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What was your most embarrassing wine moment? Was it drinking a bottle of wine and raving about it to have someone else tell you it was corked? Mispronouncing a wine or appellation? Spilling wine on a date? Dropping a friends $200 bottle of wine. What was it?
 
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It probably was when i sold a bottle of Jordan at the restaurant i work at. It was 95 dollars and I was only 18 years old, i was so psyched that i had sold it and i was really nervous when pouring it. My hand was shaking and i accidentally spilled some on a guys hand. I know, jordan not worth the excitement but i was new at the whole waiter thing. Wink


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I'm not sure why but this topic sounds vaguely familiar.


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I'm not sure why but this topic sounds vaguely familiar.


That's what I was thinking.

Maybe it was an 01 Brunello Keeper thread. He had so many great ones in such a short period. Some still stick with you Smile
 
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yeah, they are characterized with quick shot questions and point of reference examples. Perhaps a statement about how a certain vintage is showing. Throw in some bad grammar or misspellings . Then a combative follow up. Boom there you have it.


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Does this include the "Skirt tucked into the stockings" kind of embarassment? Probably not! Guess the wine was incidental!
 
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Drinking and dialing! Not a good pairing!
 
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What was your most embarrassing wine moment? Was it drinking a bottle of wine and raving about it to have someone else tell you it was corked? Mispronouncing a wine or appellation? Spilling wine on a date? Dropping a friends $200 bottle of wine. What was it?


My most embarrassing wine moment?

That's easy..signing up for these boards. Red Face
 
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When Gigond Ass told me Cotes Du Rhone was mostly Grenache, not Syrah.

I am surprised I have not had one of those moment where I go to take a sip and the wine goes down my chin onto shirt, or even a cough sending wine into my nasal and sinuses. Not many besides here.
 
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I am surprised I have not had one of those moment where I go to take a sip and the wine goes down my chin onto shirt, or even a cough sending wine into my nasal and sinuses. Not many besides here.

Wait, I thought that how you were supposed to experience the nose. You mean its not!?! Red Face Red Face Red Face
 
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I'm not sure why but this topic sounds vaguely familiar.


That's what I was thinking.

Maybe it was an 01 Brunello Keeper thread. He had so many great ones in such a short period. Some still stick with you


I was thinking recently about my most embarrassing moment which is why I asked the question. My most embarrassing moment was about 7 years ago when I was dating my now husband. I was trying to impress him with how handy I was in a winery. I had been working at a small winery and was put in charge of tracking the wines progress during harvest. It was late at night and we were in the winery alone. I was taking a brix sample and opened the wrong valve to a tank and got covered head to toe in red wine and seed. It was brutal. I looked and was a complete fool.
 
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That's actually a sweet story, no pun intended.


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My first corked bottle of Match. Frown


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My first corked bottle of Match. Frown

Was it embarassing enough to want to switch to Stelvin?
 
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Was it embarassing enough to want to switch to Stelvin?


No. I contacted the owner and he provided a replacement bottle immediately, no questions asked. Razz Big Grin


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Admitting to a fellow wine lover that I post on a "Wine Bulletin Board."

There was an awkward silence after that one.

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Not realizing that people can't live on wine alone.


What?
 
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Two come to mind:

1.) While in a Yakima Valley winery tasting room, I was trying a little too hard to shake the last few drops of a taste into the dump bucket and paying too little attention to what I was doing. A rather hard "shake," and CRASH! the glass hit the dump bucket and exploded. There wasn't a face in the tasting room that wasn't gawking at me! Red Face

2.) I was trying to impress my friend early on in my wine-geek years with a waiter's corkscrew, holding the bottle above the counter with my other hand. Finally, the stubborn cork gave up, and the cork hand flew up, the bottle hand down, and CRASH! the bottle hit the counter hard, wine flying everywhere. Fortunately, the bottle didn't break. The counter top nearly did, though!


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I am surprised I have not had one of those moment where I go to take a sip and the wine goes down my chin onto shirt, or even a cough sending wine into my nasal and sinuses. Not many besides here.

Wait, I thought that how you were supposed to experience the nose. You mean its not!?! Red Face Red Face Red Face


Maybe if you want to dare to be different like cdr you could pursue it. Who knows, you might start a trend.
 
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Admitting to a fellow wine lover that I post on a "Wine Bulletin Board."

There was an awkward silence after that one.

SmileCD


It's embarassing isn't it. For the most part I am in the closet about it.
 
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Getting drunk at an offline and admitting to Tbird that I cut & pasted a bass guitar track using Pro Tools instead of recording an entirely new take of the entire song to correct one bum note. Eek That's something you're not even supposed to reveal to your spouse. Red Face

But it's OK, I'm an attorney by trade, not a music biz person, so I've got my appellate court brief all written if it goes that far. Wink
 
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I would have expected that most people's embarassing wine moments involved pronouncing wine names - like the first time you ordered Echezeaux, or Vosne Romanee.

Many years ago, I was on the interstate highway going north from San Diego and stopped on the shoulder to look at a map. A policecar pulled in behind me and the nice gentleman swaggered over to ask me what I was doing as he put his hand on his shooting pistol. I explained that I was looking for what exit to take for La Jolla. He replied "That's La Hoya, boy" and stomped off. I sometimes still feel the same way about wine. Smile
 
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One summer in college, I was a server on one of those executive cruise liners that poodle around the Med for 2-weeks at a time on company expense. Well, I was serving this delicious Mouton Rothschild to one of our host's guests, and he suggested a claret would pair better with dinner. Naturally, I appologized, and excused our cellar for being poorly stocked with clarets(hell, the boat is only so big, right?).

Then he muttered something about my aftershave (I guess he's not a fan of Issey Miyake) and rats, and next thing you know I'm in the Western Med watching the boat go by without me. Talk about embarrassing Eek!

At least that's one mistake I learned not to repeat.
 
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My most embarrassing wine moment was sort of intentional.

It was a pre-Yankees game jaunt to one of the local bars outside Yankee stadium with friends. We bellied up to the bar, close to all the yelling, and everybody ordered beer, except for me.

I said, with completely ridiculous intentions, "may I see your wine list?"

The rest of the bar-belliers roared in disapproval. The bartender said "we got white, we got red."

Hey, at least I intended to embarrass myself. Easy to live down.
 
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After raving to friends at a dinner one evening, about how much they'd enjoy the '97 Gualdo al Luco I'd brought, BOTH bottles, in a row, were corked!! Eek Frown
 
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