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WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by David M. Bueker » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:03 pm

Tasting note from one of the few wines I had in Canada (16 days there and 9 of them dry...what's wrong with this picture)

Speaking of dry...almost but not quite bone dry. Decent acidity levels and a pleasing peachy and floral nose. Lacking a little in the mid-palate and finish, but as an aperitif it was drinkable. It could not stand up to the honey & chili calamari though.

The restaurtant (The Bison) in Banff was excellent. And in case you think I had forgotten, here's a photo from the trip...a little too ornery to eat...
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Re: WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by Howie Hart » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:46 pm

I've enjoyed Cave Spring Riesling for quite a while. Very reasonably priced in our area and available in many restaurants here, on the US side of the river. However, a vist to their winery (with PaulB) last spring was a bit of a letdown as all they had was a tasting room in a old mall.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by Jenise » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:25 pm

I know nothing about the wine...but hey, that bear! What kind of bear protection do you carry with you when you hike?
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Re: WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by David M. Bueker » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:38 pm

Jenise wrote: What kind of bear protection do you carry with you when you hike?


Usually none. Firearms are not allowed in the park, and if you are close enough to use bear spray you are too close.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by Thomas » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:12 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:
Jenise wrote: What kind of bear protection do you carry with you when you hike?


Usually none. Firearms are not allowed in the park, and if you are close enough to use bear spray you are too close.


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Re: WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by Charles Weiss » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:38 pm

David,
Is it still suggested to wear bells when hiking in the woods, to let bears know you're coming rather than being surprised? (reduces photo ops though!)
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Re: WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:24 pm

When I am in forested areas, I always yell every 300 yards. Something like"dooooooooooooooris" seems to work. Emphasis on the "r"!!!
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Re: WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by David M. Bueker » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:29 pm

We talk a lot and yell a bit. Grizzly bears like bells. They're tasty.
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Re: WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by Charles Weiss » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:31 pm

How about "Donnhoffffffffffffffffffffffffff" with an emphasis on the ffffffffffff?
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Re: WTN: 2005 Cave Spring Riesling (Niagra, Canada) with bonus bear photo!

by David M. Bueker » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:33 pm

What usually works for me is "KHAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!"
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