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WTN: Election-watching wine

by Jenise » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:12 pm

We were expressly planning NOT to have wine last night, but the way things were going we decided we needed a little emotional padding so I went to the cellar. Inspired by the fact that things were going south (of where we wanted them to in places like Florida) and that we could but sit idly by and watch, I chose this wine from the Southern Hemisphere:

2014 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir
A negotiant wine from cool south island grapes, Central Otago in fact IIRC, this pinot noir has vivid color, body, balance and varietal typicity far greater than its $18 price tag with none of the faults one might legitimately expect from a negotiant at this price. I originally bought it to include in a 14-wine smorgasbord of New Zealand wines where it was a justifiable hit and bought a few extras to pour for the occasional guest who likes wine but is relatively unconcerned about what they drink. Cool thing is, we're just as happy to drink it ourselves!

What did you drink?
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov
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Re: WTN: Election-watching wine

by David M. Bueker » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:08 pm

Last night did not turn out so bad. Expectations were waaaaayyyy too high.
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Re: WTN: Election-watching wine

by Jenise » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:13 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Last night did not turn out so bad. Expectations were waaaaayyyy too high.


Agreed, but remember I'm on the West Coast. At 7 p.m. my time when this decision was made, things weren't trending as well as they did later in spite of the loss of Beto and Florida.
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Re: WTN: Election-watching wine

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:15 pm

Beto next President?
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Re: WTN: Election-watching wine

by David M. Bueker » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:30 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Beto next President?


Umm...no Bob. Go check out CNN.com.
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Re: WTN: Election-watching wine

by Rahsaan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:07 pm

A bunch of my political science types love discussing what to drink while watching returns. Rustic American bourbon was a clear choice. I posited that a snarkier option would be to enjoy the fruits of sh@thole countries, perhaps with an exquisite Haitian rhum.

Of course in practice, I drank nothing, and was doing work while trying to avoid the mindnumbing newsfeed.
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Re: WTN: Election-watching wine

by Mark S » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:18 pm

Rahsaan wrote:Of course in practice, I drank nothing,...


Perhaps you could join Dale's SOBER? 8)

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