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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:07 PM
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Who likes wine?
So far I've received 6 bottles as holiday gifts.

I run a wine department so my business contacts tend to give.... wine (or booze)! Sometimes I love my job. So far in the past week, I've gotten -

a 2004 Beringer Napa Chard
a 2005 Beringer Founder's Chard
a 2004 Clos du Bois Reserve Chard
a 2003 Ray's Station Cab
a Starbuck's coffee liqueur gift pack (a bottle of Starbucks and a Starbucks mug)

and today, a 3 liter bottle of a 1997 Kenwood Jack London Cab! Most of the time, the bottles are nice but nothing special - the Jack London is a nice one.

One of these days, I'm going to have to hold a wine tasting party! :party:
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:29 PM
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1. Me -- and that's good stuff.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:31 PM
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2. Me -- and I'm practically your neighbor.
Nice perk you have with that job, skygazer.
:hi:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:31 PM
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3. awww!
that sounds so good!
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:31 PM
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4. I do.
I thought you maybe didn't and wanted to pass on your lovely gifts to those who could better appreciate them!
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:32 PM
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5. so you got anything drinkable?
Edited on Mon Nov-13-06 05:38 PM by matcom
yesterday we picked up a 2000 Brunello di Montalcino :D

we are saving it for a SPECIAL Occasion
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:42 PM
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6. We Got a Chateau St Jean 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cpages
Chateau St Jean 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (we drink a lot of this)
Caymus 2001 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (from my brother)
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wain Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:46 PM
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7. Do any of your regular customers give you a bottle?
At one shop the wine manager is very helpful, so I will give him a good bottle ($50+) of cabernet at Christmas. And he always makes sure I get 20% off, even for less than a case.

I used to smoke cigarettes, but after my heart said it didn't like how I mistreated it I quit. Now I spend my cigarette money on good red wines. Mostly California cabernets. A lot of labels have gotten way to pricey for me, so I look for good value wines at moderate prices.

I have a Eurocave (with a couple of Lafites in it!!), so that let's me buy by the case and when there's a sale.

You sure have a great job!

:toast:
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:49 PM
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8. If You Have a Trader Joe's...
...they currently have one of those super-special limited buys on an exceptional California red... which I'll be damned if I can remember right off hand. PM me if you're interested!
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:51 PM
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9. I prefer wine....and enjoy trying new ones...
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:53 PM
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10. I don't.
I really don't like the taste. I drink it sometimes and will drink it if that's all that's there but I would much rather have beer. :beer:
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:54 PM
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11. Vita Vinum Est n/t
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:56 PM
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12. I am a fan of reds but I don't care too much for whites or blushes
Some of my favorites are from Argentina,France,Spain,and California :)
Big fan of malbec's ,Cote's de rhone's,And of course chiati's ,Merlot's and Cabernet's
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 05:57 PM
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13. oh you lucky dog
i think i'm going to cry i'm so jealous
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 06:05 PM
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14. Yes
:hi:
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 06:07 PM
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15. ME ME ME ! I Luuuv Merlot...
:)
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 06:10 PM
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16. I do.
Nothing like a good chardonay.

I sort of got tired of merlot.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 06:13 PM
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17. Please, please, please invite me..
..when you have your wine tasting party...ok? Hubby or not, I will be there! (provided I could get the time off of work, or course) :hi:
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