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    Here, for the worship of the world's greatest pasttime, WINE!

    I am In like Flynn about some wine. Going to California next week, and I (though it's not the season, yet) hope to tour some of my more favored wineries- - some of the best wines in the world right now.

    Also, I am partial to Columbia Valley Merlots and Cabernets, but I grew up there; Represent!


    "The way you can tell if your wines are better than France's (because France will never admit it) is you buy the cheapest local bottle you can find. If it is as good as a French bottle twice the price, YOUR region, my friend, is on the up-and-up"
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    http://www.tommasiwine.it/

    I had a bottle of 1997 and it was the best wine I ever had(drank last year).
    That may be due to inexperience, but I tell you Tommasi wines are always strike me as bold yet smooth and complex enough where tasting is entertaining.

    "Tommasi 1997 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico" is the one in particular I liked most.
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    PLEASE, let's not mix apples and oranges.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aberock View Post
    Here, for the worship of the world's greatest pasttime, WINE!

    I am In like Flynn about some wine. Going to California next week, and I (though it's not the season, yet) hope to tour some of my more favored wineries- - some of the best wines in the world right now.

    Also, I am partial to Columbia Valley Merlots and Cabernets, but I grew up there; Represent!


    "The way you can tell if your wines are better than France's (because France will never admit it) is you buy the cheapest local bottle you can find. If it is as good as a French bottle twice the price, YOUR region, my friend, is on the up-and-up"
    -famous legendary wino

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    Was just reminiscing about my first, and only, trip tp Europe (about 1981) where I spent some time in the south of France in a little village named Cairanne. Cairanne is in the Vaucluse region and is one of the the villages that produces the Cotes Du Rhone wines. I stayed with a family that owned several vinyards and was invited to go grape picking. Big mistake...not only was it grueling work (started hand picking at o'-dark 30 AM and stayed out in the fields until sunset. With a lunch break of course), the exposure to heavy amounts of dust out in the vineyards brought on terrible allergies that later led to a bad case of the flu. Kind of spoiled the trip, but makes for a good tale.

    The family served watered home made red wine with just about every meal. Always with those tiny fruit flies floating at the top. Just strain them out with your teeth .

    But now I'd like to look for some Cotes Du Rhone-Villages Cairanne wine at my local wine merchant. Just for old times sake.


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    I understand that there are very good wines in the US, namely in California. But, being european, in fact, being Portuguese, I highly recomend that whoever loves good wine should try out some portuguese wines. There are several regions in my small country. But the good wines (because there are a lot of terrible wines...) are indeed GOOD! Very very good. Some are bold, some are delicate, some are indeed round in the mouth... others can be a bit "square" but all the regions are worth trying out. They are very different when compared to french wines. Can't explain, though... it's wine. And a taste, a colour or a smell cannot be described in writing.
    If any of you guys is planning a trip to europe searching for wine experiences, I highly recommed the portuguese wines. In fact... if willing to try some now, I suppose we can arrange for me to send over a bottle or two. Feel free to PM me. Maybe we can trade some wines (american for portuguese... what do you say?...)
    Finally... a thread about wines. I'm not much of a connaiseur but, there is nothing I enjoy more than a Autumn afternoon with friends and a good bottle of red wine.

    Good tasting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpessanha View Post
    I understand that there are very good wines in the US, namely in California. But, being european, in fact, being Portuguese, I highly recomend that whoever loves good wine should try out some portuguese wines. There are several regions in my small country. But the good wines (because there are a lot of terrible wines...) are indeed GOOD! Very very good. Some are bold, some are delicate, some are indeed round in the mouth... others can be a bit "square" but all the regions are worth trying out. They are very different when compared to french wines. Can't explain, though... it's wine. And a taste, a colour or a smell cannot be described in writing.
    If any of you guys is planning a trip to europe searching for wine experiences, I highly recommed the portuguese wines. In fact... if willing to try some now, I suppose we can arrange for me to send over a bottle or two. Feel free to PM me. Maybe we can trade some wines (american for portuguese... what do you say?...)
    Finally... a thread about wines. I'm not much of a connaiseur but, there is nothing I enjoy more than a Autumn afternoon with friends and a good bottle of red wine.

    Good tasting...
    I would jump all over this, as we have some great wines made here in Oklahoma, but we can't ship or receive wine via mail here

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    I got hooked on reds in France. Fortunately, I've lived in Oregon and Washington for years so I have access to lots of good ones. Oregon makes some really good reds.

    Also, a couple of my clients are wineries so I get to visit them from time to time.

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    2 buck chuck ....ambrosia

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    One of the things I've realized is I'm not sophisticated enough to know fine wine. I hear people talking about the fruity, spicy notes and all I can think is "It tastes like wine to me. I like it."

    Fortunately, I'm ok with that. Wine should be a pleasure rather than a status symbol.

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    I haven't a clue either. I'm about as redneck as can be when it comes to wine- I go by color: "gimme summa yer red whine". Fortunately, I have a class coming up this fall that promises to get me talking like one of those rich muckety mucks when it comes to vino

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