Hoke wrote:Josh wrote:Bernard Roth wrote:This is tough...
Is it the 1795 Tarrantez? The 1978 Rayas? 31 Quinta do Noval?
Josh, that's just Bernard's oneupmanship. I've never had a bottle of Terrantez older than the 1843 myself.
Covert wrote:being with my wife is so much greater an experience than being with anyone else? Therefore all greatest wine experiences have to be with her, or by myself with her in my mind.
Sam Platt wrote: Okay, Covert, let her read your post and then tell her you bought the Harley... My God man, stand up and tell that woman you're going drinking with the boys, and you're gonna do it guilt free!
JoePerry wrote: - this place is full of Sissies!
James Roscoe wrote:Look in the mirror to see the biggest sissy!
OW Holmes wrote:I've had a couple of 100 point wines, so I suppose they must have been the best, but truthfully, I cannot separate the quality of the wine from the quality of the experience. "Best" to me is not an abstract objective assessment, but a personal and highly subjective. There are several wines I have enjoyed imensely, with everlasting memories, not because they were the best made or the most expensive, but because of the experience. A 1990 Beaucastel from my friend Joe at a wonderful gathering of friends at Dan's house, a grocery store chenin blanc on a trout stream in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with my friend Bud, a Cotes du Rhone Village red at our friend Lisa's wedding, a nowhere near ready Clos de Pape CdP shared with Beth on our anniversary, a Flor de Pingus shared with Ken the day we learned he had Parkinson's disease... I don't know for sure, but I doubt any of these wines would be considered "best" by any competent wine judge, but I don't care that they aren't 98 point wines. Not at all. To me, they were the best because they were part of some of my best memories. The wine is just fermented grape juice. It's the experience that counts.
Deborah Ackerman wrote:Just got here
Cam Wheeler wrote:My best wine thus far -
1905 Seppelt 100 Year Old Para Liqueur Vintage Tawny
OW Holmes wrote:....To me, they were the best because they were part of some of my best memories. The wine is just fermented grape juice. It's the experience that counts.
Covert wrote:I had just gotten back from the funeral of a sibling when I posted my sissy-ass comment; I was feeling a little down and thankful that I had my wife. What I said was true; but I feel a little rum about having said it.
JoePerry wrote:James Roscoe wrote:Look in the mirror to see the biggest sissy!
You'd better think quietly and introspectively about that comment.
OW Holmes wrote:The wine is just fermented grape juice. It's the experience that counts.
Kevin Glowacki wrote:OW Holmes wrote:The wine is just fermented grape juice. It's the experience that counts.
In this spirit:
1996 Dom Perignon - introduced me to what great wine could be. Wish I'd bought more.
Krug - Grand Cuvée - Celebrating the final court approval for a best friends recently adopted baby. She waited six years...the wine waited for two of those.
Billecart-Salmon Rosé - Valentine's Day of this year with the woman I'll eventually call my wife.
1995 Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos - tasted during my Intermediate WSET Certificate class. My introduction to the wonders of noble rot and appreciation of botrytized wines.
TimMc wrote: 1988 Bordeaux Gran <sic> Cru
Kevin Glowacki wrote:In this spirit:
JoePerry wrote:TimMc wrote: 1988 Bordeaux Gran <sic> Cru
Er. Grand Cru? There's a few of 'em.
Now I'm just trying to be helpful, Tim. No need to be embarrassed, we've all been there. Hoke once thought a screwpull was a -ah- never mind.
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