So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Tasting notes, varietals, grapes - anything related to wine
TomHill
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 3684
Joined: July 28th 2009, 9:21am
Location: LosAlamos, NM

So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #1  Postby TomHill » February 18th 2012, 1:23pm

Saw an interview in one of those newspaper magazines last week (Athalon Sports) that had an interview w/ Duke's Coach K. One of the questions was "What is your greatest indulgence"? He responded..."My wine collection".
So....anybody knows what Coach K likes to drink??
Tom

Advertisement

User avatar
William Segui
 
Posts: 2100
Joined: January 27th 2009, 1:36pm

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #2  Postby William Segui » February 18th 2012, 1:27pm

FWIW, I saw him at the Jimmy V Foundation event here in Napa last year.
ITB
User avatar
dave cuneo
 
Posts: 1546
Joined: November 7th 2010, 11:58am
Location: Wilmington, DE

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #3  Postby dave cuneo » February 18th 2012, 1:39pm

Tom,

I heard he has a Jones for Tazzalenghe, Refosco, Schiopettino, Freisa and Ruchet. [basic-smile.gif]
IMO, this is Tony Bennett at his
User avatar
Neal.Mollen
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 11890
Joined: January 30th 2009, 2:26pm

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #4  Postby Neal.Mollen » February 18th 2012, 1:54pm

If it is burgundy, Howard's brain will explode
I don't have to speak; she defends me

A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one
User avatar
Roberto Rogness
 
Posts: 16038
Joined: February 10th 2009, 11:16am
Location: Santa Monica, Rio de Janeiro

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #5  Postby Roberto Rogness » February 18th 2012, 2:07pm

"I heard he has a Jones for Tazzalenghe, Refosco, Schiopettino, Freisa and Ruchet."

Yeah....but who doesn't?
ITB
É prohibido prohibir!

“U
User avatar
Bob Wood
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 19904
Joined: January 27th 2009, 10:30am
Location: Duck and Beaver Land

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #6  Postby Bob Wood » February 18th 2012, 9:10pm

Seriously, and I don't mean to rain on your parade, but who really gives two shits?
"Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?" - Steve Jobs, 1983
User avatar
J. Singleton
SubscriberSubscriber
Label Whore
 
Posts: 3072
Joined: January 27th 2009, 1:36pm
Location: 唐人街, DC

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #7  Postby J. Singleton » February 18th 2012, 9:28pm

The real question is why isn't he a Berserker? Lord knows December to March doesn't mean much to Duke basketball. It's all about the tourney. So he should have plenty of time to complain about the Rhys price increase or whether or not his check was cashed at Marcassin. [cheers.gif]
Jeb
Berserker #7
CT - jesingle
User avatar
M. Dildine
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 9094
Joined: February 8th 2009, 6:09pm
Location: Alta California

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #8  Postby M. Dildine » February 18th 2012, 9:41pm

J. Singleton wrote:The real question is why isn't he a Berserker?


Huh? We have enough problems here!
Cheers,

Mike
User avatar
J. Singleton
SubscriberSubscriber
Label Whore
 
Posts: 3072
Joined: January 27th 2009, 1:36pm
Location: 唐人街, DC

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #9  Postby J. Singleton » February 18th 2012, 9:46pm

M. Dildine wrote:
J. Singleton wrote:The real question is why isn't he a Berserker?


Huh? We have enough problems here!

Fiiiiine, do you want Roy Williams?
Jeb
Berserker #7
CT - jesingle
User avatar
Craig Gleason
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 3716
Joined: March 6th 2011, 11:57am

So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #10  Postby Craig Gleason » February 18th 2012, 10:00pm

Mr. K, of course.
User avatar
C. Grimm
 
Posts: 5295
Joined: May 30th 2009, 12:49pm
Location: Connecticut

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #11  Postby C. Grimm » February 18th 2012, 11:40pm

TomHill wrote: So....anybody knows what Coach K likes to drink??
Tom

Jeff Gordon Wines...
http://www.jeffgordonwine.com/index.cfm?method=homepage.showpage
Image
Chris
User avatar
krehberg
 
Posts: 2334
Joined: April 28th 2009, 6:16am

So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #12  Postby krehberg » February 19th 2012, 1:42am

He's not Billy Donovan so I don't care :)


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
Κένιπ
User avatar
Mike Heyse
ContributorContributor
 
Posts: 1035
Joined: April 28th 2010, 6:10am
Location: Baltimore & DC

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #13  Postby Mike Heyse » February 19th 2012, 7:21am

He collects and ages Laetner's piss. And remarkably, he doesn't dye his hair. At least according to a great book I just finished: Duke Sucks. Seriously, that's the title. And the book is simply incredible. Possibly my BOTY.

(UNC, Class of 2000)
User avatar
Jim Clary
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 132
Joined: June 5th 2009, 8:44am
Location: Scottsdale

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #14  Postby Jim Clary » February 19th 2012, 7:23am

He is a big fan of Napa cabs.
Jim Clary
User avatar
Bill Klapp
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 3363
Joined: June 27th 2009, 12:50am
Location: Neive (CN), Italia

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #15  Postby Bill Klapp » February 19th 2012, 7:53am

J. Singleton wrote:
M. Dildine wrote:
J. Singleton wrote:The real question is why isn't he a Berserker?


Huh? We have enough problems here!

Fiiiiine, do you want Roy Williams?


He only drinks Coke...
User avatar
Bill Klapp
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 3363
Joined: June 27th 2009, 12:50am
Location: Neive (CN), Italia

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #16  Postby Bill Klapp » February 19th 2012, 7:55am

TomHill wrote:Saw an interview in one of those newspaper magazines last week (Athalon Sports) that had an interview w/ Duke's Coach K. One of the questions was "What is your greatest indulgence"? He responded..."My wine collection".
So....anybody knows what Coach K likes to drink??
Tom


The blood of baby seals crushed to death by having Greg Paulus flop on them...
User avatar
Howard Cooper
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 5283
Joined: May 30th 2009, 8:37am
Location: Rockville, MD

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #17  Postby Howard Cooper » February 19th 2012, 8:03am

Jim Clary wrote:He is a big fan of Napa cabs.


Figures. [snort.gif]
Howard
User avatar
Howard Cooper
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 5283
Joined: May 30th 2009, 8:37am
Location: Rockville, MD

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #18  Postby Howard Cooper » February 19th 2012, 8:05am

Neal.Mollen wrote:If it is burgundy, Howard's brain will explode


I would be happy to teach Burgundy to Ratface. And politics.
Howard
User avatar
Roy Piper
 
Posts: 3181
Joined: January 27th 2009, 2:57pm

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #19  Postby Roy Piper » February 19th 2012, 11:10am

I know one Napa Cab he drinks. flirtysmile
ITB !!!
User avatar
Chris Blum
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 3490
Joined: October 10th 2009, 1:40pm
Location: Home of the Mayo Clinic

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #20  Postby Chris Blum » February 19th 2012, 1:31pm

Bob Wood wrote:Seriously, and I don't mean to rain on your parade, but who really gives two shits?


Then why go to the trouble of commenting? Why piss in somebody's cornflakes for no other reason than to add another notch in your thread count?

I clicked, it wasn't what I thought and I clicked away. The world does not need to know what I think about every thread.
"Well, wine only turns into alcohol if you let it sit" -- Lucille Bluth
"The Packers f'n suck" -- Todd French
Peter Tryba need a kidney...
User avatar
Bob Wood
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 19904
Joined: January 27th 2009, 10:30am
Location: Duck and Beaver Land

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #21  Postby Bob Wood » February 19th 2012, 1:44pm

Chris Blum wrote:
Bob Wood wrote:Seriously, and I don't mean to rain on your parade, but who really gives two shits?


Then why go to the trouble of commenting? Why piss in somebody's cornflakes for no other reason than to add another notch in your thread count?

I clicked, it wasn't what I thought and I clicked away. The world does not need to know what I think about every thread.

But the world desperately needs to know what I think. newhere

Look, I don't care what Shshshshshsheffshee drinks. Neither does Howard, who hates everything DOOK and who called him Ratface. Go bust his balls for a while.
Last edited by Bob Wood on February 20th 2012, 11:38am, edited 1 time in total.
"Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?" - Steve Jobs, 1983
User avatar
Glenn L e v i n e
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 8543
Joined: January 27th 2009, 7:16pm
Location: Gold Beach, OR

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #22  Postby Glenn L e v i n e » February 19th 2012, 1:51pm

I think K is a remarkable coach with an even more impressive program @ Duke. Very few celebrities I'd rather pull corks with.
"Never lose sight of the fact that it is just fermented grape juice" - a winemaker and negotiant in Napa Valley, CA
User avatar
Bob Wood
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 19904
Joined: January 27th 2009, 10:30am
Location: Duck and Beaver Land

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #23  Postby Bob Wood » February 19th 2012, 1:54pm

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:I think K is a remarkable coach with an even more impressive program @ Duke. Very few celebrities I'd rather pull corks with.

Agree 100% with all his accomplishments. I just don't care in general what celebrities drink whether it's wine or hemlock. I make an exception for you because you're so tall and I dig your Stetson. [berserker.gif]
"Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?" - Steve Jobs, 1983
User avatar
M. Dildine
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 9094
Joined: February 8th 2009, 6:09pm
Location: Alta California

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #24  Postby M. Dildine » February 19th 2012, 2:10pm

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:I think K is a remarkable coach with an even more impressive program @ Duke. Very few celebrities I'd rather pull corks with.


I'd rather pull a cork with Harbaugh. [wink.gif]
Cheers,

Mike
User avatar
Glenn L e v i n e
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 8543
Joined: January 27th 2009, 7:16pm
Location: Gold Beach, OR

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #25  Postby Glenn L e v i n e » February 19th 2012, 2:48pm

He'd be fun to drink with. We could probably clear out a bar!
"Never lose sight of the fact that it is just fermented grape juice" - a winemaker and negotiant in Napa Valley, CA
Jane Crabill
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 851
Joined: March 28th 2011, 12:34pm

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #26  Postby Jane Crabill » February 19th 2012, 2:50pm

Jim Clary has it right unless his tastes have changed--Silver Oak, Caymus Special Selection, Duckhorn and Robert Mondavi from the original winery.
I'm a Duke fan as two of my nephews are graduates (one was captain of the wrestling team) and I listed Duke as one of my choices when I took the National Merit Scholarship Exam eons ago. Got to give Duke credit for their recent comebacks against UNC and NC State!
Fayetteville, NC
Jeff Linenger
 
Posts: 32
Joined: April 27th 2010, 6:36pm

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #27  Postby Jeff Linenger » February 19th 2012, 9:15pm

Wasn't there a Wine Spectator article a few years back where he said that one of his favorites from his cellar was Silver Oak?
jbray23
 
Posts: 1246
Joined: September 2nd 2010, 3:56pm

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #28  Postby jbray23 » February 19th 2012, 9:49pm

M. Dildine wrote:
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:I think K is a remarkable coach with an even more impressive program @ Duke. Very few celebrities I'd rather pull corks with.


I'd rather pull a cork with Harbaugh. [wink.gif]


I'd be careful with harbaugh, just don't piss him off or you would find a cork in a most uncomfortable place!
Jason, back itb
J a y H a c k
SubscriberSubscriber
Wine Genius ;)
 
Posts: 3875
Joined: May 29th 2009, 9:59am

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #29  Postby J a y H a c k » February 20th 2012, 7:24am

As a Michigan alum, Coach K has done more to make my life miserable in the winter than Jim Tressle did to make it miserable in the Fall, but I can't seem to hate the guy. I appreciate the fact that he seems to run a relatively clean program and likes to have his players finish an education at a quality academic institution. I'm sure he's got plenty of flaws (other than me, who doesn't), but I would gladly bring a nice bottle of Cali Cab to share with him over dinner. My guess is that the conversation would not be dull and boring.
User avatar
Mike Heyse
ContributorContributor
 
Posts: 1035
Joined: April 28th 2010, 6:10am
Location: Baltimore & DC

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #30  Postby Mike Heyse » February 20th 2012, 7:43am

J a y H a c k wrote:As a Michigan alum, Coach K has done more to make my life miserable in the winter than Jim Tressle did to make it miserable in the Fall, but I can't seem to hate the guy. I appreciate the fact that he seems to run a relatively clean program and likes to have his players finish an education at a quality academic institution. I'm sure he's got plenty of flaws (other than me, who doesn't), but I would gladly bring a nice bottle of Cali Cab to share with him over dinner. My guess is that the conversation would not be dull and boring.


hijack.... "Relatively" is critical... Maggette should have been declared ineligible for the 1999 season after the fact, stripping DOOK of its wins and final four banner for the year. Plus Boozer's papa got a nice no show gig at Glaxo when Carlos signed on; pop's boss was a big dookie booster. Pops quit when Carlos went pro. Chris Duhon's whole family got some curious bennies, like cars and houses, when he signed on. Is every program pristine? No. Is DOOK? Absolutely not.

And they graduate about 83% of their players. Unc... 88%.

Would I have a glass with K? Sure, if he could contain the f bombs.
User avatar
Howard Cooper
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 5283
Joined: May 30th 2009, 8:37am
Location: Rockville, MD

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #31  Postby Howard Cooper » February 20th 2012, 8:03am

J a y H a c k wrote:As a Michigan alum, Coach K has done more to make my life miserable in the winter than Jim Tressle did to make it miserable in the Fall, but I can't seem to hate the guy.


Would you like lessons? [berserker.gif]
Howard
Trip B.
 
Posts: 6
Joined: February 8th 2012, 10:42am

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #32  Postby Trip B. » February 20th 2012, 11:22am

He's a HUGE Jacky Truchot fan.
User avatar
K John Joseph
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 2040
Joined: June 8th 2011, 11:55am
Location: Dallas

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #33  Postby K John Joseph » February 20th 2012, 12:39pm

Trip B. wrote:He's a HUGE Jacky Truchot fan.


I prefer Jacky Treehorn.
J0hn-J-K4ne
User avatar
Howard Cooper
SubscriberSubscriber
 
Posts: 5283
Joined: May 30th 2009, 8:37am
Location: Rockville, MD

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #34  Postby Howard Cooper » February 20th 2012, 2:38pm

Trip B. wrote:He's a HUGE Jacky Truchot fan.


[cheers.gif] good one.
Howard
Stephen Faulkner
 
Posts: 87
Joined: September 6th 2010, 8:30am
Location: WV Panhandle

Re: So...What Does Coach K Drink????

Post #35  Postby Stephen Faulkner » February 20th 2012, 4:27pm

Mike Heyse wrote:And they graduate about 83% of their players. Unc... 88%.


But they do know how to rally from 20 points down!

Nice try, Mike, but that was just one cohort, 2003, that I am sure you chose randomly. I can cherry-pick as well: 2004 - Duke 100 UNC 89; 2002 - Duke 92 UNC 75; 2001 - Duke 89 UNC 86. And they do pretty well across the athletic spectrum according to the NCAA's latest GSR: Duke's 97 percent Graduation Success Rate is tops in the ACC, equaled by Boston College (97) and followed by Wake Forest (94), Virginia Tech (91), Miami (89), North Carolina (88), Virginia (87), Clemson (82), Maryland (82), Florida State (79), Georgia Tech (77) and N.C. State (74). Even Miami beats UNC!

I'm always amazed by the Duke hate and will never understand where it comes from. Laetner's piss? baby seal blood? It is the epitome of the American story: hard work, discipline, and a tribute to K's abilities to have built the program from nothing at a small school when no one thought much of him or Duke. Hard to believe those are things to hate. There is no perfection in this life, so there are faults, but who among us doesn't have them (except for Jay, of course!).

I'm a Duke grad, obviously a fan, always love to see them win, and especially BEAT CAROLINA. But I respect the quality of the other programs and coaches and I have no problem recognizing that Roy Williams is also a great coach with a great program.

Return to Wine Talk