Theme: QPRs and Daily Drinkers
Host: Robert Alfert
Date: Jan 6th - 13th
Format: $5 per Tasting Note
Charity American Diabetes Association (ADA) - Tour de Cure Century Ride
I’ll hand the microphone over to Robert now for his thoughts…
So here we are starting the New Year, and if you are like me, you have spent more money than ever imagined over the holidays, drank more premium wines that you can shake a stick at, and just want to get back to normal: Simple, pleasurable, affordable wines. I wanted to host one of these great, weekly threads, to highlight great values and wines that punch well above their class, as admittedly, my favorite threads have introduced me to wonderful, inexpensive wines. As I drink wine most every day, my daily drinkers should generally be within a range of reasonble, say an average price of $25 or less. Let’s try to stay in that range, but I do not want to lock out some truly amazing finds from the group if the price is a bit higher. I learned about Gonon that way, still one of my best recommendation from this site.
Many of you know that I’m as passionate about cycling as I am about wine. So my charity for this thread is the ADA Tour de Cure century ride (100 miles). The ADA does this ride around the country, and in March, is doing one in Orlando. The event turns out many hundreds of avid cyclists and last year raised over $500,000. My cycling team is doing the event, so my Firm and I are each committing up to $500.
So each note is worth a base of $5 bucks. I will double that for every “old world” wine (you define it). And if you sign up for one of these Tour de Cure rides, which I enourage, I will contribute another $25. Help me get to that $1,000 for this great cause!
Raffle As an additional incentive, let’s run a little raffle here with the winner getting 3 QPRs of my choice - wines that I personally drink - shipped to you (U.S. only). You get a raffle “ticket” for every note you post. All I ask that is you later post notes on my wine choices, even if you conclude that I have the palate of a Yak.
Cheers all, and Happy New Year!