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What's the craziest wine ? you've ever answered?

Postby Alan Uchrinscko » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:14 am

As I was retelling my story earlier today, I was thinking to myself I have to ask some other people what their answer would be. ITB people like myslef get a lot of weird questions but this one almost threw me, and I thought I had heard them all.

A guy came in the store one day and asked "What wine goes best with sex?" He asked another employee, and I wasn't paying much attention, but the other employee just drew a blank in shock. So he looked ta me and asked me (trying not to laugh). I just looked up and matter-of-factly said "Chambolle-Muisgny Les Amoureuses", "the Lovers". The guy said something along the lines of "okay, makes sense" walked out with a $135 bottle of wine with no further questions and that was it.

You don't get that every day.

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Postby Randy Buckner » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:31 am

This is gospel true and X-rated. I have a rather "loose" young lady patient with tattoos and piercings everywhere. She asked me if it would hurt her boyfriend to drink Champagne from her Australia (you know -- down under).
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Postby François Audouze » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:08 am

The craziest name for a wine (which is a true name) is a wine made by François Dagueneau who named one of his wine, in reaction to the pompous names that are created here and there :

"quintessence de mes roustons". In slang, rouston means balls.

So it is "quintessence of my balls".

Not bad !!!
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Postby David Lole » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:15 am

Not so much a question, but a statement that answered a question at a wine club dinner a while back. The president asked a local winemaker for his thoughts on a masked wine in the glasses of the large group of members and their guests in attendance. After pointing out some of the numerous faults with the wine in question, the respected identity concluded with the remark "Whoever made this, should be shot!". Without much ado, the president called upon wine master on the night to unmask the wine. It was, indeed, the 1991 Reserve Chardonnay made by the very winemaker who had just returned to his seat.
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Postby Alan Uchrinscko » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am

David,

Reminds me of my own infamous "If this is not a premier cru Meursault I will quit my job". [the wine was Staglin rutherford Chardonnay]
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Re: What's the craziest wine ? you've ever answered?

Postby Robin Garr » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:45 am

blanctrash wrote:[I see we're back to not having my name showing. One of the janitors want to tell me how I make my name appear?]


Alan, I'll get back to your question later ... as you might imagine, as an Internet wine-question guy, I get some lulus, but I just got up, and my brain isn't working yet. :)

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Postby Alan Uchrinscko » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:11 am

Done. I changed it. I never use my name as a login cause most places don't accept something with spaces...
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Postby Jenise » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:35 pm

Randy Buckner wrote:This is gospel true and X-rated. I have a rather "loose" young lady patient with tattoos and piercings everywhere. She asked me if it would hurt her boyfriend to drink Champagne from her Australia (you know -- down under).


And did you laugh out loud?
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Postby Randy Buckner » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:47 pm

And did you laugh out loud?


I knew I could kid with her, so I asked her if she knew the difference between love and lust? 'nuf said!
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Postby Sam Platt » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:50 pm

More like he mumbled something about "having to examine it".

He should have said, "From the look of things Dom Perignon's been there many times already". :)

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Postby JC (NC) » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:06 pm

A friend who was switching over from distributing beer to distributing wine (for a very large company) told me that the Pinot Grigio was one of their more popular brands. I informed him politely that Pinot Grigio is a grape variety--not a brand of wine. Fortunately, this friend had acquaintances in the different grocery stores along his route who could probably help in his wine education until he learned the ropes.
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Postby MarkE » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:22 pm

Randy Buckner wrote:
And did you laugh out loud?


I knew I could kid with her, so I asked her if she knew the difference between love and lust? 'nuf said!


I was expecting you to tell her about the shrimp on the barbie :twisted:
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Postby JoePerry » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:30 pm

Randy Buckner wrote:This is gospel true and X-rated. I have a rather "loose" young lady patient with tattoos and piercings everywhere. She asked me if it would hurt her boyfriend to drink Champagne from her Australia (you know -- down under).


Carbonated wine? Yikes, talk about air embolus! :shock:

Besides, I'm sure something more bready like Cuvee Winston Churchill would have been more appropriate.
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Postby JeanF » Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:55 am

An older "upper-class" couple (he in suit - she wearing her furcoat) in a posh food and beverage shop (where you can get Krug, iranian caviar, etc. - just to situate):

He talks: "look, they have an italian wine here - who is it made by? .... ah: chianti - I have had already wines from this maker, I visited him once in my youth"

Her to him: "darling, they seem to sell more wines from this producer - look and this one must very good. It has a number on the label - 1998"

True story.

Idiocy and arrogance is class-less.
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Postby Jenise » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:00 pm

The Fish wrote:this one must very good. It has a number on the label - 1998"


That's priceless, Jean; I'll be re-telling your story.
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