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#265832 - 07/10/09 12:14 PM Re: wine thread ***** [Re: chesseroo]
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I can't imagine that swirling beer around is a good idea...
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#265836 - 07/10/09 12:44 PM Re: wine thread [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I can't imagine that swirling beer around is a good idea...

I thought swirling is ok, shaking the unopened vesicle is the no no.


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#265838 - 07/10/09 12:57 PM Re: wine thread [Re: chesseroo]
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Would still remove the CO2, though, right?
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#265852 - 07/10/09 06:51 PM Re: wine thread [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Would still remove the CO2, though, right?

Well once Tom buys a Vinturi and brings it to his next beer judging event perhaps we'll find out. \:\)
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#266026 - 07/13/09 02:56 PM Re: wine thread [Re: chesseroo]
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I would think that Ken is correct; using a vinturi on beer would remove carbonation.

Maybe for fairly 'still' beers like vintage barleywines, though.
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#271293 - 08/31/09 02:20 PM Re: wine thread (another movie) [Re: tomtuttle]
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Saw a movie called Bottle Shock the other night. I had heard about this story in CBC archives awhile back and thought that this was a Hollywood version of it.
As it turns out, the story is based very much on true events.
Though i can't say the movie was an award winner, as an oenophile (a word mentioned and ill regarded by Spurrier in the movie) i will probably add it to my collection.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0914797/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Spurrier_(wine)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_of_Paris_(wine)
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#271314 - 08/31/09 04:30 PM Re: wine thread (another movie) [Re: chesseroo]
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Itís actually pretty far from accurate, from what Iíve been hearing. I have a couple friends who know the storyís history very well, watched the movie and have been bitching about for weeks. Barrett, for one thing was stinking rich at the time. And Grgich was the winemaker who made the winning chard, something that usually gets overlooked. I havenít seen the movie yet, so Iím just being a parrot right now.
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#271319 - 08/31/09 05:04 PM Re: wine thread (another movie) [Re: michael_d]
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I imagine the details are slightly different from everyone's perspective.
Maybe someone thought Barrett was rich but maybe he did actually squander alot of his wealth during that period.
Who knows except the actual individuals.

I'm sure the part about the intern lifting up her top to hitchhike a ride may not be all that accurate either.
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#271734 - 09/06/09 10:40 PM Re: wine thread (another movie) [Re: chesseroo]
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Simple berry, clean, pinot noir.
Chile.
Aliwen
12.5%
Inexpensive.
End of simple story.

The weird part is they don't list the wine on their website.
http://www.aliwenwines.com/Site/home2.html


Edited by chesseroo (09/06/09 10:42 PM)
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#271780 - 09/07/09 04:54 PM Re: wine thread (another movie) [Re: chesseroo]
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I havenít posted much on the wines Iíve had that Iíve liked, as think Iíve migrated away from the majority of folkís price point. Iím starting to search harder for good bargain wines (under $30 US) again. Iím also starting to tire of California wines. I love them, but theyíre just getting to be too damn expensive, and they all tend to be over oaked.

Iím now concentrating on France, Italy and Spain. These three countries are very difficult for me, as they have an entirely different classification method than North American wines.

One thing I find quite amazing, is how French wines can taste so different with food, then when drinking them without food. I have had a couple bottles that I though were swill drinking them on their own, but when having them with food, they literally come to life. The same goes for Italian wine. Wines from Spain tend to stand on their own a bit better.

I had an Italian wine I thought was excellent. Great on its own, and even better with red meat. You can get it from Wine.com for $20.

Argiano NC
Rosso Toscano

Itís a mix of 40% cab sav, 20% merlot, 20% syrah, 20% sangiovese

Earth tones, but with a fruity pallet. Well balanced, med-heavy body. Nice lingering finish.
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