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Old 10-17-21, 04:05 PM
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Old 10-17-21, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Thalia949 View Post

Chianti for sure - my candidate is the finisher bottle from the Long Route at Gaiole!
Well probably the best candidate! If my rudimentary Latin serves, the motto is “Nothing without Pain”. I think I’d prefer “Something with maybe a little passing discomfort”.

I was going to suggest Red Biciclette as a candidate although I thought it was a “meh” wine and came across this story when I looked for a picture. Apparently it was labeled as Pinot noir but had little to none of this actual grape in it.

Another candidate would be any wine made from Abbey Ridge grapes, an Oregon vineyard owned by long time rider well known in the PNW classic bike community.
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Old 10-17-21, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Well probably the best candidate! If my rudimentary Latin serves, the motto is “Nothing without Pain”. I think I’d prefer “Something with maybe a little passing discomfort”.

I was going to suggest Red Biciclette as a candidate although I thought it was a “meh” wine and came across this story when I looked for a picture. Apparently it was labeled as Pinot noir but had little to none of this actual grape in it.

Another candidate would be any wine made from Abbey Ridge grapes, an Oregon vineyard owned by long time rider well known in the PNW classic bike community.
I’m a 20+ year wine industry professional and I remember well when Red Biciclette was launched. Part of the story that I came across was that the producing winery sent their marketing team to the South of France for a number of weeks in order to fully immerse themselves in the French wine culture. At the time, I was working on a fashion concept / partnership brand and I asked my boss if I could go to Milan for a few moths in order to understand the Italian fashion lifestyle. The discussion didn’t go well….

On the Gaiole bottle in the picture, Spaghetti Legs I think your translation is spot on. It was a long day on the bike, and the post ride beverages really helped ease a lot of discomfort! I decided to save this one to enjoy at home though, we drank one of the bottles in our rider gift box after the ride.
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Old 10-17-21, 06:48 PM
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This thread deserves an Arbor Mist.
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It seems to me that chianti is winning. I think I'll open another bottle!
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Old 10-17-21, 09:34 PM
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I first tried Eroica a few years ago (yes the name influenced my purchase) and I really like it, it has become one of my favorite Rieslings.

Francesco Moser and family own a winery.
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Old 10-18-21, 01:24 AM
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I've been a beer guy for a long time, but the gut said enough of that early this year, and the hard stuff is a bit more no thanks (though the idea and romanticism is always there). So wine it is, and almost exclusively red. I keep the price point at or just below a craft six-pack as I figure that's only 'fair' Serves me well. Pinot Noir, Malbec, or a good Syrah. I miss a good beer, especially with a burger or fish-n-chips or....a number of things (totally no nostalgia at play here). I don't miss feeling crummy a number of hours later. A little less country and a bit more classical. Maybe it makes sense with all the Dura-Ace I have on my (two) bikes. [sips red blend as he writes this..]
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Old 10-18-21, 02:43 AM
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Zinfandel

Originally Posted by davester View Post
It seems to me that chianti is winning. I think I'll open another bottle!
For Shame... For Shame!

May your hills grow steeper and head winds stronger for that comment!

Wash your mouth out with some Zinfandel

Zinfandel - the true California Wine! "Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again..."

Great short video about Zin... Educational for those who don't understand!


verktyg Come on over to my place and we'll open a bottle or two of Zin.
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Old 10-18-21, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
For Shame... For Shame!

May your hills grow steeper and head winds stronger for that comment!

Wash your mouth out with some Zinfandel

Zinfandel - the true California Wine! "Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again..."

Great short video about Zin... Educational for those who don't understand!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R3EnZdhYok

verktyg Come on over to my place and we'll open a bottle or two of Zin.
no wonder Paso Robles waved good-bye to Eroica.
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Old 10-18-21, 08:56 AM
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I've been free of spirits for a good decade. I do however still favor Champagne and Burgundy.
And like a Mad Dog Burgundy Univega with a piggy on my back that I can't shake.
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Old 10-18-21, 10:14 AM
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Since I like to poke the bear…..I think most Chiantis are….unpleasant. (I used to be an Italian wine buyer FWIW).

My taste in bikes is quite pedestrian but when it comes to wine I’m a bit more discriminating. Some cheap wine is perfectly fine as Tuesday night wine but when I’m out for a decent dinner I’ll step it up a few notches.

I’m just babbling but an appropriate C&V wine? Let’s see, it needs to work well but generally not too expensive. A pretty label helps but isn't necessary. To many, a deep history helps but many couldn’t give a toss since every product has a sweet spot in its history. Also, if something was/is good it’s always good. My highly biased vote goes for the previously mentioned Aglianico or a well constructed Barbera. Campagnolo aficionados may lean towards a Barolo, Barbaresco or Brunello and Francophiles might lean towards a Côte du Rhone.

I think way too much about stuff like this…
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Old 10-18-21, 02:42 PM
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Old 10-18-21, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
For Shame... For Shame!

May your hills grow steeper and head winds stronger for that comment!

Wash your mouth out with some Zinfandel

Zinfandel - the true California Wine! "Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again..."

Great short video about Zin... Educational for those who don't understand!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R3EnZdhYok

verktyg Come on over to my place and we'll open a bottle or two of Zin.
Agree 100%! Central California coast zins are amazing... Rhone Rangers all the way!
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Agree 100%! Central California coast zins are amazing... Rhone Rangers all the way!
I have an autographed Randall Grahm print hanging in my living room so i am not unfamiliar with the Rhône Rangers...
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Old 10-19-21, 12:19 AM
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I have an autographed Randall Grahm print hanging in my living room so i am not unfamiliar with the Rhône Rangers...
Speaking of Grahm, Bonny Doon must have the coolest wine label ever: Le Cigare Volant (not C&V though, unless you include farm carts)


(Cigare, of course, is inspired by Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Rhone Valley. CdP rather famously enacted a ban on UFOs (or flying cigars, as they called them) in the AOC in 1954, threatening impoundment of any caught in the area. As of a few years ago, there are no plans to lift the ban.)
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I don’t buy wine because all the fuss surrounding it makes it feel too special to drink except on a special occasion so it sits around in my house for years.

I know that’s silly.
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French and Italian Wines

One of my favorite wine posters - the French celebration of the Italian wine harvest...



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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
The all time Official Cycling Wine should be Mogen David 20/20 nostalgically referred to as MAD DOG 20/20...

The advantage of those inexpensive wines is they taste good - BOTH WAYS!
That does not agree with my memory of Mad Dog. Tolerable going down, quite unpleasant flavor coming back up. Not that that stopped me from repeating the process regularly in my younger days.
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Given what I see in the valuation forum, I thought it was Ripple.
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Originally Posted by sincos View Post
Speaking of Grahm, Bonny Doon must have the coolest wine label ever: Le Cigare Volant (not C&V though, unless you include farm carts)


(Cigare, of course, is inspired by Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Rhone Valley. CdP rather famously enacted a ban on UFOs (or flying cigars, as they called them) in the AOC in 1954, threatening impoundment of any caught in the area. As of a few years ago, there are no plans to lift the ban.)
2018 vintage my fave of this wine since the early 90's.
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Don't worry, it wasn't Merlot.
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This is the swill that my dad would drink.

I had to find a picture of the jug with the handle.
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Cribari - The Gentle Journey

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This is the swill that my dad would drink.

I had to find a picture of the jug with the handle.
Cribari - The Gentile Journey - AKA "CRYBABY"

Posters like this where pasted on bus stops and buses all over NYC back in the late 60's. Note the picture of the Zig Zag Man leaning up against the tree.



Cribari was a triumph of marketing. Changed true swill into a cultural icon among the youth back then...

BTW, most of the wines coming out of the Modesto - Fresno corridor are owned by E & J Gallo!

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Cannot intake alcohol due to PD meds, and I’m clumsy enough without imbibing and the leg tremors 🥴

Not around as far as I know now, but the old Strawberry Hill - Boones Farm cheapies would make Verktyg’s list complete for the Deep South, circa1972-1979. Not as cultured as MD 20-20, but effective enough to have gotten many a southern boy in a heap of trouble back in the day.

No boxed or bag wines mentioned, thank the Good Lord😉 I always preferred Scotch or beer pre-PD days.

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