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by nealc
September 7th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Cork puller?
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: Cork puller?

Received it, tried it last night... Well made, worked great - thanks for the tip!
by nealc
September 2nd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 84
Views: 21354

Re: Wine Refrigerators

I apologize for bump this old thread, but I would like to share my experience in this matter, since when I was looking for good advice on this topic for myself. In my opinion, I would go with the freezerless fridge. It is more expensive (I imagine) and you will need a temperature controller, but th...
by nealc
September 2nd, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Retsina?
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Retsina?

Hi

I tried Hermes retsina from total wine and I really liked it.. I was wondering how authentic it is (it says it's a reinterpretation) and also if there's any other brands that people like or are aware of.. it seems a little hard to find

Thanks
Neal
by nealc
September 2nd, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Cork puller?
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Cork puller?

Hi

I was wondering if anyone can recommend an inexpensive but good 2 prong cork puller.. I've had a lot of mixed results

Thanks
by nealc
September 9th, 2016, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Training Wheel Wines
Replies: 26
Views: 4073

Training Wheel Wines

I've never been here but this Denver store looks like it has a fair amount of selection atleast, and a decent web interface. http://goo.gl/jdBEOA I actually have found many good boutique wine stores with knowledgable staff in cities that are much smaller than Denver - there would likely be several g...
by nealc
September 5th, 2016, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Training Wheel Wines
Replies: 26
Views: 4073

Training Wheel Wines

id suggest going to a well stocked wine shop that has knowledgeable staff and tell them what you're looking for. they are there to help you make the selections.
by nealc
September 4th, 2016, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: red wine serving temp vs decanting?
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

red wine serving temp vs decanting?

Hi

How do you decant and let a wine breathe and open up, while also keeping it cooler than room temperature, especially if you want to decant it for a longer period of time e.g. an hour?

Thanks
-Neal [help.gif]
by nealc
August 17th, 2016, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: bitterness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

bitterness?

actually, funnily enough, i was sick 2 weeks ago, and now as im getting better the taste is coming back. [wow.gif]
by nealc
August 15th, 2016, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: bitterness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

bitterness?

Hi I have a strange problem. I was talking with a friend of mine, a Chinese immigrant, and he said he hates wine in particular, and most alcohol. I asked him why, he said because he thought wine was too bitter. He wasn't sure why it was bitter, and he thought maybe the alcohol was bitter - maybe als...
by nealc
May 23rd, 2016, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette / Columbia gorge w kids??
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Willamette / Columbia gorge w kids??

Thanks! Also I was wondering if anyone know s if there's any wineries that have a restaurant attached? That might be a way to combine a meal with a visit

Thanks again!
by nealc
May 23rd, 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette / Columbia gorge w kids??
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Willamette / Columbia gorge w kids??

Hi everyone I'm going to be heading to Portland for a conference (pycon) and bringing the family along. :o We've got an 8 and a 4 year old and we'd like to see maybe we can visit a few wineries. But we're wondering if there's any that might have a lawn or something other than a small tasting room, w...

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