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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Forrest, Dec 13, 2008.
:bang: Gawd. Yes, they're empty.
Last Monday we had dinner at Berns Steakhouse in Tampa. They tout that they have the largest wine selection in the US. They have more than 100k bottles on site. Across the street was a 100k square foot warehouse (climate controlled) with the largest collection in the US.
Well, what did you order Clark?
T\We had a Pinot Noir by Morgan and a Merlot from Closdu Bois. Both were very good. When you are ready for dessert they send you up to the Dessert Room. We always get a Taylor-Fladgate 100 year sampler. You get an ounce of 10, an ounce of 20, an ounce of 30, and an ounce of 40-year old Port. We pass them around in order of the youngest first. check them out on their web site http://www.bernssteakhouse.com/
Wow, quite the collections some of you have.
I have never been able to get past the taste of wine of all types.
I did enjoy the Napa/Sonoma tour i took years ago.
That is a hell of a by the glass list they have Clark. I would love to see their bottle list.
The bottle list is an approximately 300 page book. Forrest look under Bern's Legends and check the wine and spirits list.
My brother and his wife are part of Saddleback Cellars. His wife is/was a Venge. They don't drink though. :> I graduated from St. Helena High and spent some quite impressionable years around the winery muckity-mucks. I love the wine, but don't like the "wine culture". I went to school with the Beringers, Sophia Coppola and many others. Quite a dichotomy of the haves and have nots.
edit:I remember Sophia actually went to the private school near us but she hung out in town.
What did you order from the dessert room, Clark. And what kind of cigar did you have.
I've always wondered why Berns never changed the decor. It's pretty damn dark. And very gaudy
that is a nice list.
I love the 20 year.
Being Portuguese, I remember when I was younger being given port whenever we went to any family members house.
Graham's 2003 vintage was very good.
I dig a good port. I am not very well versed in that area though, so I rarely purchase it for myself.
I also really like a good cognac or a good brandy.
And don't even get me started on single malt. If only I could afford to drink good whisky more frequently.
Joe, I said just above your post what was ordered from the dessert room. Cigars are no longer allowed. Joe, my wife calls the decor French Whorehouse.
Wine? Eh, not so much. I've had bad and good and while it is tasty at the time, it's kinda like fly fishing. Too much work for this ole girl. (Not sure what I mean by that but it feels right to say so I did.)
So why do I subscribe to Food and Wine magazine? I dunno, the food part is okay and I have even read some of the wine articles and recommendations. I just don't know why!
I'm so confused.
don't be confused MJ, think back to your fly fishing analogy and it will all be good
You're a nice man.
Really though don't you think that people get so caught up in drinking the right vintage that they lose sight of why they drink in the first place?
I mean, it's all about the buzz, right? Or am I confused again?
If i was just looking for the Buzz...I would pull out the water pipe instead of drink. It is about the taste and then the buzz
I like cheese, isn't that enough?
If I ever doubted that you drank Red Stripe I don't anymore.
oh, and Ron, who are you trying to kid. I bet that "water pipe" doesn't have a speck of dust on it.
The SO is really into (drinking) wine. I never really had a taste for it, but I'm starting to warm up. Any recommendations for things I could find without going to a specialty shop? Chardonnay is ok, but reds are better.