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Snooth User: zufrieden

Why not start a new post?

Posted by zufrieden, Jan 17.

I look forward to seeing some new topics from the faithful few. Let's see if we can get a few dozen discussions going that add some backbone to the site.  A change is, as they say, as good as a rest.  I promise to do my best, but more contributions by others would help me determine where your primary interests lie.  

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 17.

And I shall start a few new posts .. just as soon as I see someone doing the same by the weekend!

;-)

 

Z.

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Reply by jackwerickson, Jan 17.

Do you have a topic in mind?

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 17.

Well, not off the top of my head... but Jack, I'm sure you have more than a few ideas yourself.  For example, if you like Washington State wines (and who in their right mind would not... if you cannot find something there that you like, you probably should give up the habit of drinking wine altogether), why not start a thread thereof?

I would like to do something on British Columbia being a Canuck out west, so to speak, and may do so, but the problem is the supply of wine makes it difficult to allow for any appreciation of said product Stateside.

I may also open up something on Bordeaux and more on the Rhone and Provence.  I am a francophile of sorts as well as a lover of things German.  The problem with the German wine is that it is complex and I do not find that much interest - even though some of the absolute best white wine is sourced from Germany.

Also, wine - being an agricultural product - has lots of room for political ad economic discussion.  Or why not a thread on the convivial nature of this nectar of the gods?  I am thinking of something about experience drinking wine, the conversation, the loves, etc.  Nothing wrong with that, is there?

Oh, there is a lot of stuff out there.  Ever drink wine from Missouri?

Z/M

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Reply by jackwerickson, Jan 18.

While I am unable to acquire Canadian would still be interested in learning about them. I also think learning why people chose wine as their favorite,or one of them, drink. If you get interest in the post it could go in many directions.

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 18.

Jack, don't you live in Oregon or Washington?  Maybe I'm thinking of Randy.

Zuf, I learned years ago that talking about any specific product of BC is futile.  I might as well write in Chinese.  I'd talk about vineyards and climate and growing number of wineries in BC, but putting photos and talking about the wine a drank just didn't make sense when I knew nobody would be able to try it.

I did send VinoVino a gift of 2009 Church and State Quintessential and Meyer pinot noir one Christmas for the secret santa thing via 'winebcusa'.  I think Greg even bought some Laughing Stock from that site.

I'll try to come up with something we can talk about!

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Reply by RandyFisher, Jan 18.

Nope, I’m a Kentucky boy.

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Reply by jackwerickson, Jan 18.

ZUF I will start with how I got interested in wine. I was a sales manager for a large medical company, had thirteen salesman reporting to me, traveled 3-4 nights a week at the end of the day the salesman would want to talk,, which led us to go somewhere for a drink, it became obvious to me I was having a couple of cocktails every night which I thought was too much so I started ordering a glass of wine,that I could nurse all night, all of this started 40+ years ago. Then after I retired 21 years ago I played golf 4-5 days a week. Then ten years ago I had neck surgery, and then a bout of cancer, the Dr advised me that playing golf was not conducive to my medical problems., that was 10 years ago, so I needed something to take up the time I spent playing golf. I started reading books on wine,looking at articles on wine on the internet found I could 3-4 hours reading about wine, being relatively implusive I bought a wine refrigerator and started buying wine, today I have 2 wine refrigerators and a 120 bottles.took 3 trips to Italy to taste wine and one to France,and 1 to Washington and Oregon, had previously been to Napa. That’s a brief history of my journey into wine

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Reply by jackwerickson, Jan 18.

Dvogler I live in Texas, which is why I bitch about the wine selections 

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Reply by EMark, Jan 18.

That's a great story, Jack--except for the cancer part.

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Reply by jackwerickson, Jan 18.

Zuf will add another topic “BARGAINS” I was at Costco today saw 2015 Château Pontet-Canet for $99 the Wine-Searcher average price is $169 that is right at 40% off, as much as I don’t need more wine had to buy a bottle 

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Reply by rckr1951, Jan 18.

Jack - "Bargains - great QPR Wines."

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 18.

Well, now you're all talking.  Bargains are great even if you have money to flush down the toilet; there is something about a good deal that gets the blood flowing... and the wine.  Good topic.  Maybe one of the new threads should zero in on the QPR (Quality to Price), just as RCKR1951 suggests.,,

I liked your story.  We all have a story line that is more interesting than we think ourselves, in the main because we are altogether too familiar with our own narrative.

Z.

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Reply by jackwerickson, Jan 19.

RCKR + ZUF like the idea of using QPR better than bargains. I believe than chateau pontet-canter was a bargain but not QPR there is no doubt the quality of the wine,but at a hundred a bottle it doesn’t equal QPR, I want to find $40-50 bottles on sale for $20-25,better to find a$20 bottle that equals a $50 bottle. That is the value of Snooth each of you drink different wines and can pass on your opinions. I know for example RCKR and I drink several of the same bottles of wine and have no reason to believe recommendations from others will not be bottles I enjoy

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Reply by jackwerickson, Jan 19.

An example of QPR is Chateau Lilian Ladouy in Texas Costco has it for $19 the wine searcher has the average price is$34 it drinks like a $40-50 wine

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Reply by RandyFisher, Jan 19.

Thanks for the tip Jack, I’ll look for it.

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 19.

Glad you're doing better now Jack.

I have a 2010 Lilian Ladouy in my fridge!  I think you do the right thing buying the Pontet.  Bargains should be exploited.  I just got a 2004 Grange for $350 (Canadian, so $265 USD) before tax.  THAT was the opportunity of a lifetime!

My current bargain (sadly only Zuf will know the winery) is Desert Hills Cactus Red.  Not by the bottle, but a 20 litre tank.  There's a little restaurant near my place in Fernwood Village (great little spot with a wine bar called Stage, the Belfry Theatre (plays etc) and some good places to eat.)  The one I'm talking about is called Mesa Familiar and the owner had Hester Creek merlot in the large tank for $6 glass, or $17 for a half litre.  It was great, but as I suspected, it didn't last long.  I don't think many wineries do the large format and when they do, they can't make many of them.  Currently it's the Desert Hills and when it's had 45 minutes of air, it drinks like the Desert Hills Mirage!  I went last night with friends, but called ahead to have them decant a litre and when I arrived it was beautiful!!  $34 for a bottle and a half in a restaurant! That's a bargain. 

Jack, are there Total Wine stores in Texas?  Try to find a Kiona (Washington winery) Lemberger.  It's about $15 and really good.  I think it's a bargain.

Who's they guy they called Lefty?  I'm sure there's a guy from Oregon that used to be on the forum! 

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 19.

Ah, I did some dumpster diving and found an old post.  I was thinking of Jamessulis, lives in Vancouver Washington and was called Lefty.

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Reply by rckr1951, Jan 19.

QPR doesn't necessarily mean on sale - it can mean a great value at the price ordinarily sells.price - for instance the 2014 Leeuwin Estate "Prelude Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River is a great deal at $20 and drinks at twice the price. It would be a great QPR wine at $30.

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Reply by zufrieden, Jan 19.

You're absolutely correct, RCKR1951.  Bargains are relative, as are, I suppose, QPR, since you can obtain decent QPR on wines of say a few hundred dollars.  It is rare to find these, but they do exist.  The example of the Liliian Ladouys is an excellent bargain and is also good QPR if you enjoy St-Estephe.  And I beleive most of you do.  I could not get this wine for 20 dollars US equivalent anywhere in BC, so if you have access to these wines at your local Costco, I would buy a case (assuming you like decent Claret).

Z.

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Reply by rckr1951, Jan 20.

Try the Labegorce Margaux - it's in the same mold.

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