Loweeel


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My Century Club certificate arrived today! I'm am the world's 464th member. :-D

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canonizer wrote:I had this bottle last night, which was 60% Tannat.



iByron wrote:That's (Laplace) a good cheap Madiran, if a bit soft (but then it's a third label of the famed Chateau D'Aydie). See my notes on the 2004.

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Gary just had it on the show today.

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Cesare wrote:Gary just had it on the show today.



Thanks, Pio!

He's not kidding though. I've had some high-end 100% Tannat Madirans. It is not a wine to be trifled with. He's going to leave that 3rd label 60% Laplace open for three days. He'll probably have moreto say about it then. I've left some 100% open for a month and it still bit me back! And the stuff from Uruguay is only a wee bit tamer.

I must make a cassoulet again to welcome in winter. Cassoulet and Madiran are a natural pair (though neither is for the faint of heart).
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iByron wrote:Thanks, Pio!

He's not kidding though. I've had some high-end 100% Tannat Madirans. It is not a wine to be trifled with. He's going to leave that 3rd label 60% Laplace open for three days. He'll probably have moreto say about it then. I've left some 100% open for a month and it still bit me back! And the stuff from Uruguay is only a wee bit tamer.

I must make a cassoulet again to welcome in winter. Cassoulet and Madiran are a natural pair (though neither is for the faint of heart).
iByron



Sounds like a perfect item for our 12/20 Wootmas party!

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Loweeel wrote:My Century Club certificate arrived today! I'm am the world's 464th member. :-D



Congrats brotha!!! The original post has been edited to note your accomplishment. Tbyrd and I helped Sparky break the century mark tonight so you should have some company soon.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Oooh .... that would be great! But not sure I can hold out that long. This week, I might get the cert before Xmas .....

Got some in mind:

2003 Chateau Musar Cuvée Blanc Lebanon, Bekaa Valley (Obaideh).

2007 Bodegas Ostatu Rioja Spain (Viura).

2005 Vinas de Vila Tinto Fundacion Argentina, Mendoza (Bonarda, Malbec, & CS)



Sorry CJ, Java & TimB helped me reach 100. Takes 4-6 weeks to process, so this way, I might get it before New Year's .... Yahoo!

The Viura is the same as Macabeo on the Century Club chart, and I already had it. With Rioja Blanco, Viura is the prominent grape (also known as Macabeo) and is normally blended with some Malvasía and Garnacha Blanca.


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Loweeel wrote:My Century Club certificate arrived today! I'm am the world's 464th member. :-D
MarkDaSpark wrote:Sorry CJ, Java & TimB helped me reach 100. Takes 4-6 weeks to process, so this way, I might get it before New Year's .... Yahoo!

The Viura is the same as Macabeo on the Century Club chart, and I already had it. With Rioja Blanco, Viura is the prominent grape (also known as Macabeo) and is normally blended with some Malvasía and Garnacha Blanca.



congrats!
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Okay, I was able to get to 43 using only 100% varietal wines, and a blend of two varietals (Trebbiano and Malvasia) got me to 45. I have not counted any ports.

I'd like to have at least 50% be 100% varietal wines, but that could be difficult.

BTW, for those of you who had the Nissley Vineyards Whisper White at NoVA/DC #3 (the first one at Hershel's), the wine was 70% blend of Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc & Cayuga. The remaining 30% was, of course, Bosc Pear.

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So think back to your college days.

If you drank Black Tower (the black bottle), you've had Rivaner

If you drank Blue Nun Liebfraumilch (not the current QbA), you've had Müller-Thurgau

Still trying to verify what Kellergeister was/is.

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iByron wrote:Okay, I was able to get to 43 using only 100% varietal wines, and a blend of two varietals (Trebbiano and Malvasia) got me to 45. I have not counted any ports.

I'd like to have at least 50% be 100% varietal wines, but that could be difficult.

BTW, for those of you who had the Nissley Vineyards Whisper White at NoVA/DC #2 (the first one at Hershel's), the wine was 70% blend of Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc & Cayuga. The remaining 30% was, of course, Bosc Pear.



I think the first at Hershel's was #3. I hosted the first 2.

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Loweeel wrote:I think the first at Hershel's was #3. I hosted the first 2.



You know I was thinking that as I typed, too. Must still be feeling the effects of Wellington's Victory.

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iByron wrote:So think back to your college days.

If you drank Black Tower (the black bottle), you've had Rivaner

If you drank Blue Nun Liebfraumilch (not the current QbA), you've had Müller-Thurgau

Still trying to verify what Kellergeister was/is.



NOW you tell me. Oh well, two more for the surplus side of 100 .....


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DeLong's Wine Varietal Chart is back, with the Index for those who missed it last time .....


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Thank you javadrinker for starting this thread!

And congrats to Loweeel and MarkDaSpark for making it to the century mark.

I'm embarrassed that I didn't know about this thread until now. If anyone has any questions about the club, please let me know.

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If'n you are trying for the 100% club, Coppola has just released a Magenta Label 100% Alicante Bouschet. It's available at Cost Plus World Market for $14.

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JOATMON wrote:If'n you are trying for the 100% club, Coppola has just released a Magenta Label 100% Alicante Bouschet. It's available at Cost Plus World Market for $14.



It's in Noir de Noirs.

But I'll have ot pick that up. I like Alicante!

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PetiteSirah wrote:It's in Noir de Noirs.

But I'll have ot pick that up. I like Alicante!



No no...he's one of those unrealistic chaps trying to reach the Century Club by only drinking wines that are a 100% of a single grape variety.

I, however, harbor no such limitations...1% in a blend is good enough for me.

And updated count...82!!!!

And I still haven't opened my Noir de Noirs. Maybe during the holidays.

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I'm at 15.

This should be a good challenge.

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and now for an update to my progress with a little help from some lyrics..

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I need some help. I bought this wine at Costco as a century club contributor, but now I can't remember which grapes were in it. Maybe your google kungfu is better than mine?

edit: apparently if I look at Cellartracker, it is Insolia? Is that right?

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aces219 wrote:I need some help. I bought this wine at Costco as a century club contributor, but now I can't remember which grapes were in it. Maybe your google kungfu is better than mine?

edit: apparently if I look at Cellartracker, it is Insolia? Is that right?



tried to independently verify, but couldn't - back to google judo 101! :P

do you know... what biodynamics is?

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aces219 wrote:I need some help. I bought this wine at Costco as a century club contributor, but now I can't remember which grapes were in it. Maybe your google kungfu is better than mine?

edit: apparently if I look at Cellartracker, it is Insolia? Is that right?



I haz GoogleFu.

Info on the Inzolia grape

Confirmation on Giordano Inzolia whatever it was... just increase the size and scroll to the right. It's there.

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

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cheron98 wrote:I haz GoogleFu.

Info on the Inzolia grape

Confirmation on Giordano Inzolia whatever it was... just increase the size and scroll to the right. It's there.



did you mean the Inzolia Sicilia Bianco IGT? that is not the name of the wine that aces linked to CT. just my $0.02.

do you know... what biodynamics is?

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themostrighteous wrote:did you mean the Inzolia Sicilia Bianco IGT? that is not the name of the wine that aces linked to CT. just my $0.02.



According to my De Long's Wine Grape Varietal Table, it's Inzolia. Google search shows both spellings though.


And FYI, the DeLong's web site is having problems. I called it in to them.


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themostrighteous wrote:did you mean the Inzolia Sicilia Bianco IGT? that is not the name of the wine that aces linked to CT. just my $0.02.



well, that page i linked to is a listing of the Giordano wines. And her listing says "Giordano Bianco Gold Label Sicilia IGT". And the page is Giordano Inzolia Sicilia Bianco IGT. That's pretty darn close. CT sometimes does funny things that make the name weird, depending on how the user enters it. If there was no "Gold Label" designation put in, it would match. You can do better? Have at it.

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So very, very close...

Thank goodness for CellarTracker. We got 2/3rds of the way there just by looking at a report of consumption by varietal. I then spent an embarrassingly large number of hours looking up various blends on winery websites. Because I'm completely AR, I spent a few more hours cross-referencing varietal names with the Wine Lover's Companion to make sure that I didn't double (or triple) count varietals that have more than one name.

After all that, I found myself at 97.

Fortunately, Wine Exchange has an advanced search by varietal. I found three I didn't have and took the hubs shopping. We grabbed four new varietals, so by the end of the week, I should be mailing my app.

But I'm not quite sure where my weekend went.

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annsalisbury wrote:So very, very close...

Thank goodness for CellarTracker. We got 2/3rds of the way there just by looking at a report of consumption by varietal. I then spent an embarrassingly large number of hours looking up various blends on winery websites. Because I'm completely AR, I spent a few more hours cross-referencing varietal names with the Wine Lover's Companion to make sure that I didn't double (or triple) count varietals that have more than one name.

After all that, I found myself at 97.

Fortunately, Wine Exchange has an advanced search by varietal. I found three I didn't have and took the hubs shopping. We grabbed four new varietals, so by the end of the week, I should be mailing my app.

But I'm not quite sure where my weekend went.


Way to go. I have about a dozen to go. Need to do what you just did.

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polarbear22 wrote:Way to go. I have about a dozen to go. Need to do what you just did.



Same boat. Added a few more varieties this weekend so only 14 left to go.

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javadrinker wrote:Same boat. Added a few more varieties this weekend so only 14 left to go.



If enough people were willing to come to OC for a tasting, I could ask Wine Exchange to set one up with "unusual varietals." I can't promise they would do one, but if there were enough interest, I would certainly suggest it to them.

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annsalisbury wrote:If enough people were willing to come to OC for a tasting, I could ask Wine Exchange to set one up with "unusual varietals." I can't promise they would do one, but if there were enough interest, I would certainly suggest it to them.



You might not have been checking the boards back then but we had a woot gathering in Vegas last November where we focused on the lesser known varietals. I think we knocked some 20+ wines off of our lists during the course of the evening. You also missed a So Cal gathering at my place in Fullerton just yesterday. Hopefully you can make a future gathering.

Still, Wine Exchange is close enough to several of us that it would be fun if they could put something like that together. Let us know what they say.

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edthebedhead wrote:I'm at 15.

This should be a good challenge.



17!!

annsalisbury


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javadrinker wrote:You might not have been checking the boards back then but we had a woot gathering in Vegas last November where we focused on the lesser known varietals. I think we knocked some 20+ wines off of our lists during the course of the evening. You also missed a So Cal gathering at my place in Fullerton just yesterday. Hopefully you can make a future gathering.

Still, Wine Exchange is close enough to several of us that it would be fun if they could put something like that together. Let us know what they say.



I was bummed about missing the 17th, but we had already made dinner plans for that date the month before. I won't make February either, but perhaps the March gathering.

I'll contact Wine Exchange and see what they say. I think their themes are set for all of January and February. Maybe March?

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I am going to be sooooo far behind all of you cats, but nevertheless! I am starting my own checklist and working my way to 100. Wish me luck and few hang overs.

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annsalisbury wrote:I was bummed about missing the 17th, but we had already made dinner plans for that date the month before. I won't make February either, but perhaps the March gathering.

I'll contact Wine Exchange and see what they say. I think their themes are set for all of January and February. Maybe March?



I just crossed 50 - ports rock for varietals! - and I drive by WineEx each night on my way home. Hope this idea works out.

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merbill wrote:I just crossed 50 - ports rock for varietals! - and I drive by WineEx each night on my way home. Hope this idea works out.



Where is this place?

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Wine Exchange is in Orange, off the 55 Fwy, in what used to be The Mall of Orange (now known as The Village). Link to the website.

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85 that I know for sure, and probably several more in French, Italian and Spanish blends over the years. Plus a few that aren't on the list. I've only made wine from 37 of the listed varieties.

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Loweeel wrote:My Century Club certificate arrived today! I'm am the world's 464th member. :-D





Was waiting for me on my return from Chicago Old Wine Tasting (aka Chicago W.W. Tasting #9)!

I think they lost my original email back in November, since they said we're up to 529 members now. And they didn't tell me my number, nor is it on the cert.


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SonomaBouliste wrote:85 that I know for sure, and probably several more in French, Italian and Spanish blends over the years. Plus a few that aren't on the list. I've only made wine from 37 of the listed varieties.



that right there has got to be an even more exclusive club! :D

do you know... what biodynamics is?

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MarkDaSpark wrote:

Was waiting for me on my return from Chicago Old Wine Tasting (aka Chicago W.W. Tasting #9)!

I think they lost my original email back in November, since they said we're up to 529 members now. And they didn't tell me my number, nor is it on the cert.



'tis a beautiful thang Sparky!

do you know... what biodynamics is?