The Wine thread
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Author:  judasmuppet [ 01 Jun 2006, 21:39 ]
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There was a misunderstanding in the zinfandel stakes, and we ended up dealing with a very palatable Alkoomi Shiraz. I haven't tasted a bad wine from Alkoomi.

Author:  Hoor-paar-Kraat [ 06 Jun 2006, 12:30 ]
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ZigZag Zinfandel (made by the same guys who make my favorite rolling papers) makes a very mediocre wine.

The Stump Jump - Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre is some good shit

Author:  dean moriarty [ 09 Jun 2006, 13:58 ]
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I don't think I'd ever buy zigzag wine

Author:  dean moriarty [ 09 Jun 2006, 13:59 ]
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and I'm not even a snob

Author:  Roark [ 13 Jun 2006, 21:36 ]
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I went on a wine tour in the Hunter Valley on the weekend.

The highlight was the Ivanhoe Cellar Door.

I was absolutely maggotted, and tripping a little from the Zyban. No seizures though.

Author:  judasmuppet [ 13 Jun 2006, 21:58 ]
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Well, well, well...

3 holes in the ground.

Author:  Roark [ 13 Jun 2006, 22:26 ]
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I have a sucking wound on my jaw. The pain is excruciating.

Author:  judasmuppet [ 13 Jun 2006, 22:28 ]
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Who were you there with?

Author:  Roark [ 13 Jun 2006, 22:35 ]
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Why the fuck do you want to know????

Who are you working for????

Author:  judasmuppet [ 13 Jun 2006, 22:44 ]
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Whatever dude. Stop being so cagey, OK?

Author:  Roark [ 13 Jun 2006, 22:57 ]
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My wound is better now. Hey, thanks for the chat.

Author:  judasmuppet [ 13 Jun 2006, 23:04 ]
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Does the wound look like a gunt?

Author:  Roark [ 14 Jun 2006, 00:55 ]
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Why would you say something like that???

For shock value?

Author:  judasmuppet [ 14 Jun 2006, 01:02 ]
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Just to draw attention to myself, obviously.

judasmuppet wrote:
Look at me! Look at me!

It's absolutely atrocious.

Author:  Roark [ 14 Jun 2006, 01:35 ]
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Author:  Hoor-paar-Kraat [ 20 Jun 2006, 13:27 ]
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It's all about the Zinfandels. Ravens Wood Zinfandels have been kicking my ass.

Author:  judasmuppet [ 20 Jun 2006, 22:21 ]
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I had a glass of a cab sav from an Italian restaurant on Sunday (which I can't remember the name of) which was the best cab sav I've had the pleasure of drinking in a long time.

Author:  Hoor-paar-Kraat [ 21 Jun 2006, 09:30 ]
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I usually find them to be boring but I've had a few that are quite good. I think cab savs are meant to be drunk with a meal.

Author:  judasmuppet [ 21 Jun 2006, 19:27 ]
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I was locked into a phase of them for years because my ex got migraines from shiraz, and our shelves are stacked mainly with Australian shirazes and cab savs. As a result, we have many good ones, but I think I just tired of them.

I'm trying to avoid Merlots where I can, because they seem a little bit too easy to drink, as a rule.

Author:  Hoor-paar-Kraat [ 08 Jul 2006, 09:32 ]
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Copolla Claret is a dman good one too.

Author:  Roark [ 09 Jul 2006, 20:09 ]
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I haven't met a Claret that didn't belong in a sleazy caberet bar. Same with Chablis. Both have been excommunicated from my palette as the kinds of wine you need to spend a decent amount on in order to get a decent one.

Merlot and Pinot Noir, however, can be as cheap as chips and they still taste good.


I had a golden-green sparkling pinot yesterday (Canoundra?) which killed me in the face, reconstructed my features, and killed me again. If there was a priest present, I would now be married to it. More details to come.

Author:  crotchgrabber [ 19 Aug 2006, 19:19 ]
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judasmuppet\";p=\"706209 wrote:
So you're saying that smelling the cork is acceptable behaviour? I was told yesterday that it's not.

Giving the glass a bit of a swirl to get oxygen into the mix is good though.

smell the cork when you order a white. easiest way to tell if the bottle is 'corked'... it will have a bit of a skunked beer odor, and possibly some green tinge on the cork.

Author:  crotchgrabber [ 19 Aug 2006, 19:25 ]
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i've been rocking the local wines the last couple months.
galante kicks much ass.

Author:  Mary Hinge [ 02 Sep 2006, 06:25 ]
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I love wine I do.
With white, I say you can't go wrong with a Marlborough Sauv Blanc, a Hunter Valley Semillon (especially Poole's Rock, Saddler's Creek, even Allendale or Tempus Two).
I like my whites crisp, light and ultra-dry. I like my reds heavy, full and sweet-ish.
and reds - Barrossa Cab Sauv - Vinecrest - awesomeness
The only blend I drink is Brokenwood, Cricket Pitch.
Dessert wines - love a good Muscat or Botrytis Semillion - just spent a bomb on a French Sauternes and some Aussie Gewurtztraminer. I'll let you know how I go if you like :biggrin:
Hunter Valley ports - go to Kevin Sobel's just off the Broke Road. mmmmmmmm


Author:  Hoor-paar-Kraat [ 03 Sep 2006, 18:12 ]
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Peachy Canyon Zins have been gettinng all of my cash lately.

Also, Bonny Doon makes a mean Montepulciano.

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