What Wine Are You Drinking ?

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What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by Jazz Club » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:09 pm

I know this thread will be right up Debs Cul De Sac. :)

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Re: What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by Wenge1 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:33 pm

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I don't indulge very much these days ..... :roll: ....... but i used to indulge a lot. I still love a glass of Barolo. I developed a taste for it whilst on honeymoon in Italy when my then wife thought she needed to 'educate' my pallet. She also introduced me to Chateau Musar, a lovely red from of all places, the Bekaa Valley in the Lebanon ..... :shock: ..... all this is making me thirsty ..... 8)
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Re: What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by Jazz Club » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:07 pm

Wenge1 wrote:.
I don't indulge very much these days ..... :roll: ....... but i used to indulge a lot. I still love a glass of Barolo. I developed a taste for it whilst on honeymoon in Italy when my then wife thought she needed to 'educate' my pallet. She also introduced me to Chateau Musar, a lovely red from of all places, the Bekaa Valley in the Lebanon ..... :shock: ..... all this is making me thirsty ..... 8)
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Adam,
I've tasted some good wines from the Lebanon.
I don't remember the names because it was back in 1972 when a friend of my uncles came over to stay for a few months while she had treatment at the London eye hospital.
First time I had ever had a home cooked Lebanese curry also.
Burning hot summers day and had just walked a mile from the train station expecting a Sunday roast.
Never eaten anything that hot in my life before. :smt005

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Re: What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by MHmusic » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:32 pm

Wenge1 wrote:.
I don't indulge very much these days ..... :roll: ....... but i used to indulge a lot. I still love a glass of Barolo. I developed a taste for it whilst on honeymoon in Italy when my then wife thought she needed to 'educate' my pallet. She also introduced me to Chateau Musar, a lovely red from of all places, the Bekaa Valley in the Lebanon ..... :shock: ..... all this is making me thirsty ..... 8)
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Barolo is our favourite too although bizarrely we discovered it in while living in NYC in our favourite restaurant there. You must be psychic as I have just sat down from pulling the cork on a rather nice Rioja! Well it's the weekend and although I don't work any more friday night just seems like a good excuse. Our absolute favourite Barolo so far has been a Michele Chiarlo but it very much depends on getting the right year I am told with this one. Sure there are better but it works for us. Amarone is a nice tipple too. Errrrm OK - basically any thing red in a glass works. :D hic! :smt030

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Re: What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by Wenge1 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:35 pm

MHmusic wrote:
Wenge1 wrote:.
I don't indulge very much these days ..... :roll: ....... but i used to indulge a lot. I still love a glass of Barolo. I developed a taste for it whilst on honeymoon in Italy when my then wife thought she needed to 'educate' my pallet. She also introduced me to Chateau Musar, a lovely red from of all places, the Bekaa Valley in the Lebanon ..... :shock: ..... all this is making me thirsty ..... 8)
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Barolo is our favourite too although bizarrely we discovered it in while living in NYC in our favourite restaurant there. You must be psychic as I have just sat down from pulling the cork on a rather nice Rioja! Well it's the weekend and although I don't work any more friday night just seems like a good excuse. Our absolute favourite Barolo so far has been a Michele Chiarlo but it very much depends on getting the right year I am told with this one. Sure there are better but it works for us. Amarone is a nice tipple too. Errrrm OK - basically any thing red in a glass works. :D hic! :smt030

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Yes your quite right, years can make a difference. But as I said to my son when we talking about films and he said that film X was good but it was not in the same class as The Usual Subjects, we agreed that just because something doesn't compare with one of the best, it doesn't make it unenjoyable at all. In my mind this is exactly the same with wines. Some years are better than others, some wines are better than others, but this does not mean that most are not enjoyable once you have sorted out some of the basics that just don't suit your individual pallet. Just like I discovered the delights of Barolo and Chateau Musar by being willing to try new things, I also found that there are some lovely Chianti's as well, you just have to be willing to kiss a few frogs before you find a prince or two ....... :smt030 ........ This is much easier these days as checking things out via the internet can vastly quicken the process of research ......... but don't make it too quick though, there is no substitute to letting your own taste buds doing the work for you ....... :smt023
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Re: What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by Wenge1 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:41 pm

Jazz Club wrote:
Wenge1 wrote:.
I don't indulge very much these days ..... :roll: ....... but i used to indulge a lot. I still love a glass of Barolo. I developed a taste for it whilst on honeymoon in Italy when my then wife thought she needed to 'educate' my pallet. She also introduced me to Chateau Musar, a lovely red from of all places, the Bekaa Valley in the Lebanon ..... :shock: ..... all this is making me thirsty ..... 8)
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Adam,
I've tasted some good wines from the Lebanon.
I don't remember the names because it was back in 1972 when a friend of my uncles came over to stay for a few months while she had treatment at the London eye hospital.
First time I had ever had a home cooked Lebanese curry also.
Burning hot summers day and had just walked a mile from the train station expecting a Sunday roast.
Never eaten anything that hot in my life before. :smt005
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Never tried the curry's Stu (good job after what you have just described), but I did just have to check out the wines a time or two. After all, it's important to check that they didn't just fluke the odd bottle or two ...... :roll: .../... :smt023
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Re: What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by MHmusic » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:28 pm

Wenge1 wrote:
MHmusic wrote:
Wenge1 wrote:.
I don't indulge very much these days ..... :roll: ....... but i used to indulge a lot. I still love a glass of Barolo. I developed a taste for it whilst on honeymoon in Italy when my then wife thought she needed to 'educate' my pallet. She also introduced me to Chateau Musar, a lovely red from of all places, the Bekaa Valley in the Lebanon ..... :shock: ..... all this is making me thirsty ..... 8)
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Barolo is our favourite too although bizarrely we discovered it in while living in NYC in our favourite restaurant there. You must be psychic as I have just sat down from pulling the cork on a rather nice Rioja! Well it's the weekend and although I don't work any more friday night just seems like a good excuse. Our absolute favourite Barolo so far has been a Michele Chiarlo but it very much depends on getting the right year I am told with this one. Sure there are better but it works for us. Amarone is a nice tipple too. Errrrm OK - basically any thing red in a glass works. :D hic! :smt030

cheers!
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Yes your quite right, years can make a difference. But as I said to my son when we talking about films and he said that film X was good but it was not in the same class as The Usual Subjects, we agreed that just because something doesn't compare with one of the best, it doesn't make it unenjoyable at all. In my mind this is exactly the same with wines. Some years are better than others, some wines are better than others, but this does not mean that most are not enjoyable once you have sorted out some of the basics that just don't suit your individual pallet. Just like I discovered the delights of Barolo and Chateau Musar by being willing to try new things, I also found that there are some lovely Chianti's as well, you just have to be willing to kiss a few frogs before you find a prince or two ....... :smt030 ........ This is much easier these days as checking things out via the internet can vastly quicken the process of research ......... but don't make it too quick though, there is no substitute to letting your own taste buds doing the work for you ....... :smt023
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Now that's a good excuse to open another bottle then...... let me know if you find any Barolo bargains or Faves - always interested to seek them out. My problem with years is that I can barely remember the good names, let alone the years and so it tends to be a bit of a lottery. Far from a connoisseur, just like what I like. :)

BTW the Rioja went down quite nicely.

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Re: What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by Red Chris » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:35 pm

None for me - at the moment 8) Previously was rather partial to a nice Malbec or Rioja :smt030
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Re: What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by Jazz Club » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:22 am

Red Chris wrote:None for me - at the moment 8) Previously was rather partial to a nice Malbec or Rioja :smt030
Chris,
One of those used to play for Man U. :)

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Re: What Wine Are You Drinking ?

Post by Jazz Club » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:28 am

Hope now France wont be able to ship that shit drink it now New wine over here every year because twats think its something special :roll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63rcdLe ... 3rcdLeXiU8

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