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    Quote Originally Posted by MechAnt View Post
    Oh most definitely. Two of my sisters that live in the District both say that it's not great. Any good ones you could suggest for me to try and form my own opinion?
    I don't know if they're available, but Bluemont vineyards has a good Vidal Blanc, Casanel has a Norton that's made in a white style, very good, Sunset Hills has a pretty money chardonnay, Willowcroft has an interesting Albarino, I like it, but my gf doesn't, Breaux has a great Viognier. If you want, we can do a little bottle trading. I'm partial to whites that aren't too sweet, but with my sister working at a vineyard, whenever we go out, we get the hookup.
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    Wine has officially taken over my life. Not so much drinking but more so learning. I'm so interested in the subject now. My greatest motivators for my learning is I'm tying to get hired at a well established, high end restaurant. Although there is a sommelier, you still really need to know your stuff. I read a book called The Only Wine Book You'll Ever Need and am about 3/4ths the way through Wine for Dummies. I would recommend the dummies book more so than the other.

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    all my sommelier friends recommend the Wine Bible

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    World Atlas of wine.
    http://www.amazon.com/World-Atlas-Wi...3324611&sr=8-1

    This book has awesome info and even better pictures. Oh god, the head trained vines that don't even need a trellis. :boner:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyLaw9 View Post
    all my sommelier friends recommend the Wine Bible
    wine bible is great for basic research but has become dated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devin View Post
    World Atlas of wine.
    http://www.amazon.com/World-Atlas-Wi...3324611&sr=8-1

    This book has awesome info and even better pictures. Oh god, the head trained vines that don't even need a trellis. :boner:

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    awesome. i found myself googling maps of france as i was reading the wine for dummies. all of the names of regions/sub regions/wineries began to blend together and make it difficult to understand. it would be awesome to have full colored maps and photos along side the text.

    i've heard a lot about the wine bible, but i think i'll most likely check out the atlas after i finish the dummies book. i've also been watching Jane Nickles' youtube videos to help understand the aroma/tasting notes of the varietals.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-C7K-fEYYs

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHpkkXue4XA

    More about the vineyard. I was so pissed I had to work on the days they were planting the new vineyard. They planted 200 vines, 75 Cabernet Sauvignon, 50 Malbec, 50 Syrah, and 25 Tannat.

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    I never understood why my school didn't have viticulture. It's right by some of the major central valley growing regions and it's a great school

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    i think cal poly has one. or at least a minor/concentration in it.

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    cal poly pomona does have a small winery. horsehill vineyards. i don't believe we offer any specific viticulture classes other than wine appreciation I and II
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian90053 View Post
    i think cal poly has one. or at least a minor/concentration in it.
    there program is weak.

    Fresno state has the best vit program around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conanobrennan View Post
    wine bible is great for basic research but has become dated.
    Uhmm..

    Anyway, Yellowtail - cheap and easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawshee View Post
    Uhmm..

    Anyway, Yellowtail - cheap and easy
    There are wines that are in the same price range that kill Yellowtail.

    The picture above in order
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    I had no idea this thread was still going. When I first made this thread I couldnt stand red wines, now Im becoming more accustomed to them. Im really enjoying a lot of cabernet lately. Any good cabernet recommendations?

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    Try different regions, each has a different taste. Try a Columbia Valley AVA cabernet or merlot. Easy to drink and easy on the wallet. A cabernet for everyday drinking I enjoy and that I've recommended before is BV Coastal sourced from Napa. If you're enjoying cabernet, start checking out syrah. For a nice dark, inky syrah, check out those from Santa Ynez and Santa Rita Hills AVAs. Those are both near Santa Barbara.

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    try some Jshram Napa Valley, thats the shit.

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    I've taken a semester off from school to work at a nice little wine bar in Flower Mound, Texas.

    It has opened my mind up to a totally new world of alcohol. I love wine, it's such a fucking delicate drink.

    My personal favorites... Terra Rosa Malbec, John and Michelle Cellar (JAM Cabernet), or maybe Fat Monk Chard for a good white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechAnt View Post
    Try different regions, each has a different taste. Try a Columbia Valley AVA cabernet or merlot. Easy to drink and easy on the wallet. A cabernet for everyday drinking I enjoy and that I've recommended before is BV Coastal sourced from Napa. If you're enjoying cabernet, start checking out syrah. For a nice dark, inky syrah, check out those from Santa Ynez and Santa Rita Hills AVAs. Those are both near Santa Barbara.
    Davis Family Barn D'or is the best Cabernet and Syrah blend that I've tried so far. It's such a big taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evg005 View Post
    Don P? naaah

    try some Jshram Napa Valley, thats the shit.
    bruh


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