Suzie Q wrote:I think your budgets are way above mine. So is there a place where we can make tasting notes about wine under $20?
I'm not trying to stir anything up. I just work with a guy who is a total wine snob, and refuses to acknowledge anything under $20. I find that rather sad.
Suzie Q wrote:I've been reading for a while and noticed all the classy wines you drink.
Suzie Q wrote:I guess what I am trying to explain is that I would hate for the elitism to supercede the sheer enjoyment.
Suzie Q wrote:But isn't fun what it's all about?
I love to try something exceptional that I know will rarely cross my path. But I love wine. And I want to share that experience with a cross-section of people from all walks of life.
I am excited when I try a vintage Bdx that I know I cannot drink every day. It's humbling to experience the art. But I want to share my knowledge with everybody so that they can experience their own little piece of paradise, knowing that it does not have to cost an arm and a leg.
I guess what I am trying to explain is that I would hate for the elitism to supercede the sheer enjoyment.
I want everybody to be able to experience the pleasure, no mater how niaive that pleasure may be.
Put me down as another poster who "lives" in the sub-$20 range. One thing I try to do on my notes is include the price...especially on recent purchases.
Sam Platt wrote:
Suzie, if there is a pro-elitism faction on this board I don't know who it would be. I started out on a wine board (rhymes with "Me-Snob") that was, in my opinion, somewhat elitist and intolerant of newbies. I have never found that to be the case here. Most of us would be very happy to read your notes on inexpensive wines. Just tell your snobby co-worker to put a cork it - pun intended.
Mark Lipton wrote:Mind telling me where you got that '98 Jamet Cote-Rotie for under $20, rw?
p.s. I just purchased some '05 Bordeaux for under $20/bottle, but the down side is I won't see it until '08
Otto Nieminen wrote:I guess I am somewhat guilty of writing mostly about expensive wines. As a student I shouldn't be buying them or attending such expensive tastings, but I can't help myself.
Redwinger wrote:You must have confused the '98 Jamet with a multiple case purchase of 1992 JL Chave Hermitage back 4 or 5 years ago that was secured for $20 a bottle. Sure '92 was a so called off vintage in N. Rhone, but most of those Chavies tasted damn fine.
Were those Pavie futures
Mark Lipton wrote:Yeah, those "off" vintages can be a real gold wine, especially if they're being crowded off retailers's shelves (and distributors' warehouses) by the next Vintage of the Century™.
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