rjquillin


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Need suggestions pubbies.
Tomorrow; roast beef, ham, turkey, grilled steak.
Only six or seven drink, wine.
Thoughts?

CT

bhodilee


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rjquillin wrote:Need suggestions pubbies.
Tomorrow; roast beef, ham, turkey, grilled steak.
Only six or seven drink, wine.
Thoughts?



Invite better guests?

You'll want a cab, a PN, maybe a dry Riesling. Maybe a Syrah? Then move on to port.

Or, I can give you the kangaroo wine we got tonight. Pink Moscato...


You know you want it

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

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

rjquillin


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bhodilee wrote:Invite better guests?

You'll want a cab, a PN, maybe a dry Riesling. Maybe a Syrah? Then move on to port.

Or, I can give you the kangaroo wine we got tonight. Pink Moscato...


You know you want it

better guests: +1
this is an away event, and I'm bringing, as otherwise it would be soda for all.
I may do a bubbly for starters, but any port would be wasted.
Pink moscato would actually be a good call for some.

May do a barbera instead of the syrah, otherwise good to go.

notes later, right.
I need a Woot family for good bottles.

Merry Christmas all!

CT

mommadeb1


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Merry Christmas to my pub family!! if you are traveling... be safe!

chipgreen


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Merry Christmas to everyone! Best wishes for a special day filled with love, laughter, good food and good company.
EDIT: ...and good wine!

chipgreen


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rjquillin wrote:Need suggestions pubbies.
Tomorrow; roast beef, ham, turkey, grilled steak.
Only six or seven drink, wine.
Thoughts?


That sounds like my kind of feast! Will be enjoying a similar meal, sans steak. My wine choices;
2007 Knot Wines Sinnet Sparkling Rosé
2009 Jana Winery Riesling Old Vine Mendocino
2007 Radog Pinot Noir
2009 Perrin & Fils Côtes du Rhône Reserve 1.5L
2003 Wellington Vineyards Old Vines Port Blend
EDIT: Pretty much what Bowtie suggested except I'm subbing a CdR for Syrah and skipping the Cab which would go great with your grilled steak.

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Merry Christmas!

slm9951


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And Merry christmas to you, WD!

klezman


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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!
No family for us this year...molarchae is working today.

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

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Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays to all of you! Thanks for a year of patience with my questions and advice on improving my wine experiences! Hope you all are enjoying family, food and good beverages! ( wine, I hope )

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slm9951 wrote:Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays to all of you! Thanks for a year of patience with my questions and advice on improving my wine experiences! Hope you all are enjoying family, food and good beverages! ( wine, I hope )


Hi slm9951! Welcome to the Pub! Feel free to come hang with us! Since you've found us, you must have been lurking! Merry Christmas, to you, too!

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

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To all of my wonderful Pub friends and family, who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! I hope that you are able to spend time with family and good friends during this holiday season and that you also will be drinking some wonderful wines! Hopefully, we'll be able to drink down a bit of the cellar this week and a half with gatherings with family and friends. Don't forget: each of the two nieces will be getting a case of wine when we see them next week for our Christmas celebration!

Oh, and thank you for listening to my various rants this year and for your support. It really is a good thing to get various perspectives and ideas.

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

rjquillin


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bahwm wrote:Hi slm9951! Welcome to the Pub! Feel free to come hang with us! Since you've found us, you must have been lurking! Merry Christmas, to you, too!

I'll add to the greeting as well, come find us at a gathering.
Keep adding the SILVER TINSEL's and color that square black.

CT

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Thanks for all the texts today, especially the ones at 6:30 am. From two numbers (Detroit?, Queens? (note, not Cesare or Kttest)) I don't recognize. Suppose I need to look back thru some of the old PM's.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

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Moondragon


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I know it's late, but Sparky told me to visit. That picture was what came to mind.

mother


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Anyone here have experience with that Laura Chenel Chevre?

Brettanomyces aint got The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) (heh) on the funk level of this stuff :/

rjquillin


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mother wrote:Anyone here have experience with that Laura Chenel Chevre?

Brettanomyces aint got The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) (heh) on the funk level of this stuff :/

Sounds like an invitation to sample some later today, not before work.
Love me some funk in my chèvre, and goats' got it going from the git-go.

CT

mother


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rjquillin wrote:Sounds like an invitation to sample some later today, not before work.
Love me some funk in my chèvre, and goats' got it going from the git-go.



The orange blossom honey was super goat-ey. If they're all like this I'll gladly mail them to you!

bahwm


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Thanks for all the texts today, especially the ones at 6:30 am. From two numbers (Detroit?, Queens? (note, not Cesare or Kttest)) I don't recognize. Suppose I need to look back thru some of the old PM's.


I got a Merry Christmas from that same set of texts at 3:35 this morning. The first one woke me up, too--we never got to bed until after 3 am on Christmas Eve due to Midnight Mass and some wind-down time so a 9:30 am text was still during our sleep time. I set my phone to DO NOT DISTURB after that.

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

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Moondragon wrote:I know it's late, but Sparky told me to visit. That picture was what came to mind.



So glad you used that one, and not the other (shudder!) one!

Welcome back!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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klezman


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mother wrote:The orange blossom honey was super goat-ey. If they're all like this I'll gladly mail them to you!



Send us the truffle one

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
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bahwm wrote:I got a Merry Christmas from that same set of texts at 3:35 this morning. The first one woke me up, too--we never got to bed until after 3 am on Christmas Eve due to Midnight Mass and some wind-down time so a 9:30 am text was still during our sleep time. I set my phone to DO NOT DISTURB after that.



Chenron (Cheron + Enron = jwhite's favorite name) seems to forget that not everyone gets up early either!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
*This post is for purposes of enabling only, and does not constitute any promise of helping pay for said enabling. It does indicate willingness to assist in drinking said wine.

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mother wrote:The orange blossom honey was super goat-ey. If they're all like this I'll gladly mail them to you!



Dang ... I kept that one!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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bahwm


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We're having dinner tomorrow with Auntie Alice & our cousins. Cousin Peter has decided to make Jambalaya, of all things! What kind of wine should we bring? We're stumped. It probably won't be too hot since I don't think Auntie can handle hot any more--she's in her 80s! Thanks for your help!

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

MarkDaSpark


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bahwm wrote:We're having dinner tomorrow with Auntie Alice our cousins. Cousin Peter has decided to make Jambalaya, of all things! What kind of wine should we bring? We're stumped. It probably won't be too hot since I don't think Auntie can handle hot any more--she's in her 80s! Thanks for your help!



I'll pull an Otolith ...

Gewurtz?
Vino Noceto Frivolo?
White wine?


Edit: Some recommend Zin or Syrah, but those may be better with normal Jambalaya. Still, a mild Zin (Dry Creek?) might work.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark wrote:I'll pull an Otolith ...

Gewurtz?
Vino Noceto Frivolo?
White wine?



Ha!

I was thinking Riesling?

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

InFrom


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otolith wrote:Ha!

I was thinking Riesling?

Why not go with a local flavor, and pick up a sixpack of Abita?

No beer? I'm thinking a Cab Franc might be nice.

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bahwm wrote:We're having dinner tomorrow with Auntie Alice & our cousins. Cousin Peter has decided to make Jambalaya, of all things! What kind of wine should we bring? We're stumped. It probably won't be too hot since I don't think Auntie can handle hot any more--she's in her 80s! Thanks for your help!



If it's not going to be spicy, try a dry Riesling or heavier Pinot or lighter Cab Franc. If it's going to be spicy, then off-dry Riesling/rose/Gewurtz. You need something with enough intensity to match the flavour, but we all know how well dry wine pairs with spicy food

2014: 57 bottles. Last wine.woot: 2011 Wellington Cab & Merlot, Roessler 2009 Bluejay, 2010 Bell Cabernet
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mommadeb1 wrote:the 27 is my daughters



Mine, too!

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

cheron98


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bahwm wrote:I got a Merry Christmas from that same set of texts at 3:35 this morning. The first one woke me up, too--we never got to bed until after 3 am on Christmas Eve due to Midnight Mass and some wind-down time so a 9:30 am text was still during our sleep time. I set my phone to DO NOT DISTURB after that.



and here I thought 9:30 was late enough... Sorry

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Chenron (Cheron + Enron = jwhite's favorite name) seems to forget that not everyone gets up early either!



Really, Sparkles? Really?

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

rjquillin


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mother wrote:The orange blossom honey was super goat-ey. If they're all like this I'll gladly mail them to you!

Just opened mine up; pure yumminess, and even better with a touch of balsamic.
Yours must have been corked.

I'll even pay shipping...

CT

rjquillin


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Thanks for all the texts today, especially the ones at 6:30 am. From two numbers (Detroit?, Queens? (note, not Cesare or Kttest)) I don't recognize. Suppose I need to look back thru some of the old PM's.

now I know why I stick with my flip-phone.

CT

chipgreen


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bahwm wrote:We're having dinner tomorrow with Auntie Alice & our cousins. Cousin Peter has decided to make Jambalaya, of all things! What kind of wine should we bring? We're stumped. It probably won't be too hot since I don't think Auntie can handle hot any more--she's in her 80s! Thanks for your help!


How about a Roussanne? Or a Barbera if you want to go red.

Moondragon


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chipgreen wrote:How about a Roussanne? Or a Barbera if you want to go red.



Mmmm, barbera. I should break out that last Scott Harvey tomorrow.

InFrom


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I got all caught up with my own suggestions and opened a bottle of Toothy II with some awesome Thai takeout. The pairing worked well, though I guess I have this in the wrong thread.

bahwm


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InFrom wrote:I got all caught up with my own suggestions and opened a bottle of Toothy II with some awesome Thai takeout. The pairing worked well, though I guess I have this in the wrong thread.


It's all good. I'd actually see it if it's here, it the Pub. I don't have time to check all over creation for things. Thanks for sharing and for your suggestion of the Abita. ddeuddeg is out getting some now. Re: the jambalaya: we may go with one of Scott's Zins since he recommends them with Jambalaya. Maybe we'll even take a Pedroncelli Friends.red and something else and do a taste-test! Why not? We know if we want any decent beer, that we have to bring it! Cousin Peter likes the light stuff--Coors, Labatt's, Molson, Bud. Out of the four, the Canadian ones are the best. I prefer something with some umpf!

Thanks to all who made suggestions for our wine pairing query. Now, back to wrapping more presents for weekend gatherings!


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

mother


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rjquillin wrote:Just opened mine up; pure yumminess, and even better with a touch of balsamic.
Yours must have been corked.



In all seriousness, not funky/goatey as hell?

Perhaps I should contact them?

InFrom


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bahwm wrote:It's all good. I'd actually see it if it's here, it the Pub. I don't have time to check all over creation for things. Thanks for sharing and for your suggestion of the Abita. ddeuddeg is out getting some now. Re: the jambalaya: we may go with one of Scott's Zins since he recommends them with Jambalaya. Maybe we'll even take a Pedroncelli Friends.red and something else and do a taste-test! Why not? We know if we want any decent beer, that we have to bring it! Cousin Peter likes the light stuff--Coors, Labatt's, Molson, Bud. Out of the four, the Canadian ones are the best. I prefer something with some umpf!

Thanks to all who made suggestions for our wine pairing query. Now, back to wrapping more presents for weekend gatherings!

Oh, that reminds me, I have a couple of last things to wrap! BTW, have you ever had Herman Wiemer Cab Franc? Maybe it's just my NYS pride showing, or the rosy memory of visits to the Finger Lakes, but IMO it's darned good.

ps I fixed that last tongue for you!