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Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by TN, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    an artichoke. (possibly some aoli (sp?) if i can get off my ass)
    mushroom stuffed cornish game hen.
    oyster stuffing.
    something green, yet to be determined.
    Louis Tete Beaujolais Nouveau.

    I am not usually a big fan of Beaujolais but with this years stash just in, I had to get a bottle, plus it seemed to fit the meal.
     

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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Let me know if it's any good. I've never had a Nouveau that I really liked.........
     
  3. amydalayna

    amydalayna Turbo Monkey

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    i agree. nouveau's are just ok.
    but it's always fun to get together w/ a bunch of people... each bringing a different bottle, and giving them all a try.
     
  4. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I didnt like it at first because I dont really like light reds & lately have been enjoying big reds, that are bold & have a strong presence on your palate, like Syrahs, Cabs, Riojas, etc.... But I really enjoyed it after I started drinking it. It is very simple, crisp & tasted like fresh grapes with a soft aciidity. No tanins whatsoever. It is a very easy to drink wine & I think even if you are not a Red drinker you will like it.

    The birds rocked & there are plenty of leftovers too. Maybe quesadillas tonight...:think:
     
  5. Qman

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    Buehler Vinyards down in Napa has a great '03 Zin. (no, not 'white zin') I've got one bottle left. Strangely, I discovered it in Boston at a friend's wine shop.
    Get it if you can. The vinyard says it's sold out.
    http://www.buehlervineyards.com/index.html

    If you like strong reds, WA is becoming pretty specialized in strong, heady, reds. There's one place that makes a great one they call 'BSH' (Brick Sh*thouse for those keeping track at home.)
    Owen-Sullivan is the winery.
    http://www.owensullivan.com/
     
  6. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    what shop in boston? i love me a good zin, and i'm close to boston.
     
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    Qman Monkey

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    it's actually in Plainsville and as far as I know it's just called the 'South Liquor Mart'. Jason took over the flailing business from his parents and is trying to make it more of a wine store than a liquor store and is in the process of tearing it down and building a whole new retail complex. He's been holding tasting events and really building a nice inventory/selection of wines.
    The place isn't much to look at from the outside right now. I just talked to him and he's officially out of the Buehler zin. He had shops from NYC calling him looking for the stuff though.
    I'd stay away from the Tempranillos, I haven't had one I like yet. He seems to have good recommendations otherwise.
    Our 'house red' is Santa Christina (Antinori)Sangiovese which he carries. It's $9.99/bottle at the Safeway within riding distance of the house. Ride the DHR and it resembles a workout.
    Tell him Nate sent you if you go.
     
    #7 -   Dec 2, 2005
  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Try more. I've found several tempranillos that have been excellent in the past. Too bad I don't keep track of them. :p
     
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  9. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    well it's not the zin, but i found a bottle of the buehler chard tonight. i'll let you know how it goes w/ tonight's risotto.
     
    #9 -   Dec 4, 2005