klezman


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bahwm wrote:Correction: When making Ice Wine, the grapes are left on the vines to FREEZE. Somehow they do not turn to raisins. I think these are grapes that originally have a lot of juice and so, they are able to freeze and then, the winemakers squeeze out the last drop or two from each grape to make the beautiful nectar which is Ice Wine--hence the high cost--it takes a lot of frozen grapes to make a little bit of Ice Wine! Oh, yeah, and they have to be picked only after the temperatures have been in the mid to upper teens Fahrenheit for three days in a row and are often picked in the middle of the night (these specs are for Ontario, Canada)



The only spec for Ontario icewine is that the brix has to be greater than some number - I think it's 35 - and that the grapes have to be naturally frozen on the vine. No electric freezers allowed. The rule of thumb the wineries use is something like -10 Celsius for some number of days. They do pick middle of the night...I've always wanted to join in the icewine harvest one year but never got around to figuring out how. It's supposed to be a lot of fun! They even crush in the vineyards before dawn when the grapes start to warm up and dilute the juice (possibly into late harvest territory, making the wine much less valuable, even at 1 degree Brix lower).

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klezman


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chipgreen wrote:I'm still guessing ice wine based on the $40-$70/bottle price range.



Icewine grapes can be raisined. But so can "late harvest" grapes, and especially botrytized grapes. Could be icewine, Tokaji, Sauternes, Recioto, Vin de Paille, or even a California Port-style wine.

Edit: I see it's been determined to be Amarone. Deliciousness.

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polarbear22


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Anyone here participate in the wine surveys on Wine Opinions? If not, each month they give $200 to one new joiner. And they have a drawing for existing members not selected for panels. And I just won $200 from that. And a couple months ago I was on a panel, just involved in a discussion forum that is less active than the pub, and got $100 for doing that. So check it out. (wineopinions.com)

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kylemittskus


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I f***ing hate apple and my iPhone and iTunes and in March, I'm buying a Samsung and I'm going write a leter to tell Tim Cook and tell him he sucks at his life.

I feel a teeny bit better now.

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otolith


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kylemittskus wrote:I f***ing hate apple and my iPhone and iTunes and in March, I'm buying a Samsung and I'm going write a leter to tell Tim Cook and tell him he sucks at his life.

I feel a teeny bit better now.


I'm starting to feel the same way. Apple, usually, just, works. Well. Lately, not so much. The battery on the 5 sucks. Phone reception, seems to suffer as well. So, once this contract is up, I think I'm moving on as well. Only thing keeping me here are all the apps I have...

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

kylemittskus


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otolith wrote:I'm starting to feel the same way. Apple, usually, just, works. Well. Lately, not so much. The battery on the 5 sucks. Phone reception, seems to suffer as well. So, once this contract is up, I think I'm moving on as well. Only thing keeping me here are all the apps I have...



I had to erase all my music in order to install the new software that I hate. That makes no sense. So, I just spent about 15 minutes going through my music and putting it on my phone. Or so I thought. Apparently, drag and drop isn't how you do it anymore. I had no idea since they've changed iTunes about 95 times in the last year. So, 15 minutes wasted and I want to punch one of the apple workers, who won't help you when you walk in but are too cool for formal lines like a normal store so you can't actually get help, in the face. And I feel a bit better again.

Edit: I can't figure out how to remove songs they put on with the update. I HATE THIS PHONE. It used to work so easily. What the hell?!

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bhodilee


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rjquillin wrote:Ah, ok.
That stuff is all over the place around here, not bad, also not something I'd totally avoid either, but if there are other options, well...
Bulk producer for the most part.
Generally find these in hot sake machines around here likely the 18l box of KOSHU Masamune. Yikes.
Not sure they even have a Junmai-Dai-Ginjo grade.
Ah, they do have one:
SHO CHIKU BAI Antique $60/720ml.
Might have to look for that one.



I think I saw the commercial 8 times last night.

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– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

bhodilee


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kylemittskus wrote:I had to erase all my music in order to install the new software that I hate. That makes no sense. So, I just spent about 15 minutes going through my music and putting it on my phone. Or so I thought. Apparently, drag and drop isn't how you do it anymore. I had no idea since they've changed iTunes about 95 times in the last year. So, 15 minutes wasted and I want to punch one of the apple workers, who won't help you when you walk in but are too cool for formal lines like a normal store so you can't actually get help, in the face. And I feel a bit better again.

Edit: I can't figure out how to remove songs they put on with the update. I HATE THIS PHONE. It used to work so easily. What the hell?!



Meanwhile, my S4 is basically my mistress.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

otolith


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kylemittskus wrote:I had to erase all my music in order to install the new software that I hate. That makes no sense. So, I just spent about 15 minutes going through my music and putting it on my phone. Or so I thought. Apparently, drag and drop isn't how you do it anymore. I had no idea since they've changed iTunes about 95 times in the last year. So, 15 minutes wasted and I want to punch one of the apple workers, who won't help you when you walk in but are too cool for formal lines like a normal store so you can't actually get help, in the face. And I feel a bit better again.

Edit: I can't figure out how to remove songs they put on with the update. I HATE THIS PHONE. It used to work so easily. What the hell?!


Is it too late to see if they can clone Jobs?

You can still drag and drop. I'm so astonished. It used to be so damn easy to do everything on the phone, now they're making it like Windows...

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--John Muir

kylemittskus


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bhodilee wrote:Meanwhile, my S4 is basically my mistress.



In March, I'll know such bliss. Until then, I'll be angry.

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MarkDaSpark


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klezman wrote:... They do pick middle of the night...I've always wanted to join in the icewine harvest one year but never got around to figuring out how it's supposed to be a lot of fun. They even crush in the vineyards before dawn when the grapes start to warm up and dilute the juice (possibly into late harvest territory, making the wine much less valuable, even at 1 degree Brix lower).



IFTFY


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otolith


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klezman wrote:Icewine grapes can be raisined. But so can "late harvest" grapes, and especially botrytized grapes. Could be icewine, Tokaji, Sauternes, Recioto, Vin de Paille, or even a California Port-style wine.

Edit: I see it's been determined to be Amarone. Deliciousness.


Yep, and I figured it out. And yes, deliciousness.

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bhodilee


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kylemittskus wrote:In March, I'll know such bliss. Until then, I'll be angry.



In March you should just wait two months and get the new whatever. I'm glad I waited over the S3

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rjquillin


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ddog, klez;
check email

CT

InFrom


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bhodilee wrote:Meanwhile, my S4 is basically my mistress.

Sounds kinda like the premise of that new movie.

klezman


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bhodilee wrote:Meanwhile, my S4 is basically my mistress.



Ditto...loving the S4

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klezman


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rjquillin wrote:ddog, klez;
check email



Replied.

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chipgreen


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klezman wrote:Ditto...loving the S4


The S4 is the only Apple product I've ever owned. I'm happy with it but it has started to semi-freeze when I swipe the the screen to browse my apps. So far I have resisted the recent OS upgrades although I hear 7.04 is supposed to be pretty stable, any comments?

bhodilee


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chipgreen wrote:The S4 is the only Apple product I've ever owned. I'm happy with it but it has started to semi-freeze when I swipe the the screen to browse my apps. So far I have resisted the recent OS upgrades although I hear 7.04 is supposed to be pretty stable, any comments?



Crossed wires. We're talking Samsung Galaxy S4 not iPhone 4s. I think you're screwed based on what Kyle says.

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bhodilee


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I will likely not be online much, if at all, starting in about an hour, so if you celebrate it, have a Merry Christmas. If you don't celebrate it, enjoy your Chinese food and Movie outing.

Basically, have a kick ass December 25th in whatever way you deem most appropriate. Unless you deem kicking puppies appropriate (initially type that with s'....yikes!), in which case, I hope you slip on ice and suffer a compound fracture.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

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bahwm


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bhodilee wrote:I will likely not be online much, if at all, starting in about an hour, so if you celebrate it, have a Merry Christmas. If you don't celebrate it, enjoy your Chinese food and Movie outing.

Basically, have a kick ass December 25th in whatever way you deem most appropriate. Unless you deem kicking puppies appropriate (initially type that with s'....yikes!), in which case, I hope you slip on ice and suffer a compound fracture.


A special Merry Christmas to you and to your family, too, Bowtie! Safe travels!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

mommadeb1


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bhodilee wrote:I will likely not be online much, if at all, starting in about an hour, so if you celebrate it, have a Merry Christmas. If you don't celebrate it, enjoy your Chinese food and Movie outing.

Basically, have a kick ass December 25th in whatever way you deem most appropriate. Unless you deem kicking puppies appropriate (initially type that with s'....yikes!), in which case, I hope you slip on ice and suffer a compound fracture.



well said! and the same to you!!

otolith


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bhodilee wrote:I will likely not be online much, if at all, starting in about an hour, so if you celebrate it, have a Merry Christmas. If you don't celebrate it, enjoy your Chinese food and Movie outing.

Basically, have a kick ass December 25th in whatever way you deem most appropriate. Unless you deem kicking puppies appropriate (initially type that with s'....yikes!), in which case, I hope you slip on ice and suffer a compound fracture.



Merry Christmas, Bowtie! So, you're saying there'll be no spiked egg nog rants coming from you?

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

rjquillin


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bhodilee wrote:I will likely not be online much, if at all, starting in about an hour, so if you celebrate it, have a Merry Christmas. If you don't celebrate it, enjoy your Chinese food and Movie outing.

Basically, have a kick ass December 25th in whatever way you deem most appropriate. Unless you deem kicking puppies appropriate (initially type that with s'....yikes!), in which case, I hope you slip on ice and suffer a compound fracture.

Yes, the rants will be missed, just be home by Friday;
and have a {insert whatever phrase is appropriate for you}.

CT

ddeuddeg


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The news some of you have been waiting for, announced yesterday: John Urschel has been named the 2013 recipient of the Senior CLASS (An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award for football.
Thanks to all who voted.

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rjquillin


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ddeuddeg wrote:The news some of you have been waiting for, announced yesterday: John Urschel has been named the 2013 recipient of the Senior CLASS (An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award for football.
Thanks to all who voted.

YEAH! what a great and deserved present.
All that typing practice helped out.
You know the final vote tally?

CT

chipgreen


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bhodilee wrote:Crossed wires. We're talking Samsung Galaxy S4 not iPhone 4s. I think you're screwed based on what Kyle says.


Oops. 4S, S4, sheesh! I think Kyle has an iPhone 5 or 5S that comes with the new OS built-in. I will stick with the old OS awhile longer.

ddeuddeg


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rjquillin wrote:
You know the final vote tally?

Seems like they don't publish that.

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chipgreen


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ddeuddeg wrote:The news some of you have been waiting for, announced yesterday: John Urschel has been named the 2013 recipient of the Senior CLASS (An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award for football.
Thanks to all who voted.


Great news! Thanks for the update.

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Question: Does anyone know where I can find Michael Sullberg Reserve Cabernet 2011 (or 2012 but 2011 is preferred). So far all the shipping charges outweight ordering from the internet. Anyone in Buffalo know if it might be available locally?

chemvictim


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bhodilee wrote:I will likely not be online much, if at all, starting in about an hour, so if you celebrate it, have a Merry Christmas. If you don't celebrate it, enjoy your Chinese food and Movie outing.

Basically, have a kick ass December 25th in whatever way you deem most appropriate. Unless you deem kicking puppies appropriate (initially type that with s'....yikes!), in which case, I hope you slip on ice and suffer a compound fracture.



Same to you!

chemvictim


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ddeuddeg wrote:The news some of you have been waiting for, announced yesterday: John Urschel has been named the 2013 recipient of the Senior CLASS (An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award for football.
Thanks to all who voted.



Hooray!

polarbear22


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ddeuddeg wrote:The news some of you have been waiting for, announced yesterday: John Urschel has been named the 2013 recipient of the Senior CLASS (An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award for football.
Thanks to all who voted.


Great news. Well deserved.

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tiger7610 wrote:Question: Does anyone know where I can find Michael Sullberg Reserve Cabernet 2011 (or 2012 but 2011 is preferred). So far all the shipping charges outweight ordering from the internet. Anyone in Buffalo know if it might be available locally?

Looks like Global has it, but seems like it may be a different vintage. Don't know how up-to-date their website is.

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Merry Christmas to everyone in the Pub!! Hope that everyone that celebrates has a wonderful time and can enjoy family. And for those that don't celebrate, a nice relaxing federal holiday.

I have greatly appreciated the support and friendship shown to me from this group this year. I will be thinking of you when we toast this evening.

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ddeuddeg wrote:The news some of you have been waiting for, announced yesterday: John Urschel has been named the 2013 recipient of the Senior CLASS (An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award for football.
Thanks to all who voted.



YIIIPPPIIIEEE!!!! congrats! glad we could help!!

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polarbear22 wrote:Merry Christmas to everyone in the Pub!! Hope that everyone that celebrates has a wonderful time and can enjoy family. And for those that don't celebrate, a nice relaxing federal holiday.

I have greatly appreciated the support and friendship shown to me from this group this year. I will be thinking of you when we toast this evening.



Hugs to you and your family....

MarkDaSpark


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Since I will be busy ... Posting this early!




















Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!








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Merry Christmas and good wishes to all the Pub people. To those who are traveling, safe travels. Me, I'm heading for Chinatown tomorrow for dim sum, then to the flicks. Then we do take-out Szechuan food for dinner. NYC -- gotta love it.

We saw "Gravity" this afternoon. Needed half a bottle of Riesling to calm down afterward. Wow, talk about your intense movies! Very well done, though.