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Snooth User: zufrieden

Pretty Patheic...

Posted by zufrieden, Jan 20.

Look, we need some injection of intelect here.  If I am to be that person, that is not sufficient.  I know many of your out there want something to chew on.  Well, let's do it!.. 

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 20.

No, I am not that pathetic.

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Reply by GregT, Jan 20.

Hear hear!

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Reply by rckr1951, Jan 21.

I feel for the pathetic, because after all - aren't we the ones that have assigned the moniker to that person? Oh where, oh where has the ability to see past the outside and look at and appreciate the core.

Take, for instance the 2 Buck Chuck wine drinker.  Pathetic, but maybe there's a true wine aficionado in there that we have to nurture and help grow.

My post here is pathetic.

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Reply by EMark, Jan 21.

Are you suggesting that there is not enough pontificating going on here?

 

Stop the presses.  Man bites dog.  An internet forum does not have enough pontification.

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 21.

Where's William Djubin when we need him?

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 21.

BTW....did I miss something?  Is Zuf drunk posting?

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 24.

Not today.  Or then.  But sometimes, it can seem that way!  Being drunk I mean.  And BTW, I do not deny having been in my cups from time to time, though infrequently in recent decades.

LOL

Z.

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Reply by outthere, Jan 25.

It took you this long to figure that out? My sundial is faster than the flow of information on this forum. Moss grows on my keyboard as I anxiously await a response to a post. I like all the people I have met here but my time is more valuable to me.

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 25.

Yeah I took a year or two sabbatical from this blog.  I was actually a  bit faster on the uptake than some in temporarily abandoning the site, but some of the loss of interest was probably just me . Still, I thought I would take a trip down memory lane a couple of months ago and try to reify those memories into something that might gather a bit of momentum rather than moss.  I hear you though.  I generally use this site for recording some wine reviews (out of habit).  

I am glad that you agree with me OT.

I also believe that the promise of a little pontification might be what brought some of us here in the first place.  That might not always be a pretty thing, but ego looms large.  And that's OK as long as the egos of others are allowed free range.

BTW, I have no pretentions to the papacy of wine, speaking of the Pontiff.   I just like the conversation.  It's a socal thing, I suppose... and I have reconnected with some people I appreciate and respect (including those who posted on this thread recently).  So I think there has been at least some return on investment.

 

Z.

 

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Reply by GregT, Jan 26.

Find William!!!!!!!!

Same here Zuf. It was the spam thing that just made me crazy and all the one and done posts. When people hung around, that was nice, like you all.

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 27.

On Thursday, I had to install a gas fireplace insert that my boss knew was going to be a bitch.  It needed power and gas brought into the firebox from a crawlspace that was just high enough to slither in (rough concrete too, I wish I had some body armor) and I had to get two 3" pipes down a 40 foot tall chimney.  Suffice it to say, he did acknowledge that he owed me a bottle of wine for that and on Friday morning at the shop he handed me an Osoyoos Larose which I put on the passenger seat of my van by my lunch and went back to the house to finish up a few things.  I opened the passenger door and out rolled the wine onto the driveway.  I was just stunned, but I got down on my knees and took a deep smell through my nose and it was beautiful.  Even as I was sweeping up the glass it was such a great smell.  Friday after work I bought a Catena Cab Franc and had half of it.  Saturday I went to my mom's for dinner (in behind the seat of my pick-up which has small side doors that open opposite to the main door) I had the dog's bed, her bowl, a lasagna my wife had just made and the Catena.  It's a half hour drive to mom's and our Schnauzer likes to come.  So, I get there and open the door behind the driver's seat and out rolls the Catena onto the driveway.  Two bottles in two days and never before has it EVER happened. I was distraught.  I had to do a little job for mom in one of her bathrooms before dinner, but the second I was finished, I drove to a liquor store nearby (I refused to eat lasagna with no wine) and bought an Errazuriz Cab sav ($19) and it saved my sanity.

Anyone else ever dropped wine?

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Reply by jackwerickson, Jan 27.

 Yes, but I don’t think anyone can top you experience. The bottle I broke was 1 of 4 I was carrying and the one I dropped cost than the other tBree combined 

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 28.

You may not believe this, but so far... never... dropped a bottle that is, that broke.  However, that O-L you broke DV (and all recent vintages are wonderful) must have smelled divinely.  It would have been better in your mouth, I think, but not after the catastrophe.  Anyway, things happen and especially when we are distracted.

For those of you not in the know, Osoyoos-Larose is the closest thing (barring a few others I can think of, but very few) to Bordeaux you can buy that was produced entirely in British Columbia.  I think I still have a 2014 and 2009 in the cellar.

Bad luck, DV... and also, bad luck in your case Jack.  

Z.

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 28.

Yeah I still have a 2009 also.  Thinking I should open it this year!

 

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Reply by zufrieden, Feb 1.

I would.. open the 2009, I mean.

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Reply by EMark, Feb 2.

I cannot recall ever dropping a bottle, but I do have a couple of stories of little storage disasters.

Quite a few years ago--more than three decades--there was an incident involving a bottle of Riesling that was in my refrigerator.  I did not pay attention moving something around and the bottle fell out of the refrigerator onto the kitchen floor.  The bottle broke.  In those days I was reasonably spry and I jumped backwards.  In an amazing feat of timing, my bare food landed on the floor at the exact same millisecond as a rather nasty chunk of broken glass.  Now, in addition to broken glass and Riesling wine being all over the floor, there is also a significant volume of blood.  So, after a dozen or so stitches I now have this incredibly masculine scar on the bottom of my foot, but, since nobody can see it, my masculinity still needs to be proven to everybody I meet.

Incident 2 happened about 5 or 6 years ago and has been previously documented here on the Snooth Forum.  My old wine storage system did not have a very sophisticated racking system.  So. bottles were laid on their sides on top of each other.  As we all know wine bottles come in different shapes, and most of them do not really fit securely on top of each others' sides.  Well, there was a shift an gravity did its thing.  I think I only lost one bottle.  It was a Dunn CS.  Hilariously, I had previously told Snoother Foxall that if that bottle went into my estate, he could have it.  Well, clearly, I outlived that wine.

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Reply by GregT, Feb 2.

Too bad DV!

Never dropped a bottle and broke it that I can recall, but I have broken some. First was coming back from Hungary and a bottle was in my luggage. It was pre-9/11 so the suitcase was locked, but obviously thrown about by the handlers and everything was wet when I got home. Luckily it was a white. Unluckily it was a gift from Istvan Szepsy that I can't replace.

Another time was post 9/11 when I had a Pelican case stuffed with bottles wrapped with bubble wrap. Someone was obviously interested because you can't break those bottles through those cases. Seemed like someone opened the case and picked up one of the packs and dropped it. Since it was encased in bubble wrap, it didn't shatter but he had to know it broke but he put it back in, broken, and it leaked during the flight home.

When I did my last move, one of the helpers carried a box of wine down the stairs where he dropped it. Broke two bottles.

I have knocked glasses over a few times. First time I recall was exactly one day after I'd posted somewhere that I didn't recall ever breaking a glass. Next evening, poured a glass of wine, looked toward my wife to mention something and promptly knocked the glass into the sink where it shattered.

I've knocked a few more onto the floor since.

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Reply by zufrieden, Feb 2.

Glad to know such connoisseurs as those posting here have knocked over a few glasses.  That I have done also.  In fact, I recall gesticulating madly one evening and knocking over a Stuart Crystal claret glass (probably about 75 US a glass), and my wife nearly ending it with a stroke on her part.  Of course, I did this after having imbibed of a few glasses of excellent claret with friends.

Z.

 

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Reply by RandyFisher, Feb 3.

I haven't broke much but my guests do have that tendency. Especilly my grand children even though they are in their late teens. When they come to the house my better stems stay in the cabinet. As far as bottles, I'll not comment for fear of jinxing myself as Greg mentioned.

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Reply by vin0vin0, Feb 3.

Can't remember ever dropping a bottle but I did leave a magnum of Roederer L'Ermitage in the freezer a tad too long, what a mess, now whenever anything like that goes in I set a timer.

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