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(Telegraph)   China, India, Georgia, Canada, New Mexico and Belgium join map of world's wine-producing regions, producing plonk that only makes you wonder how they got the cat to sit on the bottle   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2007-10-13 11:22:55 PM  
There's a new Mexico?
 
2007-10-13 11:34:36 PM  
The funny in the article is that it's including "countries" such as New Mexico in this list. Geography, mofo! Do you know it?!
 
2007-10-13 11:41:17 PM  
Cat to sit on the bottle? Am I missing something?
 
2007-10-13 11:55:04 PM  
Chariset: Cat to sit on the bottle? Am I missing something?

I didn't get this one either.

*whoosh*
 
2007-10-14 12:11:46 AM  
I'm not surprised about Canada.

/really, have you ever tried the icewine?
 
2007-10-14 12:12:44 AM  
Chariset: Cat to sit on the bottle? Am I missing something?

Cat piss?
 
2007-10-14 12:13:07 AM  
helchose: Chariset: Cat to sit on the bottle? Am I missing something?

I didn't get this one either.

*whoosh*


Cat's piss.

/not subby
 
2007-10-14 12:13:29 AM  
china? Chateau du Plumbum?
 
2007-10-14 12:14:14 AM  
As in Chateau du Catzpis...
 
2007-10-14 12:14:46 AM  
Wha? Not to toot our own horn, but Canada certainly makes a number of halfway decent wines by any standard. Ontario and BC are well-known for their many wineries. We're at least as good as Chile.
 
2007-10-14 12:15:05 AM  
submitter: China, India, Georgia, Canada

everybody's talkin' 'bout...pop music!
 
2007-10-14 12:18:18 AM  
If you think Indian wine is cat's piss, you should try Nebraskan wine. Good grapes do not grow in Hardiness Zone 6 or whatever the hell it is here. The whites taste like Kool-Aid, and the reds are simply, simply, indescribable in terms of their effect on the taste buds. And not in a good way.

Yet they have the balls to set up "wineries" out here with "tasting rooms" and all the accoutrements of the real thing.

/oh for my beloved Santa Ynez Valley...
 
2007-10-14 12:19:41 AM  
try township 7 sauvignon blanc, from the okanagan Valley (Canada)

for the price I have never had a better wine.

// serious wino
 
2007-10-14 12:20:36 AM  
kingMountain [TotalFark] Quote 2007-10-14 12:15:05 AM
submitter: China, India, Georgia, Canada

everybody's talkin' 'bout...pop music!
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2007-10-14 12:21:24 AM  
Ontario has too many vineyards for its own good.
BC fruit wines rock my socks.
 
2007-10-14 12:21:42 AM  
NotFitForHumanConsumption: The funny in the article is that it's including "countries" such as New Mexico in this list. Geography, mofo! Do you know it?!

Maybe I missed something, or maybe the headline was edited before going green, but where does it say all the locations listed are countries?
 
2007-10-14 12:22:15 AM  
I normally can't stand wine, but the Niagara region here in Ontario has produced some fine whites...

I still prefer beer, tho.
 
2007-10-14 12:22:24 AM  
Chateau Chat
 
2007-10-14 12:24:11 AM  
So it's a cat urine joke. I thought subby might be guilty of trying to start a cat thread too late for caturday.

/i can has moar grapes?
 
2007-10-14 12:24:24 AM  
India actually does produce a handful of competent wines. This is a good thing - imported wines are so costly that even a bottle of California plonk can double the price of a meal at a 5 Star Hotel.
 
2007-10-14 12:24:31 AM  
Chateau du Lipstiq?
 
2007-10-14 12:25:27 AM  
Were there traces of lipstick on the mouth of the bottle?
 
2007-10-14 12:26:37 AM  
Mor Beal: NotFitForHumanConsumption: The funny in the article is that it's including "countries" such as New Mexico in this list. Geography, mofo! Do you know it?!

Maybe I missed something, or maybe the headline was edited before going green, but where does it say all the locations listed are countries?



FTA:
The World Atlas of Wine, the "bible" for oenophiles, has been adapted and expanded to include countries with little or no previous connection to vine growing.

It's a bit of a stretch, but most people don't actually READ TFA.
 
2007-10-14 12:27:49 AM  
Georgia has been producing wine for hundreds of years. It's not like this is a new development there. (IIRC, it's one of the reasons their old flag was wine-colored.)
 
2007-10-14 12:28:34 AM  
So if New Mexico is a country according to this terrible article, are we sure they meant the country Georgia and not the state? And maybe they just meant Mexico and not New Mexico?
 
2007-10-14 12:29:05 AM  
I am far from a connaisseur and would never claim to be one, but I tried this last night and really enjoyed it.

Its Canadian, from the Niagara Region.

[image from gretzkyestatewines.com too old to be available]
 
2007-10-14 12:29:13 AM  
And Michigan!

Leelanau Peninsula wineries kick ass.
 
2007-10-14 12:31:42 AM  
Kareeshus: Wha? Not to toot our own horn, but Canada certainly makes a number of halfway decent wines by any standard. Ontario and BC are well-known for their many wineries. We're at least as good as Chile.

mmmm, No. Not yet.
 
2007-10-14 12:32:30 AM  
Okanagan (British Columbia) > Niagara (Ontario) > Napa (California) > Morgen David
 
2007-10-14 12:32:40 AM  
Actually, there is a good winery in Albuquerque called Casa Rodena

They've got a great Cabernet Franc and their Port isn't too shabby. Their whites are only ok, but their reds are top notch. Their Sangiovese is better than most of the comparable wines that come out of Napa or Sonoma.

The wines are good because New Mexico has a similar climate to that of Italy.
 
2007-10-14 12:33:12 AM  
I was expecting cat pictures. Come on!
 
2007-10-14 12:35:00 AM  
See? Cats CAN be useful.
 
2007-10-14 12:36:10 AM  
New Mexico, my new home state, makes some surprisingly decent wines, almost none of them likely to be analyzed at the lab and come back with the report, "Your horse has diabetes."
 
2007-10-14 12:36:16 AM  
Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Were there traces of lipstick on the mouth of the bottle?

Dammit. You and xtex beat me to it.
 
2007-10-14 12:36:25 AM  
to include countries such as China, India, Georgia, Canada, New Mexico and Belgium.

New Mexico is a country?

EVERYBODY PANIC....
 
2007-10-14 12:36:36 AM  
Nightmaretony:

i'll be here all week! enjoy the veal.
 
2007-10-14 12:37:50 AM  
evilboyevil: I was expecting cat pictures. Come on!

This one from the Quantum Suicide thread seems appropriate:

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2007-10-14 12:37:59 AM  
Every grape vine in the world plays host to wild microbes which either enhance or detract from the quality of the wine produced from their fruit. While there are hundreds of commercial yeast strains available to add desirable microflora to a wine fermentation, there are relatively few that can kill off undesirable strains. So yeah, if you wanna drink some jungle rot wine be my guest. I'll stick with regions of the world where they are on atleast sixth generation vines and the farmers know when to cull their vines rather than propagate some nasty shiat.

/crushing wine grapes for the third time this year tomorrow
//and yeah, its gonna be friggin' merlot
 
2007-10-14 12:38:34 AM  
Two things"

*Cliff Clavin voice on*

1) It's a little known fact that wine made from grapes is produced in all 50 States....including Alaska and Hawaii.

*Cliff Clavin voice off*

2) Washington produces the best Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling in the United States.
 
2007-10-14 12:40:14 AM  
China? India?

We're outsourcing?
 
2007-10-14 12:40:55 AM  
oldebayer: New Mexico, my new home state, makes some surprisingly decent wines

Where are you? In Albuquerque there are a number of wineries and if you hit Cost Plus on Menaul and Carlisle (just west of Carlisle) they have a bunch of NM wines.

If you are in Socorro, hit Socorro Spring Brewery (microbrew beer), the Owl Bar (best green chile cheese burgers on the planet), and the Capital Bar (it's one of those places you gotta go to).
 
2007-10-14 12:43:01 AM  
Most Indian wine is awful. However there are a couple of reasonable offerings. Grover Reserve Red is the best that I've found. They also make some pretty decent Champagne knock-offs. Lebanon make the best wine from an unlikely country. Château Musar for the win.
 
2007-10-14 12:44:55 AM  
boot20: Actually, there is a good winery in Albuquerque called Casa Rodena

Funny, my wife just brought back some wines from Casa Rodena. They are okay, not the greatest. Overpriced IMO.
 
2007-10-14 12:45:24 AM  
stupid flanders.
 
2007-10-14 12:46:37 AM  
NotFitForHumanConsumption
The funny in the article is that it's including "countries" such as New Mexico in this list. Geography, mofo! Do you know it?!

I must point out that some U. S. American do not have maps!!
 
2007-10-14 12:47:08 AM  
helchose: Funny, my wife just brought back some wines from Casa Rodena. They are okay, not the greatest. Overpriced IMO.

Overpriced? It's normally $5-8 a bottle...Where did you get them?

Maybe it's changed, but they had very good wine when I lived in ABQ.
 
2007-10-14 12:47:22 AM  
jwrw

That's what I was thinking. Grovers Reserve & the Sula Brut; the obligatory brunch fake champagne...
 
2007-10-14 12:47:50 AM  
boot20: helchose: Funny, my wife just brought back some wines from Casa Rodena. They are okay, not the greatest. Overpriced IMO.

Overpriced? It's normally $5-8 a bottle...Where did you get them?


I can get comparable reds from Trader Joe's for $2.99.
 
2007-10-14 12:48:51 AM  
helchose: can get comparable reds from Trader Joe's for $2.99.

Can't go wrong with Three Buck Chuck. I think for the price you get the best bang for your buck and then some. Hell, TBC is better than most $20 wines (IMHO).
 
2007-10-14 12:49:34 AM  
boot20: helchose: can get comparable reds from Trader Joe's for $2.99.

Can't go wrong with Three Buck Chuck. I think for the price you get the best bang for your buck and then some. Hell, TBC is better than most $20 wines (IMHO).


Actually, I was talking about Amaicha. Two buck chuck sucks.
 
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