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JAB Nov 23, 2011 12:24 PM

As I'm shopping, admittedly last minute, for my Thanksgiving wines this year, I said to myself; you know, you really should lay down a few bottles instead of scrambling like this.

Oh no, the slippery slope... some one throw me a rope!

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  1. Bill Hunt RE: JAB Nov 23, 2011 06:41 PM


    I take full responsibility. Jason, ML and others, are all innocent.

    Now, I do, as your "little voice" told you, however I have to admit that this year, I called up one of my winemongers, and picked up a half-case, as my "usual suspects" were either gone, or were behind so many cases, as to just make life tough. This year, we're doing ONLY a lunch at my M-I-L's assisted living, and wife and I are likely the only real wine drinkers, but I wanted to have bases covered. This was especially true, as the chef is from Romania, where what I think of as traditional "Thanksgiving" fare is not the norm. I wanted to have something, regardless of what I am faced with.

    Now, had we been hosting, I think that I would have just climbed over a few dozen boxes, and found what I needed, but it was not to be.

    Most of all, have a Happy (and safe) Thanksgiving, and enjoy the wines.


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    1. re: Bill Hunt
      zin1953 RE: Bill Hunt Nov 25, 2011 11:04 AM

      Thanks, Bill, for taking one for the team . . . ;^)

    2. Cookiefiend RE: JAB Nov 28, 2011 11:24 AM

      This made me laugh out loud :-)

      Slippery slope indeed!

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      1. re: Cookiefiend
        JAB RE: Cookiefiend Nov 28, 2011 12:46 PM

        And yet no rope.....

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          Cookiefiend RE: JAB Nov 28, 2011 03:19 PM

          Nope - not from me.
          My cellar has reached an all time high (in my humble opinion o'course)

          If anyone is throwing ropes - I need one too!

          1. re: JAB
            Bill Hunt RE: JAB Nov 30, 2011 08:10 PM

            Well, the closest to a "rope," that I can throw, would be that my wife loved the Meursault, and then a Montrachet, so much that I just added a mixed case of the two - just for her!

            The others were really good, but those two stood out, at least in my young wife's mind, and that was all that I needed.


            1. re: Bill Hunt
              Cookiefiend RE: Bill Hunt Dec 1, 2011 03:18 PM

              You're a good man, Mr Hunt, and a smart man.

              Mr Cookie knows one way to get more wine in the cellar is to say 'I know you like this... so I bought more!'

              Not that there's room in there - we've already got cases stacked waist high - but, well... you know how that goes!

              1. re: Cookiefiend
                Bill Hunt RE: Cookiefiend Dec 1, 2011 05:40 PM

                Yes, I know all too well, "how that goes."

                Luckily, we both like the same wines, at least mostly. I was a bit more into bigger white Burgs, while my lovely wife had a deeper appreciation for Cal-Chards. She has introduced me to a few of those guilty pleasures (usually not so much with food), and I have exposed her to the FR versions (usually with food). She fell head-over-heels in love with a wonderful Corton-Charlemagne the other night, and allowed how white Burgs might now be her favorite wine - less for me, but more to share! To me, that is a big win-win.

                Now, if I could get her a bit more interested in older Bdx., and then I could pop the cork on some of those too. I like to share my wines with someone. Drinking different wines (even together), is only a notch, or two, above drinking alone. Yes, I like to share my wines.


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