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Good wines with cool style

 
 
littlek
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jul, 2003 07:49 pm
LibertyD wrote:
My favorite wine from Banrock Station in Australia doesn't have a cool label, but it's good -- and the winery is active in nature preservation, as well. Their website even has awesome nature sounds to go along with it! I recommend the shiraz/cabernet.

http://www.banrockstation.com.au


Ooooh, has anyone tried a white shiraz?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jul, 2003 07:53 pm
No, I haven't. ?????
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jul, 2003 07:55 pm
The white shirax is listed in that Banrock Station link. Interesting. I love shiraz.

So, Quinn got to the whole crazy liquor rules of MA before I could. I still am found dumb about that waiving of the sunday sales ban for the month between t-giving and xmas. Incredible!

What the CT laws like? I seem to remember them being the most restrictive next to UT laws.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jul, 2003 08:09 pm
I am from California, long time in southern california and now four years in very northern. Me and my ex got used to checking out vineyards somewhere in the early eighties, as that was how we took our vacations, such as they were, we got in the car with some extra jeans and tee shirts and drove north.

So early on we nosed around various vines and cottages. There was the time we spent in Paso Robles at the something motel and checked out maybe eight of the local places...over a few days.

So time passes, and two years ago I went to Idaho for the first time, to a memorial for my aunt who died at age 100. It was, as these things go, a nice happy memorial, except I had horrible changing flight problems, stuck in Portland Airport while the family met for the prememorial dinner. Plus the bed and breakfast I had reserved a room in went out of business by the time I got there (checked it out later, and the woman had terminal cancer and was having an antiques sale two weeks away...no, no, I did not try to buy anything.)

So, missing my family and my bed and breakfast, now ensconced at Quality Inn or somesuch, I wandered out for a bottle of something to put with the ice cubes I could find in the hallway. I found Coldwater Creek Clothing Company, fun....and finally, a State Liquor Store.

Strange. Strange. I imagine it is like going for your methadone.

Which is not to say I don't understand that these are related.

Myself, I am sad that alcohol imbibing in the US seems to be a brain obliterating brain wash, or a life of avoidance for good reason, either or, either or. We never seem to have had a time to just enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, or a good scotch after, as a culture.
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LibertyD
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jul, 2003 10:16 pm
I haven't found the white shiraz here, but it sounds interesting, for sure!
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quinn1
 
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Reply Fri 1 Aug, 2003 11:22 am
Ct was pretty strict although I dont know if they still are. Packies close at 8pm, No Sundays/Holidays, bars open till 2am though.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 3 Aug, 2003 09:58 pm
I remember the CT packies closing at some weird time like quarter to 9.... Hmmm.

I just went and bought 2 more bottles of Big Tattoo Red. It's 9 bucks at bread and circus.....
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