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1 hour ago, HenryJames said:

Both Whole Foods downtown and Central Market North Lamar have it.

11% and dry.  Perfect.  

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1 hour ago, milkman said:

Headed to higher ground and cooler temps to crush some vino!

 

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Had the 2006 Taittinger Comtes Brut Rose a couple of weeks ago, and it was tasting great 

I am extremely envious of the Macdonald...

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15 hours ago, milkman said:

Headed to higher ground and cooler temps to crush some vino!

 

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I appreciate your excellent taste

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Found a great deal on this.... let’s see how it turns out.
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No shaggy 1%er here, but having grown up with my parents owning a nice restaurant and being wine snobs themselves I definitely know the differences between great/good/shitty wines. There may have been a thread on the other board about this, but does anyone have some recs for nice wines that are somewhat more of a daily drinker/grabbing a few bottles to have folks over and drink with? 
 

enjoying more Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon blanc with the warmer weather but this extends to reds as well. I tend towards cabs or zinfandels or really anything on the drier side with reds, and for whites I’m a big fan of Italian Pinot Grigio or sauv blanc. What’re some suggestions in the $15-$20 range that are passable?

For my lot I’ll throw in “Odd Lot” blend, about $14 and very nice red, Have seen it a few restaurants around Houston; also had a dashwood Sauvignon Blanc which was really good for the price point for $14

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One of the most epic wine weekends is in the books!

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Those tasting notes are really helpful.

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Leftover pizza in the cast iron and some Dr. Peste.

Still surprisingly fresh. Lots of dark fruit. Almost California in style.

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One of the most epic wine weekends is in the books!

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I don't care what anyone says, i fucking love Cristal.

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One of the most epic wine weekends is in the books!


I say goddamn, goddamn!

I did ok this weekend with an 02 Quilceda Creek, 91 Jabolet Hermitage (not La Chapelle - fading but not past), 95 Insignia, a 12 CdP from somewhere (drunk by this time), a 2012 Home Ranch, and a 94 Smith Woodhouse Port.

All served around a freaking awesome lamb curry and an Italian cream cake.

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3 hours ago, HenryJames said:

Arianna Occhipinti, imo.

 

 

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How did she like it?

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Melka Metisse. With Flannery dry-aged ribeyes tonight:
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Bryan is a good guy. Love his meats.

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1 hour ago, DDD Dad said:


Bryan is a good guy. Love his meats.

Everything I have ordered from them has been outstanding.  The prices are great for the quality of the meat 

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it is becoming very vexing to me that @milkman and i are not the best of friends in which he invites me to come drink wine with him each time he goes on one of these benders/extravaganzas.

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it is becoming very vexing to me that [mention=841]milkman[/mention] and i are not the best of friends in which he invites me to come drink wine with him each time he goes on one of these benders/extravaganzas.

 

Well since you asked....celebrated my best friends birthday and some great wine! We kept waiting for you to show up with some !

 

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On 8/1/2020 at 7:18 PM, HenryJames said:

Albariño, imo.

 

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Southold is one of the prettiest views at a winery in the state. 

Guy there said it's 2000 feet up and on a clear day can see ~35 miles.

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I’ve been slacking a little lately. Squeezed in a quick trip to Colorado right before the kids went back to school. Found some gems in the local liquor store!

 

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One evening we celebrated a birthday and found a unicorn on the wine list! This is probably the best domestic Chardonnay that I have ever had. If you run across older Eyrie I highly recommend giving it a try.

 

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On 9/2/2020 at 9:37 PM, milkman said:

I’ve been slacking a little lately. Squeezed in a quick trip to Colorado right before the kids went back to school. Found some gems in the local liquor store!

 

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One evening we celebrated a birthday and found a unicorn on the wine list! This is probably the best domestic Chardonnay that I have ever had. If you run across older Eyrie I highly recommend giving it a try.

 

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How was the Krug? Their Clos du Mesnil is some of the best wines I’ve ever had. 

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On 9/2/2020 at 9:37 PM, milkman said:

I’ve been slacking a little lately. Squeezed in a quick trip to Colorado right before the kids went back to school. Found some gems in the local liquor store!

 

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One evening we celebrated a birthday and found a unicorn on the wine list! This is probably the best domestic Chardonnay that I have ever had. If you run across older Eyrie I highly recommend giving it a try.

 

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Looks great, but did you really have to leave the price tag on the Krug?  Don’t be that guy...

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Looks great, but did you really have to leave the price tag on the Krug?  Don’t be that guy...

Yeah I thought that said $109.99 and thought to myself, that’s a screaming good deal for clos du mesnil. Hell its a good deal for regular Krug.

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Tonight’s offering:  The Vineyardist 2012.  If you haven’t tried The Vineyardist, you should. Small production Diamond Mountain.  They make 3 cabs, all very limited. It sells out through allocations, though you can find it on the secondary market

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2 hours ago, Jimbaround said:

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We really don’t post much in this board about second wines, but there are some really great values in “second” wines.  I’ll start with a few:

   Pott Napa Valley

   Spottswoode Lyndenhurst

   M. Etain

   Turnbull White Label

   La Croix de Beaucaillou

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We really don’t post much in this board about second wines, but there are some really great values in “second” wines.  I’ll start with a few:
   Pott Napa Valley
   Spottswoode Lyndenhurst
   M. Etain
   Turnbull White Label
   La Croix de Beaucaillou

Napanook

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We really don’t post much in this board about second wines, but there are some really great values in “second” wines.  I’ll start with a few:
   Pott Napa Valley
   Spottswoode Lyndenhurst
   M. Etain
   Turnbull White Label
   La Croix de Beaucaillou

I’ll add Caravan and Crossbarn (a little more approachable entry cost).


I’m not sure the Salus is a true 2nd label, but it’s not the primary Staglin Cab.

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10 hours ago, tx 3 putt said:

any recs on a wine fridge ?

not sure on the budget yet, 24 to 30 bottles is about right for me

1.  Buy larger than what you need now.  You will be surprised at how fast it fills up, especially if you are filling it with anything other than standard-size cabernet bottles

2.  Don't get a dual-zone.  It limits your flexibility, and wine should be stored at 55-ish degrees whether red or white.  You can pull the wine to chill in the refrigerator.

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13 hours ago, tx 3 putt said:

any recs on a wine fridge ?

not sure on the budget yet, 24 to 30 bottles is about right for me

I've got a couple of Edgestar coolers.  They aren't a fortune and keep the humidity at a good level.

I have a 53 and a 111 single zone on each.

Also, listen to AustinMT on the size.  Mine are both full.

 

Go to build.com and search around.

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I need a recommendation for a $200-300 bottle of champagne for a birthday gift.  He's not a Dom fan.  Krug?  Any help would be great!

Edit to add:  I need to ship it, so an online resource is preferred.

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Shipping

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56 minutes ago, tigol said:

I need a recommendation for a $200-300 bottle of champagne for a birthday gift.  He's not a Dom fan.  Krug?  Any help would be great!

Edit to add:  I need to ship it, so an online resource is preferred.

Would be glad to help out.  Is this for a wine geek or just a casual drinker? 

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1 hour ago, milkman said:

Would be glad to help out.  Is this for a wine geek or just a casual drinker? 

Thanks!  69 year old wine appreciator, but not a geek.

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1 minute ago, tigol said:

Thanks!  69 year old wine appreciator, but not a geek.

You can never go wrong with either Cristal or Krug.  Here are a few others that might fit the bill.

Cristal

Krug Grande Cuvee

Piper Heidsieck Rare

Charles Heidsick

Dom Ruinart

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois

Pol Roger Winston Churchill

Bollinger R.D.

Taittinger CdC

 

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3 hours ago, milkman said:

You can never go wrong with either Cristal or Krug.  Here are a few others that might fit the bill.

Cristal

Krug Grande Cuvee

Piper Heidsieck Rare

Charles Heidsick

Dom Ruinart

 

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois

 

Pol Roger Winston Churchill

 

Bollinger R.D.

 

Taittinger CdC

 

 

Thanks!  Went with Krug.

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