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- JagFarlane - 07-20-2003 09:08 PM

This is a riesling out of Columbia Valley, Johannisberg, WA. Had to air out this one oh, bout 20min or so before any of the taste actually came into it, once that happened, was pleasently surpised by a sweet, yet not too sweet flavor. A mixed taste of pear and a hint of apricot flowed pleasently over the pallete [and if I misspell anything, I do appologize, tis a bit late]. Anyways, back to the good stuff [Image: biggrin.gif]. Bought it for bout $9.50 and thought I'd give it a whirl. Wasn't turned away by it either, it was a nice wine, quite pleasant after dinner, sitting back with a cool summer breeze. I could also see having this with a mild food item, perhaps cheese and crackers or something of that nature.


- Bucko - 07-20-2003 10:43 PM

**Johannisberg, WA**

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- JagFarlane - 07-21-2003 06:32 AM

I could be off on it...last night I was kinda rather sunburnt, worn out, and a weeee bit tipsy [Image: wink.gif]. I'll look it up later and post the right place in WA.


- wondersofwine - 07-21-2003 09:35 AM

Jag, I think you'll find that the Johannisberg refers to the type of Riesling. It's the same varietal as German Riesling.


- JagFarlane - 07-21-2003 11:44 AM

Ahhhhh I thank you very much WoW [Image: smile.gif]. Was kinda confused on that...thought it might be the varient, since it sounded like a German town, but considering that a lot of Germans helped settle the US, had no idea. Either way, twas a good wine, at least in my humble opinion. [Image: smile.gif]

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- Thomas - 07-21-2003 08:02 PM

Jag, I know it's a good price for a rather good wine, but (in my always humble opinion) St. Michelle Rieslings, when compared to good Germans' (especially Rheingau) and good Finger Lakes', leave a lot to be desired.


- JagFarlane - 07-21-2003 09:23 PM

Foodie, I fully respect your opinion and do avidly read your posts, even am debating seeing if I can join with the group on the gathering. I'm just trying out different wines, so please bear with me a bit, but I will avidly look for those area wines and perhaps, if I get to join you all in Finger Lakes, you can show me the wonderful difference [Image: smile.gif].


- Thomas - 07-22-2003 07:31 AM

What part of NJ are you in? If close to NY City, you might be able to find Finger Lakes Riesling in your area. Or, drop into is-wine, in the East Village, Manhattan. I'll get you started.

You should be able to find Rheingau Riesling too, but they will likely cost you more.

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- JagFarlane - 07-22-2003 03:38 PM

Toms River for the time being. If I get the time, I may try to make a visit. Unfortunatly time is kinda a constraint for me, I'm currently waiting to get bumped up and sent to bootcamp earlier, so relatives have been bugging me to visit lol. But thanks for the offer, I may take you up on that 8 months after I head out [get 2 weeks vacation then] and hopefully I'll be all the more wiser when I do get to visit. [Image: biggrin.gif]


- Thomas - 07-22-2003 09:31 PM

Toms River--I know the area well--once had a produce stand down that way, well before your time, I am sure. Good friend of mine, Vaughn Larsen, does tax returns and is a builder in the area.

Anyway, you won't find Finger Lakes riesling there easily, if at all. We'll get you some somehow.


- JagFarlane - 07-23-2003 06:22 AM

Hmmmmm not too much up on the laws, but does NY allow retailers to ship wines? If so, I've checked up on SC, where I'll be based after boot for training, and they allow moderate shipping. If not, like I said, eight months after I leave, I'll be back up this way to visit relatives and so forth, and probably can make a venture into NYC.


- Thomas - 07-23-2003 07:13 AM

Laws? There are laws? I am shocked!


- JagFarlane - 07-23-2003 07:54 AM

Sometimes there are laws, but they should make exceptions for wine affictionados such as yourself [Image: wink.gif] . Its just not fair! LOL


- Kcwhippet - 07-23-2003 10:09 AM

You had a produce stand down near Tom's River? Foodie, you've had a long (we know how old you are) and varied life. Is it just that you can't figure out what to be when you grow up (like a few of us here - myself included)?


- Thomas - 07-23-2003 12:04 PM

KC, it was a short business--failed when the stand blew down in a hurricane, or some such nonsense. It was something I did between life switches, right after six motnhs behind a NYCity taxi wheel--now that was fun!

I strongly believe that people should change careers regularly--every decade or so. And so, I have done it. Besides, all the experiences are fodder for my writing.

Would you believe I started out after high school thinking I would become an accountant? Got over that real quick...


- JagFarlane - 07-23-2003 03:43 PM

LoL mean to tell me you don't own "Foodies take out and delivery" in L.B.I. ? And yes that is a real store lol, passed it on the way to Barnaget Light today.


- Thomas - 07-23-2003 04:13 PM

Really? I need a trademark lawyer...