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That's like telling a five year old not to touch something.

Don't feel bad. I made the same mistake and generated a thread about 20 responses long!

At least it didn't go dinwiddie!

"One may dislike carrots, spinach, beetroot, or the skin on hot milk. But not wine. It is like hating the air that one breathes, since each is equally indispensable."

Marcel Ayme`

[This message was edited by Gigond Ass on Dec 06, 2002 at 03:27 PM.]
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Ok I have decided that this could be our secret hiding place for tasting notes of wine we don't want too many people knowing about. You know, because then the stores run out, or the auction price starts climbing higher and higher. So I will start with a wine I have recently had and I am trying to buy as much as possible!

'94 Dominus. One of the best wines I have had. Fabulous aromas of sweet candied fruit, light cherries. Elegant, balanced, with a wonderful long finish. This wine is so sweet you could hold it in your mouth forever not wanting to swallow. Yet not over the top. I give it between 98-99 pts. A wonderful wine for the money. smile

It used to be beer, the old lady, & TV. Now it's wine, women, & song.
T.T I was trying to stay away from this post so it won't pop up on the top again and get more attention, but I can no longer resist posting my apology since it doesn't look like it is going to end by itself anytime soon... sorry about this. I was trying to post a reply to an existed post, but then started a new topic by mistake. Then I tried to deleted the topic, but then found out only the adminstrators process such power...
I am glad that it at least give a few people a good laugh smile

Happy monday
PE - You said it gal; if there's anyone that can kill a post quicker than I let them cast the first cork. That being said...

I remember when I had a '98 Benziger Reserve Cab Sauvignon in Atlanta, GA, and it was corked. Sent it back for another bottle, it was corked. A third bottle was brought out just to check the entire stash and it too was corked, though not nearly as much as the first two. Anyway, there was this cassis thing going on, and the mushroom (or was it cork), like I said, lots of legs, and cork, and black fruit, and cork.....

kybo - The Great (thread killer). big grin

...hey, chief - you gonna finish that bottle?
Speaking of corks, I was showing our hostess how to s-l-o-w-l-y twist the cork out of a bottle of Champagne on Thanksgiving when it took on a life of its own and blew out like a missile. It was loud. We couldn't find it (didn't really look) until Nick found it in his cranberry relish. Maybe it was the air flight down, but this was true travel shock 'n roll.
Did not improve the cranberry relish.
The Vikings jobbed by the ref's? HA....

Try bleeding silver and black for a while. Nobody else has to play an extra team! (the officials)

Raider Fan

"One may dislike carrots, spinach, beetroot, or the skin on hot milk. But not wine. It is like hating the air that one breathes, since each is equally indispensable."

Marcel Ayme`

I'm going to inflame your ire with this post. Take a deep breath before you read it. wink big grin

The Raiders are normally the toughest, dirtiest playing team in the NFL - especially in the '70's. How many flags per game did they average in those years? Seemed like every time Da Boyz (Cowboys, that is) played them, Staubach ended up hurt because of some illegal shot.

With all due respect Ms. Wine.....

Those flags you point out simply make my point. My Raiders have been persecuted by the ref's for decades.

You may wish to re-write history, but your revisionist views will be thouroghly rejected by those with even a limited knowledge of football.

Hey that was pretty good mock anger and indignation. razz big grin

Better luck next year Lilac.

"One may dislike carrots, spinach, beetroot, or the skin on hot milk. But not wine. It is like hating the air that one breathes, since each is equally indispensable."

Marcel Ayme`
That was very good mock anger GA! big grin

Saying the Raiders were "persecuted" by the refs is like saying Charles Manson is persecuted by the California penal system. They deserved every bit of it.

I always dreaded the day the Cowboys had to play the Raiders. I always knew it was going to be a tough game and that my dad would burst a blood vessel over the refs not calling all the bad stuff.

I expanded my vocabulary on those days too. Kind of like the blonde kid in "A Christmas Story" (THE word). wink

Gladstone at a social gather said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease". Disraeli replied, "That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."
Ok folks,

I have been a Raider's fan since, I believe, 1970. When I was just a kid, I saw George Blanda throw three touchdown passes AND kick five field goals in the same game against the Browns. I was hooked ever since. Did not actually know the exact year I saw this game until Madden came out with a book in like 1986, and he descibed this exact game. Finding out how long I had been cheering for them was very cool!

And I still do!

Go Raiders!

Mark, N.H.
I'm saying now, with only limited reservation that this is the most informative thread, EVER AVAILABLE ON THIS WINE SITE. IN HONOR OF THE OCCASION, I would venture a bottle of 94 King Estate Reserve Pinot against any takers with a reasonable back bet, on the Iowa USC game ...Orange Bowl. I must say this is an aged Oregon Pinot with alot of character. Will ship..and expect likewise...Will take on 6 of the best return bets. Seriously now, I'm not kidding.
Since I got my MSEE from UCLA I find it hard to cheer for the University of Spoiled Children. However, when a wager is offered I feel I must take it upon myself to relieve someone of their wine. I will offer up a ''95 Rocca de Montegrossi Chianti Classico Reserva against your Pinot. Offer accepted??

Forgive me for I have Zinned, and will again ...
My sister and I were home with our parents for Christmas ... just "the four of us" for the first time in years.

Things were going as well as could be expected until "The Conversation". My sister started talking about how great Tenerife is, and how wonderful the wines made there are.

I certainly can understand her first point, but as to the second point ... you're not a big fan of the wine scene there if I remember correctly. I tried quoting you to her, but she didn't seem to care what my "virtual friend Gastronauta" had to say. Go figure.

By the way, I had the ". Reserve", as I refuse to scrimp when it comes to family and friends. Some darned good juice, that " . " stuff. Can you get it in The Canaries?!?
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Ok, this is getting really annoying. This thread is so long now, that it's taking me a considerable amount of time to ignore it. Now we're at almost 3 full pages, and each time I try to ignore the thread, I have to scroll through all the posts to see where I've left off from the last time I ignored it.

It's very frustrating. I think I'll have some of that "." reserve and try to calm down.

Sheesh people, get a life!

I think it was QoH that mentioned a cork popping and landing in an interesting place, somewhere earlier on this ignorable thread.

I once was at my parents (since split up) and we were having a usual celebration of some sort. Champagne was opened and, at least at my parents' house, especially if outside on their huge deck with a tree growing out of it, the goal was always to pop the cork and let it fly, fly fly for as far as possible.

On this particular occasion, my father let a cork explode out of the bottle of bubbly and it had the most amazing shot straight up into the foliage of the large tree that grows out of the deck. And as well all tried to trace the cork's travels back to Earth, we all lost sight of it. After some searching, we all gave up.

A few hours later, well into the festivities, the cork came back to Earth. Being slightly intoxicated as we all were, shouts of 'It went to the Moon and back!' and 'The universe is round!' and other inanities. We then actually figured out it had landed on a leaf, hung out for a while and finally it fell back out of the tree (someone had bumped into the tree rather brusquely just prior to the cork fell back down).

Anyone have any other fun cork stories? -- Mm-Mm-good
Hiya Stemor,

I'm exhausted. My feet hurt. My back hurts. I've abused all of my relatives - I invite them over for dinner and put them all to work fixing this or that, or unpacking boxes, or arranging furniture. Tacky of me, I know, but it's the only way I'll get it all done!

The house is great, the town is great. I'm still getting used to a MUCH slower pace to life and what I like to call the "Mayberry Syndrome", a.k.a. Manana (tilde over the first "n") Mentality. For a gal who loved the DC area, this is a rather big adjustment.

There! See? A whole post and I still didn't talk about anything!! Big Grin

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." Oscar Wilde
No great cork stories, but while Wife, Sis, Bro-in-law, their 2 kids & I took a tour of King Estate last weekend, 10 y.o. Nephew picked up an interesting object from the floor & asked what it was. The guy told him it it was a bung & that he was welcome to keep it. Nephew asked what it was for...
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Great cork story but perhaps not what you might expect.

Years ago growing up on LI we used to frequent a steakhouse in Manhattan called 'The Cattleman'. Sadly the restaurant has long since closed but this story is a legend in our family:

While enjoying a great tableside-prepared Ceasar salad, my brother (~7 or 8 at the time) got a bit bored as he was not into "funky" tasting salads. Per usual, my father had ordered a bottle of wine. The waiter did the usual -- uncork bottle, place cork on table, pour taste of wine and when approved, fill the other glasses.

Not thinking anything of it, we all just left the cork on the table. In order to assuage his boredom, my young brother had taken to playing with the cork while we ate. For some unknown reason, he decided to see if it would fit in his bottle of Diet Coke (you know, the glass bottles restaurants sometimes serve).

Well, he managed to wedge the cork in neck of the Diet Coke bottle. Pleased with his handi-work, he decided to shake up the bottle of Diet Coke to further amuse himself. [Pause: Anybody see what's coming here?]

It did not take long, and we all pretty much realized what was happening at the same time: Cork + Carbonation + a small space = projectile cork!

The noise was pretty loud and at first, we all thought it was quite funny. However, we all know what happens when you open a bottle of bubbly too quickly. Yep, Diet Coke everywhere. A nice little fountain 8-10' in the air.

We're all sitting there, wearing a light mist of Diet Coke and not thinking it's so funny anymore when we realize -- IT'S MUCH WORSE. We look over at the table next to us and a cadre of international businessmen all dressed in suits are wiping themselves off! Apparently 4 or 5 of them had caught the Diet Coke shower too. Mad

I don't remeber much after that, but recall being quite embarassed and things seemed quite tense after that. I think my father sent over dessert or a bottle of wine to make amends but I'm sure they were still not pleased.

Well, long story but I thought someone might find it funny. After all, you all need something to do while you are ignoring this thread...

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How many of you cried in the last quarter of the Atlanta vs. Green Bay game? What a complete melt-down. And Favre was HOT for a while there - then it seemed he borrowed his grandma's eyeglasses there for a while and started throwing to everyone but his players.

I'm not a fan of either team, but I still hated to watch how the wheels fell off for the Packers that last quarter.

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." Oscar Wilde