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Wine, any one?

Discussion in 'Food' started by Be Developer, 15th Jul, 2015.

  1. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    are you in to wines?

    i personally collect and store bottles of red wines.

    have few bottles of

    Penfold grange
    hill of grace
    broken wood
    some"chianti" region wines.


    use kennards storage to store them.. pretty happy with their temperature controlled wine lockers.

    What's your favorite wine?
     
  2. LibGS

    LibGS Well-Known Member

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    I have a nice collection of Blackjack shiraz and cabs. I'm a huge fan of Stanton and Killeen fortifieds. And I have 2 cases of some absolutely delicious vintage port from Seppletsfield.
     
  3. Jimmy Foxx

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    I do the same, mainly Aussie reds, but also some French. Any red from Petersons Mt View my long time favorite. Consistently great at a reasonable cost and cellar well. At the higher end, just bought some Mount Mary Quintet to lay down long term.
     
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    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Very much into wine - live smack bang in the middle of "wine country" - never spend more than $8 on a very quaffable bottle - and always drink it :D
     
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  6. WilliamB

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    Heh, Broken Wood.

    We had a bottle of Grange given to us for our wedding it was an 88 maybe? We enjoyed it, but I don't think my palate is sophisticated enough to really understand/value it over 30 bottles of Pepperjack :D
     
  7. Greyghost

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    Just spent a weekend in Heathcote going to all the wineries.
    Sanguine were excellent and a very solid operation was "Heathcote II". 2 French gents owing and running it.
    I have a few bottles of St Henri 2012 I think, which rated better than the Grange for the that year.

    We are only amateur collectors/hoarders, but I think we are close to 200 bottles now, all Australian wines.. We are 29 & 28 yrs old respectively and are storing them all over the house. Hopefully wil build a better storage area in our next place.

    We love visiting the regions in person, that way the wine means more to you when you drink or share it with friends, has a story behind it..

    The dollar value of the bottles doesn't mean a thing except ego... We used the Halliday guide a lot in the beginning as a rule of thumb. So many great wines scoring 94-96 points for approx. $30 a bottle.

    I looked on "Meetup" for a decent group, but struggled to find anything.
     
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  8. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I know nothing about wine,but a lot used to come through the public trustee auction from some poor buggers who never got too taste the wine itself and with very high levels academia that never even had a will inplace,4 years ago vintage grange was going for less the 20 bucks a bottle,wood boxed stamped with six bottles inside,from the link below were 120 bucks,just gotta know where to buy

    ..http://www.wynns.com.au//media/files/pdfs/TN_WYNNS_Wynns Riddoch CabS_1996_4300.pdf
     
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  9. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    @willair

    i have been using langtons and sterlings

    thanks for suggestion!
     
  10. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    @Greyghost

    200 bottles are good collection.

    James hallidays has wine meetup in sydney... if any one interested, drop me a line..i have code for 1/2 price tickets.. i think they are $30 per person after discount.
     
  11. Greyghost

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    Haha.
    My boss has just finished his cellar as a centre point of his house with drift wood etc, beams from old piers and it hold 4,000 bottles.. He has been a good mentor to date..
     
  12. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    This company sometimes has various boxes of wine every week,most are not that good but every now and again some very$$$$ boxes are on the floor and most people don't pay more the 50 bucks per 12 bottles,just most people don't know what they are looking at..
    http://www.mcdonaldauctions.com.au/
     
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  13. LibGS

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    Love my wine fridge.
     
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  14. Gibson

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    Nice thread! Thanks for starting. Look forward to hearing more. Have been collecting wine since around 1997. Mainly a Aussie Red drinker we are so lucky to have an amazing range of wine regions and great winemakers
     
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    Datto and I are connoisseurs of $9 box wine from BWS drunk in the carpark of Bidwill park
     
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  16. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    Hahaha @DaveM

    Sounds like a plan...
     
  17. Bran

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    I've got a 2004 floating around somewhere biding its time.

    A friend and I made a massive mistake one night, at the Macgill Estate restaurant we had a bottle of '79 to celebrate a friends birth year. We enjoyed it, so followed up with a bottle of '80 (my birth year) to celebrate mine as well.
    It was very sobering when it wasn't as good. Would have been amazing in it's own right I'm sure.
     
  18. sash

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    Looks like you blokes have gone upmarket...what about the $3 stuff from Aldis?

     
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    $5 moscato! from Aldi - White girl wasted
     
  20. The Falcon

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    I have been smashing Torbreck The Struie '11 and The Steading recently... can't get enough of the stuff.

    For those that aren't aware, Treasury Estate is running the Vintec promo again, now with the 120 bottle fridge.
     
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