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(NPR)   What's the difference between a ridiculously expensive and old bottle of wine and a cheap one? The fake label and "the aroma of canned asparagus"   (npr.org) divider line 24
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2013-12-19 08:45:46 AM
If you ever pay more than $10 for a bottle of wine, you're doing it wrong.

/now, a good quality cigar should cost you an arm & a leg.
 
2013-12-19 09:00:53 AM
I think I saw this on Northern Exposure...
 
2013-12-19 09:00:57 AM
Wine people problems

SurfaceTension:
If you ever pay more than $10 for a bottle of wine, you're doing it wrong.

/now, a good quality cigar should cost you an arm & a leg.


ST you're doing it wrong.

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2013-12-19 09:07:13 AM

SurfaceTension: If you ever pay more than $10 for a bottle of wine, you're doing it wrong.

/now, a good quality cigar should cost you an arm & a leg.



I would say more like $20 - mostly because I can't find a $10 equivalent of Campofiorin.  I have a millionaire in the family (wife's side) who likes wine...and I don't really know if he actually "likes" it or simply buys cases of $100-a-bottle wine like you and I would buy a tin full of Altoids, just because he can.  He scoffs at my Barons de Rothchild as if it were Night Train.  I like to think I have a decent palate and while his $100 bottles are good, I fail to taste the $90 between his pinot and my bottle of Muirwood.

/Oh, and a Reserva Real is excellent and will not break the bank by any means.
 
2013-12-19 09:07:43 AM
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A lot of these are fakes...lemme call a buddy.
 
2013-12-19 09:10:44 AM

SurfaceTension: If you ever pay more than $10 for a bottle of wine, you're doing it wrong.



I bought a $25 wine recently (had a great label...couldn't resist) and it was noticeably better than my usual $10 bottles.
 
2013-12-19 09:13:32 AM
The price.
 
2013-12-19 09:27:47 AM

Abox: SurfaceTension: If you ever pay more than $10 for a bottle of wine, you're doing it wrong.


I bought a $25 wine recently (had a great label...couldn't resist) and it was noticeably better than my usual $10 bottles.


Typical difference between $3-4 bottle and $12 bottle
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Typical difference between $12 bottle and $20 bottle
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Typical difference between $20 bottle and $35 bottle
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Typical difference between $35 bottle and $100 bottle
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2013-12-19 09:30:31 AM
www.wineanorak.com

some of it is made by celebrities?...
 
2013-12-19 09:36:54 AM
Boy am I glad I'm over wine. Scotch is were it's at.
 
2013-12-19 09:57:04 AM
I always thought wine tasters were full of shiat.
I was dragged along to a wine tasting once and at one bottle, in my best snooty voice I just started making up shiat. "Hmmm mild tannins, a strong winter note, moderate notes of nutmeg and oak. and a hint of chocolate and cherry." I had several people agreeing with me, and one person wanted to know who I wrote for.
The only notes I could actualy detect where grapey and alchohol.


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"Is that...ammonia I smell?"
 
2013-12-19 09:57:45 AM
cheap wine runs windows programs and the $100+ stuff doesn't
 
2013-12-19 10:03:29 AM

nanim: [www.wineanorak.com image 300x507]

some of it is made by celebrities?...


Owned by quite a few, made by fewer.  Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) owns/co-owns a few vineyards and cellars in Jerome, AZ area and makes the wine at his house in his basement.

My wife and I just went on a wine tasting tour there last month for her birthday and stopped at Four 8 Wineworks in Clarkdale (Keenan is partial owner) and his Caduceus Cellars in Jerome.  I believe he also owns part of Arizona Stronghold in Cottonwood.

We splurged and bought a bottle of both the 2012 White and 2011 Red Judith that had just been released the first week of November and was almost sold out.  May open the White for New Year's but the Red is being saved for our 20th Anniversary in a few years.
 
2013-12-19 10:07:32 AM
But craft beer is still a thing right?

"It is hoppy with notes of pumpkin and basil with a fruity almost sweet finish."

Am I doing it right? Ha Ha Ha
 
2013-12-19 11:30:48 AM

MythDragon: I always thought wine tasters were full of shiat.
I was dragged along to a wine tasting once and at one bottle, in my best snooty voice I just started making up shiat. "Hmmm mild tannins, a strong winter note, moderate notes of nutmeg and oak. and a hint of chocolate and cherry." I had several people agreeing with me, and one person wanted to know who I wrote for.
The only notes I could actualy detect where grapey and alchohol.


I would be amused if an undercover beer snob went to a wine tasting and started talking about malts and hops in their wine.
 
2013-12-19 12:04:53 PM

UberDave: SurfaceTension: If you ever pay more than $10 for a bottle of wine, you're doing it wrong.

/now, a good quality cigar should cost you an arm & a leg.


I would say more like $20 - mostly because I can't find a $10 equivalent of Campofiorin.  I have a millionaire in the family (wife's side) who likes wine...and I don't really know if he actually "likes" it or simply buys cases of $100-a-bottle wine like you and I would buy a tin full of Altoids, just because he can.  He scoffs at my Barons de Rothchild as if it were Night Train.  I like to think I have a decent palate and while his $100 bottles are good, I fail to taste the $90 between his pinot and my bottle of Muirwood.

/Oh, and a Reserva Real is excellent and will not break the bank by any means.


Yeah, I'd say $20, too, because White Lady from Hermanhoff is about $15/bottle.

But then again, I like good beer, so I homebrew. Can't do that as easily for good wine.
 
2013-12-19 12:35:39 PM
"the aroma of canned asparagus...."


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does NOT appreciate the aspersion.
 
2013-12-19 01:14:42 PM

MythDragon: I always thought wine tasters were full of shiat.
I was dragged along to a wine tasting once and at one bottle, in my best snooty voice I just started making up shiat. "Hmmm mild tannins, a strong winter note, moderate notes of nutmeg and oak. and a hint of chocolate and cherry." I had several people agreeing with me, and one person wanted to know who I wrote for.
The only notes I could actualy detect where grapey and alchohol.


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"Is that...ammonia I smell?"


That picture is even funnier when you realize that one of the most distinctive aromas in Sauvignon Blanc is  Cat Piss
 
2013-12-19 01:18:40 PM
All these assholes deserve each other.
 
2013-12-19 02:11:22 PM
It all taste like moldy grape juice to me.
 
2013-12-19 03:08:18 PM
John Key, NZ Prime Minister, commissioned a private batch of wine as present for his staff, and had this printed on label:

"JK pinot noir, made with grapes hand-picked at their ripest, just like the Cabinet, the difference being that no-one in the Cabinet, thank heavens, has smoky, dried herb aromatics and warm honey, black currant and berry flavours with a rich mouth feel and a persistent finish. Unless you know something I don't."
 
2013-12-19 05:04:17 PM
You've never had wine that smelled like asparagus? I've had wine that smelled like straight up barnyard fresh horseshiat.

/it was delightful
 
2013-12-19 06:10:37 PM
I've always suspected this to be the case. My BIL The Snob once said something about 'really good wine has a vague aroma of garbage' at which point I stopped listening to him about that. Also pretty much everything else, thought it's taken some time for that to snowball.
 
2013-12-20 11:11:45 AM
What's the difference between a ridiculously expensive and old bottle of wine and a cheap one? The fake label and "the aroma of canned asparagushow much some dumbshiat will pay for it"

If you pay more than $60 for a bottle of swillwine you're a dumbass.
 
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