MarkDaSpark


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pcuccaro wrote:I think they do initial judging before the show (actually took place in November 20120) and then they have the winning wines served at a big tasting dinner event during the actual rodeo.

I admit I don't enjoy the whole rodeo thing, and I don't get the rodeo doing wine thing but it must raise big money for them.

Not defending the competition, but Scott Harvey participates pretty regularly. I think Jana comes during the rodeo event to represent them.

Here's the 2013 champion list.



The weird thing is that the Grand Champion should be one of the Top wines. Somewhere.


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ThunderThighs wrote:Just gonna drop this here....





Granted, but this one is the most true of them all ...



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Looks like someone is looking to cash out of Woot Monkey's
on eBay.



(it isn't me).

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From last weeks pub.

polarbear22 wrote:How was the 2003 Ty Caton Cabernet? That is an option for me as well.



It was great - It still has a wonderful complexity, but I think it's a bit smoother than it was the last bottle I had (2 years ago)? Looks like I purchased it last on 5/15/2009.

That listing says buy now, or hold for 15 years. (unclear from 2003, or 2009). Perhaps the forums had discussed it, but I had it in my head to drink before year 12. So, last 2012, from 2003 is a good 9 years. It seemed like the best bottle I had, and it paired with our 4H grown Prime Rib perfectly.

... I should have bought more!

How many more bottles do you have PB?

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North316 wrote:Bowtie will be proud. I got a Smoker for Christmas. It is probably not the one I would have chosen had I been buying for myself, but it should do the trick and looks to be a good starter unit.

Any smoking suggestions, tips, recipes, etc are more than welcome!




I have a a nice brisket that needs some cooking.

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otolith wrote:I bought a half cow of Holstein from someone from work. It. Was. Excellent.

Had a hard time getting over the fact that I was eating a milk cow and not a beef cow. Once I got over that, I'd love to get another. Sadly, we don't eat a ton of beef.



I bought a 1/4 cow this year. Great so far. And great QPR too, as its a good deal.

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inkycatz wrote:Happy Birthday Cheron98!



Seconded! Happy Happy!

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Yawn. Woot-off. Ho-hum.



Every time I check it today, its more TV's.

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edthebedhead wrote:From last weeks pub.



It was great - It still has a wonderful complexity, but I think it's a bit smoother than it was the last bottle I had (2 years ago)? Looks like I purchased it last on 5/15/2009.

That listing says buy now, or hold for 15 years. (unclear from 2003, or 2009). Perhaps the forums had discussed it, but I had it in my head to drink before year 12. So, last 2012, from 2003 is a good 9 years. It seemed like the best bottle I had, and it paired with our 4H grown Prime Rib perfectly.

... I should have bought more!

How many more bottles do you have PB?


I have one left. Only bought two. I got mine from the winery. Either when I visited, or while I was in the wine club.

We'll think of you tomorrow at our CT gathering. Glad I had the chance to meet you. Hope all is well.

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mother wrote:To "tell us all how silly we were for not buying" seems a pretty good way to paraphrase that.



Like I said, you can interpret however you may.

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

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polarbear22 wrote:I have one left. Only bought two. I got mine from the winery. Either when I visited, or while I was in the wine club.

We'll think of you tomorrow at our CT gathering. Glad I had the chance to meet you. Hope all is well.



Likewise. Enjoy! Sorry I can't make it - I'd enjoy it. Happy 2012. We'll do lunch or a gathering again someday.

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It's a good day. My husband got a job! And our Iron Horse came, just in time for celebrating!

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edthebedhead wrote:Likewise. Enjoy! Sorry I can't make it - I'd enjoy it. Happy 2012. We'll do lunch or a gathering again someday.


Didn't you leave the area? Like to do lunch again, but I thought you left the state.

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chemvictim wrote:It's a good day. My husband got a job! And our Iron Horse came, just in time for celebrating!


WooHoo!! Congratulations. Enjoy the celebration.

What a Happy New Year!


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chemvictim wrote:It's a good day. My husband got a job! And our Iron Horse came, just in time for celebrating!


Congrats to your hubby! Enjoy the Iron Horse!

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tytiger58 wrote:It was hard not saying anything...and if anyone would like to buy my corked bottles when I find them I will be happy to give a great discount


Still trying to 'enjoy' the gift, but still can't get over what is quite obviously a very flawed bottle. Took it (both versions), and the Sextant, to work today, along with the Sextant 2009 and four sampled. Two didn't like at all, one 'interesting' and one not bad.
The 'not bad' comment really surprised me considering the person it came from. He's gifted me some pretty tasty bottles in the past. Too bad the winery only made the one appearance and answered no questions. I still claim Brett, until challenged with a better explanation.

CT

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chemvictim wrote:It's a good day. My husband got a job! And our Iron Horse came, just in time for celebrating!


Yeah! A job is good, a job for remuneration is even better..

CT

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HB Cheron, and many many more!

CT

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chemvictim wrote:It's a good day. My husband got a job! And our Iron Horse came, just in time for celebrating!



Nice!

(; ˙puodsǝɹ oʇ ƃuıʇuɐʍ dǝǝʞ ı ˙˙˙ pɐǝɹɥʇ sʞɔıʇ-ılod ǝɥʇ uı ƃuıʞǝǝd doʇs oʇ pǝǝu ı


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rjquillin wrote:Yeah! A job is good, a job for remuneration is even better..



Yes, but a bad day fishing is still better than a good day working!


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Nice!

(; ˙puodsǝɹ oʇ ƃuıʇuɐʍ dǝǝʞ ı ˙˙˙ pɐǝɹɥʇ sʞɔıʇ-ılod ǝɥʇ uı ƃuıʞǝǝd doʇs oʇ pǝǝu ı


How'd you do that? Text box and flip it?

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chemvictim


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Nice!

(; ˙puodsǝɹ oʇ ƃuıʇuɐʍ dǝǝʞ ı ˙˙˙ pɐǝɹɥʇ sʞɔıʇ-ılod ǝɥʇ uı ƃuıʞǝǝd doʇs oʇ pǝǝu ı



You should! It's too quiet over there. Especially if you have any input on the fiscal cliff situation, other than hatethemhatethemhatethem, which is all I came up with.

And why on earth are you upside down? Is that what happens if you actually drink some of your wine?

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bahwm wrote:How'd you do that? Text box and flip it?



Nope.

How quickly they forget.


˙ǝןboob uo ɹoʇɐɹǝuǝb ʇxǝʇ dıןɟ uo ɥɔɹɐǝs ʇsnظ


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chemvictim wrote:You should! It's too quiet over there. Especially if you have any input on the fiscal cliff situation, other than hatethemhatethemhatethem, which is all I came up with.

And why on earth are you upside down? Is that what happens if you actually drink some of your wine?



Ⓝⓞⓟⓔ, ⓙⓤⓢⓣ ⓛⓔⓣⓣⓘⓝⓖ ⓞⓤⓣ ⓢⓞⓜⓔ ⓢⓣⓔⓐⓜ. Ⓑⓤⓣ ⓐⓥⓞⓘⓓⓘⓝⓖ ⓘⓢ ⓢⓣⓘⓛⓛ ⓑⓔⓣⓣⓔⓡ ⓕⓞⓡ ⓜⓨ Ⓑⓛⓞⓞⓓ Ⓟⓡⓔⓢⓢⓤⓡⓔ.


And I have drunk my wine at SoCal gatherings!!!


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rjquillin wrote:Still trying to 'enjoy' the gift, but still can't get over what is quite obviously a very flawed bottle. Took it (both versions), and the Sextant, to work today, along with the Sextant 2009 and four sampled. Two didn't like at all, one 'interesting' and one not bad.
The 'not bad' comment really surprised me considering the person it came from. He's gifted me some pretty tasty bottles in the past. Too bad the winery only made the one appearance and answered no questions. I still claim Brett, until challenged with a better explanation.

I don't remember anyone else saying this already, so here goes: Apart from everything else that's been said about this wine in general, there's nothing I know of that would preclude your individual bottle being Brett-afflicted. I guess it could be pretty hard to sort out, with all the other "unusual" aspects of this wine. All in all, I don't feel bad about missing out. I was so busy that day that I never even saw it until it was gone.

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otolith


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rjquillin wrote:Still trying to 'enjoy' the gift, but still can't get over what is quite obviously a very flawed bottle. Took it (both versions), and the Sextant, to work today, along with the Sextant 2009 and four sampled. Two didn't like at all, one 'interesting' and one not bad.
The 'not bad' comment really surprised me considering the person it came from. He's gifted me some pretty tasty bottles in the past. Too bad the winery only made the one appearance and answered no questions. I still claim Brett, until challenged with a better explanation.


I don't think you have to worry about it. It was a cheap, bad bottle of wine.

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

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chemvictim wrote:It's a good day. My husband got a job! And our Iron Horse came, just in time for celebrating!



whoo hooo!!!

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mommadeb1 wrote:whoo hooo!!!



Thanks! Unfortunately I think we got a little carried away celebrating. We had the IH Russian, which was awesome as always. Then we had a 2009 Vino Noceto Sangiovese with dinner, which was also awesome as always. It should have ended there. But no, we followed up with River of Skulls. Also awesome.

I feel kinda bleh this morning. lol

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rjquillin wrote:Still trying to 'enjoy' the gift, but still can't get over what is quite obviously a very flawed bottle. Took it (both versions), and the Sextant, to work today, along with the Sextant 2009 and four sampled. Two didn't like at all, one 'interesting' and one not bad.
The 'not bad' comment really surprised me considering the person it came from. He's gifted me some pretty tasty bottles in the past. Too bad the winery only made the one appearance and answered no questions. I still claim Brett, until challenged with a better explanation.



These weren't form me were they? If they were, let me know and I will ensure you get something I know you will like in perfect condition.

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bkarlan wrote:These weren't form me were they? If they were, let me know and I will ensure you get something I know you will like in perfect condition.

Naw, not to worry.
I think we're talking about the Mirage up the other day, unless I've lost the flick.

CT

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Same Monkey as last time. But it is the original!!!


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Bueller?


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Totally! (in response to Sparky's, "Bueller") Where is everybody? I know that cheron & HAK are somewhere on the NYS Thruway on their way to our house.

ddeuddeg is at the supermarket after picking up my NYE dress at the dry cleaners. Yep. I'm wearing a previously worn dress for NYE! Oh, noes! I wore it to the Holiday Ball and decided that it would be perfect for NYE. And, I did just pull it out of the closet for the Ball. I love having a few long dresses on hand for just such occasions!

What everyone doing for NYE?

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Slow day here. Cleaning and waiting for the snow to pile up enough to shovel. Plan is to shovel twice so it is not too heavy at the end.

NYE for us is dinner out! First time we are doing that. Local restuarant, chef was named Best Chef in Hartford county. Six course dinner with wine pairings, ending with a champagne toast. Most interesting thing will be whether I can stay up, and keep eating.

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We were going to a friend's house for NYE, until her dad decided to fly the whole family to their place in FL. So, we are now planless.

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

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otolith wrote:We were going to a friend's house for NYE, until her dad decided to fly the whole family to their place in FL. So, we are now planless.

How is it that getting warm is planless..? It is warmer there isn't it?
But you'll have to take the bottles as checked baggage!

CT

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rjquillin wrote:Naw, not to worry.
I think we're talking about the Mirage up the other day, unless I've lost the flick.



Ok, I just know I dropped off some off the wall wines with you when I meet up with you. The Peach wine feed by a spring that dates back to the Anasazi people, the Red Chile wine and something else. The German Eis had to be good though.

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bkarlan wrote:Ok, I just know I dropped off some off the wall wines with you when I meet up with you. The Peach wine feed by a spring that dates back to the Anasazi people, the Red Chile wine and something else. The German Eis had to be good though.

Working on the Cranberry now, the first of the lot.
I have an exceedingly wide tolerance/acceptance for trying bottles I know absolutely nothing about and would otherwise be difficult to procure. You hit the mark!

I also have a huge curiosity when it comes to the desire to understand something that seems 'off', and can spend an inordinate amount of time attempting to do research on same, as I was so recently afforded the opportunity...

CT

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rjquillin wrote:How is it that getting warm is planless..? It is warmer there isn't it?
But you'll have to take the bottles as checked baggage!



We are not getting taken along!

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

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otolith wrote:We are not getting taken along!



What an injustice!!!