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Snooth User: Msheep

Introduction!

Posted by Msheep, Jun 29, 2009.

Hello all,

I realized that I have a very limited knowledge of wine but love what I know, so I chose to join on here and learn from some wine enthusiasts.

My name is Mandy, I'm 22. I love a good quality White Zinfandel, a nice glass of Shiraz occasionally, and love Colli Albani white.

Alright, that's all. See you around the site!

<3Mandy

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jun 29, 2009.

Hi Mandy!

Welcome to Snooth! Glad to have you here and looking forward to hearing more about any new wine discoveries you make.

Where are you located?

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Reply by Msheep, Jun 29, 2009.

Hi Gregory!

I'm located on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia! :D

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jun 30, 2009.

All the way on the other side I see!

Well you're a heck of a lot closer to west country wine country than me. I hope you get to take advantage of that!

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Reply by John Andrews, Jul 1, 2009.

Hi Mandy!

Welcome to Snooth! I'm a displaced Canadian in Cali now so it is nice to see a fellow Canuck on the board.

Have you experimented with any of the BC wines? They have had a really big rise quality over the past of the years. If you need any recommendations let me know and I have a few and can point you to some people that have a bunch more.

See ya,
John

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Reply by Msheep, Jul 1, 2009.

Hi John!

Nice to see another Canuck on the board as well. My brother just recently moved to Napa Valley, working in a restaurant/vineyard there and I'm DYING to visit him. California really is beautiful, just like BC.

I drink almost exclusively BC wine. But I'm always happy to be pointed in a good direction? What would you suggest? I have no really good 'wine friends' :D

Thanks for the shout back!
<3Mandy

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Reply by John Andrews, Jul 2, 2009.

Hey Mandy ... I'm in the Bay Area but work part time in Sonoma on the weekends. Where does your brother work?

As for recommendations for BC wineries that I know of are:

- Laughing Stock
- Burrowing Owl
- Mission Hill

And a few from a friend in the BC area that reviews wines for a living:

- Quails' Gate
- Nk'Mip
- Nichol
- La Frenz
- Cedar Creek

Don't know much about the second list ('cept for Quails Gate) but I trust my friend.

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Reply by Raphael Santos, Jul 2, 2009.

Welcome Msheep! I have family in Vancouver and my cousin's a chef somewhere there, He still owes me some Icewine! What other BC wines do you like? I'd love to hear about them, then I could pester my cousin to send me some.

@HondaJohn - jus curious where do you work in Sonoma?

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Reply by John Andrews, Jul 2, 2009.

@Raphael ... I work at Loxton Cellars in Glen Ellen in Sonoma Valley,.

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Reply by HS Law, Jul 8, 2009.

Hi Mandy, glad you can join all of us!

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Reply by gregt, Jul 9, 2009.

msheep - if you like white zinfandel, then try some other rosado or rosé wines too. It's summer and this is a good time to try some. Most of the white zinfandel is on the sweeter side because it has some residual sugar, but not every rosado has that quality and some of them are very dry and crisp.

And just for learning purposes, later in the fall, you might get a couple of friends and buy a rosado and a red made by the same winery from the same grape. Using zinfandel for example, which is a wonderful red grape, try a "white" zinfandel and a regular zinfandel from the same producer.

It might be easier to do with a different grape - garnacha for example.

And here's a suggestion too:

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Red+T...!-a0154171689

Good luck.

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Reply by John Andrews, Jul 10, 2009.

@Mandy ... were you able to try some of our (Snooth) recommendations?

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Reply by Msheep, Jul 10, 2009.

@HondaJohn ... Yes, I have has a chance to try some great wines from the area. I had a Mission Hill Reserve 2006 Pinot Blanc that was DIVINE, the other night. And I realized that I live near a vineyard "Chateau Wolff", so a friend and I went and did a tour and tasting. Very good. I was surprised at how good it was!

After Raphael mentioned Ice Wine, I went and got a bottle of Mission Hill Family Estate 2006 Select Lot Collection Riesling Icewine. Expensive but very delicious.

I've bee a busy little wine-o lately! *laughs*

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Reply by MTB, Jul 10, 2009.

Welcome! If you ever get out east, would be happy to give you (or any other Snoother) a tour of Connecticut wine country!

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Reply by Msheep, Jul 10, 2009.

@MTB... I am due in New York City for a few meetings in the beginning of August, but I'm thinking I may stay for a week or so. Maybe we can set something up?

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Reply by MTB, Jul 11, 2009.

That would be great - let me know. You can respond to me here on Snooth - or email me directly at marguerite@vinoverve.com

Marguerite Barett

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Reply by MTB, Jul 11, 2009.

Also if you're staying for a week and want some other wine experiences, I would recommend planning a day (or two if you wanted to stay overnight) on Long Island - the North Fork has some great wineries, and it's a beautiful area.


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