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WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by Dave Moritz » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:48 pm

WTN: 2004 "Yard Dog" Southeastern Australia. 14.5% alc., a blend of petit verdot, cabernet & malbec. $10 w/ screwcap finish.

Pure, unadulterated spoofulation. On the nose, a bit of dark fruit and evidence of malolactic fermentation. Blueberry milkshake fruit on the palate and nothing more (not even oak!). This baby could easily have withstood another five percentage points of alcohol without tasting hot! A good example of its type, but way, way not my style.

The lesson: I was in a hurry the other day, and stopped in at a Barrique's looking for a bottle of a light summer red wine (non-Bojo). The distractingly pretty sales clerk suggested this, and I accepted it without question!

Upon returing home and taking a couple minutes to peruse the label, I realized that there were stylistic hints all over the bottle. The animal theme, the blend, the appellation, the label stickers, and (for heaven's sake!) the back label narrative ending with "Beware the Yard Dog!" When I purchased it, I had quite obviously checked my critical faculties at the door and was infuenced by the clerk's beauty! At the age of 55, I thought that I'd gotten beyond these types of influences! Ah, well - live and learn (again).

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PS: Any suggestions on what to do with this bottle other than drain cleaner? For me, drinking it is out of the question!
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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by Howie Hart » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:15 pm

Hey! Just be thankful you hadn't decided to stop at the auto dealer and she worked there! :P
What to do? I'd top up the bottle with another bottle of something cheap you have open, tighten the screwcap and put it in the fridge until you need some red wine in a recipe, such as Chef Carey's BBQ sauce.
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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by James Dietz » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:42 pm

Wouldn't it make a fantastic reduction sauce for a big ass piece of steak??? <Can I say `ass' here???>
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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by Dave Moritz » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:41 pm

Thanks for the good suggestions, Howie and James! I am so very grateful for the women who post on this site.

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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:41 pm

Yeah, I`d like to see a photo gallery of the chicks who post here!!! Can imagine what most of the men look like....debonair, affluent, bronzed, greyish hair, dapper. And thats just Bill!!
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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by James Roscoe » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:53 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Yeah, I`d like to see a photo gallery of the chicks who post here!!! Can imagine what most of the men look like....debonair, affluent, bronzed, greyish hair, dapper. And thats just Bill!!


I don't want to see any pictures of any of the men, thank you very much. I'm not doing much imagining either. It's a scary thought when you think about it. Wine geeks eww.
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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by Bill Buitenhuys » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:02 am

This is the only picture in existance of Bob as he prepares for another grueling race at Iditirod.

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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:43 am

I wore that outfit three years ago so out-of-date!
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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by James Roscoe » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:01 am

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:I wore that outfit three years ago so out-of-date!


I also understand he has switched to a stunning team of Mexican Chihahuas. There a rumours of a hat that's going to make to other drivers green with envy!
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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by Art Morris » Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:09 pm

Dave:

Thanks for the heads-up on the "Yard Dog". As for your purchase
decision, sounds just like something I'd do. (or have done?!) :roll: At age 52, I'm still stricken with the same affliction !


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Re: WTN: Let This Be a Lesson, Gents

by TimMc » Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:20 pm

The screw cap would have been the tip-off for me. :D

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