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    the wine appreciation thread

    Huge Trade for the cellar!! (jay, maybe you can weigh in on this) I just traded a DRC Grands Echezeaux 2005 for a Harlan Estate 1994!!! Me thinks I got a pretty good deal:p Matt PS - Livio Felluga fucking rocks!!
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    This thread needs some revival. What are people drinking these days? I assume people aren't spending as much as they used to. I generally go to my old friend Riesling for daily consumption. Alsatian, german or canadian. New things for the cellar for those collector's out there: 4 pack...
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    What are you working on?

    Re-Opening one of the most established restaurants in Toronto. Looks great so far... Matt
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    Toronto Restaurants that are an *EXPERIENCE*

    Soft shell crab for all Triber's at Splendido!!:D (except you Damon, they are now out of season.) Matt
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    I'm joining my wine-tarded friends for a Riesling/Pork fest today! I have however, snuck along some Kistler Vine Hill Chard! (you can still get it at summerhill) Matt
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    1 bottle of DRC 2005 Grands Echezeaux is now mine (or will be in a month)!! They only had 200 bottles total (of all Crus) and apparently 1500+ orders. Pretty happy about my luck. On a side note, I just got 6 bottles of Louis Latour Batard-Montrachet '00 for $53 each. Don't ask me how...
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    I'm waiting to see if my Classic's allotment is gonna go through or not. D - R - C yo! My everyday drinking wines right now are the two Tawse Sketches of Niagara wines (riesling - $18 and chard - $22). They both pack a lot of wine for your buck. Matt
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    Chateau Latour's wines are regarded as the most 'powerful' (tannic, acidic, longest living,etc) of the three Pauillac first growths. Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is regarded as the most "luscious" (tons of fruit, higher alcohol/viscosity, easier going tannin). Chateau Lafite-Rothschild's wine is...
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    That's the one. I would drink it. BTW according to my notes, the '83 Lafite is much better. Matt
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    I would advise that you go to Summerhill and find a primier cru Burgundy from the 2005 vintage. It will probably set you back $40-$60. If you don't like it, then you probably will never like Pinot Noir anyway and at least you know. Just because other people rave about it doesn't mean you have...
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    RIP. She was sooo nice.
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    Has it been stored properly??? That's the big question. If its been laying down in an appropriate space then I'm sure the wine is at least good, but not a great Latour. I would say that you probably wouldn't get more then $500 for it (in good condition). I would drink it. Matt
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    Tawse winery in Beamsville is making killer wine. Pascal marchand, a winemaker in burgundy makes the wine for them. Their Robyn's Block 04 chardonnay is stunning. They make excellent riesling and pinot too. Penninsula ridge also makes a whole series of different chards that are all very...
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