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Snooth User: rolifingers

Whip it out!!

Posted by rolifingers, Oct 21, 2013.

Well, fall is upon us,so,I guess I'll be whipping it out! The Oporto and Brandy that is.

What will you be whipping out this fall season? 

Show me yours and I'll show you mine.


Reply by EMark, Oct 22, 2013.

PINOT THROWDOWN IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.  This weekend.  Pretty excited.

Sister-in-law is coming for a visit next week.  She likes lamb.  So, I know that we'll have a big rack of lamb feast one night.  For me that means going into the cellar and finding a well-aged Cab (or, maybe, a Bordeaux).

I'm don't know much about ports and brandies.  So, I have nothing to share with you, there, Roli.  On the other hand, I love Sauternes.  So, maybe while s-i-l is here, we'll pull one of those out of the cellar.


Reply by rolifingers, Oct 22, 2013.

Sauternes, yes, I love Sauternes. I love them on a breezy spring day with fruit based desserts.

Reply by Tbandcwfjourney, Oct 22, 2013.

Meadery of the Rockies Blackberry Satin 

Greystone Vineyards Port

Reply by rolifingers, Oct 22, 2013.

Hmmm, thanks  TBANDCWFJOURNEY,, I just Googled your Meadery of the Rockies Blackberry Satin as well as the Greystone Vinyards Port and the both seem like great choices.

For me, the really great priced Fonseca LBV 2000 is also a great choice for Oporto. I love an Oporto with hints of wet foliage. They fill me with joy and forest fantasies 

Reply by JenniferT, Oct 26, 2013.

Extra points for your subject line! 

My (very loose) game plan for drinking this fall:

I have recently found a wine store that sells Italian wines, and only Italian wines. The store is divided up by different regions. I bought a case to start with. I had never heard of some of the grape types. I'm looking forward to trying lots of new wines and experimenting with some pairings while I learn how to make some Italian food.

Also, I'm working with a Romanian who just pointed me to the guy who imports a lot of the Romanian wines into Canada...I'm planning on touching base with the importer so that should set me up with some interesting wines.

While I'm expecting to do some more rustic dishes and get into some different reds, I'm also going to try some of the same foods with more substantial non-red wines (some rose from provenance comes to mind...but I'm sure we'll have lots of enlightening pairing surprises).


Reply by zufrieden, Oct 26, 2013.

My terse comment on the fall... I need to cull some of my older Bordeaux (and, possibly, Sauternes in that number).  However, our Autumn is proving very dry and sunny (for the Pacific Northwest) so some lighter wines are proving very palatable sitting in the sun on late afternoons in 18 degree Celsius ( 65 degrees Fahrenheit).  

But any good wine generally will do... including those fortified examples.  Port is a personal favorite once the chill sets in.

Reply by rolifingers, Oct 26, 2013.

Yes, Italian wines are great fall wines Jennifert. Barbaresco is one of my favorites!


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