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Re: Some wine geeks are coming to dinner

Postby David M. Bueker » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:57 am

Jenise wrote:And we all need to accept that when we're guests, our wines won't neccessarily get opened.


And the vast majority of wine geeks understand this, but bring a 6-pack anyway! :D

Having traveled with a bottle of 1994 Zind-Humbrecht Clos WIndsbuhl Pinot Gris VT to 4 different dinners and not had it opened, this point has been driven home for me.
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Re: Some wine geeks are coming to dinner

Postby Bob Ross » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:05 am

Many thanks, David. No hurry at all -- I haven't improved it for four years, even though I've used it a couple of dozen times.

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Re: Some wine geeks are coming to dinner

Postby Jenise » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:09 am

David, was that the same bottle or four different ones? I probably should have said, "accept that your bottle may not be opened, and you will never see it again." When I don't know the host well enough to predict an outcome, I always take something that I can let go of with a smile. And I'll add that on the few occasions when my wine didn't get opened? I've always been treated better than I gave. Here's just about the worst story I can tell on myself: the time I was hurt that my bottle didn't get opened, I remember getting a very generous glass from a magnum of 78 La Tache. That was hands down the best Burgundy I've ever drunk. Now what kind of a baby would give a thought about their own bottle when they are getting treated to something as f***ing brilliant as that? I learned from the one mistake and never felt that way again, but it is embarrassing to admit that it was one of the lessons I had to learn.
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Re: Some wine geeks are coming to dinner

Postby Mike Conner » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:14 am

David M. Bueker wrote:Having traveled with a bottle of 1994 Zind-Humbrecht Clos WIndsbuhl Pinot Gris VT to 4 different dinners and not had it opened, this point has been driven home for me.


Moreso the loss of those dinner attendees. One of my favorite wines that I did not buy enough of . . . I think I'm down to one of those, and one of the Rotenberg PG VTs.

Now, if wine dinner #5 just happens to be in Knoxville, TN, I'll lay odds the bottle would NOT survive!

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Re: Some wine geeks are coming to dinner

Postby David M. Bueker » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:49 am

Jenise wrote:David, was that the same bottle or four different ones?


Same bottle...all events at restaurants, except once at the home of a close friend who has even more wine than I do, and therefore never lets anything stay. The bottle is back resting safe and sound in my cellar.
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