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September 30, 2010

We had to, he wasn’t around for the actual day, a belated drunken birthday fest for Wino John.  Not really a fest, just a spontaneous dinner at Café Gourmet.  Our chef friend, Matt, ushered us into a table and whipped up my off-menu favorite.  I am a bit worried though as WJ showed up with a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape.  He’s going French in his old age.  What's next?  One can only imagine what mid-life crisis has the calloused-tongued, big, bad, chewy, oaked cabernet lover turning to the Rhone.  Does estrogen increase as time passes?  I will stop going to dinner with him when he shows up with a Burgundy.  The CNP was delicious, though I didn’t get the label.  Just for the record, I started in Rhone and continue to move bigger and bolder.

Mike and I had just finished a great wine tasting with our buddy, Jason, from R & R.  We look forward to some really great new wines at High Point over the next week.  An exciting find we brought was Epiphany Cellars Gypsy Red, a blend 62% Grenache, 24% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah, 4% Cinsault and 2% Petite SirahOnce it comes in, I will have more on this wine.  Trust me, I really enjoyed this wine.  I brought a bottle of 2005 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus $$ (49.55) a  wine I find of quality and craft comprised of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot.  The wine has plenty of time to hang in the bottle and only get better.  Mocha notes, plum, cassis and dark cherry, what more can you ask for.  (Editor's note: This wine was spec-friggin-tacular...)

We finished dinner with Mike’s bottle of 2005 Summers Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $$$ (59.55), a terrifically expressive cabernet sauvignon with silky tannins from the 21 months in French oak.  Brilliant black cherry, a hint of spice and a touch of toffee on the finish.

I don’t know how it happens but we always end up clearing the place.  I do enjoy the laughter shared at these evenings out.  I can only say 'God Save the Queen'.  Nothing better than good food, great wine and jovial conversation to keep one’s spirits up.  Maybe not if you are the owner of the place we descend on, but for us, it was a great night.

September 24, 2010

This one B-L-E-W.  I went to lunch with the Other Bob and selected a blend of grapes I had high hopes for.  I figured a syrah, grenache, mourvedre, petite sirah would be a nice cheery wine for a lunch. The more the merrier, this combo delivers for so many wines I enjoy.  Unfortunately, the taste was a turn off.  It was surprising as the nose had promise.  There was an off putting taste on the back palate that made it hard to get through.  The offender was the 2005 Brassfield Estates EruptionClocking in at around $15.00, I was hoping for a nice find I could brag about.  At this point, all I can saw is, “Stay Away”. Nothing to look at here, keep moving down the aisle.  Sorry, I can’t let you try this one.

September 23, 2010

Big HB to WJ.  I trust the wine has a formaldehyde-type quality.

Last evening was the 2010 Wine and Spirits Tasting for Fedway and I will cut right to the quick.  I want the HR position for this event.  Actually I want the HR assistant’s job for this event.  The venue, food and wine were great but the pouring team was beyond description.  A1, top shelf, Bravo!  Did I mention the mandatory black attire? And the length was just, sorry.  Back to business.  The venue was the Venetian in Garfield.  Large, well appointed, marbled, fountained, extremely large and classy is all I can say.  The food was excellent with sushi, Asian chicken, friend calamari, a carving station, which I doubled up on the lamb chops and beef.  One would not expect such a venue in the tired, industrial section of Garfield.

Boiling it down to the basics, let's just say that there were two wines of the oh so many I tasted.  The crap wine of the night was at the Banfi Vintners table, a wine called Palo Alto Reserva.  Calling this wine 'jet fuel' would be cruel to jet fuel.  The runner up was a wine at the Terlato table, Dry Creek The Federalist Zinfandel.  The label is eye-catching and with Alexander Hamilton on the label, I wanted this one to be a winner.  Sorry, Hammie, you don’t deserve to be on this label. 

There were a plethora of OK wines, nothing exciting, nothing bad, just drinkable.

There were many wines I found enjoyable, though nothing in the 'diamond in the rough' category.  In no particular order, I went back for seconds on a few of these:

2007 Chocolate Box Dark Chocolate Shiraz

2006 Penascal Tempranillo/Shiraz

2005 Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Robert Hall Cabernet Sauvignon

2002 Wakefield Wines St. Andrews Shiraz - new to the US market but this one was top shelf.

2005 AVV Cyrus

2006 Palmaz Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Maison Bouchon Chateauneuf du Pape

2005 Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

And not too be white-phobic, I found this one:

2009 Silver Palm Chardonnay - light oak, let the fruit shine through.

Overall, this was a very well run event.  I can’t say enough.  Actually, I can’t say any more since I kind of crashed and wasn’t invited.  That’s another story.

One last note, 9/24 would have been number 76 for my old man.  In your spirit, I will be hoisting a shot of Cutty Sark and a Bud chaser tomorrow night.  Missing you.

9-11-10

 

If the Mosque and Qur'an issues came up on 9-11-02, would anyone’s position be different?  Has the deliberate use of euphemisms, lack of visual exposure and the distance of time made many feel differently?  Does the hurt ever go away from a parent,  child or spouse who lost a loved one?  Do we really remember?

September 3, 2010

At a recent wine event, we exposed the group, many for the first time, to a South American carmenere.  Carmenere is a grape variety that is originally from France, specifically from the region of Bordeaux.

The wine produced from the Carmenere grape was used to blend with other red wines such as Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon in order to produce wines full of aroma and complexity. The Carmenere grape we know today was initially called Grand Vidure.

The wine was a 2008 Casa Silva Carmenere Reserva $ (10.55)  Vina Casa Silva was founded in 1892 by French wine pioneer Emilio Bouchon and is owned today by Mario Silva, the fifth generation of winemakers.  Many of the vines are more than 90 years old, carried over from Bordeaux pre-phylloxera. After decades of selling its juice to bulk wineries, Casa Silva began a bold estate bottling initiative in 1997, establishing the winery as a leader of the new generation.

Casa Silva Carmenere Reserva offers aromas of blackberries, plums, chocolate, toffee, white pepper and spice. Made from 88% Los Lingues and 12% Lolol fruit, this big red is full in body, powerful yet elegant. On the palate, it is round and mouth-filling with sweet tannins and a gorgeous balance between fruit and French oak. Aged 50% in French oak for 7 months. Hand-harvested and sorted. On the finish, it is long and rich.

One wine does not a scientific study make, but this wine gives me hope for an alternative red for my palate.

August 27, 2010

As the summer is grinding down, I had a chance to hang with the boyz last night.  No, not them, the other two nuts I hang around with, OB and WJ. The original boys are with me daily…

So we do a dinner at Matt’s Gourmet Café in Parsippany and have just a great dinner.  I have become the foodie pedantic asshole who switches things up on the menu.  Can I have the special, but instead of X can you substitute Y and I don’t want Z so double up on B.  Signature dish my ass, I want it my way.  I tried to stay thematic and I brought blends.  We started with the 2007 Calcu Red this “Super Chilean” blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carmenere, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot.  Winemakers Ricardo Rivadeneira and Alejandro Jofre captured the diversity of the Colchagua Valley.  Priced at $ (10.99), it was ok.  Nothing deep and fancy but decent red fruit for a social lubricant.  We then kicked over to the 2006 Mulderbosch Faithful Hound that delivered a more traditional Bordeaux blend.  No carmenere here. Faithful is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 10% Malbec.  Deeper, richer blackberry and currant flavors with cedar and vanilla highlights and a Cavendish tobacco finish. I like this one even with its upwardly creeping price of $ (20.99).  At this point the main course was served and OB anted in a 2005 Glen Eldon Dry Bore Shiraz. Hailing from the Mars-like red earth of Barossa Valley in Australia, the wine hits you with boysenberry, blueberry and blackberry fruit with a violet note on the finish.  A rich, jammy wine that was pleasure in a glass.

Wino John rounded the evening off with his 1996 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series something or other.  Wow, it is amazing to drink a wine from when I was like 9 years old.  (Let me do the math, I think that would make me over 21).  Nice get.  The wine served as my dessert and was mature to the point of gracious.  It offered its wisdom and strength without being crotchety, grumpy or demanding. 

I can’t wait for the next dinner there to see what mix-and-match stresses I can put on the kitchen as a pretentious asshole.  Matt, you are an all right guy in my book, or as they used to say in the neighborhood, "That Matt is good people". 

August 25, 2010

I swear, I was just looking up wine stuff.  Damn internet.  Actually, I received a press release about Aubert Wines (see below)

Aubert Wines Purchases New Winery
New winery home to highly acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producer


ST. Helena, CA – mark and Teresa Aubert have announced the purchase of a new winery, located at 333 Silverado Trail in Calistoga, California, to house Aubert Wines. Aubert Wines produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from single vineyard sites in the Napa Valley, Carneros and the Sonoma Coast appellations. The Auberts will start moving into the 8,000 square foot winery in January 2011.
 
“Teresa and I have dreamed of establishing a permanent home for our winery for 11 years, and we’re thrilled that it’s finally coming true,” said winemaker and owner Mark Aubert. “Over the last
27 years, I’ve had the privilege of working at and consulting with well-known wineries throughout Napa and Sonoma Valley. I’m excited to bring all these experiences to our own winery in Calistoga, a perfect spot for us as it is centrally located between our key vineyard sites in Napa and Sonoma.”
 

So I Google Teresa Aubert to see if there are any hot images of… never mind.  I was doing some research into the winery.  There was an abundance of links to (beat) Wine, women and shoes.  I still have not found the link to Teresa Aubert and wine shoes but it peaked my interest enough to read several of these sites.

It seems that women like to hold wine tasting and show off fashionable shoes.  This got me to thinking.  What would guys do that would be of similar structure?  I don’t think I have ever been in a room and had a guy (or anyone, for that matter) come up to me and say, “Nice wingtips”. 

The event, a whimsical wine and shoe pairing event designed to educate people about wine and to sell very fashion-forward shoes, while raising funds for local women’s charities, benefited Impact Oklahoma and Calm Waters.

I will tell you that it is not just an Oklahoma thing.  I trust Wino John wouldn’t be telling me he knows what fashion forward means regarding anything.  Wait, I could ask Big Bob, he might be fashion forward.  I can personally attest to the fact we have NEVER had a whimsical wine anything.

So if we decide to expand our horizons, how does one go about pairing shoes with wine?

WARNING- I did have a black loafer joke here but the CENSORS fined me for just thinking about it.

Truthfully, I can’t even come up with names of men’s shoes.  OK, maybe a merloafer?  Hey, Wino John, that guy looks light in his merloafers.  Could that be what they mean?

Maybe a more masculine Bordaufer- rich leathery tannins in a garment hue?

Help me out here.  Anyone want to tell me about pairing wine and shoes?  I am all ears.

August 14, 2010

I'm not sure if Friday the 13th did in the Knights Templar thus making it unlucky but for me it was a day of discovery.  So what, the world is falling apart, I found a wine I enjoyed.  I understand Iran announced it is going nuclear in a week, I had a well-priced bottle of California cabernet sauvignon.  I understand the President needs a fifth vacation in as many months, not counting all his golf rounds.  I would get out of town too if I were so inept at my job.  My vacation was in a reclining chair, in front of the television with a bottle of 2005 Cedar Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine comes in around $35.99 and black berry and plum fruit with black pepper and mushroom teasers.  Restrained oak is a compliment to this wine.  It is not big and bold but not meek either.  I found this to be spot on in the “you get what you pay for” category. 

Unlike the President, my vacation is over and comes with a blurry-eyed, fuzzy-tongue morning.  Though, looking at the first lady, so might his…

August 9, 2010

A blast from the past hit me yesterday when we checked into the Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie, WA.  It took awhile, and a blaring sign (road side, not a religious thing) for me to realize that the quaint, relaxing Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie, WA. was the hotel used for the filming of Twin Peaks!   For those too young to remember, it was a murder mystery series with psychological twists by David Lynch.   I am a David Lynch fan and remember being glued to the hour-long drama on TV.  I didn’t know until yesterday that Snoqualmie was its home.  It turns out we were a week behind a big Twin Peaks convention.  In all honesty, we probably wouldn’t have gotten a room there had we been a week earlier.

In the bizarre twist of Twin Peaks style, I was fighting my internal demons as the sommelier at the restaurant in the Lodge kept telling me that the mer-ee-tauge (a pedantic French flare) would go well with my meal of choice.  It took all I had to not make a scene and tell him it is an American word from merit and heritage.  I then wondered if that small fact tainted his recommendations.  I did try some local wine with dinner and sipped a bit of the Peak Frog Riesling before the Felicitas 100 Meritage.  Hey, I wanted to stay with a Bloty.  Said mispronunciation guy then informed me that syrah was the third best grape of Washington State right behind cabernet sauvignon and merlot.  I asked for the syrah, which was weighing in at $30.00 a glass and before they poured it, they sampled it to me.  Good thing.  I thanked my waitress for saving me the money.  I didn’t much care for the local syrah and would have been kicking myself in a Fight Club style self pummeling had I paid for that wine. 

The meritage was fine, not much to talk about.  I did enjoy a heaping helping pour of the Dow’s 20 Year Tawny for dessert.  The waitress was eighteen years removed from New Jersey so we hit it off right away.  The topper was that her brother was a Naval Academy grad and my nephew is sweating out Plebe initiation.  We had a lot to talk about and she did me well by pouring the Dow’s to the maximum the port glass could hold.  It really is a great place.  I recommend the Salish Lodge to anyone heading out to the great Pacific Northwest.  It’s about 35 mins. east of Seattle and it delivers the essence of Washington State. 

August 7, 2010

I’m in Leavenworth.  No, not the prison, the town.   For the record, it is in the state of Washington.  This quaint little town looks like someone transplanted a village from Bavaria.  With that said, I was taken back by the number of wine tasting rooms/vineyards in Leavenworth.  Technically, six are in Leavenworth and seven are in the surrounding area.  I didn’t get to taste any of the wines but the names of the wineries are:

D’Vinery, Eagle Crest Winery

Ryan Patricks Vineyards

Bella Terrazza Vineyards

Kestral Vineyards

’37 Cellars Winery

Silvara Vineyards

I have to say, the tasting rooms were crowded and I saw a few people carrying out purchased bottles of wine.  I head out of here early tomorrow but I might have to make an exception and drink early.  Besides, it would be Sunday, I will make sure I bless myself before I start sipping.

July 30, 2010

Hot town, summer in the city!  I am thinking that the Lovin’ Spoonful were into global warming in the early ‘70s.  I needed to chill last night in front of the tube.  Dude, it's the season two premier of Jersey Shore, which takes place in Miami, Fla.  I am missing the point of calling it Jersey Shore.  Kudos to Governor Christi for comments about the show’s poor portrayal of New Jersey.  OK, I’m jealous.  If I had washboard abs and spiked hair, I would have tried out for the show.  It seems they drink a lot and I am a professional at that.  I have been called creepy and they talk about creeping.  I have a nickname.  Hey MTV, what about a show about doughy, pasty, old drunks with a real Jersey pedigree? 

I knew I didn’t want anything too heavy, so I went gru-vee.  I am recommending for a hot muggy night of mindless TV, the Wolfgang Gru-Vee Gruner Veltliner At $9.99, I say this a nice summer alternative for those that don’t want the pucker of the sauvignon blanc.  Also, gruner pairs well with some quirky food when you are trying to serve up a nice artichoke dip.  Though it might have choked Arty, it ain’t gonna choke Stymie. Stymie would have been a fan of the Wolfgang Gru Vee.  Now I need to search out a wine for the cream puffs my dog wants.  (Little Rascals)
I say buy it and try it.  How else will you expand your palate?

July 22, 2010

Nothing better than an executive board meeting to get the juices flowing.  Officially one year in and the agreement of non-agreements no longer churns my gut.  The topical discussion points sparking multiple side discussions means health.  New business being old business might draw annoyance or anger, but much less when wine is involved.  No, the juices I am talking about are the gem wines I enjoyed with dinner.  I believe 8, 9 or maybe 10 wines passed clockwise, and I did remember to jot a few down that I will explore down the road.  One little jewel was a Domaine Raymond Dupont-Fahn Bourgogne Chaumes des Perrieres.  This is one of those that share a fence with the rich and famous but finds itself just outside the pedigree/price gambit.  Dare not call it Meursault yet rejoice in the approachable price of $28.99.  Flavors flow of peach and a hint of lime and a chalkiness that provides a charm to this wine.  The embarrassing delight in public for me was the muted orgasmic sounds I bleated after inhaling the head of a 1976 BV Georges de Latour.  This wine was a delight of antiquity like a worn leather wingback or a grandfather clock.  The color showed age and the tannins gone enough to indicate there isn’t much time left.  In fact, it may have offered up its last breath of life for our momentary pleasure.  And for that, we thank you.  This wine truly was a friend and confidant to my rack of lamb.  The other I took note of was the Le Cadeau Equinoxe hailing from the great northwest.  Oregon nurtured this fruit to develop dark raspberry, red cherry and blueberry with moments of thyme and cassis.  What can I say; I am fortunate to bump up against the fences of those pedigreed wine aficionados. 

July 13, 2010

One (that would be me) must realize that a bottle of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, a 2005 Alto Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2005 Callabriga Douro Red and a 1997 Plumpjack cab, when taken together, do not pair well with a screen door.  In what could have been a youtube viral video, I managed to overstay my welcome at the Wino John palatial estate when a quick trip back from the bathroom left me blind to the sliding screen door.  Fortunately for me (but not for the door), my knee was the first of my body parts to force its way through the woven mesh.  Had my stride been different, I would have been wearing a screen door custom fit mask.  And we were having such a good time to that point.  I believe my visa to the private town owned by WJ has been revoked and my car will not be allowed to exit the highway on any road that would lead to the estate. 

Fortunately for me, I had eaten a steak the size of a small dog.  Had the screen incident happened prior to dinner, I would have been relegated to the truck stop on the highway for dinner.  To that point, I had been enjoying a fine Cuban cigar and finishing a South African cabernet.  Then I had to go to the bathroom.  Oh boy, getting in was fine, but getting out proved confusing.  Boy, was that a long ride home.  Anyway, I did want to say thanks to Wino John for his hospitality, as he is no longer taking my calls. 

2005 Callabriga Douro Red $ (19.99)  This blend of Portuguese grapes boast touriga nacional, touriga franca and tinta roriz giving a black fruit and plum flavor with a touch of oak and vanilla and hints of the precursor of port without the sweetness.

2005 Alto Cabernet Sauvignon $ (14.99)    A cabernet from a South Africa’s Stellenbosch region vineyard that dates back to 1693.  This wine, for the price, brings some nice dark cherry and dark chocolate to the glass.  There is a touch of tobacco on the finish.  An easy drinker without too much to think about.

July 11, 2010

I found something interesting, as I was f’ing around the Internet.  This isn’t exactly wine related but it ain’t a political bitch session about how screwed we small business people are either.  For those science dweebs, I found a density chart for liqueurs.  Why do I need a density chart, you ask?  Hey, when you are having a crazy dinner party and want to make those floaty after dinner drinks, you may need this information.  You know, those drinks that are layered with different liqueurs that combine in your mouth to taste like something else. 

Everclear (95% ABV) 0.80

Everclear (75% ABV) 0.84

Southern Comfort 0.97

Tuaca 0.98

Water 1.00

Green Chartreuse 1.01

Grand Marnier 1.03

Cointreau 1.04

Peach Schnapps 1.04

Sloe gin 1.04

Peppermint schnapps 1.04

Benedictine 1.04

Brandy 1.04 

Midori melon liqueur 1.05

Rock and Rye 1.05

Apricot brandy 1.06

Blackberry brandy 1.06

Cherry brandy 1.06

Peach brandy 1.06

Campari 1.06

Yellow Chartreuse 1.06

Drambuie 1.08

Frangelico 1.08

Orange Curacao 1.08

Triple sec 1.09

Tia Maria 1.09

Apricot liqueur 1.09

Blackberry liqueur 1.10

Amaretto 1.10 

Blue Curacao 1.11

Galliano 1.11

Green Crème de Menthe 1.12

White Crème de Menthe 1.12

Strawberry liqueur 1.12

Parfrait d'Amour 1.13

Coffee liqueur 1.13

Crème de Banana 1.14

Dark Crème de Cacao 1.14

White Crème de Cacao 1.14

Kahlua 1.15

Crème de Almond 1.16

Crème de Noyaux 1.17

Anisette1.175

Grenadine 1.18

Crème de Cassis1.18

So remember, like a good free mason, the foundation is the most important.  Lay in the densest syrupy, sweet crap liqueur first.  Then take a well-chilled spoon, holding the concave side up, allow the next, lighter liqueur to spread out evenly.  It amazes your guests, making you seem like a professional alcoholic. 

I am thinking a Kahlua, white crème de cacao, Tia Maria.  I don’t know what that might officially be called but my mouth just started watering.  I do think I had something called a bloody eyeball.  I will have to spend the night reconstructing it from this chart.

Have at it.

July 10, 2010

I received an email today and the subject header read, PS, I Love YouDude, Wino Bob gets these all the time.  OK, maybe not.  So you could imagine how excited I was thinking I finally had an adoring fan confessing her love for the Wino.  Damn it!  I opened the email to find a flyer announcing the 8th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium being held July 27th at Concannon Vineyards.  What caught my attention was the topic for the panel discussion, Can Petite Sirah become the next Pinot NoirLet me save you the time and money.  NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was going to end this entry there but I guess I need to bolster my position.  The simple reasoning behind my point is that petite sirah is too bold for the nuanced palates of the pinot nuts.  There is too much 'in your face' fruit and not enough “subtle complexities” for the crowd.  Second, PS is not as food friendly as PN.  For me, I would make petite my meal so I fill my stomach with whatever the table has to offer.  For those pedantic enough to spend their life chasing the terrior of Burgundy, they will never convert to tougher skinned grapes.  I say Petite will convert merlot drinkers, is a nice change up for syrah lovers and will amuse cabernet lovers, but will never ever replace the pinot.  Besides, that panel is hosted by a guy calling himself Dr. Vino.  What good could come from a guy that hides behind a self-appointed made-up casual wine-related name.  The nerve of some people trying to be hip and educational at the same time.  What does he say, take two pinots and call me in the morning?  Just so we are clear, the WinoStuff copyright stamp reads 2000.  Dr. Vino’s copyright on his blog reads 2002.  Dr. Vino is located in the NY area.  Wino, Vino, you be the judge.

I think I should email my input to the panel discussion so they know what position to take.

July 9, 2010

This year is going down as the year of least number of new wines written about by me.  I got in a rut this year and started buying more than one bottle of each wine.  Thursday night TV has me drinking from the same case and limiting what I can write about for this page.  It’s back to one bottle of each for a while so I can get back to basics.  Last night, I was able to find a wine I haven’t had before.  You can imagine my excitement.  Whoopee, a new experience.  As I was glued the television awaiting the big announcement (no, not where in the world will LeBron go), who is the snake in the BB House.  Actually Thursday night doesn’t hold my attention, until this fall when The Big Bang Theory moves from Mondays.  Thank God for DVRs.  I filled my glass with a Portuguese red and sat down to watch a Buster Keaton silent movie called, The General.  I agree, a far fall from nights of dining at Bacchus or crazy cabfests. A quiet night with a black and white silent movie.  It happened to be Buster’s last independent before he was part of a large studio and lost some of his control. 

I guess my New Years pledge of not writing about current events has lessened my verbiage. 

2005 Quinta de Cabriz Reserva, Dao $ (15.99)     The blend of 40% touriga nacional, 40% Alfrocheiro and 20% tinta Roriz bring a cherry cola, fig and raspberry mix.  This is a nice drinking wine for a simple meal but not complex enough for a fine dining experience.  Robust enough for a silent movie but it wouldn’t hold up for Hot Tub Time Machine, if you get my drift.

 


Bob’s scale combining cost and taste: 

 

$- under 20 dollars
$$- 20-50 dollars
$$$
-50-75 dollars
$$$$
-75 to 100 dollars
$$$$$
-100+ ( not in the budget)

 

I will use an icon, , to rate my wines.  The more icons, the better I liked it and would love to share this bottle with some good food and my rat friends.  WinoBob

Editor's Note: A while back, Bob went off on a tangent and changed his icon to .  He does this just to make me crazy!!!.  
WinoJohn


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