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Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Ed Draves » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:14 am

A customer told me they have Madeira every year, as a tribute to Thomas Jefferson. I usually drink a bottle of French wine to commemorate the French contributions, or our local Chateau Lafayette Reneau wine (French name). This year I'm having cigars with my Brother in Laws so any wine will taste like paste so I'm thinking Budweiser is in my future.
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Rahsaan » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:47 am

Filtered water with dinner.

Nothing special going on here in London.

Although I will probably have some wine tomorrow as we near the weekend.
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:03 am

Happy celebrations! Think I will open and celebrate with you all, the Vin Ruspo from Carmignano. A pinkie sangiovese!!!!
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by Howie Hart » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:13 am

It looks like the picnic at a local park will be rained out,so folks may be stopping by here for re-heated NiagaraCOOL leftovers. I'll probably open a bottle of my bubbly and a few other assorted wines.
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Bruce Hayes » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:16 am

Strong black coffee, at the moment. Obviously, something with dinner tonight.

All the best and Happy 4th of July.
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Isaac » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:16 am

Being Wednesday, and a workday, I imagine my wife will order a pizza, and we'll have something innocuous with it.
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A preceived All-American wine, er varietal, er whatever ...

by Bill Spencer » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:55 pm

%^)

2005 Tobin James Cellars Zinfandel "Ballistic" Paso Robles ...

Happy 4th !

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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Jenise » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:30 pm

I'm having about 40 people over, and will be putting out various bottles of inexpensive but good wine--Cline Ancient Vine Zin, Acacia A Chardonnay, Mission Hills SLC Syrah (that I got for $5/bottle). All entirely drinkable if not a highlight of my day. Guests will most likely all bring contributing bottles. Might have to pull a Nixon and stash a Margaux under the table!
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by Linda R. (NC) » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:33 pm

Group picnic at High Rock Lake. Our "BYOB" beverages will include diet soda, bottled water and beer.
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by James Roscoe » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:49 pm

Howie Hart wrote:It looks like the picnic at a local park will be rained out,so folks may be stopping by here for re-heated NiagaraCOOL leftovers. I'll probably open a bottle of my bubbly and a few other assorted wines.


I'l be there in eight hours! Will there be any homemade wine? Chill the sparkler for Jeannette! :lol:

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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Diane (Long Island) » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:58 pm

Jenise wrote:I'm having about 40 people over, and will be putting out various bottles of inexpensive but good wine--Cline Ancient Vine Zin, Acacia A Chardonnay, Mission Hills SLC Syrah (that I got for $5/bottle). All entirely drinkable if not a highlight of my day. Guests will most likely all bring contributing bottles. Might have to pull a Nixon and stash a Margaux under the table!


What are you cooking for 40 people?

We are meeting some friends for a movie and then going back to their home for leftover chicken and brisket. I'm bringing potato salad that I made this morning. Usually, I bring the wine, but they have a Turley zin they would like to serve. It's the first time in a long time that I'm not bringing a bottle or two with me to their house. It feels strange.
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by Bruce Hayes » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:13 pm

[quote="Jenise"]I'm having about 40 people over, and will be putting out various bottles of inexpensive but good wine Mission Hills SLC Syrah.../quote]

A Canadian wine to celebrate the 4th of July? What is the world coming to??!! :shock:
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Sam Platt » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:22 pm

We're going to a cook out. I plan to take

Prosecco
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2004 Aziano Chianti
2000 Bordeaux (lesser chateau) of some sort, just because I love the darned things.
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Brian K Miller » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:33 pm

2001 Godspeed Cabernet Sauvignon. Was told it's an "old style" Mount Veeder Cab, so let's see.

Sonoma County Zinfandel (have to decide which one.

Maybe a lesser unrated young Saint Emillion.
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by Cynthia Wenslow » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:05 pm

Just in from a 2000 mile drive accomplished in 2 days, so I'm sticking close to home tonight (I am NOT getting back in that car!). Happily, before I left NM some weeks ago, I tucked a bottle of that wonderful ESJ Gamay Rosé in the fridge.

Of course, there is no food in the house.....
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Doug Surplus » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:47 pm

NV Gruet Methode Champenoise Rose to celebrate birthdays

04 Namaste Prosperity Vineyard Pinot Noir to go with the baby back ribs (dry rub)

01 Erben von Beulwitz Kaseler Nies'chen Riesling Spätlese afterwards
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:22 pm

Life is good in Phoenix eh Doug!!
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by John Treder » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:42 pm

Beer. Anchor Steam, AAMOF, with grilled hamburgers, corn on the cob and apple pie.
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by MikeH » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:02 am

ESJ Peay Vineyard Zinfandel with baby back ribs cooked low and slow on the smoker. Potato salad and corn on the cob. Good stuff!
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Bob Ross » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:43 am

Another Francophile on this important date: 2004 Breton Chinon Beaumont.

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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Mike Filigenzi » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:44 am

So far, I've had a Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin from Lodi and a Bray Vineyards Rosato of Barbera. (The Rosato was delicious, the zin not bad.) I supplied a bottle of our homemade sangiovese which was well-received.

The block party's not nearly over yet, though.
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by Doug Surplus » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:35 am

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Life is good in Phoenix eh Doug!!


4 people, good food and 3 bottles of wine. Yup. life's good, even if it's a bit warm today (116F)
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Rahsaan » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:54 am

Bob Ross wrote:2004 Breton Chinon Beaumont.


How was it?

I haven't had it in over a year, but at the time I liked it more than previous Beaumont efforts from Breton. So pure and not clunky.
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Re: Independence Day wine, what ya having

by Bruce K » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:29 am

I brought a Domaine Dupeuble 2005 Beaujolais to our block party. Overall, I found it enjoyable, a bright, fruity, floral, simple Beaujolais, but I could almost swear I detected a banana note to it. This is a Kermit Lynch import, I can't believe he would bring in a wine made with the same yeast Duboeuf was notorious for using. Maybe I just imagined it. Anyway, it was fine for its purposes, though in the category of cheap 2005 Beaujolais, I much preferred the Manoir du Carra which I had a couple of weeks ago. I should note I haven't opened my Bruns yet.
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