Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Blind Listening Tests

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Wall'O'Fame
Greg's pseudo-HT room
EP175v4 with M3v4
Who's Online
1 registered (CV), 41 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13336 Members
11 Forums
22946 Topics
405850 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17809
pmbuko 16298
SirQuack 13344
CV 11273
MarkSJohnson 10966
Meanwhile On Facebook

Shopping made easy! Need it by the 24th? Upgrade to air shipping for just $20!...

Just two more days! Better tell your gift-givers! http://axiomaudio.com/holida...

So many people took advantage of the weekend sales! Lots of auditioning about t...

Only a few hours left to get a gift card worth up to 25% of your purchase! http:...

Page 2 of 96 < 1 2 3 4 ... 95 96 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#95397 - 05/22/05 03:45 PM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds? *****
BigWill Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
Oh yeah, there was really cool column in the Wine Spectator from March where the columnist was invited to a blind tasting dinner where everyone brought a bottle. The guy who brought the wine judged to be worst in blind tasting had to pay for dinner (apparently a hefty sum). Anyways, a $1,300 bottle of Petrus was judged 9th out of 10 wines and some Hungarian red came out on top.
Reminded me of the audio industry and its afficionados.
Link:
http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Free/Feature_Teaser_Page?page_id=/Wine/Archives/Show_Article/0,,4973,00.html

Top
#95398 - 05/22/05 10:32 PM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
Seabear Offline
devotee

Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 365
Loc: Charlottesville, Virginia
"Anything in particular from Spain that I should look for?"

If you like Syrah then the stuff from Jumilla will most likely suit you. Big, fat, spicy. Most are made from Monastrell (mourvedre if it were from France, and one of the main grapes in the Rhone Valley) but there are also lots of syrah's coming from Jumilla.
Also look around for Garnache (Grenache) from Navarra and Campo de Borja. Two huge faves are Tres Picos from Borsao and El Chapparel from Vega Sindoa.
If you want to spend some big bucks you can look around for something from Priorat. Great wine, but very hot right now, and many have gotten expensive, unlike most of what is coming from Spain.
Enjoy.

_________________________
Axioms; For when you've just Gotta have More Cowbell! 60s 150 350 8s 2is RX-V2500 DVD-C750 2900

Top
#95399 - 05/23/05 02:30 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
spiffnme Offline
axiomite

Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
mmmmmm....wine.

Here are a few favs

Cardinal Zin A great deep, dark Zinfandel.

Luna Pinot Grigio Nice fruity Pinot Grigio. A bit sweet, but not heavy.

BV Rutherford Cab Nice yummy cab that's not too terribly pricey.

Lancaster Estate 2001 Red Very smooth, with a sweetness similar to a port. Very pricy though. I only had a glass because I'm friends with a guy who works at a high-end restraunt, and I paid for the $10 glass and he gave me this, the $22 glass. (yeah, $22 for a GLASS)

Quady Electra Orange Muscat A fine desert wine. Lushishly sweet. I dare you not to like this. But remember it's a DESERT wine.





_________________________
"A nation cannot prosper long, when it favors only the prosperous." -President Barack Obama

Top
#95400 - 05/23/05 10:49 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
chesseroo Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4850
Loc: western canada
This winery was at a local wine festival recently so i had the opportunity to try them.
The Quady Electra was excellent. The Quady Elysium not bad, but not as exciting as the orange muscat version.
Best dessert wine of the night, and by far in a long time, Pilliteri Estates sparkling vidal icewine ($70 for half bottle). Just stunning.
It was like eating those candy pop rocks but with the vidal icewine twist for flavours.
The Quail's Gate Optima Botrytis affected icewine gave it a run for its money.
_________________________
"Those who preach the myths of audio are ignorant of truth."

Top
#95401 - 05/23/05 11:10 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
bigwill2 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 586
"Lushishly sweet"

I don't know if "lushishly" is a word or not... but it ought to be.

Top
#95402 - 05/23/05 11:22 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
bugbitten Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
Tried a "Jackson-Trigg - Vidal Icewine" last night ($25 for 1/8 bottle). Lushishly suits very well.

Top
#95403 - 05/23/05 11:31 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
WhatFurrer Offline
aficionado

Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
With all the talk of beer and wine, "lushishly" sounds like it describes you guys as well...j/k

Anyone other than Jack and Ray remember Foster Brooks?

WhatFurrer
_________________________
"Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup..."

Top
#95404 - 05/23/05 11:45 AM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
bigwill2 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 586
Wasn't he on "MatchGame" often?

Top
#95405 - 05/23/05 12:07 PM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
bigjohn Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
naw, that was nipsy russell!!

bigjohn
_________________________
EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU THE SINGING BUSH??

Top
#95406 - 05/23/05 08:26 PM Re: OT - What's your favorite Reds?
chopa2less Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 20
Loc: New Orleans, Louisiana
Recently, I tried a red wine from the Columbia Valley of Washington that I really enjoyed called House Wine. Cost me only about $11, a very pleasant surprise.

Also I really enjoy a couple of wines from the Languedoc region in France, Chateau Puech-Haut-Cuvée Prestige 2000 and Chateau de Flaugergues 2001.



Top
Page 2 of 96 < 1 2 3 4 ... 95 96 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.