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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87625 Jun 22, 2013
I just bought 5 bottles of italian wine, all have a cork.
FYI Cork is the bark on a tree, it is harvested and grows back in 9yrs.

IMHO, that is much more eco friendly than a synthetic cork that never decomposes.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
France and Italy switched to screw tops a long time ago, they said Americans think they're being snobby by clinging to cork. ;)

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#87626 Jun 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
France and Italy switched to screw tops a long time ago, they said Americans think they're being snobby by clinging to cork. ;)
I stil get mostly corked ones....have you tried a box, yet?....

“...,to wit”

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#87627 Jun 22, 2013
Hey Chicago Forum-

Guess it's time to watch some hockey, huh?

Since: Jan 10

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#87628 Jun 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I stil get mostly corked ones....have you tried a box, yet?....
Boxed wine is great!

“...,to wit”

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#87629 Jun 22, 2013
Older daughter introduced me to Pink Martini. Saw/heard them live in Grant Park
Woo Hoo.

Younger daughter suggested Pandora and now I have found Pearl Django.

Kids are good for something after all.

“...,to wit”

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#87630 Jun 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I stil get mostly corked ones....have you tried a box, yet?....
Some is not half bad. I have had surprising luck with the boxed stuff from Cost Plus World Market, but I still like it when it comes from the bottle.

We got a thing on Amazon called a Metrokane wine saver. It is a vacuum pump cork for wine bottles. I just replaced ours after 4 years. It cost around $14 plus shipping and works very well on opened unfinished bottles.

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#87631 Jun 22, 2013
Watched sin city tonight. Second time for me first for nick. Good, interesting, well-craftd movie based on a frank miller graphic novel.

“What's it to ya?”

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#87632 Jun 22, 2013
Had my sister and nephew over for dinner/hanging out. She brought her friend's 5 year old (asked first) who(m?) she is babysitting with her. I am so so so not into kids.//and this one was pretty well behaved.

Slurpee time!

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#87633 Jun 23, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#87634 Jun 23, 2013
Thanks, daghats!

Screw top wine is for trailer trash.

Went to a party yesterday! Good friends, good beer, good bud, good times!

Happy birthday, Jammer!

“Not a real reg”

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#87635 Jun 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Thanks, daghats!
Screw top wine is for trailer trash.
Well, if you consider a VP with a 6 figure income living in one of the most expensive areas in the city that has 100+ bottles of moderate to higher priced wine in a climate-controlled wine keeper, many of which are screw top, a trailer trash type, then you are absolutely correct.

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#87636 Jun 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Thanks, daghats!
Screw top wine is for trailer trash.
Went to a party yesterday! Good friends, good beer, good bud, good times!
Happy birthday, Jammer!
Your location is Braidwood, so there!

And speaking of swelling, this is for the guys.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/leaves_...

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#87637 Jun 23, 2013
Everybody like's what they have experienced and enjoyed....no need to be ever judgemental....In Germany i had a white wine called, Piesporter....i really liked it, but rarely see it here....

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#87638 Jun 23, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Everybody like's what they have experienced and enjoyed....no need to be ever judgemental....In Germany i had a white wine called, Piesporter....i really liked it, but rarely see it here....
i've seen this brand in the major liquor store around here - Binny's:
http://www.schmitt-soehne.com/en/schmitt-soeh...

Here's a link to Binny's piesporter selections:
http://www.binnys.com/all/piesporter#/...

A good shop if you ever make it up here (you're in FL, right?)

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#87639 Jun 23, 2013
Edog shows his ignorance once again. The finest wines in other countries get a screw top. Including Italy and France.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87640 Jun 23, 2013
All the boxed wine I've tried has been kind of crappy, but it's 4 bottles for the price of 2-ish, so it kind of works out in the end.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#87641 Jun 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Thanks, daghats!

Screw top wine is for trailer trash.

Went to a party yesterday! Good friends, good beer, good bud, good times!

Happy birthday, Jammer!
Thanks!

Since: Mar 09

United States

#87642 Jun 23, 2013
What a weekend! Friday and Saturday both ended up being super late nights, but lots of fun. I'm taking a vacation day from work tomorrow so I gave extra time to rest. Go Blackhawks!

“...,to wit”

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#87643 Jun 23, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Everybody like's what they have experienced and enjoyed....no need to be ever judgemental....In Germany i had a white wine called, Piesporter....i really liked it, but rarely see it here....
Piesporter Goldtropschen? When my parents took me and my husband out for my 21st birthday ( so long ago it was before they invented....) that was the wine my dad ordered for the table. Surely So FL has some other Moselle's?It has been a long time since I drank German wines regularly but as I recall, Zeller Katz Schwartz was a serviceable cheap version.

“...,to wit”

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#87644 Jun 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Edog shows his ignorance once again. The finest wines in other countries get a screw top. Including Italy and France.
Dunno 'bout that. I have a couple bottles of Grand Cru in the fridge that have corks.

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