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- Drew - 06-13-2001 06:33 PM

New neighbors, who don't drink (strike one) and hate cigars (strike 2) sauntered over the other night and while lounging on the deck, with our bbq chicken grossly overcooked because we didn't want to be rude and they stayed to long (strike 3), ran home and returned with a bottle of the above that his boss gave him and he doesn't drink so....give it to the neighbors, us.

Clear ruby. Nose of dill, plum and a little chocolate. Flavors of bright plum, vanilla and some strawberry notes. This is a lean wine...very soft with little drying tannins. 13% Alc./vol. IMHO a nice wine to wean white lovers to reds but fo' me no love and affection...kinda how I feel about the new neighbors!


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- winoweenie - 06-13-2001 06:36 PM


- mrdutton - 06-13-2001 08:36 PM

Hey Drew, my neighbor is selling her house here in Virginia Beach..........

A bit less than a 1/2 acre of land, a 10 acre pond in the back yard ----- lots of Bass and such.....

Come on down this way, you would be appreciated.

- hotwine - 06-14-2001 06:45 AM

Can I sympathize with Drew! Happens all the time around here with friends who drop in. I try to be nice, but don't let them distract me from finishing the Q. But with new neighbors? People who don't yet know how seriously some of us regard the task of barbecueing? That would be tough! Especially with folks who wouldn't accept an offer of a drink.....

- Thomas - 06-14-2001 07:14 AM

Hell, I have a neighbor (3/4 mile up the road) who's been around a long time. He likes Bordeaux (to keep the Merlot thread going) but he adores Burgundy. The problem is: he is also quite cheap. Unless someone gives him a good bottle of wine he is ready to serve Carlo Rossi to his guests. It is a great ploy on his part because each time we go over for dinner I am forced to bring something great or drink Rossi, or whatever else he has lying about for days.

The last time we had dinner at our place I informed him that the wine will be fine and that he should not bring a bottle; he did, and it was something someone gave him (1.5 litre) that tasted like the someone who gave it had it in for him.

- winoweenie - 06-14-2001 08:31 AM

The Grump Posse is now forming. Be kind, smile, open your hearts and cellars to these nice people and maybe, jes' maybe in the near future they'll let you open your last bottle of 70 B.V. Reserve for them.WW [img][/img]

- Drew - 06-14-2001 07:37 PM

Not even on a dare.....


- Thomas - 06-15-2001 10:14 AM

ww, Drew, have either of you got any of that stuff? We need to talk...

- winoweenie - 06-15-2001 04:42 PM

The reason I made the post is I'm down to my last bottle. WW

- Drew - 06-15-2001 06:34 PM

Not me.


- hotwine - 06-15-2001 07:22 PM

Ooooooooo..... All together now, assemble on Drew's front porch!

- cpurvis - 06-16-2001 12:21 AM

Fine, you fellers make yourselves comfy on Drew's porch...I'm headin' for Mr. Weenie's cellar while there's one's closer than Maryland. cp

- Drew - 06-16-2001 01:49 AM

Come on down, everybody's welcome! Got plenty of Franzia box wine and Seagram's wine coolers to go around. [img][/img]


- hotwine - 06-16-2001 05:13 AM

(barf) On second thought.... Knife-fight at Weenies'!

- winoweenie - 06-16-2001 11:09 AM

And who was it said Drew wasn't a beautiful, sharing person? WW ( Be careful guys, as he's armed and dangerous!)

- Thomas - 06-16-2001 11:14 AM

Drew, ww, I have chided you in the past; I have made fun of your tastes; I have questioned your judgment; I apologize.

Now that all is forgiven, when can I expect a shipment of that BV 1970 Private Reserve?

C'mon ww, it is written that it is better to give the last bottle away than to receive anything of value whatever.

And Drew, if you really have more than one bottle Fluflun will punish you if you try to keep it all for yourself (to the Etruscans, Fluflun was the equivalent of Bacchus or Dionysus).

- winoweenie - 06-16-2001 08:18 PM

You Silver-Tounged Devil You..( The answer is NO. I'm holding this last one to drink in 2005 to see if it goes the full 35. Drank the last one on March 10th 2000 my barfday )Twere still bootiful WW

- Drew - 06-16-2001 08:55 PM

Foodie et all...let me be clear, I do not now nor ever had any bottles from 1970 soooo don't sic Fluflun or Firefly or Scoobydoo or any other "not of this world" thing on me....unless it likes box wine and wine coolers. [img][/img]


- Thomas - 06-17-2001 09:46 AM

In that case, Drew, I can start chiding again.

But ww still has one bottle and so I must be on my best behavior with him. Who knows, maybe I can get out west for the old guy's next milestone; March 10, is that Pisces? If it is, ole boy, we are soul mates and that is a good reason for you to offer me half the bottle--actually, all of it.

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- winoweenie - 06-17-2001 04:41 PM

If you were a Pisces And your name was Andre you wouldn't get my last bottle. My close friend Al Braunstein tried to talk me out of my last 74 Volcanic for one of Bepais' tastings....i said " I love you, but NAH!!!" I'll gladly share it and probably will when the time comes. WW