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Wine gifts from Santa?

by David M. Bueker » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:51 pm

It was a good wine Christmas here, with a copy of the new Wine Grapes tome from Jancis, along with '09 & '10 Beaucastel and '91 Dow. Laura received a Krug Grand Cuvee.
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by David M. Bueker » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:41 pm

Good deal on the screwcaps. Much better than those oh so reliable corks.

I forgot two items that we received from friends just prior to Christmas - a 2011 J. J. Prum Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese and a 2002 Lallier Champagne.
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Carl Eppig » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:40 pm

One of my daughters gave us a wine that someone else had given her. We drank it tonight with lamb shanks and pasta. We managed to keep it down. It was a Yellow Tail Shiraz!
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Jon Peterson » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:47 am

I am pleased to say no wine gifts here. I can hardly open the cellar door what with all the wine that needs to be placed onto the shelves and I certainly don't need another bottle opener no matter how different it is from all the others I have been given over the years.
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Sam Platt » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:53 am

Carl Eppig wrote:One of my daughters gave us a wine that someone else had given her. We drank it tonight with lamb shanks and pasta. We managed to keep it down. It was a Yellow Tail Shiraz!

Our daughter re-gifted us an Arbor Mist. I love her dearly, and it is the thought that counts, but that wine will never see the bottom of my glass.
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Jon Leifer » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:21 pm

a bottle of Kris Merlot..probably wd have preferred coal or the Kris Pinot Grigio in my stocking, am not a merlot fan..Our neighbors buy Kris wines by the case, the youngest son is named Kris
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by Mike Pollard » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:52 pm

Also a copy of Robinson's Wine Grapes which is a really excellent book.

Plus a bottle of Shafer Relentless and one of BV Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, both from employees; perhaps there is a message in those choices!

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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Lou Kessler » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:42 pm

New York Times wine book, Asimov's book, Krug vintage 2000, 4 bottles 20 year tawny Ferreira. Other goodies not wine related. Overall good year. :D
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Salil » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:55 pm

Got a few nice bottles for Christmas/my birthday, highlights of which were some 2008 La Mission Haut Brion, 2009 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese and a 1995 Salon (already opened, and utterly delicious. :D)
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by David M. Bueker » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:21 pm

Salil wrote:Got a few nice bottles for Christmas/my birthday, highlights of which were some 2008 La Mission Haut Brion, 2009 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese and a 1995 Salon (already opened, and utterly delicious. :D)


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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Kelly Young » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:53 pm

Got a lot of wine swag this year.

"The Finest Wines of Germany: A Regional Guide to the Best Producers and Their Wines" - Reinhardt
"The Great Domaines of Burgundy: A Guide to the Finest Wine Producers of the Cote d'Or" - Norman

2009 Schug Pinot Noir Carneros. Drunk on Christmas day. Intriguing. Not great. Manure thing holding on in background (not barnyard, manure). Plastic cork.

Riedel Vivant Pinot Noir (stemless). I think I'm the only person I know who prefers stemless.
Barbara Pinot Noir glasses (stemmed)
New decanter of indeterminate origin, which is just as it should be.

I also got "Pale Ale, Revised: History, Brewing, Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Style)" by Foster but that's probably not of interest to most here.
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by JuliaB » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:35 am

Salil wrote:Got a few nice bottles for Christmas/my birthday, highlights of which were some 2008 La Mission Haut Brion, 2009 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese and a 1995 Salon (already opened, and utterly delicious. :D)



Belated happy birthday, Salil! It was the 28th, I believe. Looks like you got some mighty nice gifts!

Cheers!

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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by JC (NC) » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:43 pm

Wine-related items from a friend in Maryland--wine bag, Santa topper to put over an opened bottle, and a wine chiller bag. I considered buying some wine chiller bags last summer but didn't complete the transaction so I was particularly happy to have that gift. A friend at church passed on some wine tags to put on wine glasses at parties so that everyone can track which is their wine glass. I may gift myself with the Terry Theise book "Reading Between the Wines." I'm also considering gifting myself with a 2010 Clos St. Denis Grand Cru which costs much more than I will usually pay for a single bottle but is something I would like to experience.
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Salil » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:52 am

JuliaB wrote:
Salil wrote:Got a few nice bottles for Christmas/my birthday, highlights of which were some 2008 La Mission Haut Brion, 2009 Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese and a 1995 Salon (already opened, and utterly delicious. :D)



Belated happy birthday, Salil! It was the 28th, I believe. Looks like you got some mighty nice gifts!

Cheers!

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Thanks JB - happy belated birthday to you too. Hope you had a great one!
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Keith M » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:57 am

Kelly Young wrote:I also got "Pale Ale, Revised: History, Brewing, Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Style)" by Foster but that's probably not of interest to most here.

It is, ahem, to me! Hope you post a review here once you have the chance to read it over. I haven't encountered that title before.
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Tom Troiano » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:37 pm

Lafon Meursault, Charmes!!
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Re: Wine gifts from Santa?

by Charles Weiss » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:40 pm

Lou Kessler wrote: 4 bottles 20 year tawny Ferreira.


Lovely wine and better than "better" houses' 20 year, and perhaps for that reason under the radar.
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