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    WINE with your COFFEE?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    How about this for an hypothesis: Coffee lovers are also wine lovers.
    Right or wrong in your case?

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    Re: WINE with your COFFEE?

    Right, but I am less into wine than coffee.

    Coffee is such good value compared with wine that its crazy. An expensive wine might set you back $65 per glass. An expensive coffee might set you back $1 a cup.

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    I dont drink alcohol much so I am not a candidate

    The only time I drink in small amounts is family functions and drink beer or spirits

    I do like wine but I favour a muscat style

    KK

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    Yep.... Love both! IMO coffee compliments only some fortified wines. I am yet to find a style of unfortified white/noble or red that accompanies coffee well. My favorite is a Pedro Ximinez sherry with a Doppio Piccolo Late. Any other suggestions would be most interesting!

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    In theory it should be perfect. Coffee being stimulant and wine a sedative you should be able to drink far more of both if you consume them together. ;D

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    wine?
    Absolutely but only as finances allow.

    "In General" Aussie produce better "bold" reds (Shiraz, Cab Sav) and these are the varieties I will tend to aim for, the exception ofcourse being Pinot Noir, which you cant beat our Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots. NZ "In General" will produce better white varities (Reisling, Sav Blanc and Chardonnay), with Reisling or Pinot Gris being my general favourites.

    Its been a while since we had enough spare cash to buy any real fabulous wines, but its surprising how good some of the $10 - $15 range actually is

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    Quote Originally Posted by 554C5A58390 link=1251605206/1#1 date=1251605668
    Right, but I am less into wine than coffee.
    same here. I also enjoy the experience of coffee more as I can become involved in the production process whereas with wine all i can really do is consume it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68617A6368656D000 link=1251605206/6#6 date=1251613709
    Quote Originally Posted by 554C5A58390 link=1251605206/1#1 date=1251605668
    Right, but I am less into wine than coffee.
    same here. I also enjoy the experience of coffee more as I can become involved in the production process whereas with wine all i can really do is consume it.
    Thats really easy to fix - learn to make wine ;)

    Im currently doing just that through my Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine Science. Im only first year and Im happy to admit my knowledge has some enormous holes in it, just as it does with coffee. Holes? Maybe its more like an enormous void ... hehehe ... wine is just like coffee - the more you learn, the more you realise just how much you dont know!!

    Only got into wine well after coffee - I didnt drink at all until two years ago. Came to wine the opposite way to nearly every other female Ive ever met - Durif and huge Shirazes! Then worked my way backwards and have only just acquired a taste for most whites.

    Couldnt tell you a favourite, though the last bottle completely that blew my mind was the Freycinet Vineyard Pinot Noir.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5943554040340 link=1251605206/7#7 date=1251614765
    Couldnt tell you a favourite
    Hi Michelle.

    My Uncle was a Frenchman who amongst other things, adored fine wines. He and his family lived in a large house at Earlwood, and he excavated many tonnes of soil and stone underneath the house to create an incredible cellar.

    Amongst the hundreds of unopened bottles were a few old, empty bottles. When I was in my early teens, I asked him why he kept them. I still remember him saying in his inimitable French accent as he picked one up, wiping of the dust, "I had this with your Father when you were born...they all have a story."

    I think youll have many favourites along the way, and hope you enjoy the accompanying stories in each bottle.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 61404B4B4C56250 link=1251605206/8#8 date=1251629404
    Quote Originally Posted by 5943554040340 link=1251605206/7#7 date=1251614765
    Couldnt tell you a favourite
    Hi Michelle. *

    My Uncle was a Frenchman who amongst other things, adored fine wines. *He and his family lived in a large house at Earlwood, and he excavated many tonnes of soil and stone underneath the house to create an incredible cellar.

    Amongst the hundreds of unopened bottles were a few old, empty bottles. *When I was in my early teens, I asked him why he kept them. *I still remember him saying in his inimitable French accent as he picked one up, wiping of the dust, "I had this with your Father when you were born...they all have a story."

    I think youll have many favourites along the way, and hope you enjoy the accompanying stories in each bottle.
    Thats beautiful.

    Yes, I rather imagine that youre absolutely correct - its the situation in the midst of which the wine is consumed that makes it all the more memorable. It can be the same also with coffee; the best cup Ive ever had is so memorable because not only was it an mindblowingly amazing brew of Esmeralda, but also because it was drunk in the company of three people I love so so dearly.

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    Re: WINE with your COFFEE?

    I personally love wine. But then again, I used to be a waiter at Gershwins; you basically have to know what wines youre serving to pull your weight.

    I actually have a bottle of vina esmeralda sitting in the fridge, I should definitely sit down with my other half sometime and enjoy it in the warmer days to come before the moscato loses its touch. =D

    Dennis: Your uncle sounds pretty admirable, to put in the effort, and the sentiment for a wine cellar! What finer way to remember and store memories. :)

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    Re: WINE with your COFFEE?

    *puts hand up*

    Wine snob here too...

    Spent many of our holidays touring a few of the wine regions of the eastern part of this country. From the obscure to the famous. I think my favourite place so far has been Rutherglen and I would love to go back there for a longer stay sometime. We did have an exceptional time there!

    Am more a fan of red than white, I actually dislike chardonnay with a passion...I think that Australia in particular makes far too much of it and far too badly. If I had to pick a favourite white, it would be an excellent Hunter Semillion or a Sth Australian Viogner.

    But as for reds, I enjoy most varieties, though, Id probably be most partial to a Durif, Shiraz or even a great Pinot and then there is Chambourcin! I tend to leave Merlot alone and only occasionally pick up a Cab Sav.

    And Im with you too, Dennis. I think that most of my favourite memories involve being around a table with great friends, food and fine wine. If we have had a bottle of something we particularly enjoyed, we usually write on the label the date and who we shared it with and then it goes up on our bottle hall of fame.

    So, Michelle, what are you going to do with your degree after youve finished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2434383823360830363B570 link=1251605206/11#11 date=1251637629
    *puts hand up*

    Wine snob here too...

    Spent many of our holidays touring a few of the wine regions of the eastern part of this country. From the obscure to the famous. I think my favourite place so far has been Rutherglen and I would love to go back there for a longer stay sometime. We did have an exceptional time there!

    Am more a fan of red than white, I actually dislike chardonnay with a passion...I think that Australia in particular makes far too much of it and far too badly. If I had to pick a favourite white, it would be an excellent Hunter Semillion or a Sth Australian Viogner.

    But as for reds, I enjoy most varieties, though, Id probably be most partial to a Durif, Shiraz or even a great Pinot and then there is Chambourcin! I tend to leave Merlot alone and only occasionally pick up a Cab Sav.

    And Im with you too, Dennis. I think that most of my favourite memories involve being around a table with great friends, food and fine wine. If we have had a bottle of something we particularly enjoyed, we usually write on the label the date and who we shared it with and then it goes up on our bottle hall of fame.

    So, Michelle, what are you going to do with your degree after youve finished?
    Ooh, last time we went to Rutherglen I was pregnant so I tasted nothing. I have only recently acquired a love of fortifieds et al. and Rutherglen muscat ... oh my!

    Scoots re: Chardonnay - one word Tasmania, no, make it two, Orange. Have had some absolute pearlers lately.

    Mmmmm, aged Hunter Semillon .... mmmm ... thats only a recent discovery for me, and one Im glad I made.

    What will I do when I finish? Work in coffee if someone will give me a job! I want to go to Coffeelab and do the SCAA cupping training and sit the Q-graders exam. Though I believe they have something like a 2% pass rate first go, so I might have to go a few times *;)

    Failing that, making wine in the Hunter Valley has a vague appeal to it, doesnt it? *;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 504A5C49493D0 link=1251605206/12#12 date=1251669422
    Failing that, making wine in the Hunter Valley has a vague appeal to it, doesnt it? *;D
    I did have a Petaluma Chardonnay recently, which was nice but its the heavy oak that really puts me off, I think.

    What do you mean a vague appeal?? ;D ;) If I was able to have a choice, itd be a real toss up between barista and cellar door manager quite frankly...give me ring when you need one! ;)

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    Good wine is like good coffee.....

    Looks good, tastes good, makes you feel good before during and after ;)

    I love both but never together - otherwise they compete with each other and that means only one wins 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 687874746F7A447C7A771B0 link=1251605207/13#13 date=1251670257
    Quote Originally Posted by 504A5C49493D0 link=1251605206/12#12 date=1251669422
    Failing that, making wine in the Hunter Valley has a vague appeal to it, doesnt it? *;D
    I did have a Petaluma Chardonnay recently, which was nice but its the heavy oak that really puts me off, I think.

    What do you mean a vague appeal?? ;D *;) If I was able to have a choice, itd be a real toss up between barista and cellar door manager quite frankly...give me ring when you need one! *;)
    Hahahaha, will do. I know the feeling: I am looking for two days a week work next year when the little fella starts preschool and I cant decide whether to go for a barista gig or see if I can get Cellar Door work. I love them both!! Maybe I can do a day of each ;D

    As for the oak - thats what I love in a Chardy! Not a fan of the overly fruity types. (And speaking of, the Petaluma Reisling is v. nice).

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    aged Hunter Semillon
    I discovered those quite a few years ago.
    My mainstay wine.

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    Ive been waiting for someone else to deadpan

    what a tasteless conversation

    and leave, but Den doesnt seem to be here yet.

    Just finished off www.arinzano.com and hoping some of these wines make it out down under.



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