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Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 07-28-2015, 02:57 AM
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Re: The Wine Thread

Wow those big bottles are awesome!
Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 07-26-2015, 11:32 PM
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Re: The Wine Thread

I currently am the General Manager for six gourmet food/wine/cigar retail shops in Hawaii. I used to manage wine programs at hotels such as the Ritz Carlton in Kapalua.

Port is one of my weakest...
Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 07-25-2015, 01:49 PM
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Posted By mc808
Re: The Wine Thread

Those French Wine Society immersion trips look great!

I have an Advanced Sommelier certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers and I have been in the industry for over 25 years but I am still...
Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 07-07-2015, 03:40 AM
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Posted By mc808
Re: The Wine Thread

Malconsorts is the vineyard next to La Tache and it's quality can approach Grand Cru level with pricing to match. Montille, Dujac, and Cathiard are the best.

I like the Les Suchots 1er cru for its...
Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 06-24-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By mc808
Re: The Wine Thread

An ice cold Bud Light is perfectly fine for me as a refreshment on a blazing hot summer day. Vinho Verde, a classic style of Portuguese wine, is light, fresh, and not terribly complex but perfect...
Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 06-24-2015, 02:35 AM
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Posted By mc808
Re: The Wine Thread

While I do prefer old world wines, I find that many new world wines are very well made. It's often a case of terroir versus deliciousness and accessibility. Argentine Malbec does serve its purpose...
Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 11-03-2014, 03:46 AM
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Posted By mc808
Re: The Wine Thread

I agree with you on Dow. I consider it one of the Big Four along with Fonseca, Taylor and Graham.

I also like the single quinta ports from these producers as they are great values.
Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 10-31-2014, 11:26 PM
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Posted By mc808
Re: The Wine Thread

One of my all time favorites is the 1955 Taylor. I was fortunate enough to taste it several times. The oldest port I tasted was a 1890 Dow but it was a little past it's prime.
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