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Wine

Post by brothers » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:07 pm

For those of us who have been known to have a taste of the grape every now and then: What are the benefits of this miraculous beverage in your opinion and experience?
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Re: Wine

Post by Kyle76 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:23 pm

Health or just in general? For me, the best thing about wine is the way it enhances a good meal.
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Re: Wine

Post by brothers » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:36 am

In appropriate quantities and circumstances wine seems to encourage relaxation and social interaction.
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Post by malocchio » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:34 am

Yes ,a nice glass with dinner is good for maintaining health....I live in Napa County ,California's most famous wine area....Earlier this year most vineyards wines were tested,even the organic ones....100% of all the wine tested contained Monsanto Roundup ,even the organic wines..The poison is so saturated in the ground that it is flowing in the aquifers now...I switched to buying only European wines ..... http://www.ecowatch.com/monsantos-glyph ... 99552.html

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Post by fallingwickets » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:32 am

That roundup is a nightmare, and yet in suburbia, prissy little things insist on using it, because, you know, g-d forbid you see a 'weed' Everytime i see someone with roundup in a cart at the market I have fantasies of them drowning in it...sick i know, but true
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Re: Wine

Post by Gene » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:36 am

I like wine, with a meal or just sitting on the deck watching nature.

My palate is not sophisticated - I seem to enjoy the affordable as well as the high-end stuff.

Black Box Merlot is really nice (IMHO), as is the 14 hands Merlot and Cab.
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Re: Wine

Post by Squire » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:09 am

I fancy myself a wine aficionado but the truth is I'll cheerfully drink anything that's free.
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Post by Rufus » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:48 am

I'm not an aficionado by any stretch; just a frequent imbiber. I enjoy particularly New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. I used to enjoy the big, bold Australian Cabs, but in recent years haven't found them enjoyable; must be age catching up.
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Re: Wine

Post by maskaggs » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:07 am

I really love wine, but you know the saying about high taste and low budget. My browser history is full of searches along the lines of "best cheap wine 2016" and so on.

I'm reading Michael Pollan's *In Defense of Food* right now, which has a section on the benefits of wine. His argument boils down to: in moderation, it sure can't hurt.
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Re: Wine

Post by fallingwickets » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:56 am

on the subject of pollan...great netflix show : cooked

and also on netflix the best doc ever, as a wine fan anyway: somm

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Re: Wine

Post by brothers » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:53 pm

Enjoyed a nice glass of red Italian wine with dinner tonight. Quite enjoyable.
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Post by Squire » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:38 pm

fallingwickets wrote:on the subject of pollan...great netflix show : cooked

and also on netflix the best doc ever, as a wine fan anyway: somm

clive
Really liked that one.
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Re: Wine

Post by fallingwickets » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:29 am

squire, what really opened my eyes was seeing all these extremely knowledgeable wine guys sitting around shooting the breeze drinking jugs of table wine.....if its good enough for them, it works for me HAHA

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Re: Wine

Post by Squire » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:54 am

I half some of those wine guys go home and drink a beer.
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Re: Wine

Post by andyson » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:38 am

Good luck, I'm sure you'll land on your feet and carry on.

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Re: Wine

Post by malocchio » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:25 pm

fallingwickets wrote:That roundup is a nightmare, and yet in suburbia, prissy little things insist on using it, because, you know, g-d forbid you see a 'weed' Everytime i see someone with roundup in a cart at the market I have fantasies of them drowning in it...sick i know, but true
....I feel the same way...This crap is banned in most countries ,and the countries that do sell it tightly regulate the sale and use..In America a 10 year old kid can walk into Walmart and buy a gallon....The Napa-Sonoma wineries are fairy Roundup free, the poison is from runoff and aquifer contamination.We know this because even the organic California wines that are AGRI regulated contain Roundup,this stuff is used by the ton , it's everywhere.

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Re: Wine

Post by brothers » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:25 pm

When we were 20 ish, we asked a guy to do us a favor and pick up a gallon of Mogen David. That was probably before they had invented Roundup. Fast forward to the present, on a different subject, is it true that European wines have little or no Roundup to be concerned about?
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