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Snooth User: napagirl68

Who is on Snooth currently? Are you new, experienced, professional?

Original post by napagirl68, Aug 18, 2012.

I used to spend a LOT of time on snooth, but a job assignment took me away for awhile.  I am seeing some new faces, and some old.  As one who is catching up, I would like to hear from some new people here.   I think/hope we all share not only a love for wine, but a desire to share our experience.  Welcome, new Snoothers!

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Reply by napagirl68, Aug 31, 2012.

"I work in govt. scientific research"

On primates?

Are you volunteering, my tarsier?

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Reply by Kate Statton, Aug 31, 2012.

Hi everyone! For those of you who don't know me, I'm Kate - editor here at Snooth, helping Greg to bring all of his great wine content out to you readers and also writing the food content over on What's Cookin'.

Napagirl, I have to say I'm pretty intrigued by this government work. You haven't given us details yet, which I assume to only mean that it is COOL research. Always fun to hear about the diverse backgrounds of our Snooth community.

Happy Labor Day weekend all!

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 31, 2012.

Dang, I knew I should have followed my mother's lead and become a scientist!  Everyone thinks they are cool.  Especially if, like NG, they cultivate an aura of mystery.  So just leave it at that. Otherwise, you'll get a visit from these guys, who will make you forget everything:

 

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Reply by zufrieden, Aug 31, 2012.

Things do indeed change, but I find that there is still a certain consistency to this site. I have been follwoing the site for about 4 years, so although interest does wax and wane for each of us, I think I know what draws us back.

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Reply by ravenlynne, Sep 2, 2012.

I'm really new here.  Not really new to wines, per se, since my grandfather loved them and started giving them to me when I was very very young. (think 10 yrs old)  I'm not yet "there" with the terminology but I'm learning.  I've yet to drink a wine and taste "chocolate and roasted meat" but I"ll get there one day.  I know what I like and I go with that :)  I just spent 3 years in Naples Italy and that was a fantastic wine experience.  My only regret is that I didn't take good enough notes on what I liked there so that I could try to purchase it here.

 

Anyway, nice to meet you!

Gina

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Reply by napagirl68, Sep 2, 2012.

Welcome, Gina!   I agree with the terminology thing... I am still learning how to accurately pair what I taste with some word descriptors, and I've been doing this a long time!!!.    It can be challenging at times...

Where are you located?

 

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Reply by ravenlynne, Sep 3, 2012.

Napagirl:

 

I'm currently in Jacksonville, FL, but my heart resides in New Orleans, my home town :))

 

Gina

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Reply by Scott Rouse, Sep 3, 2012.

I'm a newbie as well and like RAVENLYNNE am still getting to know the proper terminology. I'm fairly new to the world of wine but am quickly discovering what I like. I am from Ontario Canada and have been spending the summer visiting the vineyards in the Niagara On The Lake and Niagara Peninsula regions. I have enjoyed wines from many different countries and regions but get a special enjoyment from tasting wines from wineries who's grapes I have seen growing and maturing to the point of harvesting. I look forward to continuing to build on my knowledge of wine.

Cheers, Scott

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Reply by napagirl68, Sep 5, 2012.

Scott Rouse - I have actually visited Niagra-on-the-Lake during the Shaw festival (yawn).  Was not impressed with the particular play I saw, but LOVED the area!   Was summer of course, and what beautiful shops/restaurants with the "lake", more like a river to me, running along side.  This was back  in 2003, and I just googled it, and it seems things have changed!   I don't remember the small B&B I stayed at, but I do believe I ate at the Charles Inn.  There was limited wine tasting at that time... Upstate NY/Canada was all about Rieslings and Ice wines... not much reds.  I am not sure what is going on there wine-wise, nowadays, but loved the trip there way back when...

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Reply by Scott Rouse, Sep 6, 2012.

NAPAGIRL68 - I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the show lol. Yes I really like the feel of the area with all of the nice B&B's and quaint shops, not to mention the wineries. I think a few more have sprouted up since you were there.  The Reislings and Ice Wines are still very prevalent but it seems that Cab Sauv's and Pinot Noirs have caught on as well. As I mentioned I am still very much a novice but I have definitley had some wines from the area that i enjoyed. I wasn't too keen on ice wines to begin with but I have developed a strong interest.  I would love the opportunity to get to Napa one day...my only problem would be trying to smuggle a carload of wine back across the border :)

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Reply by zinfandel1, Sep 7, 2012.

Scott

Once you get hooked on Ice wines you can't let go. Canadian are very good and Ice wines from Austria are fabulous.

The bad thing is that they can blow your budget apart. They can get very pricey.

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Reply by Kate Statton, Sep 7, 2012.

Zin - I am really enjoying your profile picture.

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Reply by zinfandel1, Sep 7, 2012.

Hi Kate

That is Chiante. She is a miniature long hair dachshund. Chiante is 6 years old. We did not mispell her name. She is a female so it has to end in "e" and not "i" which is masculine.

 

 

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Reply by Scott Rouse, Sep 7, 2012.

Hey Zinfadel,

That is very true, and as you say getting hooked on ice wine is both a blessing and a curse. It is a very nice treat but not something one can indulge in every day...not if they want to make their mortgage payments anyway. I've only had Canadian so far but I'd like to try others..I'll definitely give Austria a shot, thanks for the tip.

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Reply by napagirl68, Sep 7, 2012.

@Scott Rouse....   not slamming the Shaw festival.. the particular play we went to was pretty bad... we hung out far past many others who stood up and left.  Just a one- off, I'm sure :-)  Nice to hear of more wine developments in the area.

Zinfandel...   yes, Chiante is adorable!

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Reply by Scott Rouse, Sep 7, 2012.

Napa - No I understand. I've seen my share of bad shows and have been very tempted to vamoose in the middle :) Yes I definitely enjoy visiting the region..my wallet isn't such a big fan though. I've yet to come home with less than two cases of wine.

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Reply by Jennifer Rahel Conover, Sep 17, 2012.

Hi, I'd very much like to introduce myself, but I'm a complete neophyte at this blogging business.  I'm the author of a book called TOASTS FOR EVERY OCCASION, which is published by the NAL division of Penguin Putnam.  One of the larger sections is on wine and spirits.  It is  a guide to and a history of toasts and toasting and contains over 1,300 toasts in 171 catagories.  If you have an interest it can be found at almost any book store and it's discounted at Amazon.  Please visit my website at www.toasts.org

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Reply by Fenderbaum, Sep 17, 2012.

The title of the forum made me realize that I had no idea how long I've been on here. Turns out my first review was in April 2009. Time flies! I was living in South Korea at that time where getting your hands on anything decent was a bit of a challenge. I live just outside Barcelona these days where the exact opposite is the case. I've really tried to delve into the wines of Catalunya in the last year or so and was lucky enough to take a trip to the Priorat and Montsant areas this summer. Pleased to meet your acquaintance Napagirl. 

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Reply by zinfandel1, Sep 17, 2012.

Hello Fenderbaum,

I want to add some Spanish wines to my meager cellar and am not sure which ones. I love big reds and wines that can be aged for a few years. Any recomendations and info would be appreciated.

thanx

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Sep 17, 2012.

Fenderbaum, I'd really like to hear more about your adventures in Catalunya, especially the wines.  I think Spanish wines are a really good transition for folks raised on Cal. Cabs, and there's such a variety outside the usual Rioja, Priorat, and Cava.  (Leaving out RdD, which is getting a little more notice, but still mostly with the geeks, and Alabarino, which seems like it's kind of had its moment in the sun.)  I spend time here on the Forums, less reading individual reviews, so travelogues, winery visits, and the like are good fodder. 

As my profile says, I'm an evangelist for Spanish wine, but far from an expert. 



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