New wine club being aggressively advertised on facebook via /r/wine

New wine club being aggressively advertised on facebook

Does anybody know if this is legit? I think maybe I have heard of Wine Library.

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The marketing seems obnoxious but I am intrigued. Gary Vaynerchuk is the guy behind it.

Submitted October 19, 2017 at 10:43AM by tocassidy
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Thick walls…and I can’t figure out what cooling unit to get. via /r/wine

Thick walls…and I can’t figure out what cooling unit to get.

I need some advice. I’m building a wine cellar, and I can’t figure out what cooling unit to get due to the construction of the room. It isn’t a huge room. It measures (unfinished) 9’x9’x6’ high (yep, I’ll have to duck). So the total volume is 486 cubic feet.

Here is the challenge – the cooling unit will go on a cinderblock wall. So the wall will be (once finished with insulation, drywall) something like 14” thick. The unit will vent into the rest of my basement, so that isn’t a concern.

I know Reddit loves CellarPro…so that’s not a question. The question is which one can bridge the gap?

Submitted October 19, 2017 at 09:06AM by MaxInToronto
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Bordeaux – help needed (non-astringent varieties?) via /r/wine

Bordeaux – help needed (non-astringent varieties?)

Ok so for the past couple months I've been having a frustrating time with Bordeaux where I would open a bottle, think it was amazing, only to be let down on second and third go rounds (either hours later or in the next few days) and feel like the incredible depth of awesome flavor had left. I think I've finally figured out what's been going on after tossing some in a blender and disliking what came out. It seems like the longer these sit out the more an astringent flavor manifests itself (in a more extreme way in the case of the blender). I hope I'm using the right word there because I'm really not sure. It's definitely not acidity (which I enjoy in moderation) – it's like an "off-bitterness" that buries the other flavors. Honestly I don't notice it in other wines, though it could be because other than Bordeaux I am mostly drinking Italian stuff which IME is less subtle (and so maybe less vulnerable to this).

I've mostly been drinking wines from the Medoc, Haut-Medoc, and Graves regions. Any help would be greatly appreciated, almost every time I open a bottle of Bordeaux I feel like I'm in wine nirvana so it's doubly painful when the same bottle disappoints when I open it back up again. For what it's worth I am using Private Preserve which helps with my Italian wines a lot but doesn't really work in this case (at least not it terms of avoiding this particular taste change). I notice this change in as little as 3-4 hours after I pop open a bottle.

Submitted October 19, 2017 at 07:03AM by noxnoctum
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Non-drinker who needs help choosing a gift via /r/wine

Non-drinker who needs help choosing a gift

Hi /r/wine,

So, I've never had a sip of alcohol in my life but I want to buy a nice bottle of wine for a former manager. I don't have the slightest clue of what I'm looking for so I was hoping you could help. Here's some info that might help:

-She's a 30-something posh British woman

-I always see her order white wine (sometimes with a pinkish tint) when we go out

-I'm ok with spending $50-$60, I have no idea if it's even possible to get a good bottle in that range so please correct me if I'm wrong

I probably sound completely idiotic to all of you, but I just couldn't understand most of the other guides I read. So many names and types and locations like damn

Thank you!

Submitted October 18, 2017 at 11:16PM by LosBlancosSR4
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Suggestions for great vineyards/wineries to visit in Okanagan? via /r/wine

Suggestions for great vineyards/wineries to visit in Okanagan?

Hello! My SO and I are flying to Kelowna/Okanagan tomorrow and are staying for 5 days. Does anyone have any suggestions of must-go vineyards/wineries? So far we scheduled a 'Fine Wine and Artisan Cheese Tour' at Mission Hill. We'll be stopping at a lot of wineries for quicker tastings, but we especially enjoy more immersive experiences that include vineyard tours/food pairings/learning more about the wine/etc.

Any guidance is much appreciated!

Submitted October 18, 2017 at 02:48PM by MixedBerryFruitTart
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Grower Champagne Tasting Questions via /r/wine

Grower Champagne Tasting Questions

Tomorrow I am heading to a Grower Champagne Tasting featuring several winemakers. Wanted have plenty of questions to ask, and already have a few for each myself, but thought you guys could provide some interesting ones as well.

Gimmonet et Fils, Jean Milan, Mousse Fils, Chartogne Taillet, Pehu-Simonet, Vilmart et Cie, Margaine.

Or if there is anything you guys wanted asked, I could try to find out for you!

Thanks guys

Submitted October 18, 2017 at 11:56AM by PMMeYourBootyHole
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I need suggestions of an expensive red wine with a cool sounding name to use in a work of fiction. via /r/wine

I need suggestions of an expensive red wine with a cool sounding name to use in a work of fiction.

I'm writing a screenplay for a short film that involves a very rich woman going to a restaurant wearing a white dress, and the waiter spilling an entire glass of red wine on her dress. She is going to say the name of the wine to the waiter, so it needs to sound cool and foreign (preferably french). I chose red wine because of the color contrast with the dress.

Submitted October 18, 2017 at 09:41AM by godsmangina
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Pressing botrytsized Chenin Blanc this morning that’s at 30 brix. We’re making a barrel of semi-sec as a special release that’ll be ready in about 18 months! via /r/wine

Pressing botrytsized Chenin Blanc this morning that’s at 30 brix. We’re making a barrel of semi-sec as a special release that’ll be ready in about 18 months!
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Submitted October 18, 2017 at 10:13AM by WanderingWino
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