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What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Josh » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:31 pm

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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Rahsaan » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:44 pm

I would say something sturdy, like a Port or Banyuls. But having never been in a hurricane, I'm tempted to say Leaving the Area would also be a good plan.
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby James Roscoe » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:59 pm

When you're on on island, leaving is generally not an option. Bermuda is used to these little blows, I doubt it will be much, but I would start with any wines you think might be ruined by long-term exposure to no airconditioning or other lack of electricity. Hpefully it will be cool after the storm b/c you never know how long it will take them to get the current back up.
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Robin Garr » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:35 pm

Moulin-a-Vent?
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:42 pm

Any port in a storm. :wink:
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby James Dietz » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:25 am

Windward Pinot
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Jenise » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:41 am

James Dietz wrote:Windward Pinot


That was going to be my suggestion, Jim. Good luck, Josh!
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Glenn Mackles » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:01 pm

I'm not sure about a hurricane but after a long dry summer, I got up about a week ago to it raining like hell and cold (at least comparatively). I said to myself this is a beef stew and cabernet day... and so it was.

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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Covert » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:37 pm

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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Jim Jones in Tokyo » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:26 pm

Clos Windsbuhl?
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby RonicaJM » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:18 pm

For something as memorable as a hurricane maybe an equally memorable wine. Something you've been saving for a rainy day. A very rainy day! 8)
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby James Roscoe » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:21 pm

Josh,
How are you faring? Did the storm take out the electricity? It looks from the reports that Bermuda didn't take a direct hit. I would say that it is time for some champagne! Hope all is well where you are.
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Josh » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:09 pm

Thanks guys. :P I went with Brunello Di Montalcino - Campogiovanni 1999. For the sole reason it was the most expensive wine in the shop I went to. Drinkable anyway.

And I had a couple "Dark and Stormys" the national drink of Bermuda.

Island is back to normal. Power was off for a couple hours. Beautiful day today.

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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby James Roscoe » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:21 pm

Some of the most beautiful weather is the day after a big storm. I'm glad to hear you made it through. The Brunello sounds like a great choice. Any notes? What is a "dark and stormy"?
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Josh » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:30 pm

I wasn't paying much attention to the wine, but it was definitely Italian if that means anything. Dark, big, a little tart. Could use some more time in the bottle I think.

Dark and stormy is rum and Ginger Beer. Tasty!
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby OW Holmes » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:08 pm

Oops. Missed the update to this thread. Glad you came thru it fine, Josh. We have a place in Stuart Fl which got two direct hits in 2004 and a glancing hard blow in 2005. Two hours without electricity is NOTHING>>>>>
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Josh » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:33 pm

OW Holmes wrote:Oops. Missed the update to this thread. Glad you came thru it fine, Josh. We have a place in Stuart Fl which got two direct hits in 2004 and a glancing hard blow in 2005. Two hours without electricity is NOTHING>>>>>


Agree to the fullest extent. No power for a few hours gets rough. More than a day or two and the family would have been on the first plane to the East Coast.

After Fabian in 2003, some people were without for 3 months. WHAT DI THEY DO WITH THEIR WINE!!
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby James Roscoe » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:10 pm

Josh wrote: WHAT DI THEY DO WITH THEIR WINE!!


Drink it. :D
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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Paul Winalski » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:29 pm

Rahsaan wrote:I would say something sturdy, like a Port or Banyuls. But having never been in a hurricane, I'm tempted to say Leaving the Area would also be a good plan.


It doesn't have to be a hurricane, just bad weather.

Any storm for a Port, I always say.

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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Paul Winalski » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:31 pm

Josh wrote:Dark and stormy is rum and Ginger Beer. Tasty!


Dark rum, especially Bermuda's native Goslings Black Seal.

Yummy, indeed!

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Re: What is the best wine for a Hurricane?

Postby Josh » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:18 pm

Paul Winalski wrote:
Josh wrote:Dark and stormy is rum and Ginger Beer. Tasty!


Dark rum, especially Bermuda's native Goslings Black Seal.

Yummy, indeed!

-Paul W.


Good point!
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