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Snooth User: arcusiris

Just saying hi...

Posted by arcusiris, Jan 25, 2010.

After taking the time to find a sufficient profile picture and filling out the necessary (although few) fields I needed to sign up for this account, I figured that I should properly introduce myself.

My name is Iris and I am a student at NYU Stern for finance and information systems. My interests range from studying Latin to downhill skiing to shiba inus. I've decided to join this site due to my lack of knowledge in wines as well as my increasing interest in the subject matter. Along with expanding my knowlege, I also wanted to meet other Snooth users along the way who also have a great deal of experience on the site as well as with wines.

So far, my experiences with wine have been few but memorable. But I do know this: I find that the best conversation is generally had with a nice glass of wine. That being said, I'm excited to find such a useful site and would love to hear more from other snooth users.

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Reply by amour, Jan 25, 2010.

Nemo dat quod non habet !

I cannot give what I do not have !

But, arcusiris, rest assured, I will guide you as
much and as well as I can !

Go to tastings!
Go to MORRELLS!
Follow various groups on SNOOTH!
BIG BIG WELCOME!

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Reply by guymandude, Jan 25, 2010.

Welcome, best thing to learn about wine is drink as many different varietals as you can. There's no right or wrong, trust yourself, just by expanding your palate , you'll learn.

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Reply by arcusiris, Jan 25, 2010.

They say in vino veritas- there is truth in wine, although that is largely attributed to the fact that drinking too much wine can become quite a truth serum. Regardless, I hope to explore the many types of wines there are to drink. I used to drink a wine with my professor around campus. It was a white wine and tasted fairly sweet. I always ate it with a fruit tart though I'm not sure it was specifically paired for that. I've yet to remember the name but I hope to figure it out soon because many life lessons were learned over that wine, haha. This site will prove to be very useful. If anyone has any suggestions as to how I can narrow down the search for the mysterious wine, let me know! Unfortunately, asking the professor is not an option :( but I'm sure if I taste it, I will definitely know.

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Reply by amour, Jan 25, 2010.

Was it expensive?

Could it be Chateau Yquem? That is the world's greatest sweet wine.
Or could it be another Sauterne?

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Reply by Gantt Hickman, Jan 25, 2010.

Welcome, looking forward to chatting with you.

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 25, 2010.

Chateau d'Yquem from the Sauterne area of France is certainly delicious, but also one of the most expensive wines on earth. Most college professors, unless they come from money, do not order it themselves. You could have had a spatlese, auslese, or even a beerenauslese or trockebeerenauslese late harvest riesling from Germany, or a muscat wine from Italy, Spain or elsewhere, or yet something else. Sounds like you have some interesting, if private, stories about that wine. Keep hunting!

Welcome to Snooth.

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Reply by cigarman168, Jan 25, 2010.

"If anyone has any suggestions as to how I can narrow down the search for the mysterious wine"

What I suggest is sip more, taste more and you can learn more about wines and favourite of yourself.

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Reply by arcusiris, Jan 25, 2010.

The memories associated with this wine are perhaps one of the most memorable in my life. Therefore, my mission to track it down is of utmost importance. I doubt that it was a very expensive wine, although I've no idea the pricing of wines in general. My dear professor was a very well educated and wise man from a French background (if it makes any difference). His affinity towards decadence and grandeur cannot be overlooked.

If it were not for his fondness for the beverage, I would perhaps not be on this site right now, curiously reading up on the topic. I am, however, going to try all of the wines mentioned above to see if it stirs a re-memory (Proust). Although one of the most expensive wines on earth may have to be put on hold for a college student budget :)

I thank all of you for being so very helpful! Again, I will learn more about the wines and perhaps find a favorite of my own to share with others. :)

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 26, 2010.

Hi Iris,

I used to work just down the block from you, after attending NYU as it so happens.

Do you remember what the bottle of this wine you seek looked like?

That might be the first step in tracking it down.

If you ever want to join in a tasting here at Snooth, let me know. We're up on 32nd street and have tastings irregularly but with some frequency.

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Reply by arcusiris, Jan 26, 2010.

The bottle of the wine I have glimpsed at for only a brief moment. I recall the bottle being dark and therefore could not see whether if the wine was white or red. Regardless, perhaps the best way to narrow down my search is to drink some more, which I have no objection to :)

And in response to Gregory, a tasting at Snooth would be wonderful! When would the next one be?

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Reply by Charles Emilio, Jan 26, 2010.

Good company can make the difference in one's perception of a good wine and a bad wine.

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Reply by arcusiris, Jan 26, 2010.

Or perhaps hinder one's perception as well?

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Reply by GregT, Jan 26, 2010.

Why not ask the professor what it was?

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Reply by arcusiris, Jan 26, 2010.

I would ask the my professor but I am not sure where he is right now. He generally travels a great deal between teaching and does not check his email often. Last time I checked, he was in Prague.

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 26, 2010.

Ah, but it seems therein lies the rub, the story and perhaps a bit of fascination... ;-)

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Reply by arcusiris, Jan 26, 2010.

@ dmcker : Nice Hamlet quotation- this seemingly neverending search can be solved easily if only I could reach the very person that sparked this endeavour. Perhaps patience is the best solution.

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Reply by amour, Jan 26, 2010.

I like when you quote Pliny - the Elder!

But what have you sipped, tasted, drunk, since all this talk?
Would you enligthen us, as you continue your relentless
search for the Holy Grail ?

And good luck!

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Reply by arcusiris, Jan 26, 2010.

@amour: You pose a very good question! I will not taste anything until this weekend when I am with good company. My friends all busy with school and work have not been able to share a glass with me. I, for some reason, never drink wine alone.

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 26, 2010.

No immediate plans for the next Snooth tasting since February is a very busy month filled with trade tastings and the like but it will be posted here when it is scheduled.

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Reply by Chris Carpita, Jan 26, 2010.

Wines, like films, can actually be a much more enlightening experience when taken without company. Not as much fun, but not something to avoid. Looking forward to the next Snooth tasting, as always.

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