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Re: Jasper's private stock...
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2005, 11:25:25 AM »
(He likes the pinot gris very much. Must be the Italian bit.)

 however bastardized/coopted by the french, indeed.
 
  as far as exports - i can attest that it is absolutely true about newcastle, and the same goes for guinness.  and don't ever let me catch any of you drinking guinness out of a bottle or that pathetic 'pub-draught' can, i don't care who developed the technology.  on tap you can trust, but don't hesitate to fly over just to taste the Real Thing.
 
 speaking of stouts - Eral, is Sheaf popular down there?  or is it the fosters of stout?  here it qualifies for the occasional meal-in-a-bottle, but i prefer samuel smith's oatmeal, which seems to make its way to seattle in bottles from england without noticeable ruination (though i haven't had >its< native form)...
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« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2005, 05:04:25 PM »
Rev- Stout is extremely rare here. Guinness is the only stuff to have really made inroads. You really need someone like Xiao to answer your question: a devotee. My knowledge base is limited. (that is the only phrase I could think of that didn't make me sound like a hopeless alco.)
I would ask my dad, whose knowledge base is breathtaking, but he likes Guinness in a can, so his opinion is worthless to you.

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« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2005, 03:33:24 AM »
Must revise my opinion of Yellowtail. Very good stuff.
My brother bought a bottle for us to try on  his son's birthday, and I have since purchased a case of 2004 chardy and am here to say, you were right.  :)
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« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2005, 07:26:32 PM »
Some wine critics in France and England are bemoaning the fact that wine producers are not making Fine wines anymore: they're making wine that are cheap and pleasant for ordinary people to enjoy. I am having trouble working up antagonism to said wine-makers. 
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« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2005, 08:10:33 PM »
Heh. Yeah, I've noticed that even in flyby searches of Internet wine snobbery communities.

But it's like so many other things where people are passionate devotees... there tends to be a tradeoff when products skew to the masses, and the pioneers with the most knowledge and appreciation tend to be the ones left out in the cold with less to appreciate. Ask a car freak what they think of shared automobile platforms, or a long-term computer geek what he thinks of Windows domination.
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« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2005, 08:36:14 PM »
I see your point.  Perhaps if they were complaining about bad wines being made, I would understand. But they are complaining about good wines - using words like "pleasant" and "drinkable" and "accessible." 
Shared automobile platforms and extermination of all computer lifeforms except Windows are bad things.
Winemakers making wine for everyone is democracy/revolution/overthrow of the oligarchs. Which is good for us peasants. And we haven't spilled any blood.
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