zmanonice


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Sent off my application today. One of the last varieties that I had that put me over the top was Piedirosso. It was in a wine made by Mastroberardino (Villa dei Misteri), whose claim to fame is that they are the single wine appellation in Pompeii.

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klezman


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I did the same. 102 varietals!

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MarkDaSpark


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Congrats you two!!


And keep track, because 200 (Double Century) is your next goal!!!


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zmanonice


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MarkDaSpark wrote:And keep track, because 200 (Double Century) is your next goal!!!



I actually have 15-20 more varieties that I need to do additional research on. With each country using a different name for a variety, it is sometimes tough to tell whether you have tasted before. Also, there are grapes like Symphony that Scott Harvey uses in his One Last Kiss (a man made cross between 2 grapes) that doesn't show up on the checklist.

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polarbear22


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zmanonice wrote:I actually have 15-20 more varieties that I need to do additional research on. With each country using a different name for a variety, it is sometimes tough to tell whether you have tasted before. Also, there are grapes like Symphony that Scott Harvey uses in his One Last Kiss (a man made cross between 2 grapes) that doesn't show up on the checklist.

Z


I listed Symphony.

I have been using the Muse database to get varietals for the wine century application. That is why he created this. May not be 100% accepted by Wine Century, but it does a good job of identifying common names, etc.

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MarkDaSpark


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zmanonice wrote:I actually have 15-20 more varieties that I need to do additional research on. With each country using a different name for a variety, it is sometimes tough to tell whether you have tasted before. Also, there are grapes like Symphony that Scott Harvey uses in his One Last Kiss (a man made cross between 2 grapes) that doesn't show up on the checklist.

Z



Check out the links in this post of mine earlier.

Links to a spreadsheet/database of varietals. But you still have to put them in the DeLong spreadsheet.


Edit: Darn you bowtie!!!

Edit2: Err, darn you, PB.


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polarbear22


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Check out the links in this post of mine earlier.

Links to a spreadsheet/database of varietals. But you still have to put them in the DeLong spreadsheet.


Edit: Darn you bowtie!!!


And that is most likely where I got the site in the first place.

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kylemittskus


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Indigenous, Macedonian varietal Vranec on CW until 6 PST tonight for $8.30/btl. FS on 6. Received 90 from RP, FWIW.

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zmanonice


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Just noticed that my post was 6 months ago for my application. I know it's a fun thing, but does it take 6 months to get the certificate?

Z

polarbear22


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zmanonice wrote:Just noticed that my post was 6 months ago for my application. I know it's a fun thing, but does it take 6 months to get the certificate?

Z


Not fir me. I suggest you contact them. May be lost.


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klezman


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zmanonice wrote:Just noticed that my post was 6 months ago for my application. I know it's a fun thing, but does it take 6 months to get the certificate?

Z



Yeah, I had the same thing happen. I tried sending an email about 2-3 months ago and heard nothing. Complete radio silence. I wonder if they're kaput.

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time2testit


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klezman wrote:Yeah, I had the same thing happen. I tried sending an email about 2-3 months ago and heard nothing. Complete radio silence. I wonder if they're kaput.



Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!!! I hope not! We are I think 1 away from sending ours in and were hoping that with 2 big tasting events in the next few days (Wally's Bordeaux extravaganza and Santa Barbara spectacular) we might get lucky and find at least 1 unusual varietal.

zmanonice


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klezman wrote:Yeah, I had the same thing happen. I tried sending an email about 2-3 months ago and heard nothing. Complete radio silence. I wonder if they're kaput.



They are not kaput!

Got my certificate in the mail today after applying last July. As of 2/5 they have 1,283 members. Veni Vino Vici!

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klezman


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zmanonice wrote:They are not kaput!

Got my certificate in the mail today after applying last July. As of 2/5 they have 1,283 members. Veni Vino Vici!

Z



Ditto! Although somehow they got me as a doppel member. I'm not there yet, but I'll just have to make sure I earn it.

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klezman


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On that topic of earning doppel membership - Garagiste tonight is offering a wine made from a grape called Gamay de Bouze. I asked for a bottle, and seems like a slam dunk new varietal for those needing more choices.

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kylemittskus


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Bump.

New varietal (to me) on Cinderella Wine right now:

Lacrima

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klezman


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kylemittskus wrote:Bump.

New varietal (to me) on Cinderella Wine right now:

Lacrima



I've had a higher level bottling from the same winery, courtesy of Garagiste. It's awesomeness.

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chipgreen


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Nero d’Avola on WTSO

tytiger58


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chipgreen wrote:Nero d’Avola on WTSO



Have not had the Firriato but I think Nero D'Avola is way underrated as a daily drinker.

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