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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    I reccomended Apremont wine from France -Jacquere grape



    I missed Borgo's response which was"

    "You just stopped me in my tracks. As a culinary student, I spent a good amount of time in the Haute-Savoie studying their terroir. I loved the beautiful lake town of Annecy, and the spectacular mineral water from Thonon-les-Bains. I drank many a bottle of Apremont and Chignin right in the caves of the wine producer. The dry, flinty nature of Apremont is a unique experience and a result of their soil. I brought back several bottles from France, but have always had difficulty locating it here on either coast."
    Timmy- date night tonite and the GF asked me to pick up some wine so I am finding THIS one for tonight!

    Hope I can find it, I'll let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaoulDuke View Post
    Can't go wrong with 2005
    Raoul- this is the best red wine I have ever had, bought from a local vinyard about 10 minutes up the coast from Bormes Les Mimosa

    Next summer, stop by and try some.

    Nectar of the Gods.

    Still have some of that orange (and lemon) dessert wine too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Timmy- date night tonite and the GF asked me to pick up some wine so I am finding THIS one for tonight!

    Hope I can find it, I'll let you know.
    Good luck, more of a summer wine, but good anytime.

    I should add Stokes, it's pretty dry but not club soda dry. There is a delicate fruitness to it. That's why it's one of the few white wines my wife and I agree on. She likes fruit I like dry. But it is delicate and somewhat, so if you drink it after another wine with more fruit, it will taste like water. You have to drink this before anything else to appreciate it.
    Last edited by Timmy®; 10-09-2009 at 10:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Raoul- this is the best red wine I have ever had, bought from a local vinyard about 10 minutes up the coast from Bormes Les Mimosa

    Next summer, stop by and try some.

    Nectar of the Gods.

    Still have some of that orange (and lemon) dessert wine too.

    Have you ever tried Beaumes de Venise?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    Good luck, more of a summer wine, but good anytime.
    Supposed to get to 70 today, this could be my last grasp at summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    No grapes, that's WAY too much work.

    We started making beer a few months ago and we buy all our hops, malt, yeast, etc from this incredible beer and wine emporium in Clifton NJ.

    http://www.corradosmarket.com/home/store-wine.html

    After visiting the place 4 or 5 times to make some home brews (outstanding beer, btw), the Beer/Wine making Savant there suggested we try our hand at wine.

    So we bought buckets of the juice, threw in some yeast, put it in some car-boys and let it sit for a few months, bottled it and now we are about to reap that harvest.
    Funny - that's how I will spending my day tomorrow.

    Red - Ruffino Chianti Riserva Gold Label, Chateaunuf du Pap, - when the wallet is a little little lite J.Lohr Cabernet, Ruffino Chianti Classico Brown

    Not a fan of whites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petejet View Post
    Funny - that's how I will spending my day tomorrow.

    Red - Ruffino Chianti Riserva Gold Label, Chateaunuf du Pap, - when the wallet is a little little lite J.Lohr Cabernet, Ruffino Chianti Classico Brown

    Not a fan of whites.
    Cool!

    We are going to the wine shop tomorrow morning. Apparently they just got in a shipment of a great Pinot Noir, I think we're going to do 18 gallons.

    I would be really interested in how the Chateaunuf du Pape comes out.

    Yeah, I don't love the white we made, plus my buddie insisted we drop in oak chips and I realized after I tasted it how much I HATE oaky wines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Raoul- this is the best red wine I have ever had, bought from a local vinyard about 10 minutes up the coast from Bormes Les Mimosa

    Next summer, stop by and try some.

    Nectar of the Gods.

    Still have some of that orange (and lemon) dessert wine too.


    Wow, I'll have to give that red a try.

    Not a big fan of the Domaine de la Favière.

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    For all the fans of red wine, here are recent images of fresh, forest picked, porcini from my town in Italy, which is known to have the world's best. Sauteed and over polenta, or in risotto or pasta, nothing tastes better than porcini and red wine. I only wish I could be there now--the height of the mushroom and chestnut season--to enjoy the bounty. BTW, porcini grow best under or near chestnut trees.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Have you ever tried Beaumes de Venise?

    Borgo- haven't always been a fan of Muscat. Sweet dessert wines have never been a favorite--although when I was in Florence in May, they served us something I had never had before--Vin Santo--and I loved it! Smuggled a bottle back--great subtle flavor made in the Chianti region.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Borgo- haven't always been a fan of Muscat. Sweet dessert wines have never been a favorite--although when I was in Florence in May, they served us something I had never had before--Vin Santo--and I loved it! Smuggled a bottle back--great subtle flavor made in the Chianti region.

    Vin Santo is classic with biscotti. Dunk 'em in it. Mmmmm.

    EDIT: LOL!! Just noticed what's on your computer. Touche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Vin Santo is classic with biscotti. Dunk 'em in it. Mmmmm.

    EDIT: LOL!! Just noticed what's on your computer. Touche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Cool!

    We are going to the wine shop tomorrow morning. Apparently they just got in a shipment of a great Pinot Noir, I think we're going to do 18 gallons.

    I would be really interested in how the Chateaunuf du Pape comes out.

    Yeah, I don't love the white we made, plus my buddie insisted we drop in oak chips and I realized after I tasted it how much I HATE oaky wines.
    We are making 55 gallons of cabernet/merlot blend. I love the home made white but yeah you gotta be careful with oak. I know someone who uses wood barrels and IMO the wine tastes harsh. Some people like the "barrella" flavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Borgo- haven't always been a fan of Muscat. Sweet dessert wines have never been a favorite--although when I was in Florence in May, they served us something I had never had before--Vin Santo--and I loved it! Smuggled a bottle back--great subtle flavor made in the Chianti region.

    Stokes, Idig the new trend of your posting pic in front of the monitor. Keep it up

    Any of the wifey?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BURGERMIKE View Post
    Stokes, Idig the new trend of your posting pic in front of the monitor. Keep it up

    Any of the wifey?

    Some GREAT ones, but well...not a real heartwarming story, but you're a rookie. She passed away a few years back.

    There is a hidden meaning to this particular picture, but the two wiseazzes I was directing it at haven't yet acknowledged the dig

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    Oops! I thought this was the "whine thread".

    <exit...stage left>

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    Oops! I thought this was the "whine thread".

    <exit...stage left>
    BASTID

    no hard feelings, right Ches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    BASTID

    no hard feelings, right Ches?
    None whatsoever, but man, you guys were like a pack of wild dogs, all popping blood vessels at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    None whatsoever, but man, you guys were like a pack of wild dogs, all popping blood vessels at the same time!

    There was some indignance synchronization going on.

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