SnarfVader: Possible wine snob thread?[i212.photobucket.com image 323x156]
TabASlotB: SnarfVader: Possible wine snob thread?[i212.photobucket.com image 323x156]Not a bad choice, but there are many superior wineries in the region. I, for one, prefer Lange, Maresh & Van Duzer. Can't complain about the view from WVV, though...
SnarfVader: TabASlotB: SnarfVader: Possible wine snob thread?[i212.photobucket.com image 323x156]Not a bad choice, but there are many superior wineries in the region. I, for one, prefer Lange, Maresh & Van Duzer. Can't complain about the view from WVV, though...I will certainly put those on the list to try. Thanks for the suggestions.
SwiftFox: Is there anyone but me who brings Pinot Noir to Thanksgiving dinner not because they like it particularly, but because there isn't anything else that goes with the food served?
TabASlotB: SnarfVader: TabASlotB: SnarfVader: Possible wine snob thread?[i212.photobucket.com image 323x156]Not a bad choice, but there are many superior wineries in the region. I, for one, prefer Lange, Maresh & Van Duzer. Can't complain about the view from WVV, though...I will certainly put those on the list to try. Thanks for the suggestions.My pleasure. Anything north of The 'Couv worth checking out when I make it back to the Northwest?
picturescrazy: Wine does go well with meat. It also goes well with non meat dishes. It also also goes well with wine.
Jument: SnarfVader: Possible wine snob thread?[i212.photobucket.com image 323x156]I was in the Willamette Valley recently and the wine tasting thing there just blows my mind. They charge as much as $20 for a tasting and will only refund your money if you buy a large quantity of wine, >$50 or more at some places. Not to mention that the prices on the bottles seem obscene.On the other hand, in the Okanogan Valley in BC just a few hundred miles to the north the scenery is far more beautiful, tastings run around $5-10 (sometimes free) and they will give you back your tasting fee if you buy a single bottle of while. Bottles are selling for around half the price, on average.It could be that the wine is that much better but I'm not a huge fan of pinot. To me it's all drinkable.Comments? Why the huge disparity?
TrebuchetEd: @pocketninja'Blog posts like this are what happens when people who believe they have quick wits and originally snarky thoughts are permitted space to do what they think those things look like.'Yeah, guilty as charged. And sure, the 'no cure for cancer' was a deliberate ploy to appeal to the guys at Fark who pick the headlines that go onto the Fark list. It's a Farkism, and it was justified in this case.Why? Why ridicule science and scientists when, as BusyChillin points out, there have been massive advances in cancer treatments? Did I write that piece specifically for Fark? No. Was I being deliberately snarky when I wrote it? Yes.Universities in Europe, where this research was undertaken, are funded by public money, those old taxpayer euros that everyone grumbles about. I love universities, and I'm really happy they get funded by government, otherwise they just end up being the research arm of huge corporations which are far more interested in finding a way to copy their competitors' antacid formula than they are in finding a cure for aids, for example. I don't blame them for that either - pharmaceutical companies exist to make money, not find cures for diseases. Universities and independent research are supposed to do that.But universities get funded on the basis of how much research they *publish*. Not on how useful their research is. Again, a good system. But subject to abuse. The abuses occur when this kind of chickenshiat 'research' into how wine makes fatty meat taste better gets sent out to magazines like mine (ok, 'website' if you prefer the term, and that it counts as 'published research'. Back in the day, research had to be published by 'peer reviewed journals' to count towards a university's research assessment. Now, it just has to go out in a press release and get 'published' by any website dumb enough to copy/paste the article into their news section.And of course, the websites are happy to do that, because fresh content ups their google rating and gives them the warm glow of having contributed to the world's 'news', without having had to do anything awkward like journalism or dialectic.So when I see this kind of cynical rubbish, I'm happy to attack it. Not because science sucks, but because cheap attempts at diverting chunks of public money toward undeserving institutions pisses me off.And as for the wine discussion, who knew that was coming? Yup, Pinot Noir is about the best option for a meal involving huge amounts of turkey, especially the leg meat, imho. Although if you can stretch to a bottle of Chablis, that's damned fine too (although I guess that's horribly expensive in the US. Bad enough here in Europe).Subby.
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