Carl Eppig wrote:How about Diamond, the grape not the company(s). It was one of Tom Wark's favorite wines for 2013.
Robin Garr wrote:Carl Eppig wrote:How about Diamond, the grape not the company(s). It was one of Tom Wark's favorite wines for 2013.
I reckon that would be right up there with South American Carignan in availability ...
Carl Eppig wrote:Robin Garr wrote:There are least three produced in the Finger Lakes.
Robin Garr wrote:Carl Eppig wrote:Robin Garr wrote:There are least three produced in the Finger Lakes.
And distributed where? Seriously, Carl, I'm not picking on you, but for Wine Focus to thrive, we really need to pick a subject wine that's both interesting (okay, Diamond has that potential), and widely available so the whole crew can compare tastings and discussion. I honestly think that DIamond has a problem in that regard.
Okay, let's look at it this way: Wine-Searcher.com finds exactly 11 matches for a searchon the Diamond variety, and they're all Eastern wines lacking wide distribution.
This seems like a Wine Focus problem for me, although this is certainly not to shut down the idea of an Open Mike or even just a TN with extended discussion.
David M. Bueker wrote:So it's going to be freaking cold later this week. How about Chateauneuf du Pape, as it goes great with hearty winter fare. Other GSM blends can work as well.
David M. Bueker wrote:Keep in mind that other GSM includes a certain guy's Rocks & Gravel!
As for price of entry, Clos du Mont Olivet is still quite affordable.