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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Honestly, I'm not a big Proseco fan either, but (shallowly, I'll admit) the bottle intrigued us.

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    I'm pulling this recommendation as I just had it at a restaurant with mussels.
    Tasted nothing like Sancerre I've had. There was some tartness to it, but it was sweet instead of tart/mineral/chalk. Wife liked it. That tells you something since she doesn't like Sancerre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    Wife liked it. That tells you something since she doesn't like Sancerre.
    ...and often drinks gas station wine.























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    Anyone else try the Ace of Spades King Midas Champagne?

    Tried it last week, was at a bar in CT and this big party broke out and some shirtless lunatic handed me a bottle of it.

    I grabbed it by the neck bottle, took a few healthy swigs and then the condensation on the bottle made it slip out of my hands and it smashed on the floor.

    The guys at the party were pissed.

    I thought it was a tad sweet, not as crisp and dry as I like my champagnes.

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    Nope.

    I just had the Heineken Light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Anyone else try the Ace of Spades King Midas Champagne?

    Tried it last week, was at a bar in CT and this big party broke out and some shirtless lunatic handed me a bottle of it.

    I grabbed it by the neck bottle, took a few healthy swigs and then the condensation on the bottle made it slip out of my hands and it smashed on the floor.

    The guys at the party were pissed.

    I thought it was a tad sweet, not as crisp and dry as I like my champagnes.

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    The Bruins bar tab says that Ace of Spades is $800/magnum (/3 =$235 retail) Is that right?

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    Just got back from vacation on the North Fork of LI. Couple of notes:

    -Bought a corked bottle of chardonnay from Osprey's Dominion.

    -Had a glass of sauvignon blanc from Raphael vineyards. Awful. Do not ever buy this wine. Unless your definition of "crisp finish" means a burning tire dump.

    -Peconic Bay vineyards chardonays are quite good. 2009 Steel Fermented Chardonnay was very good. They make an oaked version, but I havent tried it yet. They also make a special chardonnay for the liquor store across the street. Very good, with a strong butter characteristic.


    P.S. - Where's Borgo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Just got back from vacation on the North Fork of LI. Couple of notes:

    -Bought a corked bottle of chardonnay from Osprey's Dominion.

    -Had a glass of sauvignon blanc from Raphael vineyards. Awful. Do not ever buy this wine. Unless your definition of "crisp finish" means a burning tire dump.

    -Peconic Bay vineyards chardonays are quite good. 2009 Steel Fermented Chardonnay was very good. They make an oaked version, but I havent tried it yet. They also make a special chardonnay for the liquor store across the street. Very good, with a strong butter characteristic.


    P.S. - Where's Borgo?
    I may have had a LI wine or two and I think it would be fun to visit the area and have a few, but they appear to be insanely expensive and I'd be willing to bet you could get similar wines from Cal/Wash, France or Australia for less than half the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    I may have had a LI wine or two and I think it would be fun to visit the area and have a few, but they appear to be insanely expensive and I'd be willing to bet you could get similar wines from Cal/Wash, France or Australia for less than half the price.
    You're right on. Frankly, North Fork wines are average, with a high price tag. A few good ones thrown in here and there.

    Although the wineries do have live music. One I went to before I left to bring home a couple bottles that were grown in my back yard was having a music festival. While I was in the showroom, a bevy (sp?) of hot rich chicks walked in with their usual cackling ("wheres the bathroom? is that the door we just came in through? wait, where's the music?). Great to look at, but would have to keep a roll of duct tape handy.

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    another summer wine rec

    citrusy, crisp, dry unoaked wine.

    chicks will like

    http://winestore-online.com/wines/123

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    another summer wine rec

    citrusy, crisp, dry unoaked wine.

    chicks will like

    http://winestore-online.com/wines/123
    I've been drinking Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc.



    Fantastic for the price. Should be about $11 or $12 for the 1.5L. Pop an ice cube or two in it to make sure it's super cold, and it's quite refreshing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    I've been drinking Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc.



    Fantastic for the price. Should be about $11 or $12 for the 1.5L. Pop an ice cube or two in it to make sure it's super cold, and it's quite refreshing.
    yes, that's a cheap one I sometimes drink

    a good cold summer wine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    I've been drinking Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc.



    Fantastic for the price. Should be about $11 or $12 for the 1.5L. Pop an ice cube or two in it to make sure it's super cold, and it's quite refreshing.
    +1. Very refreshing. Also better than their Pinot Grigio.

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    Timmy- the last Apremont of the season



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    Anyone tried "Sink the Bismarck!" beer? I saw it in local upscale wine store for $129. Even for beer with 41% alcohol it is a bit to much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    yes, that's a cheap one I sometimes drink

    a good cold summer wine
    For cheap wine that doesn't taste cheap I still like my homemade wine from wine kits. Most of the time they turn out as good as a $15 bottle (here in Canada so it's probably 10-11 in the usa). The last batch of Cab Sauv I made was really really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Just got back from vacation on the North Fork of LI. Couple of notes:

    -Bought a corked bottle of chardonnay from Osprey's Dominion.

    -Had a glass of sauvignon blanc from Raphael vineyards. Awful. Do not ever buy this wine. Unless your definition of "crisp finish" means a burning tire dump.

    -Peconic Bay vineyards chardonays are quite good. 2009 Steel Fermented Chardonnay was very good. They make an oaked version, but I havent tried it yet. They also make a special chardonnay for the liquor store across the street. Very good, with a strong butter characteristic.


    P.S. - Where's Borgo?

    Roanoke Vineyards has a fantastic Cab Franc.

    I was pleasantly surprised with some of the reds coming out of LI. Twenty years ago the whites were nice, and reds left a lot to be desired. Times have changed. They are pricey, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJetfan View Post
    Roanoke Vineyards has a fantastic Cab Franc.

    I was pleasantly surprised with some of the reds coming out of LI. Twenty years ago the whites were nice, and reds left a lot to be desired. Times have changed. They are pricey, however.
    Yes, LI wines are pricey. Too high for the quality, IMO.

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    Went to a tasting here last weekend:

    http://www.nashobawinery.com/

    Went to a tasting here last weekend.

    The Vidal dessert wine was quite good. As was the Renaissance and Riesling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Went to a tasting here last weekend:

    http://www.nashobawinery.com/

    Went to a tasting here last weekend.

    The Vidal dessert wine was quite good. As was the Renaissance and Riesling.
    When I offered you a drink - you told me that you are not drinking at all, you lying bustard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Went to a tasting here last weekend:

    http://www.nashobawinery.com/

    Went to a tasting here last weekend.

    The Vidal dessert wine was quite good. As was the Renaissance and Riesling.
    Not too sweet?

    I've read recently that it's not true that all Reislings are sweet, but the only ones I've tried--years ago--have been cloyingly so.

    So much so that I've eschewed them ever since.

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