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Let's talk about Wine, because Beer is for the proles.

Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Social Entropy++
So recently I've taken an interest in wine.

I spend a bit of time reading about wine as it's the only alcoholic drink I actually enjoy drinking. Beer and spirits make me sick to the stomach. Red wine is my preference - I haven't drunk a white wine for a very long time. Maybe I should drink it more often?

I'm currently sipping on an Argentinian Malbec. It's quite nice, but it's not playing very well with my pasta.
Anyone care to recommend a wine that goes well with pasta?

Here's a fantastic website that gives a great overview about wine, glasses, types of wine, etc etc.

Do you like wine? Let's talk about it.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    man dubs.

    90 minutes with no response?

    that's gotta be some se++ record.

    In regards to the topic, I appreciate wine, but don't really like to drink it.

    also wine should be paired with the pasta sauce. Is it tomato based? Meaty? creamy? Fish? Pork?

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I know, what's up with the lack of response?

    :(

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I'm sure Stale would post.

    I remember the look in his eye when the Sommelier was talking to us at the fancy dinner at PAX last year.

    Man Sommelier is a fun word to say.

    SOM-ee-ay

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  • OdenOden Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I can never afford top shelf shiraz which is the only kind of shiraz worth drinking and this makes me very sad.

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  • ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Wine is complicated. And unless you know a lot, there'll always be some other prick hanging around justw aiting to tell you how you're wrong and don't know anything.

    Scarlet and I went to the Benziger vineyard for a testing thing back in March, that was really great.

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  • Shifty FisterShifty Fister Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Beer ain't for proles, you scumbag.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Beer ain't for proles, you scumbag.

    depends on the beer

    and man

    it kind of is.

    Or at least that's the way every beer in history has marketed itself

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  • OdenOden Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    fancy beer is like an expensive gourmet sandwich

    no matter which way you look at it, a sandwich is still a sandwich and youre kind of a wanker if you keep telling yourself its not

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  • Shifty FisterShifty Fister Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    A compromise: some beer is for proles.

    Not the beer I drink though.

    On topic: I enjoy wine but I'm pretty much a filthy pleb when it comes to wine knowledge, like if I'm at a restaurant I just go with whatever someone orders.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Oden wrote: »
    fancy beer is like an expensive gourmet sandwich

    no matter which way you look at it, a sandwich is still a sandwich and youre kind of a wanker if you keep telling yourself its not

    that's pretty stupid

    Beer can be a very complex drink and goes better with some foods than wine

    If fancy beer is like a gourmet sandwich, that would mean that cheap wine is a supermarket frozen microwave filet mignon

    If you take the microwave dinner over the gourmet sandwich, then you're a fool

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    PRO-TIP: If you ever see anyone smell a cork, they're trying to look cool. Ridicule them mercilessly.

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  • OdenOden Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    #pipe wrote: »
    Oden wrote: »
    fancy beer is like an expensive gourmet sandwich

    no matter which way you look at it, a sandwich is still a sandwich and youre kind of a wanker if you keep telling yourself its not

    that's pretty stupid

    Beer can be a very complex drink and goes better with some foods than wine

    If fancy beer is like a gourmet sandwich, that would mean that cheap wine is a supermarket frozen microwave filet mignon

    If you take the microwave dinner over the gourmet sandwich, then you're a fool

    you've taken apart my analogy like a gourmet sandwich that is too big to fit in your mouth

    i'm so ashamed, my ham is showing

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    PRO-TIP: If you ever see anyone smell a cork, they're trying to look cool. Ridicule them mercilessly.

    Sometimes corks smell good!

    I like wine, but I hardly know a thing about it. I like red, and I generally go for pinot noir, if I have the choice.

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I don't smell corks to look cool.

    Infact I always thought it made me look dumb.

    But they smell so good

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    What's the difference between smelling the cork and smelling the wine in your glass? Why's one lame and one isn't?

    I'll smell whatever I want.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    smelling the cork can taint the aroma

    with, you know

    cork.

    #pipe on
  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    #pipe wrote: »
    man dubs.

    90 minutes with no response?

    that's gotta be some se++ record.

    In regards to the topic, I appreciate wine, but don't really like to drink it.

    also wine should be paired with the pasta sauce. Is it tomato based? Meaty? creamy? Fish? Pork?

    Tomato based, yeah. That tomato pasta sauce I had earlier made that wine taste really acidic in my mouth.

    I want to give this particular wine a try. I might buy one on Friday.
    http://www.vintagecellars.com.au/scripts/wc.dll?product&area=B&variety=Red%20Wine&pband=30,40&part=50989

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Ah, wine - there's a restaurant in Cambridge that has a bottle that's under a fiver.

    It has white sediment in the bottom. Could be nitrates, we're not sure. Either way, you have to strain the last glass.

    This alone should tell you that I'm not an expert when it comes to wine.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    i like franzia boxed wine, sunset blush in particular 8-)

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter The key is a minimum of compromise, and a simple, unimpeachable reason to existRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I like imperial beer

    Tiger beer is nice too

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    heh, australians and wine, you know

    am i right lads

    who's with me

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Nuzak wrote: »
    heh, australians and wine, you know

    am i right lads

    who's with me

    we actually make some fantastic reds

    and there is a pretty huge wine culture here.

    Why just today I was in a liquor store buying a bottle of single malt for may dad's birthday and there was a staggering section that I'll call "expensive wines"

    20 year old french vintages in wooden boxes, like $500 a bottle.

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  • ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    More like Jacob's Creek, right

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  • LordSolarMachariusLordSolarMacharius Red wine with fish Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    A nice glass of Port with some Roquefort is heavenly. The taste combination there is just wonderful.

    Otherwise, I rather dislike wine and will stick with my Ameretto and Coke, thank you very much.

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    ascot wrote: »
    Wine is complicated. And unless you know a lot, there'll always be some other prick hanging around justw aiting to tell you how you're wrong and don't know anything.

    Scarlet and I went to the Benziger vineyard for a testing thing back in March, that was really great.

    He wants to make fun of your palate soooooo much

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter The key is a minimum of compromise, and a simple, unimpeachable reason to existRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    We also have goon

    could be likened to a night terror

    A game called goon of fortune, where you strap it to a clothsline and spin it, whoever the goon is closest to has to drink it. SIt is a game where everyone loses

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  • ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    ascot wrote: »
    Wine is complicated. And unless you know a lot, there'll always be some other prick hanging around justw aiting to tell you how you're wrong and don't know anything.

    Scarlet and I went to the Benziger vineyard for a testing thing back in March, that was really great.

    He wants to make fun of your palate soooooo much

    We should have got some titanium wine glasses
    I mean, what

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I saw wine in bags at the bottle-o the other day. When wine is too cheap to be packaged in cardboard, surely that just screams 'brutal hangover' to people, doesn't it?

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I got my first shipment of wine from Benziger the other day, so I think I'm gonna go enjoy some red wine with the steak I bought for grillin'. It is a good day to graduate!

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I always wanted to like wine but so far the only things I've found that don't taste like butthole is Boone's Farm (lol) and honey wine.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I saw wine in bags at the bottle-o the other day. When wine is too cheap to be packaged in cardboard, surely that just screams 'brutal hangover' to people, doesn't it?

    No, wine in bags is a sign of the future. Same with wine and champagne with screw tops. Only the best.

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    oh neat!

    I like wine a lot. it's super good with the right meal. I suppose I've developed the taste for it early but whateva

    freshmen year of college, people would always give me a goofy look because i'd be walking around my roommates' keggers drinking straight from a bottle of moderately priced cabernet sauvignon.

    oh and girls want to talk to you about it.

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  • Shifty FisterShifty Fister Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The future of wine containment will be cloth based. Wring out the rag over a cup. It's perfect, a rag is easy to store in almost any container.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Beer pairing can be just as intricate and important as wine pairing, you ignorant fuckstick.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    Beer and spirits make me sick to the stomach.

    you go to hell!

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    and yes, you should try nice beer pairing. it can be very rewarding just like good wine pairing.

    as a matter of fact, I have this sitting right next to me. bought it at the local grocer's today.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/321/1836
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    It was only 8 dollars too! I'm excited.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    biere blonde... blond bier... there's... there's some kind of connection, here......

    wait a second, 6666 achouffe? it all makes sense!

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Never been one for wine.

    I see myself as more of the beer class.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I like strong, heady, red wines. I'm not big on white wine and I pretty much refuse most beer, though a good, super-hoppy lager or a particularly good beer once in awhile is okay.

    I like to try my parents fancy wine every once in awhile just to keep myself aware, per se, of the many varieties of decent wine. Plus, I think it's a lot nicer to drink wine with a fancy meal then beer, but that's just me.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    the best way to tell how good a wine is is checking how deep the hollow at the base of the bottle is

    *nods sagely*

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