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Starting to care about what I drink...

Posted by thepenas, Jan 2, 2010.

I have enjoyed wine for a long time but, have never taken the time to truly understand why the different varieties taste the way the do, what things to look for in taste and texture, and how to pick "good" bottle of wine. I can see Snooth is going to be a great place for me to educate myself and further my understanding of Wine...happy drinking all :)

Chris Pena
Brooklyn, NY

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Reply by amour, Jan 2, 2010.

DEFINITELY
SNOOTH is not intimidating....and why should any education intimidate???
SNOOTH is democratic.
Snooth caters to all levels.
I learn everyday on SNOOTH.
The interaction is FANTASTIC.
EVERYONE IS MOST POLITE AND CARING IF EVEN SOME ARROGANCE ESCAPES OR IS POURED !!!!
AS A TRAINED LAWYER MYSELF, I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH ARROGANCE!!!!
BUT, WE LOVE GOOD MANNERS TOO!!!!!
CHEERS !!!!! I AM GOING TO A WINE FESTIVAL IN FEBRUARY. YOU???

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Reply by thepenas, Jan 2, 2010.

Thanks Amour...ooh what is this wine festival that you speak of???

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Reply by atonalprime, Jan 2, 2010.

There's some fantastic wine stores in Brooklyn if you haven't already discovered them. I'm looking forward to Brooklyn Wine Exchange openeing its 40-seat tasting room/education center. The staff there is also incredibly knowledgeable, and the owner seems to always be around and willing to throw in his personal experiences with the wines.

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Reply by thepenas, Jan 3, 2010.

@atonalprime where are they opening the tasting room? Will it be on Atlantic as well?

I remember going to a pretty good wine store on Court Street in Carroll Gardens a couple of months back, I do most of my buying at Cesar's which is close to my house, they actually have a pretty decent selection.

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Reply by amour, Jan 4, 2010.

Will give everyone details of the wine festival soon..... I PROMISE.

Will be held in MIAMI, FLORIDA,USA,

during FEBRUARY 2010.

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Reply by gregt, Jan 5, 2010.

Chris - it's on Court Street a block or so from Atlantic. They're the same people who are Smith and Vine and Stinky's and Jakewalk.

But there are other good wine stores in Brooklyn. On Fifth Ave just off Atlantic is Sip, which is a really nice little place with an interesting collection. Going down a couple of blocks is a little place called Sterling Grapes and Grains, which is mostly a liquor store but if you look carefully they've got a few really good wines stashed away and their prices are among the best. In Williamsburg is a fairly new store called Dandelion Wine you might want to check out. Then there's a store called BQE Liquors which is right on the BQE and you'd drive by thinking it's only a liquor store but if you talk to the owner you're in for a surprise. He's a crazy Polish guy who just loves wine and surprise, he makes sure that his store is never higher than somewhere in the 60s F. In the summer he keeps it cold enough that his wife and daughter are always wearing sweaters! Most stores in Manhattan don't do that. He likes to move quantities so he offers pretty good discounts on case purchases.

There are many more stores, but those are a few that deserve a look.

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Reply by thepenas, Jan 5, 2010.

Hey Greg, this is great, thanks for the info I will check these stores out. BQE Liquors seems like it would be a fun place to go to.

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Reply by amour, Jan 13, 2010.

ONE FOR YOU AT ABOUT $10 . ENJOY!

A BORDEAUX WITH GOOD AGING POTENTIAL....many there are !

SAINT HILAIRE MEDOC .........................VERY ROUND AND FULL . CHEERS!


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