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June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Robin Garr » Wed May 29, 2013 10:56 am

What's your pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls? New month starts Saturday!
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed May 29, 2013 11:22 am

1)Guess time for a red, but something on the lighter style with summer and patio season here.

2) Alternatively how about South Africa? Lots of goings-on there at the present time.
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Robin Garr » Wed May 29, 2013 3:03 pm

Good ideas, Bob ... let's hear it from the crowd! Any other suggestions?
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Mark Lipton » Wed May 29, 2013 4:21 pm

Well, it's been nearly a year, so how about Think Pink?
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by JC (NC) » Wed May 29, 2013 6:53 pm

I have some rose' wines on hand and would like to focus on them either in June or July.
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Robin Garr » Thu May 30, 2013 8:28 am

JC (NC) wrote:I have some rose' wines on hand and would like to focus on them either in June or July.

Do I hear any objections to a month-long bouquet of roses? I mean "rosés"? :lol:
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by David M. Bueker » Thu May 30, 2013 8:33 am

Seems like a good idea. For July we should try to do something that wraps around American Independence Day and French Bastille Day.

Ooh, there's no bread, let 'em eat cake
There's no end to what they'll take
Flaunt the fruits of noble birth
Wash the salt into the earth

But they're marching to Bastille Day.
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize.
Free the dungeons of the innocent
The king will kneel
And let his kingdom rise.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Howie Hart » Thu May 30, 2013 8:46 am

David M. Bueker wrote:...For July we should try to do something that wraps around American Independence Day and French Bastille Day....
French-American hybrids? :o
Chico - Hey! This Bottle is empty!
Groucho - That's because it's dry Champagne.
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Tim York » Thu May 30, 2013 11:33 am

Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:1)Guess time for a red, but something on the lighter style with summer and patio season here.



What summer and patio season? :twisted: It's still cold and wet here. Many Burgundy vineyards are flooded. And some met experts are telling us that past records show that, after a cold and wet Spring, there is a 2 out 3 chance of a similar summer.

It's all caused by global warming :? .

PS South Africa would be interesting but I need a trip into down-town Brussels to find anything more than plonk.
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Joy Lindholm » Thu May 30, 2013 12:33 pm

My vote is Rosé!
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Robin Garr » Thu May 30, 2013 3:45 pm

Howie Hart wrote:French-American hybrids? :o

Bite yo' tongue. :lol:
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by JC (NC) » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:01 pm

We can discuss Howie's suggestion later in the month but why NOT French-American hybrids PLUS something broader. I've had some nice wines from hybrids but may not be able to find them locally. It could be an education for the Europeans or others who have never had a Seyval Blanc, Vignoles or Vidal wine (I admit that I am not sure which grape varieties are truly French-American hybrids and which are hybrids of say two European varieties, etc.)
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Re: June Wine Focus: What'll it be?

by Robin Garr » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:14 pm

JC (NC) wrote:We can discuss Howie's suggestion later in the month but why NOT French-American hybrids PLUS something broader. I've had some nice wines from hybrids but may not be able to find them locally. It could be an education for the Europeans or others who have never had a Seyval Blanc, Vignoles or Vidal wine (I admit that I am not sure which grape varieties are truly French-American hybrids and which are hybrids of say two European varieties, etc.)

I would say that there is ALWAYS room for an "Open Mike" discussion of something like this, but for the monthly Wine Focus we want a topic that is of broad interest and worldwide availability. When we try anything that's either obscure or, frankly, generally unpopular, we invariably end up spending a month with a quiet topic and few participants. The best Wine Focus topics are those that engage conversation, and I just don't see hybrids doing that, sorry.

But again, a discussion on them is always welcome, and if an open-mike thread takes off, who knows? It might even persuade me that I'm w- w- wrong in my thinking. :oops:

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