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2010 Le Vieux Donjon
 
Posts: 1661 | Location: Toronto, ON | Registered: Apr 05, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Lots of goodies in this one.

My wine picks.
 
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Lots of goodies in this one.

My wine picks.


Do you taste all of these wines?
 
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Originally posted by cono_sur:
Lots of goodies in this one.

My wine picks.


Do you taste all of these wines?


I, for some strange reason I can't understand at this point, wondered the same thing.


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Same issue we have all pointed out in the past. You can NOT provide recs for things you have not tasted......period
 
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To some extent, I disagree. I can recommend any 2010 Rhones from Chapoutier, Jaboulet, and Rene Rostaing. I've tasted the 2009s, but based on the emerging picture of the 2010 vintage, I'd bet heavily on their 2010s. There are other similar examples.


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To some extent, I disagree. I can recommend any 2010 Rhones from Chapoutier, Jaboulet, and Rene Rostaing. I've tasted the 2009s, but based on the emerging picture of the 2010 vintage, I'd bet heavily on their 2010s. There are other similar examples.


Sticking up for him? Really Board-O?
 
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To some extent, I disagree. I can recommend any 2010 Rhones from Chapoutier, Jaboulet, and Rene Rostaing. I've tasted the 2009s, but based on the emerging picture of the 2010 vintage, I'd bet heavily on their 2010s. There are other similar examples.


Sorry Board-O.....have to disagree.....you have tasted multiple vintages so can comment with some knowledge.....I have never heard cono sur state that he has drank other vintages etc as a baseline for an opinion. Rather, he is making recs based on price and score which to me has little value
 
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LOL


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Same issue we have all pointed out in the past. You can NOT provide recs for things you have not tasted......period


You can but shouldn't.


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You mean that someone with this self-proclaimed expertise can't raise blind tasting to a new level - blind guessing:

"Now, I am highly regarded by friends and colleagues as a resource for when they need a wine for that special occasion - anniversary, birthday, wedding, gatherings at home, or when they want to impress their special friend or the In-Laws."


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Posts: 352 | Location: Ontario - the new Greece | Registered: Nov 15, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'll play devil's advocate here. That is cono_sur's blog and as is the nature of blogs, it's a journal of one's opinion shared in public with others who have similar interest. He doesn't profess to be a wine critic like Beppi or Asper.

Back in the 90's when I switched from Finance to IT, I created a website about Toronto that was the equivalent to today's blogs. You make interesting connections but it took time and effort. Rather than just posting his views and opinions on a wine board like WS, cono_sur took the time to research and start a blog to share his passion. This is initiative and is commendable. This is social media. Choose to ignore rather than ridicule if it's not your fancy. Popcorn
 
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Choose to ignore rather than ridicule if it's not your fancy. Popcorn


I ignore. I don't read his silly little blog. Call it "blind guessing." LOL


Just one more sip.
 
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I'll play devil's advocate here. That is cono_sur's blog and as is the nature of blogs, it's a journal of one's opinion shared in public with others who have similar interest. He doesn't profess to be a wine critic like Beppi or Asper.

Back in the 90's when I switched from Finance to IT, I created a website about Toronto that was the equivalent to today's blogs. You make interesting connections but it took time and effort. Rather than just posting his views and opinions on a wine board like WS, cono_sur took the time to research and start a blog to share his passion. This is initiative and is commendable. This is social media. Choose to ignore rather than ridicule if it's not your fancy. Popcorn


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If this were a high school forum we'd all be rounded up and arrested for bullying.
 
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Originally posted by cono_sur:
Lots of goodies in this one.

My wine picks.


Please keep in mind that cono_sur could very well be a product consultant who works at the LCBO him/herself. I know of a few of them who frequent this site and post product notes.

Wine writers also have access to tastings as well.
 
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I'll play devil's advocate here. That is cono_sur's blog and as is the nature of blogs, it's a journal of one's opinion shared in public with others who have similar interest. He doesn't profess to be a wine critic like Beppi or Asper.

Back in the 90's when I switched from Finance to IT, I created a website about Toronto that was the equivalent to today's blogs. You make interesting connections but it took time and effort. Rather than just posting his views and opinions on a wine board like WS, cono_sur took the time to research and start a blog to share his passion. This is initiative and is commendable. This is social media. Choose to ignore rather than ridicule if it's not your fancy. Popcorn


How is he any different from spam? There is a "shop" tab on his "blog" that has a direct links to amazon with, presumably, his own ID. By posting into a thread, week in and week out, with nothing but a link alluding to its relevance to the thread, he is, in essence, exploiting the traffic to the WS forum (i.e. spam).


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Can you explain to me why you would even think of clicking on the link to his blog? Are you bored? Do you think it would be interesting? Are you masochistic? Do you enjoy reading the self-aggrandizing BS that you can be sure is on it?


Just one more sip.
 
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Can you explain to me why you would even think of clicking on the link to his blog? Are you bored? Do you think it would be interesting? Are you masochistic? Do you enjoy reading the self-aggrandizing BS that you can be sure is on it?


Same reason why you read and responded to his "Various in Niagara" thread. I needed a quick laugh. Crazy


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Originally posted by Stevey:
I'll play devil's advocate here. That is cono_sur's blog and as is the nature of blogs, it's a journal of one's opinion shared in public with others who have similar interest. He doesn't profess to be a wine critic like Beppi or Asper.

Back in the 90's when I switched from Finance to IT, I created a website about Toronto that was the equivalent to today's blogs. You make interesting connections but it took time and effort. Rather than just posting his views and opinions on a wine board like WS, cono_sur took the time to research and start a blog to share his passion. This is initiative and is commendable. This is social media. Choose to ignore rather than ridicule if it's not your fancy. Popcorn


+1
If this were a high school forum we'd all be rounded up and arrested for bullying.


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Originally posted by Stevey:
I'll play devil's advocate here. That is cono_sur's blog and as is the nature of blogs, it's a journal of one's opinion shared in public with others who have similar interest. He doesn't profess to be a wine critic like Beppi or Asper.

Back in the 90's when I switched from Finance to IT, I created a website about Toronto that was the equivalent to today's blogs. You make interesting connections but it took time and effort. Rather than just posting his views and opinions on a wine board like WS, cono_sur took the time to research and start a blog to share his passion. This is initiative and is commendable. This is social media. Choose to ignore rather than ridicule if it's not your fancy. Popcorn


+1
If this were a high school forum we'd all be rounded up and arrested for bullying.


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Good point Dave and Ross....
Certainly made me think about it in a different way, thanks for bringing us back.
 
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I'll play devil's advocate here. That is cono_sur's blog and as is the nature of blogs, it's a journal of one's opinion shared in public with others who have similar interest. He doesn't profess to be a wine critic like Beppi or Asper.

Back in the 90's when I switched from Finance to IT, I created a website about Toronto that was the equivalent to today's blogs. You make interesting connections but it took time and effort. Rather than just posting his views and opinions on a wine board like WS, cono_sur took the time to research and start a blog to share his passion. This is initiative and is commendable. This is social media. Choose to ignore rather than ridicule if it's not your fancy. Popcorn


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If this were a high school forum we'd all be rounded up and arrested for bullying.


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I agree that cono_sur is entitled to his own opinion, but when you post in the public forum, you leave yourself open to any and all critiques, positive or negative. I am of the opinion that his website and recommendations are generally useless, and I will continue to voice this opinion whenever I choose to do so.
 
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I agree that cono_sur is entitled to his own opinion, but when you post in the public forum, you leave yourself open to any and all critiques, positive or negative. I am of the opinion that his website and recommendations are generally useless, and I will continue to voice this opinion whenever I choose to do so.


Do whatever makes you feel better. Go for it. Me personally I find your constant bashing to be as useless as his recommendations. Why not just ignore and spend your time posting useful stuff, like your amazing tasting notes which I find to be some of the best on this Forum.

sorry, I don't mean to come across as an ass, I get your point. Cono Sur has never responded to anyone and continues to post so it's not going to change anything. Just best to ignore and carry on. My 2c
 
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I agree that cono_sur is entitled to his own opinion, but when you post in the public forum, you leave yourself open to any and all critiques, positive or negative. I am of the opinion that his website and recommendations are generally useless, and I will continue to voice this opinion whenever I choose to do so.


Do whatever makes you feel better. Go for it. Me personally I find your constant bashing to be as useless as his recommendations. Why not just ignore and spend your time posting useful stuff, like your amazing tasting notes which I find to be some of the best on this Forum.

sorry, I don't mean to come across as an ass, I get your point. Cono Sur has never responded to anyone and continues to post so it's not going to change anything. Just best to ignore and carry on. My 2c


Constant bashing? Are you sure you read my posts? My last 2 comments to the guy included a legitimate question about one of his choices, and the other was a positive statement about him now willing to spend out of his initial $20-$25 range. Prior to that, I can't even recall the last time I made a negative (or any) comment to the guy (I went back 4 months looking).
 
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I agree that cono_sur is entitled to his own opinion, but when you post in the public forum, you leave yourself open to any and all critiques, positive or negative. I am of the opinion that his website and recommendations are generally useless, and I will continue to voice this opinion whenever I choose to do so.


Do whatever makes you feel better. Go for it. Me personally I find your constant bashing to be as useless as his recommendations. Why not just ignore and spend your time posting useful stuff, like your amazing tasting notes which I find to be some of the best on this Forum.

sorry, I don't mean to come across as an ass, I get your point. Cono Sur has never responded to anyone and continues to post so it's not going to change anything. Just best to ignore and carry on. My 2c


Constant bashing? Are you sure you read my posts? My last 2 comments to the guy included a legitimate question about one of his choices, and the other was a positive statement about him now willing to spend out of his initial $20-$25 range. Prior to that, I can't even recall the last time I made a negative (or any) comment to the guy (I went back 4 months looking).


sorry, I guess I was meaning 'group bashing'.
Anyway, I should have kept my mouth shut Smack
 
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