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Anyone interested in wine tasting?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by futronic, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    Hey all ...

    Just wondering if anyone would be interested in something like this. I was thinking about getting 4-6 people together (depending on interest) where everyone brings a bottle of wine they'd like to try and share it with the group. Maybe make it a monthly thing.

    Any thoughts?

    -- Jay aka Fut
     
  2. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    while i do enjoy a good wine, a scotch tasting would be more my speed. :)
     
  3. ChROmE

    ChROmE TRIBE Member

    Do you know?

    Whens the Wine Show at the International Center?

    PeAcE&WineSteady

    ChRoMe Blass (Chrome Label)
     
  4. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    I am such a wine snob! I just picked up a couple of bordeeaux's from the classics catalog. I'm not usually a fan of bordeaux's but the Chateau Lafite-Rothschild was too good to pass up scoring a 98...
     
  5. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    The Wine and Cheese show at the International Centre is from March 22-24. Admission is $15, and tasting tickets are 2 for $1.

    I'm looking forward to it.

    -- Jay aka Fut
     
  6. ChROmE

    ChROmE TRIBE Member

    Word!

    Good looking out Jay! THis is always a good Sunday afternoon activity.

    PeaCe & ROCkSteaDy

    ChRoMesT & Julio Gallo
     
  7. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    Nice pickup God. Generally speaking I'm not a fan of French wines, but I'd be open to trying a few good ones (but if you bring that Bordeaux that you picked up instead of laying it down, I'm gonna smack you upside the head).

    Fire me an email if you're interested, just remove the nospam tags. <nospam>futronic</nospam>@rogers.com.

    -- Jay aka Fut
     
  8. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    Np Ivan. I assume I'll see ya there.

    BTW ... God, did you take a look at the Vintages release that's upcoming? A few bottles that I'm looking at (mostly Italian), and I'm gonna head down to the Queen's Quay store to pick them up on the release date. You game?

    -- Jay aka Fut
     
  9. Smiley Jo

    Smiley Jo TRIBE Member

    Hey Jay, you wanna go one of those days?
    I'd like to check it out!
    Besides, Finch is playing for Smirnoff's area!
    *grin*

    Joanna [​IMG]
     
  10. kodos

    kodos TRIBE Member

    no, i'm just interested in wine drinking... .. .

    although truth-be-told a wine & cheese thing is actually kinda neat...
     
  11. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    Sounds like fun, only I live like 1 minute away from the Bayview store. God <--- likes to mingle with the jews :p The Rothschilds but me back waaaay too much I probably wont be picking up vary many bootles in the next couple weeks/months.

    I like italians even less then I like the french but I cant remember whats out. The tasting thing sounds fun I'll let ya know.
     
  12. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    Ohhh ya I went last year and picked up a few Henrey Of Pellem Cab/merlot's before the LCBO Jacked up the prices. It's a pretty good show.
    My father gets to go to all the exclusive tastings like that woman in wine one last month. Bugger.
     
  13. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    Sure Jo, the Saturday would probably be the best day to go (even though it's going to be busy as hell).

    God, I'm huge into the Italian wines. I'd say the majority of what I drink is wop wine (like 99% even). I'll have the odd Australian, maybe a South African. And to this day I've only found one Ontario wine that I've liked.

    Fire me an email and I'll let ya know a couple of the bottles I've got my eye on. And you're right ... your dad IS a bugger for gettin' access to those tastings.

    -- Jay aka Fut
     
  14. LivingRoomPornstar

    LivingRoomPornstar TRIBE Member

    The '98 Inniskillin Cabernet Franc is the only cab I've liked from Ontario.

    I'm fairly new at this, but i know a bit.

    I'll be up for going to that show for sure.

    Dan<---prefers the heavier reds, especially with even heavier red meats. :)
     
  15. Lurch

    Lurch TRIBE Member

    Vintages Warehouse Sale!
    Our first ever warehouse sale: Saturday, March 9 & 10, 2002!


    www.vintages.com

    Crazy sale!!! Upto 70% off :D

    I am in for the wine tasting too :D Jay gimme a call on my cel :)
     
  16. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

    How much did you grab those for?

    Love wine - I'd totally be up for a tasting, but certainly wouldn't be able to make it more than once a month! Let me know details!

    Val
     
  17. Zer0G

    Zer0G TRIBE Member

    Yuppie alert!

    Yuppie alert!


    I'll be over in the new SUV with Caroline promptly. We would not DARE miss this; we are in such dire need of intelligent conversation after our trip to Cancun. (ooooooo I am making myself ill)
     
  18. Ditto Much

    Ditto Much TRIBE Member

  19. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    275.00 a bottle.
     
  20. ThePlunger

    ThePlunger TRIBE Member

    Hey Jay, count me in!

    I have taken a number of proper tastings through school and work. We also do a tasting of two wines every friday (at work), so I feel I have a very large range of experience. I'm also a fan of Italian Reds over French ones. Over the last two years, wine spectator rated an Italian as best wine of the year. Viva la Barolo, Amarone, Sangeovese, Barbera,...!!!!!!!!

    *plus - I can get my hands on a lot of wine that doesn't come through the LCBO, but through dealers via the restaurant, i.e. we get more than half of the total Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc that comes into Ontario every year (and if you don't know what Cloudy Bay is, you need a bonk on the head!:p ).

    Matt
     
  21. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

    Yup, that would do it. :)
     
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Go on a wine tour of niagra its fun and free
     
  23. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    Matt and Val, send me an email to the address I listed above. I've got everyone else's info.

    Knowing the weekend habits of the people on this board, I think it'd probably be best to do this on a Tuesday night or something to that effect, and we can have the first one towards the end of March, after the wine show. I'll wait until tonight to send around an email since there may be other people interested and haven't seen the thread yet.

    -- Jay aka Fut
     
  24. kid kinetik

    kid kinetik TRIBE Member

    Every time I try something new it pushes something old out of my mind. Remember that time I went wine tasting and I forgot how to drive.:confused:
     
  25. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    LOL ^^ Newbie is pretty funny!
     

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