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Wednesday, November 02, 2005



Good choice, B. It is painful to plunk down that kind of money for anything less than a special occasion. And I'm with you on the high alcohol levels. I never used to pay attention to that, but now I always check. Anything above 14.8 or so is simply not enjoyable for me - it's too "hot" - can't drink much of it. I find that high-alcohol wines make me feel headachy and slow.


I admire that you stuck with your priciples, but why not go out and find another wine?


I too, was in a bit of a rush to get this month's WBW bottle, but had better luck at the Wine House on Carolina between 16th&17th. I found a beautiful Carignane for 14-ish dollars and was told they had "tons" of wine that were less than 250 cases of yield. A lot of them were French, so I was unfamiliar with the yield on each of those, but John Carpenter, the owner, is able to help. I highly recommend them, I've been a customer for 15 years...CD

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Hi. I was given a bottle of Samsara 2005....any description, good year, what food to serve with it, etc. to share? Thank you.

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