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Old 04-07-2020, 07:32 PM   #1201
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Those prices aren't bad. I used to buy Bordeaux top growths. For instance, I bought a half case of the 1982 Ch‚teau Haut-Brion at $55 a bottle in early '85. Then the newly evolving Chinese upper class latched onto Bordeaux wines as status symbols and drove prices through the roof. By the time I was opening my bottles with holiday meals, 20-25 years later, the price had already shot up into the hundreds of dollars each. Today you can get the price down to around $850 a bottle if you buy it by the case; but, a little over $1K each by the bottle. Not for me. I felt a bit crazy for indulging in the $55 bottles at the time. These days, that's nothing for good wines from anywhere.

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Old 04-07-2020, 11:42 PM   #1202
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Too early is a prejudism, time is a human construct, as long as society is collapsing take the opportunity to rearrange your script.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:17 AM   #1203
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Too early is a prejudism, time is a human construct, as long as society is collapsing take the opportunity to rearrange your script.
Wine on your Cheerios, clothing optional, let the Sun shine in!!

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Right now Iím drinking coffee with half and half. Iíve got the java jive and itís got me.


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Old 04-08-2020, 11:02 AM   #1204
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As an employee of another winery at the time, it's likely I got the bottle at half-price, but it is hard to know what regular retail was then. $20 to $25?
The current vintages sell for about $50.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:07 PM   #1205
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Drinking Nice cold Milk (Organic whole)
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:10 PM   #1206
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:45 PM   #1207
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Be drinking nice cold milk once we go out and get some.
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Old 04-10-2020, 11:18 PM   #1208
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Guayaki Yerba Mate...Enlighten Mint flavor
I take my mate amargo, sucked from the gourd. More fuerza to the brew than what's in those cans. Not that flavored mate is unknown at all, even in the half kilo bag.

Half(ish) full of la yerba out of the bag (looks like chopped alfalfa), wet down with cool water, then infused using justlukewarm water. It is mate manners to drink the first, potentially bitter, gourdful yourself before infusing the next one for your guest. Very gradually, mixing cool water with hot, increase the infusing temperature with each succeeding gourdful. Your mate is giving its best flavor when a little greenish foam is visible on top; foamless is pretty much spent, recharge your gourd with fresh yerba.

Some brands/blends include stems and twiglets -- these add a bit of something. Kind of bori-cha.

You do need the bombilla to drink with; it has a bulbous strainer, whence its name.

The wife says when I'm wearing rumpled khaki shorts of a summer day and drinking a gourdful that it makes me look like a rather demented planter of some interesting South American crop.
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Old 04-11-2020, 02:29 PM   #1209
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I kept getting mate, friend and wife mixed up.
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Old 04-11-2020, 11:03 PM   #1210
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Man you gotta pay closer attention, mixing up those three will bring nothing but pain.
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:18 PM   #1211
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Sure, you can do a nice gourd of mate with your mate. Handle knowledgeably. IOW, better than this level of wordplay.
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Old 04-13-2020, 11:57 AM   #1212
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The wine I pulled at random from my stash this week was a 1990 Zinfandel from Greenwood Ridge Vineyards in Philo, Mendocino County, California.
The winery is in the Anderson Valley, but the grapes came from old vines in the Alexander Valley, Sonoma County.
It has great facility and tasting room and makes really nice wine, especially late harvest ones.
For many years, it also has hosted the World Wine Tasting Championships which demand of both amateur and professional noses and palates knowledge of varieties, appellations, vintages and even individual wineries.
This wine had a dry cork and little sediment.
The nose and flavors were very agreeable, but not outstanding: a quite nice experience in total. It was the right time, or maybe a little late, to enjoy it.
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Old 04-13-2020, 01:18 PM   #1213
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It's pretty cool that you're doing this DJ. I imagine it is a great way to relive some places and moments.
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:00 AM   #1214
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We're tending to wrestle crumbled corks, worse luck. Even with laid-down bottles.
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Old 04-21-2020, 12:12 PM   #1215
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This week's lucky pick was from a small local winery: Frey Vineyards of Redwood Valley.
They may have been California's first 100% organic producer and the whole Frey family were involved at the remote ranch.
The wine was a 1984 Mendocino appellation Cabernet Sauvignon which the label promised would improve for 2 to 3 years. Instead I found it very enjoyable at 36.
The winery is slowly recovering from almost total destruction in the 2018 fires that raged around their valley and mine.
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