Any Focusing ideas for April?

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Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:26 pm

David posted this late Feb...just to keep people up to date on recent topics. Could it be Pinot Noir time? :wink:

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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby David M. Bueker » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:28 pm

I keep trying for Pinot Noir and keep getting overruled.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Salil » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:39 pm

I vote for Burgundy!
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Tim York » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:33 am

Salil wrote:I vote for Burgundy!


Me too.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Howie Hart » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:20 am

Personally, I have a lot more domestic Pinot Noirs than Burgundy. Then again, there's Chardonnay.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby David M. Bueker » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:27 am

Howie Hart wrote:Then again, there's Chardonnay.


No there isn't.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Lou Kessler » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:47 pm

I'll vote for Burgundy, I don't want David's tears to overflow the Housatonic river.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Robin Garr » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:13 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:I keep trying for Pinot Noir and keep getting overruled.

I'd rather do Pinot Noir than Burgundy alone, primarily because of the price points. "World of Pinot Noir" is fine with me, though ... in fact, I've enjoyed an exceptionally good Tasmanian Pinot, a decent cheap Pinot Nero delle Venezie and an okay generic Pinot Noir Borgogne within recent weeks, so if we can do international Pinot, I'm good to go.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Howie Hart » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:22 pm

Yeah, but Burgundy includes Chardonnay.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby David M. Bueker » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:23 pm

Sounds good to me, though WOPN is trademarked.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Carl Eppig » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:30 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:I keep trying for Pinot Noir and keep getting overruled.


I agree with you David. Even though Easter is the last day of March, many will have left over ham which goes great with Pinot.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Steve Edmunds » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:50 pm

I vote for wines based on Vermentino!
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Howie Hart » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:39 am

Carl Eppig wrote:I agree with you David. Even though Easter is the last day of March, many will have left over ham which goes great with Pinot.
Leftover ham = pea soup.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby JC (NC) » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:04 pm

I'm opening a CA Pinot Noir for Easter and will be finishing off the bottle in April so could report on that as part of the Pinots of the world focus. I also have a number of Burgundy wines (white and red) although some are rather young to be opening now.
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Jim Vandegriff » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:20 pm

Having just come back from the Willamette Valley with a case of pinot noir, I vote Oregon Pinot Noir!
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Re: Any Focusing ideas for April?

Postby Eli R » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:48 am

Robin Garr wrote:
David M. Bueker wrote:I keep trying for Pinot Noir and keep getting overruled.

I'd rather do Pinot Noir than Burgundy alone, primarily because of the price points. "World of Pinot Noir" is fine with me, though ... in fact, I've enjoyed an exceptionally good Tasmanian Pinot, a decent cheap Pinot Nero delle Venezie and an okay generic Pinot Noir Borgogne within recent weeks, so if we can do international Pinot, I'm good to go.


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