You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

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What’s the bottle you would grab with 2 seconds to decide?

Domestic Red
18
15%
Domestic White
2
2%
Imported Red
39
32%
Imported White
4
3%
Champagne/Sparkling
24
20%
Stickie
2
2%
Port
4
3%
Flawed poll
11
9%
Brett Favre
3
2%
Real men don’t evacuate
15
12%
 
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#51 Post by Randy Bowman » October 27th, 2019, 7:20 pm

There's the reason you give it more thought OR Murphy's law just bit you.
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#52 Post by David Baum » October 27th, 2019, 7:23 pm

If your gonna grab one, That's what you get for not grabbing a back up too

Sorry, times like that I just don't think about just a bottle of wine. Your not wrong, just different

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#53 Post by David Baum » October 27th, 2019, 7:26 pm

Bdklein wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 5:06 pm
David Baum wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 4:58 pm
I still don't get any of this. I'd grab the picture my daughter drew in First grade. Wine? Really?
That’s not the question . Would it make you feel better if the question was “ you need to give away all your wine except for 1 bottle”?
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#54 Post by David Baum » October 27th, 2019, 7:27 pm

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October 27th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Boy your all’s reading comprehension sucks. If you reach into your cellar in the dark what would be the first bottle your hand touches not what bottle is your most prized.

And David Baum, we packed all of our essentials long before we left. Pictures, important documents, animals, everything else is replaceable. On the way out I grabbed a bottle of wine out of the cellar in the dark. I opened the door and pulled the first bottle my hand touched.

Opened it tonight and it was corked! [swearing.gif]
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#55 Post by Chris Seiber » October 27th, 2019, 7:33 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
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Opened it tonight and it was corked! [swearing.gif]
That’s some Twilight Zone sh*t there.

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#56 Post by Chris H. » October 27th, 2019, 7:39 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Boy your all’s reading comprehension sucks. If you reach into your cellar in the dark what would be the first bottle your hand touches not what bottle is your most prized.

And David Baum, we packed all of our essentials long before we left. Pictures, important documents, animals, everything else is replaceable. On the way out I grabbed a bottle of wine out of the cellar in the dark. I opened the door and pulled the first bottle my hand touched.

Opened it tonight and it was corked! [swearing.gif]
What a bummer! I am sure Becklyn will be able to replace it. Best wishes with the fires as well.
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#57 Post by J a y H a c k » October 27th, 2019, 8:05 pm

None. A filing cabinet drawer full of photo negatives I keep in a cabinet near the garage for a quick exit. Everything else is just money.

If you insist, probably a 2007 Saxum JBV magnum in one hand and in the other a 2009 Montrose that my uncle told me on his death bed to take from his closet.
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#58 Post by Ben M a n d l e r » October 27th, 2019, 10:32 pm

That Becklyn Missouri Hopper is super delicious...good grab.

We had the same thought planning for evacuation this morning in Santa Rosa. 2015 Monte Bello. A bottle we bought ourselves for our wedding to drink on an anniversary - so the bottle itself was important.
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#59 Post by Bdklein » October 28th, 2019, 12:56 am

David Baum wrote:
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....,Your not wrong ....
You’re wrong.
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#60 Post by Craig G » October 28th, 2019, 3:48 am

Maybe all of Brian’s wine is corked.
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#61 Post by Mike Grammer » October 28th, 2019, 4:45 am

Don't have 01 D'Yquem at the moment, so 01 Climens. Even in the dark, I know exactly where it is in my wine fridge. Stay safe, Brian and others out there!
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#62 Post by Dave McIsaac » October 28th, 2019, 5:15 am

Chris Seiber wrote:
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Lighten up, everyone.

Lighten up, Francis.

The first person to get the quote, without googling it, gets a free bottle of wine from me.

On your honor not not googling it.
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#63 Post by YLee » October 28th, 2019, 5:51 am

It's quite funny how some people get very serious with even the light hearted fun type polls.
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#64 Post by Jay Miller » October 28th, 2019, 6:30 am

YLee wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 5:51 am
It's quite funny how some people get very serious with even the light hearted fun type polls.
Yes, it can be a bit weird actually. Obviously no one is going to grab a bottle of wine in preference to a family member, a pet, or probably even an iPhone.

However once all that is done and I have room to carry one bottle out it will be the 1955 Gonzalez Byass Sherry. Effectively irreplaceable and I'm really, really looking forward to trying it.
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#65 Post by Jason T » October 28th, 2019, 6:40 am

YLee wrote:
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It's quite funny how some people get very serious with even the light hearted fun type polls.
It's the internet. There's nothing grown men can't be too serious about here!
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#66 Post by Jason T » October 28th, 2019, 6:44 am

If I only get to save one bottle, it's a 3L of 2010 Ridge Monte Bello that is to be opened on May 22, 2040, to celebrate 25 years of marriage. This bottle is a bit more special in that we had everyone attending our wedding who had been married 25 years or longer sign it.

My father-in-law signed it 'hope you enjoy it, sorry I won't be there to drink it with you'. Which is a bit presumptious but I suppose a safe bet.

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#67 Post by Eric Egan » October 28th, 2019, 7:24 am

I have a few irreplaceable bottles I would jump at. If I could only bring one, I would go for a 1789 Courvoisier. If I could use both hands, I'd pick up my bottle of '37 Pierre Ponnelle Musigny in the other.
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#68 Post by Markus S » October 28th, 2019, 7:41 am

Honestly, I think wine would be the last thing on my mind at a time like that.
But to those who say the wine is "replaceable", I sincerely doubt insurance would give you the current value of rare Burgundy, Piedmont, Rougeard and Rhones. Most likely you would get back what you paid, not the current replacement cost, and even if you did the current value, in many cases you wouldn't be able to find those bottles again (think of Verset, others).
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#69 Post by Brian Tuite » October 28th, 2019, 8:15 am

Markus S wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 7:41 am
Honestly, I think wine would be the last thing on my mind at a time like that.
But to those who say the wine is "replaceable", I sincerely doubt insurance would give you the current value of rare Burgundy, Piedmont, Rougeard and Rhones. Most likely you would get back what you paid, not the current replacement cost, and even if you did the current value, in many cases you wouldn't be able to find those bottles again (think of Verset, others).
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#70 Post by Mike Grammer » October 28th, 2019, 8:37 am

Jason T wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 6:44 am
If I only get to save one bottle, it's a 3L of 2010 Ridge Monte Bello that is to be opened on May 22, 2040, to celebrate 25 years of marriage. This bottle is a bit more special in that we had everyone attending our wedding who had been married 25 years or longer sign it.

My father-in-law signed it 'hope you enjoy it, sorry I won't be there to drink it with you'. Which is a bit presumptious but I suppose a safe bet.

Life is fleeting.
*that's* worth saving--and as a 3L probably easy to find in the dark. Lovely story, Jason. I hope you do get to enjoy fully when the time comes. Makes me think of swapping out my 01 Climens for my 86 Lafite that was (more or less) given to me by a close--and now deceased--friend.
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#71 Post by David Baum » October 28th, 2019, 8:49 am

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 8:15 am
Markus S wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 7:41 am
Honestly, I think wine would be the last thing on my mind at a time like that.
But to those who say the wine is "replaceable", I sincerely doubt insurance would give you the current value of rare Burgundy, Piedmont, Rougeard and Rhones. Most likely you would get back what you paid, not the current replacement cost, and even if you did the current value, in many cases you wouldn't be able to find those bottles again (think of Verset, others).
It’s just wine, I’ll buy more wine and start a new collection with a new palate. I was thirsty so I grabbed something.
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#72 Post by Andrew Dodd » October 29th, 2019, 7:35 am

Mark Y wrote:
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probably grab the 2 kids... ;)
Probably, not definitely? Depends on if they're acting up? :)

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#73 Post by Richard Albert » October 29th, 2019, 9:44 am

No shit, Brian. Folks are having a problem staying with your premise, you did not ask what are the most important things to take with you, just for thoughts regarding a bottle of wine as a theoretical question. I looked at the question as the bottle I would want for a multi day evacuation.

Only one post mentioned port, the wine that will survive being open best for days based on quantity typically consumed and time it remains closest in taste to when it was opened.
Granted not everyone likes port as I do...my 70 Fonseca mag is my choice.
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#74 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 29th, 2019, 1:34 pm

Certainly an unfortunate situation...and one all-too-real for Californians. I voted for imported red (Chave, obvi) but likely I'd not grab ANY wine on the way out. I wouldn't want my children (and wife, for that matter) to see that I grab a bottle of wine (or two, or three) before something THEY feel is important, or to remember that I did such a thing when life returns to normal....which makes me think perhaps I should stick a bottle or two in the emergency kit now!
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#75 Post by Tom DeBiase » October 29th, 2019, 1:53 pm

You evacuate to friends in Napa, make an appointment at Frogs Leap and have the best 3 hours one could have. Especially considering your house may burn to the ground.

PS: I am not minimizing the concern we have nor the highest regard we have for the firefighters and first responders. Just trying to make the best of a horrible situation. The Frogs Leap visit was awesome!
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#76 Post by Jayson Cohen » October 29th, 2019, 4:05 pm

Playing Brian’s game literally, my under-counter wine fridge has an angled display of 6 bottles, the only ones visible through the glass door. Those are first ones I see. Right now, of the six bottles there, I’d probably grab the ‘67 Marcarini Barolo Brunate that was slotted for a canceled tasting with Sh@n although that certainly would shake the hell out of the nicely-settled sediment.

In reality, I would just get my wife and kids out. Well, maybe I’d grab an original Calder we drunkenly bought at an auction many years ago and a Gronk monoprint I bought in the ‘90s that I’m very fond of. Wine is replaceable.

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#77 Post by Jeremy Holmes » October 29th, 2019, 4:12 pm

We had a pretty bad fire heading our way a few years ago and had to evacuate at short notice. I've got plenty of rare bottles but when presented with an evacuation scenario, we simply grabbed the children, some documentation, photos and got out of there.

The wine is insured and whilst some are irreplaceable, they were farthest from my thoughts at the moment we chose to evacuate.
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#78 Post by LMD Ermitaño » October 30th, 2019, 4:12 am

Honestly can’t think which of the bottles at home I’d grab. If I was in an evacuation situation, I’d definitely want something stronger than wine after; so would grab a bottle of single malt Scotch - one of the unopened litre bottles, so there’d be more to drink.
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#79 Post by Brian Tuite » October 30th, 2019, 5:17 am

Tom DeBiase wrote:
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You evacuate to friends in Napa, make an appointment at Frogs Leap and have the best 3 hours one could have. Especially considering your house may burn to the ground.

PS: I am not minimizing the concern we have nor the highest regard we have for the firefighters and first responders. Just trying to make the best of a horrible situation. The Frogs Leap visit was awesome!

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#80 Post by Chris Seiber » October 31st, 2019, 2:04 pm

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
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We had a pretty bad fire heading our way a few years ago and had to evacuate at short notice. I've got plenty of rare bottles but when presented with an evacuation scenario, we simply grabbed the children, some documentation, photos and got out of there.

The wine is insured and whilst some are irreplaceable, they were farthest from my thoughts at the moment we chose to evacuate.
Based on having read Jeremy's posts on here over the years, next time there's a fire in his neighborhood, I'm heading over to his house.

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#81 Post by Jonathan H » October 31st, 2019, 4:07 pm

Probably a bottle of Rayas or Rousseau Chambertin - whichever is easier to access.
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#82 Post by Pat K » October 31st, 2019, 5:36 pm

Brian, thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. On topic kinda sorta, what are your ideas as to how to support wineries impacted by Kincade? I've received several e-mails from wineries that are supposedly donating proceeds to the cause. Hate to be cynical, but, are just trying to sell at an emotional time and benefit from Kincade?

And, 2 years back I bought wine from a winery that donated proceeds. Approximately everything that could go wrong did. Botched invoice. Botched address. When the half-case was received, 3 bottles were the ones ordered. 3 were not. So I'm wary. If you have ideas, they would be welcome.

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#83 Post by Nick Ellis » October 31st, 2019, 7:28 pm

Jay Miller wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 6:30 am
YLee wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 5:51 am
It's quite funny how some people get very serious with even the light hearted fun type polls.
Yes, it can be a bit weird actually. Obviously no one is going to grab a bottle of wine in preference to a family member, a pet, or probably even an iPhone.
Pets definitely get a spot in the car next to the mixed case of Chave and Cappellano. Family members? Depends on the family member...

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#84 Post by Blake Brown » November 1st, 2019, 2:11 am

Easy answer: the first Cristal mag I can get my hands on. As Napoleon said: " In victory you deserve champagne; in defeat, you need it".
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#85 Post by David Strange » November 3rd, 2019, 12:05 pm

Evening all,

I'm assuming The Editor will look after himself and his stuff, so (in order of decreasing importance):

Cat (13 year old, half-burmese, awkward)
Phone (OnePlus 7 Pro)
iPad (Pro 12.8", 2018 model)
Best, most accessible bottle of fizz (either Pierre Paillard Le Grande Recolte 2008 or Hambledon Premiere Cuvee Zero Dosage Rosé, depends which room I'm in)
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Run, run for my life!

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