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ThunderThighs wrote:Hey all, Benjamin Flajnik, vintner and The Bachelor, is getting ready to jump in today's thread. Would be nice to give him a nice wine.woot welcome.



That show is still on TV? Reality TV and VooDoo farming, just proves my point last week that Friday-Sunday offerings are getting even worse.

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kylemittskus wrote:I already started the grilling. That is what you meant, right?



Are you doing it in a warm and welcoming way?



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ThunderThighs wrote:Are you doing it in a warm and welcoming way?



I'd give him more crap for appearing on the superficial TV show that is a prime example of why our society is going to hell in a handbasket than spreading mouse turds through a vineyard while chanting... :rolleyes:

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otolith wrote:I'd give him more crap .... spreading mouse turds through a vineyard while chanting... :rolleyes:


So you'd just give him more to spread??

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otolith wrote:I'd give him more crap for appearing on the superficial TV show that is a prime example of why our society is going to hell in a handbasket than spreading mouse turds through a vineyard while chanting... :rolleyes:



Ok, you can stay away.



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kylemittskus wrote:I already started the grilling. That is what you meant, right?

A sizzling warm welcome indeed.

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ThunderThighs wrote:Ok, you can stay away.



You realize by saying that you're just encouraging, right?

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otolith wrote:You realize by saying that you're just encouraging, right?




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PemberDucky wrote:



How about, "please be tactful if you do," instead of, "stay away"? There's a reason I posted in the pub and not in the main thread.

And, for the record, I've had to mod other forums and realize how much of a PITA it can be.

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otolith wrote:How about, "please be tactful if you do," instead of, "stay away"? There's a reason I posted in the pub and not in the main thread.

And, for the record, I've had to mod other forums and realize how much of a PITA it can be.



You don't know me very well yet. I should have used my



smilie



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ThunderThighs wrote:You don't know me very well yet. I should have used my



smilie



a ; ) or a ;) or a ;-) would have helped.


Also, I went and looked at their website, and really like their approach and stress on family and friendship.

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otolith wrote:a ; ) or a ;) or a ;-) would have helped.


Also, I went and looked at their website, and really like their approach and stress on family and friendship.



I'm sorry.



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ThunderThighs wrote:I'm sorry.



Thanks! :hugs:

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otolith wrote:Also, I went and looked at their website, and really like their approach and stress on family and friendship.



I really like their stress on believing in bull sh*t.

Also, it seems Ben isn't too keen on answering technical questions with anything besides canned, back-of-the-bottle, meaningless crap. That is, if he answers at all.

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kylemittskus wrote:I really like their stress on believing in bull sh*t.

Also, it seems Ben isn't too keen on answering technical questions with anything besides canned, back-of-the-bottle, meaningless crap. That is, if he answers at all.



I think they need one of the Benzinger kids to answer questions. Not sure if they just think that we're not that sophisticated of a crowd.

And yes, I think you have to be pretty, well, foolish(?), to believe in biodynamics...

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otolith wrote:I think they need one of the Benzinger kids to answer questions. Not sure if they just think that we're not that sophisticated of a crowd.

And yes, I think you have to be pretty, well, foolish(?), to believe in biodynamics...

Perhaps remedial board etiquette should be a prerequisite for new winery reps.

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rjquillin wrote:Perhaps remedial board etiquette should be a prerequisite for new winery reps.



I just posted something exactly along those lines in the main thread. I couldn't hold my tongue, but I think I did a good job of not being myself too much.

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kylemittskus wrote:I just posted something exactly along those lines in the main thread. I couldn't hold my tongue, but I think I did a good job of not being myself too much.

I missed that, well done! I can most always use budget bottles, assuming I have some idea what they contain.

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kylemittskus wrote:I just posted something exactly along those lines in the main thread. I couldn't hold my tongue, but I think I did a good job of not being myself too much.


Kyle, never thought I would say this, but nicely stated!

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Oto,
Maybe we should try biodynamics in our practice?
Forget it I sling enough paycheck already

Paycheck is that what woot uses?

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ERMD wrote:Oto,
Maybe we should try biodynamics in our practice?
Forget it I sling enough paycheck already

Paycheck is that what woot uses?



Haha! To both the joke and the filter.

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otolith wrote:Kyle, never thought I would say this, but nicely stated!



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kylemittskus wrote:


It was and I also applaud you.

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ERMD wrote:Oto,
Maybe we should try biodynamics in our practice?
Forget it I sling enough paycheck already

Paycheck is that what woot uses?



Nah...thanks to Dr. Google, people question us enough already. No need to give them extra ammo!

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Man I missed all the fun today. Kyle gets his anti-BD on, an asteroid sneaks by, a meteor takes issue with Russia... This is what I get for working til 8 then going for dinner with a friend!

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kylemittskus wrote:I just posted something exactly along those lines in the main thread. I couldn't hold my tongue, but I think I did a good job of not being myself too much.



It was well said. Kinda figured he'd be a bit more active. Oh well.



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One More Friday Gone!! IT'S COLD here!!!!!! We are going to have a freeze tonight and tomorrow!!! agggghhhhh and the worst part of it all, is we are going over to my friends for a huge outdoor party....... as of right now the wind chill is predicted to be in the 20's!! layers, lots of layers.....
I'm in charge of bringing wine... think I will make some sangria..... don't know which of my wines I want to use....I want to enjoy, but I am not sure what I feel like sharing with 'non wine" people......

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Kyle, how goes the battle?

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I have a small mouth decanter and it has acquired some tannin stains over the years that simple hot water and dish soap cant tackle. Any suggestions?

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cortot20 wrote:I have a small mouth decanter and it has acquired some tannin stains over the years that simple hot water and dish soap cant tackle. Any suggestions?



White vinegar. Get the glass nice and warm by rinsing with hot water, then put the vinegar in to soak for an hour or so. Might take a few iterations. I also throw in the cheapest rice I have on hand to act as an abrasive and swirl it around. Rock salt works well too.

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cortot20 wrote:Kyle, how goes the battle?



Night two: Cried for 5 minutes, then slept for 5 hours (longer than she's ever slept without waking. Woke up and cried for an hour, then slept 4.5 hours. And today, she cried for 20 minutes, then napped for 2 hours (longer than she ever has). Long story short: well worth it. We'll see how tonight goes.

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ThunderThighs wrote:It was well said. Kinda figured he'd be a bit more active. Oh well.



Let's be honest. He absolutely sucked.

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kylemittskus wrote:Night two: Cried for 5 minutes, then slept for 5 hours (longer than she's ever slept without waking. Woke up and cried for an hour, then slept 4.5 hours. And today, she cried for 20 minutes, then napped for 2 hours (longer than she ever has). Long story short: well worth it. We'll see how tonight goes.


Good. Looks like it is working.

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Pretty damn cold shower this morning. No hot water. Turns out no hear either. Tried to do some purging, since I thought it was an air lock. Didn't work. Called my oil company.

Half hour later, tech was here. Turns out that we were out of oil. If the gauge wasn't stuck, I would have known that, since it was the first thing I checked.

He called for an oil delivery. And within minutes, a truck was here. So they get an oops for letting me run dry on automatic delivery. But high marks for great service.

Most important, SWMBO got a nice hot shower.

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polarbear22 wrote:Pretty damn cold shower this morning. No hot water. Turns out no hear either. Tried to do some purging, since I thought it was an air lock. Didn't work. Called my oil company.

Half hour later, tech was here. Turns out that we were out of oil. If the gauge wasn't stuck, I would have known that, since it was the first thing I checked.

He called for an oil delivery. And within minutes, a truck was here. So they get an oops for letting me run dry on automatic delivery. But high marks for great service.

Most important, SWMBO got a nice hot shower.

Oil furnaces; I remember those. House came with coal, but we changed it out. No gauge on the tank, we tapped it to check level. Also no blower, just convection ducting. Lived in a converted attic in my later teens. No heat at all up there.
Water however was electric. You have oil heated water?
Simple fixes are good.

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cortot20 wrote:I have a small mouth decanter and it has acquired some tannin stains over the years that simple hot water and dish soap cant tackle. Any suggestions?



polident

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kylemittskus wrote:I just posted something exactly along those lines in the main thread. I couldn't hold my tongue, but I think I did a good job of not being myself too much.



You did, kudos.

I got dragged into buying the terra Bella because the wine was good and them rep was even better. Didn't read the bachelor wine thread until just now but that was awful.

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cmaldoon wrote:Didn't read the bachelor wine thread until just now but that was awful.

What's a bachelor wine thread?
[reread thread, now understand reference. I don't do reality well]
Do I owe you anything besides the IH unoaked?

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rjquillin wrote:What's a bachelor wine thread?
[reread thread, now understand reference. I don't do reality well]
Do I owe you anything besides the IH unoaked?



Yep, the Cameron Hughes Howell mt cab ( lot 360)

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cmaldoon wrote:Yep, the Cameron Hughes Howell mt cab ( lot 360)

Ah yes, three of those, and how many IH? Three or four?

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