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Boilermakers, one after the other. Budwieser, Jim Beam, Budwieser, Jim Beam, etc....maybe a Jim Beam, Jim Beam mixed in for effect :angry:

Try some Old Forester. Less sweet than Beam.

Oh, and I had some Yalumba Viognier tonight with basil pesto and pasta.

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Malt Trust Rosebank 15yo...58.4%abv (dash of water). From a dormant Lowland distillery. This is unbelievably complex, with rose, orange blossom, golden raspberry, honey, and vanilla over a firm malt and dry-spice backbone. There are bottles of this (Malt Trust is the bottler, Rosebank the distiller) available at Astor in New York. $109.99 a bottle, and worth every penny. A genre-defining Scotch, from one of my two favorite distilleries. And to think, Diageo chose crap-ass Glenkinchie over this place. Fie, fie on Diageo.

[Moderator is permitted to replace 'fie' with a much more appropriate 'f' word.]

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It is 8 PM.

I am in New York City.

Three of us are assembled on 57th between 7th & 8th.

We sipped a 1990 Clos St-Hune with some Spanish almonds.

Gary pulled out his four-million dollar Stradivarius and played the Bach D-minor Chaconne.

Sasha served me my birthday wine that he had stood up for two years, then gave up and laid back down, and now has had stood up for three months.

Gary and I guessed Pomerol. Stewed Tomatoes, chorizo-paprika spice, ripe but persistent tannins. I thought from the 1940s.

Thank you, Sasha, for this bottle of 1961 La Chapelle.

And thank you both for reminding me that your friendship is more important than any fleeting piece of music or transient glass of wine.

Oh man oh man oh man,

Rocks.

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2005 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac, "Reine des Bois". Deep dark purple and tight as hell with substantial tannins. Opened up nicely after two hours showing plenty of dark fruit with a peppery finish. Overall a nice wine, but I wouldn't open another one up for a couple of years.

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Jameson's, rocks.

Nothing helps clot a work-induced melting brain quite like it. Slainte!

last night.. Domaine Leroy Le Montrachet 1969,, this was a knock out !!!!!!! :blink::P blind tasted and thought early mid 70's, so goes to show, has plenty ahead. (actually was the maison wine... white label stuff) either way, dont turn your nose, use it, next to a Mastroberadino Taurasi 1983 (WOWOWOOWOWOOW!!!!!)

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2005 Domaine de la Mordorée, Lirac, "Reine des Bois". Deep dark purple and tight as hell with substantial tannins. Opened up nicely after two hours showing plenty of dark fruit with a peppery finish. Overall a nice wine, but I wouldn't open another one up for a couple of years.

Here's a tip: if you want to drink 2005 reds now, open them just after you finish your coffee in the morning before heading to work. Should be quite palatable around sevenish.

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Anchor Distilling Co., "Old Potrero," Single Malt "Hotalings" Whisky 11-year-old. Made from 100% malted rye. One of the most nervous whiskies I've ever tasted.

Note to Potrero-heads: there is now a 12-year-old Hotalings. Amazing stuff, richer than the 11, luxuriant. I've only seen it at LeNell's in Red Hook, Brooklyn, however.

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Jameson's, rocks.

Nothing helps clot a work-induced melting brain quite like it. Slainte!

Or helps melt a work-induced brain clot!

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Water. I'm back from Belgium, and my liver needs a rest.

Also, you people talk alot. I had 11 (!) pages of changed threads to sift through, and i've still got a whole bunch of tabs open that need reading. So much catching up to do.

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The "unusual negroni" from today's Washington Post: one part each gin (I used Hendrick's), Lillet Blanc, and Aperol, stirred over ice. It is a nice twist on an old favorite, and very refreshing. My only regret is that the recipe wasn't printed back in, oh, say, late June when the weather was beastly hot.

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Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2006

Since I had it and today seemed to be the last day of summer, I decided to open it. I like it. I don't know how it will go with the reheated porkchops and stuffing, but it goes quite well with my overheated self.

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Chateau Lafayette Reneau - 51% Seyval, 49% Chardonnay. Nice and inexpensive, a good everyday white. It's a really crisp white from the Finger Lakes region of New York. An area that is often overlooked :blink: ...but if you dig deep enough there are some high quality producers up there.

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The last of my go-shu blue sake from australia :blink: I looove this stuff and now I am out. Not quite sure what I am going to do now...

Trying the Entire line up of the Coro Mendocino Winery in Mendocino. Some are fun, and some need work. That is best part about new projects, the ability to improve upon them.

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Last night, of which I am still very much feeling the effects of:

Krug Grande Cuvee (old bottle style)

1996 Dom

2004 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal Blanc

2001 and 2002 Shafer’s Stag’s Leap Cabernet

2001 and 2002 Shafer’s Hillside Select

2001 d’yquem

Simply stunning night of drinking.

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Last night, of which I am still very much feeling the effects of:

Krug Grande Cuvee (old bottle style)

1996 Dom

2004 Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal Blanc

2001 and 2002 Shafer’s Stag’s Leap Cabernet

2001 and 2002 Shafer’s Hillside Select

2001 d’yquem

Simply stunning night of drinking.

Very good stuff, just curious about the d'yquem. That is a baby...how was it?

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Very good stuff, just curious about the d'yquem. That is a baby...how was it?

The Shadow knows..... Crap down to my last bottle. Might be about time for a drive down to DC and a stop at Ace.

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Very good stuff, just curious about the d'yquem. That is a baby...how was it?
While I was a bit fuzzy by the time we got to it, I do remember it was very good for such a young wine. The host made a last minute change he was going to serve the 2001 Climens which I was quite excited about trying, but it is also way too young. I have bottles of both and do not anticipate opening either for at least another 10 years.

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