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Test question

Postby Larry Greenly » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:42 pm

The three cab savs below cost the same on sale. How would you rank them? Comments also welcome.

Corbett Canyon
Glen Ellen
Vendage
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Re: Test question

Postby James Roscoe » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:50 pm

Larry Greenly wrote:The three cab savs below cost the same on sale. How would you rank them? Comments also welcome.

Corbett Canyon
Glen Ellen
Vendage


Can you give negative points?
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Re: Test question

Postby Bob Ross » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:58 pm

I'll check my notes and revert, but from memory:

1. Glen Ellen -- favorite half bottle wine on the Acela -- if I forget my own.

2. Corbette Canyon -- ditto on Newark/California flights.

3. Vendage -- I can honestly say I've never had one -- that I thought was drinkable.

More anon.

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Re: Test question

Postby Larry Greenly » Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:08 am

[quote Can you give negative points?[/quote]

Let's hear them, but I do realize the examples are not Mouton Rothschild.
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Re: Test question

Postby James Roscoe » Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:19 am

Larry Greenly wrote:[quote Can you give negative points?


Let's hear them, but I do realize the examples are not Mouton Rothschild.[/quote]

They're not Yellowtail either. I've had each in the last three months and I would have to say they were all totally undrinkable.
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Re: Test question

Postby Larry Greenly » Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:43 am

I usually drink Thunderbird or Mogen David in a paper bag, so those three would be a step up for me.
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Re: Test question

Postby Robin Garr » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:04 am

Larry Greenly wrote:The three cab savs below cost the same on sale. How would you rank them? Comments also welcome.

Corbett Canyon
Glen Ellen
Vendage


Larry, as the others have said, unfortunately these are just not very good wines. They're at the low end of the mass market, and they're pretty much the equivalent of, say, Bud Light, Coors and Miller Genuine Draft. Which is "better"? Does it matter?
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Re: Test question

Postby wrcstl » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:44 am

Robin Garr wrote:They're at the low end of the mass market, and they're pretty much the equivalent of, say, Bud Light, Coors and Miller Genuine Draft. Which is "better"? Does it matter?


Robin,
Had to laugh at your example. I agree with you but you have no idea, living in St. Louis, how many people will drink NOTHING but Bud, Bud Light or one of it's sidekicks. I have tried to convert some and have served good Belgium Ales and ask for comments. The vast majority of the time I get "OK, but not as good as Bud Light". I even keep a couple of bottles in the fridge for these people who are otherwise quite normal. The three wines mentioned may actually be worse than Bud Light.
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Re: Test question

Postby Howie Hart » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:46 am

Larry Greenly wrote:I usually drink Thunderbird or Mogen David in a paper bag, so those three would be a step up for me.

Do they still make Thunderbird? Then again, there's the NV Linda Lee Muscatel. :wink:
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Re: Test question

Postby Larry Greenly » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:55 am

Howie Hart wrote:
Larry Greenly wrote:I usually drink Thunderbird or Mogen David in a paper bag, so those three would be a step up for me.

Do they still make Thunderbird? Then again, there's the NV Linda Lee Muscatel. :wink:


I wonder if they still make Virginia Dare, one of my father's faves.

I realize the three I asked about are not the best, but if someone offered me a glass of one of them, I think I could choke it down without spewing it across the room. It was a test question.
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Re: Test question

Postby Robin Garr » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:00 am

wrcstl wrote:you have no idea, living in St. Louis, how many people will drink NOTHING but Bud, Bud Light or one of it's sidekicks.


Yeah, I do, actually, Walt. :) Remember, it's not all that long a haul over here on I-64, and the Anheuser-Busch influence is still strong. Our ballpark has a gigantic "Budweiser" billboard almost as big as the ones at Busch Stadium.
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Re: Test question

Postby Howie Hart » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:08 am

Robin Garr wrote:Our ballpark has a gigantic "Budweiser" billboard almost as big as the ones at Busch Stadium.

Its Labatte's here - well stocked at the ball park, hockey arena and football stadium. I actually like Labatte's.
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