Wine thread

Discussion in 'Firkin Fun Bar' started by _Johnsy, May 9, 2011.

  1. _Johnsy

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    Thought it may be an idea to have a thread dedicated to nice drops people have recently had.

    I had a cracker of a red on the weekend, absolutely gorgeous & not bad value considering the quality.

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  2. simmo1

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    Wine sucks.
     
  3. Monk

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    I like Orange Juice
     
  4. McLovin

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    lemon lime bitters
     
  5. Red Bear

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    What vintage Keyneton? Awesome wine. This thread will be cluttered by uncultured swine pretty quick though :p
     
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    Ahahahahaha Monk made a funny
     
  9. adamkungl

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    totes gonna keep this thread in mind for when i randomly drink wine
     
  10. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    where do I start, love a good red

    hey Bazs, backed a dog last month Bazshiraz, wont at 12-1

    $60, go you good thing
     
  11. Twizzle

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    had a Hugo McLaren Vale 2006 Cab Sav on Sat nite

    it was up there, about 8.5 out of 10, for $18 it tasted more like a $30 bottle of red
     
  12. Joker's Wild

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    Peppertree Cab Merlot
     
  13. Red Bear

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    Tar and Roses is a good red I've tasted (shiraz from memory)
     
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    the Cab Sav is nicer, bit too peppery for me tho
     
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    Yeah I like the Cab Sav too but the missus prefers the Cab Merlot so thats what we usually end up getting lol
     
  17. Bazal

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    Seeing as I've gone for a hearty Spanish stew for dinner, I've cracked a bottle of 2009 Running With Bulls Tempranillo. Can't cook without a glass of wine :p

    It's really nice, soft, lots of cherry, good oak, nice depth and tannins. Should go great with the food.
     
  18. _Johnsy

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    Great drop

    baz

    2006 from memory

    Another good quality one is Wynns Coonawarra Cab blend everynow & then you'll see it on special as a 2 for 1 ($18-22) price.
     
  19. Twizzle

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    I generally go by the rule that if you pay say less than $16 for a bottle of red, its gonna be shit.

    I generally pay around $20 to $25
     
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    Twiz,

    I was extremely cynical of the difference the wine aerators make, however I got one and a decanter for my last bÂ’day.

    We sat down poured a small glass straight from the bottle, the rest into the decanter through the aerator. Then had a sip from each glass and there was a definite difference, the aerated wine much smoother.
     

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