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Nice wines I have drunk recently - Red or White

boomy

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Hey boomy,
How was the No1 drinking? I was going to open that on Tuesday night
I like it how you already plan what to drink in advance :)

The No1 was lovely but still has long way to go. Since I have more of this vintage in storage I like to open one bottle every year to see how it travels.
 

TheRealTMA

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I have a friend who held back saying 'I taste kero' for fear of being seen as foolish.

When she did finally blurt it out, I said 'Paula, you're a Riesling super taster. Kero is an acknowledged flavour in the profile, only detected by some - ie. the elite.' Pleased as punch, and never held back on what she thinks about wine since. :)
It’s an interesting molecule and is trimethyl dihydronapthalene or TDN. Amazing what a range of molecules can come from fermentation and ageing of simple grapes.

http://www.awri.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Sept-Oct-2012-AWRI-Report.pdf
 

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We love spicy food and usually drink beer with it but some wine verities can also match well.
Viognier is one of my favourites and to continue with last night’s theme I chose one from Barossa.

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What’s your wine choice to go with spicy food?
Off dry Riesling like a Spatlese. A Gewurtz is a good match too.
 

MrEd

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We love spicy food and usually drink beer with it but some wine verities can also match well.
Viognier is one of my favourites and to continue with last night’s theme I chose one from Barossa.

What’s your wine choice to go with spicy food?
Not being a huge white wine lover, don't mind a reasonable Grenache with spicy food.
 

TheRealTMA

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Something to drink while watching The Irishman. The wine is finished...the movie is still going...

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Unfortunately you’ll need much more than that to get through The Irishman. Alcoholic induced stupor is highly recommended. One regains conscious every 20 minutes but really nothing has happened. 😺
 

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it's been a while...

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Crawford River still young at thirteen


decided upon this after tasting 2017 Ten Minutes by Tractor McCutcheon, Chatto and Sailor Seeks Horse, plus JJ Prum and chablis (though i like sherry, especially palo cortado and oloroso, didn't enjoy vin jaune), at Ryne

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preferred the pinot shiraz

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nice cabernet and oaked sauvignon blanc

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Fredrick Stevenson grenache splendid, POCW pinot shiraz also tasty, Jimjoca > Rouleur

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Insider still going strong, Maragle > Murdoch Hill > Freycinet


one of the best $40 champagnes

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enjoyed Corduroy the most, not too keen on the Jurassique

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Little Yarra for pinot - shiraz, Woods Crampton


wish i'd bought this at The Den - delicious

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all fantastic reds, standout being Mayer - must seek this/close-planted in future (still yet to try Dr Mayer, didn't like Bloody Hill) - Joblot needs more time (best on third/final day), Juxtaposed > Swinney, Lethbridge > Guthrie

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M3 and Sanglier tops, though Scorpos best value at $10

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all great wines, perhaps 2016 Lethbridge weakest with 2017 the favourite, Clarence House marvellous as usual, Stefano Lubiana needs time (best on third/final day), Anim juicy
 

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Last night, at @Daver6's suggestion, our tasting group had its first virtual tasting, using Zoom.

What a hoot! At one point we had about 13 people online. Duration was notionally 1830-2030h. I bailed a little after 2100h to go and cook some dinner. I think it wrapped up a little before 2120h.

The prize went to a guy who had a Swinney Farvie Grenache that's recently been raved about. https://www.swinney.com.au/assets/client/File/Nick Ryan The Australian 10.3.20.pdf

It came in a wooden box with straw (in retrospect it was agreed that should have been a warning signal :rolleyes: ) for a lazy $150. Not a good wine at all in his opinion - and he's in the wine game. Needless to say, he was spewing. But it certainly had the conversation flowing. 😜 What his fiance had to say to him subsequently remains a mystery. :eek:

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I had the Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon that I dragged back from South Africa a few years ago. Much lighter bodied and less textural than I expected. Nothing wrong with it, but no wow factor.

Completely OTT bottle weighing well over a kg and with with a monstrously deep punt. A bit along the lines of wooden boxes with straw...

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Needless to say, @Daver6 disgraced himself with some pet-nat thing from Jura. Just as well it was a virtual tasting 😜 - but why he was trying to poison Mrs @Daver6 in public remains a mystery. o_O:p

We've vowed to do it again!
 

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Had a quiet night. Just a Poole's Rock Premier Semillon, to pair with a vegetarian "greek salad' that we enjoyed as a family. Nice enough tipple, but now have retired to enjoy some house wine (The Frontera Pinot Noir) as I grapple with AFF... :)
 

JohnM

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Fantastic idea, how did you structure this to keep everyone involved?
It had no structure!

We all chatted/shot the breeze and gradually worked our way through each person speaking knowledgeably crapping on about their wine. Then we played guessing games/quizzing about variety, blend, region, the name of the winemaker's mistress - you know, all the b/s.

We have a pretty garrulous and mixed age/gender lot who are all up for a bit of fun, so maybe that helped. Anyway, it really was a blast - confirmed by several congratulatory posts afterwards on the private Facebook group that we use as the communication tool.

@Daver6 works in IT, so he did the Zoom-wrangling on his account, but once the link is up and the software downloaded, it's dead simple.
 

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