm

And I just dropped a cool G at caymus. Fuc
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Post #7 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 13, 2013 7:05 pm

Charles Krug you son of a bitch
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Post #8 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 13, 2013 7:45 pm

I am so. Drunk
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Post #9 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 13, 2013 8:44 pm

It's a fuckig
Miracle we made it to our Hoyle. Thomas Keller
French laundry tonight. Drunkkkkk
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Post #10 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 13, 2013 8:45 pm

And when I mean a cool G Iean 1 K. On basically cab sav. 2010 and 11
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Post #11 by Craig » Mon May 13, 2013 8:57 pm

Predo drinks better wine than the rest of us?

He eats better too. French Laundry, good for you.
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Post #12 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 13, 2013 11:40 pm

Both accounts. Bouhon for dessert ? I don't m or anymore
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Post #13 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 13, 2013 11:41 pm

Kobe beef thO. I nut my pants.
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Post #14 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 20, 2013 9:24 pm

My Domaine Carneros sparking wine finally showed up today. Caymus package should be here by the end of the week.
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Post #15 by PredsFan77 » Tue May 21, 2013 10:20 pm

the vino showed up. My wine cooler is stressed. Went from 54 to 65. But the good news is they sent an extra bottle! So got 13 for the price of 12.
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Post #16 by AD » Wed May 22, 2013 10:22 am

I'm about to order from this list. Give me your top 2:


11924971 Sara 2010 Toscane, Toscana IGT, Azienda Perazzeta
90% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegolio

11924989 Contrada Ragabo 2010 Sicile, Nero d’Avola Sicilia IGT, Martorana
100% Nero d’Avola

11921155 Molino a Vento 2010 Sicile, Nero d’Avola Sicilia IGT, Orestiadi
100% Nero d’Avola

11925076 Dirès 2008 Abruzzo, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, Cantine de Luca
100% Sangiovese

11921163 Sonnino 2011 Toscane, Chianti Montespertoli DOCG, Castello Sonnino
100% Sangiovese

11921201 Locorosso 2010 Toscane, Toscana IGP, Azienda Pratesi
100% Sangiovese

11921198 Primitivo 2010 Pouilles, Salento IGP, Cantina due Palme
100% Primitivo

11921219 Poggio Nibbiale 2010 Toscane, Morellino di Scansano DOCG, Poggio Nibbiale
100% Sangiovese

11925068 Parillias 2009 Sardegne, Cannaunau di Sardegna DOC, Villa di Quartu
100% Cannaunau

11925009 Negroamaro 2008 Pouilles, Salento IGT, Poderi Angelini
100% Negroamaro

11921024 Dolcetto d’Alba 2011 Piedmont, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, Manuel Marinacci
100% Dolcetto

11921067 Rosso Colli 2011 Piedmont, Tortonesi Doc, Oltretorrente
Vin bio, 100% Barbera

11921016 San Michele 2008 Piedmont, Roero DOCG, Azienda Livio Maccagno
100% Nebbiolo

11921083 Dodicidodici 2009 Lombardie, Oltrepo Pavese DOC, Castello di Cigognola
100% Barbera

11924946 Tegoleto 2009 Toscane, Bolgheri DOC, Azienda Serni Fulvio Luigi
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese Merlot
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Post #17 by Craig » Wed May 22, 2013 11:06 am

Those are all table wines? Hard to say, since I haven't tried any of them, but I'm partial to a nice Nero d'Avola, as you know well.
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Post #18 by Jedrik » Sun May 26, 2013 3:42 pm

PredsFan77 wrote:And I just dropped a cool G at caymus. Fuc


You went to the Caymus winery? I tried the 2010 Cab and it was goddamn stunning.
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Post #19 by PredsFan77 » Mon May 27, 2013 12:31 am

Yes sir. I've got the 2010 special selections and the 2011 regular that just got released.

Quaint little place they got. Only place I went where they paired specific cheeses to go with different wines. Was pretty interesting....from what I remember...
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Post #20 by Craig » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:48 am

I did the Niagara thing last weekend. I randomly stopped in on Kacaba, which turns out to be one of the very few vineyards in the area that specialize in red wines. They have the oldest Syrah vines in Ontario. Their Syrah, Cab sauv and Cab franc were all pretty good, if a little overpriced in the 40 bucks a bottle range. Their barrel fermented Chardonnay was also pretty good and like half the price.

For what it's worth, the 2010 reds from Niagara are some of the best ever. They're not all released yet, but it's getting close to time for them all to be out. 08, 09 and 11 were all much more difficult years for Niagara growers, so if you're just picking something up in the LCBO and don't know exactly what you're after, look for the 2010 vintages.
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Post #21 by Craig » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:00 pm

The list of 2012 Bordeaux futures is out. I'm considering:

Haut-Bergey $33
Clos Marsalette $30

Fleur Cardinale $49
La Confession $45
Cantenac-Brown $59

One from each list for me, probably. I'm trying to resist the urge to get the Cantenac-Brown just because it's a 3e Cru.
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Post #22 by Craig » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:03 am

Hey neat, they're selling everything in single bottles instead of lots this year. So I can get all of them!
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Post #23 by habfan4 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:29 am

Je suis désolé.

I've purchased 3 bottle lots of Carruades de Lafite Rothschild and Clerc Milon going back to 2000 but I'm going to have to substitute something in for the former which has risen to $199 per bottle. Once upon a time you could get the 2nd wines of a Premier Cru for a reasonable price.

Craig - Single bottles are a decent idea but you still have to pick up at least two bottles of each wine.
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Post #24 by Craig » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:38 am

habfan4 wrote:Je suis désolé.

I've purchased 3 bottle lots of Carruades de Lafite Rothschild and Clerc Milon going back to 2000 but I'm going to have to substitute something in for the former which has risen to $199 per bottle. Once upon a time you could get the 2nd wines of a Premier Cru for a reasonable price.

Craig - Single bottles are a decent idea but you still have to pick up at least two bottles of each wine.


Why?

I mean I did anyway just because if I'm going to hold on to something for a decade I'd like to try it more than once, but they'll sell you singles now which is pretty cool.
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Post #25 by habfan4 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:40 am

Craig wrote:Why?

I mean I did anyway just because if I'm going to hold on to something for a decade I'd like to try it more than once, but they'll sell you singles now which is pretty cool.


Difference in taste if you hold onto one bottle longer than the other. You also might get an off bottle or heaven forfend, break one.
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Post #26 by PredsFan77 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:40 pm

Meomi pinot noir. made by one of the wagner's kids. pretty solid stuff. drank an entire bottle at dinner (ok 3/4s). drunk.
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Post #27 by j c petit » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:45 pm

Galil Mountain pinot noir, my first wine from Israel. Quite a strong whiff of alcohol when I opened the bottle so I gave it a good 15 minutes in a decanter. Very nice, paired well with 1855 rib steaks.
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Post #28 by Paper Jam Dipper » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:32 pm

I need suggestions on a Canadian wine, not red, that for under $12 will not give me a headache.
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Post #29 by PredsFan77 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:00 pm

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Post #30 by AD » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:47 pm

I'm getting my annual case from Oliver/Osoyooz's Tinhorn Creek in a few weeks.

Its quickly becoming my favourite BC good value wine.
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Post #32 by Jedrik » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:46 pm

Anybody tried Conundrum Red (2010) by Caymus?

Or wait. Is Conundrum and Camus the same winery or no?

Confused.
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Post #33 by zamboner » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:59 pm

Just popped open a 1999 Chateauneuf de Pap Smear. $4.99 at the dépanneur. Let's see if it lives up the hype.







But seriously, I brought my own 2003 Chateau Maucaillou to Scaramouche (for the Toronto types) this week. I love BYOW.
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Post #34 by PredsFan77 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:39 pm

Jedrik wrote:Anybody tried Conundrum Red (2010) by Caymus?

Or wait. Is Conundrum and Camus the same winery or no?

Confused.


I actually opened one of mine this week. Chuck Wagner (of caymus fame) has one of his kids running the conundrum label (belle glos is the other well know label his kids run, also the wagner family of wine label is up and coming). It's decent table wine. You really need to open it up for awhile to get rid of the fruit bomb it is right off the bat. The reason it's called conundrum is because it's a 'proprietary blend' and they won't reveal the combination. Also they do a white wine under the label that's more popular/available than the red. It'd take a sizable discount for me to take the Conundrum Red over the Meomi Pinot for cheap caymus juice. Also if you keep your eyes peeled there's a Caymus Zin that's quite a bit cheaper than the Cab Sav and pretty damn good.
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Post #35 by Jedrik » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:00 am

PredsFan77 wrote:I actually opened one of mine this week. Chuck Wagner (of caymus fame) has one of his kids running the conundrum label (belle glos is the other well know label his kids run, also the wagner family of wine label is up and coming). It's decent table wine. You really need to open it up for awhile to get rid of the fruit bomb it is right off the bat. The reason it's called conundrum is because it's a 'proprietary blend' and they won't reveal the combination. Also they do a white wine under the label that's more popular/available than the red. It'd take a sizable discount for me to take the Conundrum Red over the Meomi Pinot for cheap caymus juice. Also if you keep your eyes peeled there's a Caymus Zin that's quite a bit cheaper than the Cab Sav and pretty damn good.


Yeah I had the Caymus Zin and loved it but they're hard to come by here :sadface:
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Post #36 by AD » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:40 pm

Jedrik wrote:If you have superior bottles in mind for my three Lauriers and five loonies, the floor is yours. :colbert:


(Oh in the wine thread obv.)


Get the book by Chartier. He has superior bottles as low as 7$.

The SAQ prices on quality AND demand, which doesn't create a good correlation between price and quality. (see. e.g. 20$ Little Penguin or 16$ Fuzion)

That said, the J. Lohr is my go to glass when someone drags me to The Keg.
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Post #37 by Craig » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:49 pm

Jedrik wrote:If you have superior bottles in mind for my three Lauriers and five loonies, the floor is yours. :colbert:


(Oh in the wine thread obv.)


The J. Lohr is 22 bucks in the LCBO. Around that price range I like 04 Riojas.

http://lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/details.do?language=EN&itemNumber=725895 (I've tried and liked this one)
http://lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/details.do?language=EN&itemNumber=114454 (a little cheaper, never tried it)

Another area I like around that price point is Rhone. Crozes-Villages if you like Syrah, Cotes du Rhone Villages if you prefer Grenache.

For table wine, I opt for Nero D'Avola, which you can easily find for under 15$. I only drink this with food.

There's obviously a great deal of personal taste that goes into this. I don't think there's anything wrong with the Lohr, if it suits your tastes.
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Post #38 by Paper Jam Dipper » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:21 pm

I had Dan Aykroyd wine the other day.

Pretty boring.
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Post #39 by MP » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:31 pm

Paper Jam Dipper wrote:I had Dan Aykroyd wine the other day.

Pretty boring.


Did it aid you in trying to pick up drunk 19 year old girls?
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Post #40 by Paper Jam Dipper » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:46 pm

Masterplan wrote:Did it aid you in trying to pick up drunk 19 year old girls?


Is this like in Ghostbusters where if I answer honestly I'll get shot with lightning bolts?
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Post #41 by MP » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:52 pm

Paper Jam Dipper wrote:Is this like in Ghostbusters where if I answer honestly I'll get shot with lightning bolts?


More wondering if this is where Mr. Aykryod gets his powers for his exploits around town...
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Post #42 by Jedrik » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:52 pm

Oh yeah, the Chartier book -- I never picked it up. Where'd you get it, Banana?
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Post #43 by AD » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:07 pm

Jedrik wrote:Oh yeah, the Chartier book -- I never picked it up. Where'd you get it, Banana?


I got it as a gift but I think its around at any Archambault, Renaud Bray, etc.

Its not a great wine book, but its a great SAQ book. It pays for itself the year you buy it. But be aware that the prices on the bottles he lists as being great deals start moving up after the book is out (because people start buying them and the bloodsucking SAQ reacts accordingly).
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Post #44 by Jedrik » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:46 pm

Banana wrote:I got it as a gift but I think its around at any Archambault, Renaud Bray, etc.

Its not a great wine book, but its a great SAQ book. It pays for itself the year you buy it. But be aware that the prices on the bottles he lists as being great deals start moving up after the book is out (because people start buying them and the bloodsucking SAQ reacts accordingly).


Having trouble finding it, but I wonder if that's because it's been recalled in anticipation of the 2013 in October.
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Post #45 by Craig » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:56 pm

The J. Lohr was quite a bit better once it breathed a bit. Not surprising for such a young wine.
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Post #46 by Jedrik » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:07 pm

Craig wrote:The J. Lohr was quite a bit better once it breathed a bit. Not surprising for such a young wine.


What's your opinion on the bottle-top nozzle 'decanters'? Some say they're b.s. but I can't see how they hurt.

Had a poke around for the Riojas on the SAQ site but no luck. Only 2004 was around $35 (I'd rather throw an extra 5 at the Caymus Zin when they roll in). But I think I'm due for a visit to Ottawa in the next month.
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Post #47 by Craig » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:09 pm

Jedrik wrote:What's your opinion on the bottle-top nozzle 'decanters'? Some say they're b.s. but I can't see how they hurt.

Had a poke around for the Riojas on the SAQ site but no luck. Only 2004 was around $35 (I'd rather throw an extra 5 at the Caymus Zin when they roll in). But I think I'm due for a visit to Ottawa in the next month.


I've never really played with them. I don't really see the harm either, but I'm happy to just let a bottle breath then swirl it around in the glass like I'm used to. They just seem like one extra dish to clean, you know?
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Post #48 by Craig » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:25 pm

In fact, I've read some things online where people swear that the thing to do is just shake the shit out of your wine bottle, rather than any of that breathing or aerating stuff. You have to let a little out first, to get enough air in. Obviously if you have sediment in the bottle you have to decant first or you'll end up with gritty wine. I've never seen a criticism that says why that wouldn't work other than that whole bruising hogwash.
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Post #49 by AD » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:27 pm

Just poor a couple of glasses, poor the bottle in a decanter, wait a couple of minutes (hour).

Enjoy the first glass slowly.




Jesus you people are in a rush. Where are you going to after having such a nice bottle of wine? (nice enough that breathing is an issue)

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