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There is a good discussion Here about wines but all the links posted by Rhyme are not available. I am a novice as far as wines are concerned. I am a scotch drinker.

Do you guys have idea of some good wines in range of $50-60?
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 08:25
Chateneuf du pape... $30 - $50 (likely what id pick)

http://www.samswine.com/brunel-quotles- ... 37977.html

Isosceles... $60-$70 ... graet bottle but not cheap

Opus One ... $200 + ... awesome bottle but very not cheap

Brunello di Moltacino: a good middle of the line choice
http://www.samswine.com/argiano-brunell ... 40441.html

A barolo .... bit expensive for what it is frankly... but its good.

Lots of other good choices...

Malbec's are very good too...
South Africa has some great wines too

White or red?
Any particular region/country?
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 08:29
Rhyme, since you seem to know this stuff, whats the best bottle of scotch and the best bottle of wine I can get for $80-$100 (per bottle)?

I made my recommenders do 8 apps, so thats what I feel is appropriate.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 08:37
Good call Dahiya. I was also budgeting about $100~200 p/recommender but wasn't sure what to get. When all else fails, I guess we could send a Godiva tower.

Who doesn't like Belgian chocolate?

http://www.godiva.com/catalog/product.a ... ategory=71
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 08:39
holla! Let rhyme take the wine, I'll take the whisky.

How do you want your single malt sir?

Cardhu is really nice and drinkable
Lagavulin is peaty and great
Laphroiag is a bit lighter on the peat (as in you don't feel the need to chew it)
Talisker is alright as well
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 08:40
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holla! Let rhyme take the wine, I'll take the whisky.


A good idea considering I dont know my whisky.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 08:46
I gave my recommenders gift cards to Morton's, because neither really drinks wine (as far as I know).
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 08:47
8 years in Scotland Rhyme - I had but no choice.

14 year Highland Park is a good one ($105)
16 year Lagavulin is down at ($85)

Do you know what Scotch he drinks? I mean the Highland Park is probably a safer bet and all, but the Lagavulin is incredible stuff.

I will chat with my whisky friend some more tonight.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 09:43
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8 years in Scotland Rhyme - I had but no choice.

14 year Highland Park is a good one ($105)
16 year Lagavulin is down at ($85)

Do you know what Scotch he drinks? I mean the Highland Park is probably a safer bet and all, but the Lagavulin is incredible stuff.

I will chat with my whisky friend some more tonight.

Thanks, where would I get these? I had a tough time online with the Highland park and doubt my local liquor store would carry it.
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8 years in Scotland Rhyme - I had but no choice.

14 year Highland Park is a good one ($105)
16 year Lagavulin is down at ($85)

Do you know what Scotch he drinks? I mean the Highland Park is probably a safer bet and all, but the Lagavulin is incredible stuff.

I will chat with my whisky friend some more tonight.

Thanks, where would I get these? I had a tough time online with the Highland park and doubt my local liquor store would carry it.


https://secure.samswine.com/advanced_se ... c_subcat=1

right there.

http://www.samswine.com/adelphi-quothig ... 0e748878b9
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I gave my recommenders Bose headphones.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 10:23
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White or red?
Any particular region/country?

I went to bar with him once. I think he likes Merlot. He is in California.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 10:29
I waitlisted my recommenders until I get in :P
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 10:41
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White or red?
Any particular region/country?

I went to bar with him once. I think he likes Merlot. He is in California.


LOL. Get him anything then :)

I'd get him a chateneuf for $40 or so. Its a nice bottle, its good, easy on the palete, and easy on the wallet. It's also a fairly recognizable name - if he knows anything about wine he'll recognize it.

And get him this:

http://www.cafepress.com/buy/merlot/-/p ... pt_/c_360/
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2007, 10:43
Sideways !

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White or red?
Any particular region/country?

I went to bar with him once. I think he likes Merlot. He is in California.


LOL. Get him anything then :)

I'd get him a chateneuf for $40 or so. Its a nice bottle, its good, easy on the palete, and easy on the wallet. It's also a fairly recognizable name - if he knows anything about wine he'll recognize it.

And get him this:

http://www.cafepress.com/buy/merlot/-/p ... pt_/c_360/
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Yes sideways! :)
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i thought it was interesting that many of you are thinking about giving gifts *now*. i figured that my recommenders put in a lot of work for my app, whether or not i got in. they got their thank you gifts at xmas time.

they were both female, so i got them both silver bracelets from tiffany. i'll confess that i bought them off ebay so they were cheaper than buying them retail, but i made sure they were new with tags, etc. $85 a piece (instead of $300 retail).

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