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Brown Bag Wine Club

Posted by William Djubin, Mar 4, 2014.

Funny?

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Reply by William Djubin, Mar 4, 2014.

Some people like to travel with Finer Wine's and Lesser in Brown Bags? Why do you Brown Bag?

Hopefully a Funny Forum post. Pics are encouraged. Sorry this Post starts out Lame. Mille Gratis.

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Reply by William Djubin, Mar 4, 2014.

Screaming Eagles Brown Bag pic.. or Box.. my apologies.

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Reply by William Djubin, Mar 4, 2014.

not my Box,, are you kidding me. and if you gifted me this;  wouldn't I have preferred

Beckstoffer To Kalon.? Where's your Mondavi pride?

 

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Reply by outthere, Mar 4, 2014.

Why brown bag? Part of the enjoyment of wine can be enjoying it blind. Not having a preconceived notion based on the label. Trying to guess what is in the glass based solely on color, aroma and flavor (sometimes bottle shape). My wine tasting group does blind tasting occasionally. It is truly amazing how your perception of a wine can changed when all you have is a 1-1/2oz pour in a glass to work with.

Regarding your question about corkage for a wine tasting group, we choose our restaurants based on their corkage policy. We try to keep corkage at $20 or less. Some restaurants will waive corkage after a few bottles or 1-1 if you buy some off their wine list. Wine is a revenue stream for the restaurant they deserve to get paid when you enjoy wine at their establishment. We never expect special treatment although when we share with the Sommelier we sometimes get perks in return. 

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Reply by jescobio, Mar 4, 2014.

Part of the enjoyment of wine can be enjoying it blind. Not having a preconceived notion based on the label.---- so freaking true...

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Reply by outthere, Mar 4, 2014.

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Mar 5, 2014.

I started a small wine tasting group with a few friends in my neighborhood.  I was surprised by how they have gravitated toward blind tasting!  We rotate houses each month and the host is responsible for selecting a theme for the night.  There are just four of us, so we have four wines to taste when we meet.  We know the wines, but the host bags the wines so the other three are tasting blind.  It has been fun to work on figuring out which wine is which.  Last month the host forgot what wines he put in which bag so he was tasting blind too! :-)

Our theme for February was White House wines.  Washington wines served at the White House, Naturally.  The lineup was heavy on Long Shadows: Chester Kidder, Poet's Leap and then Cadence Camerata and a Quilceda Creek.  The Poet's Leap was obvious, so we did not include it in the blind tasting portion of the evening.  I think I picked all three of the reds correctly.

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Reply by dvogler, Mar 5, 2014.

Lucha, did I already ask you if you were going to Taste Washington?  If so, we should meet up!

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Mar 5, 2014.

Hi D,  I have a request in for a Media Pass.  I will let you know which day I will be there.  We should meet up even if we are not going to Taste WA on the same day.

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Reply by gregt, Mar 5, 2014.

outthere - only one glass per person?

You need a glass for each wine for every person! Then people won't taste in some sequence but can taste every wine against every other one. Sheesh.

BTW, I brought out a few hundred glasses that were used for just that purpose. I guess I'm putting them on Craigslist.

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Reply by outthere, Mar 5, 2014.

Sorry Greg, it was a pic stolen from the internet. At our tastings it's usually too dark to take pics. We'll do flights such as last month, Italy, where we two people brought starters, two Vermentino, two Sangiovese, two Nebbiolo and two Mystery Wine. We intersperse the flights between apps, first course, main course and dessert. In a restaurant setting it's hard to get 8 glasses set up at each diner and still have room for dinner plates.

 

 

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Reply by dmcker, Mar 10, 2014.

Greg, you can ship those glasses over to Japan to help with the ongoing recovery in the disaster area. Write it off as charity. I'll find a use for them.... ;-)

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Reply by gregt, Mar 11, 2014.

Probably not worth the postage! I'll donate some of them to some worthy students.

BTW, good to hear from you.

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Reply by dmcker, Mar 11, 2014.

Only being slightly facetious. If you knew the prices of stemware here you'd understand why I was trying to get those glasses over here...  ;-(

 

Thanks, Greg. Did I see a while back that you switched jobs? Or am I misremembering...


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