Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Emerson Wine Cooler Update

My posts have become much less frequent, although I did act like the Eagles or Sean Connery and learned never to say "never again," having returned to posting after bidding adieu.

Since cutting way back on my activity, I've noticed that the number of page hits has escalated greatly. Hmm.. is that like those artists and writers who can't seem to sell a painting or a book until they drop dead? Haha.. turning this into an abandoned blog seems to have generated a lot of traffic. Maybe they want to verify I quit.

Well I still have for the most part but I thought I would update you about how those two Emerson wine coolers are doing, the ones I bought back in the summer of 2007 and referred to as my "Emerson Suites" for my wine bottles - 8 per cooler.

Knock on wood, they are still working fine! The indoor/outdoor thermometer I use to monitor the temps inside shows that one averages 55-56 degrees and the other 57-58 degrees. Even during our protracted, ridiculously hot summer the temps averaged only a degree or so higher. Again, knock on wood.. I hope I didn't jinx them by writing this, or that they will get the idea they can relax and slack off after getting kudos from me.

Meanwhile, until next time.. (ooh, I hope I didn't jinx the Emerson Suites as well as the page views for this blog! I promise I will stay away from here more often)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2004 La Chablisienne Chablis Les Vénérables Vieilles Vignes

I'm back for another infrequent appearance. I had to put in a good word for the bottle of wine I'm telling you about today..

I paid $13.99 for this bottle of Chablis from Garagiste. You'd be hard-pressed to find a bottle of chardonnay this good for anywhere near the price. It had obvious Chablis character - the steely, flinty aspect, crisp, well balanced acidity, and a green apple peel / lime / mineral taste. The color was a lovely light greenish gold.

If it had any shortcomings, it would be that the aftertaste didn't linger on and on. It was decently long, nothing to complain about, but if I had to complain about something that would be the only thing I can think of. This was a great bottle of wine for the price, and definitely worth drinking no matter what the price consideration.

Monday, November 10, 2008

2004 Twisted Oak Petite Sirah

I know I bid farewell from this blog but every now and then I'll post something when I run across a wine worth writing about and I feel like writing about it - notice the "and" rather than "or" clause, haha. That second part is the real qualifier because I still don't feel much like writing anything yet.

This is the economy version of the blog - no pictures and no YouTube matching video. I'm just too lazy!

The Twisted Oak 2004 Petite Sirah is one that I wanted to let you know about because I enjoyed it very much. It had nicely perfumed aromas that enticed me to take a sip. On the palate there was a nice balance of cedary wood and slightly tart, but ripe black and red fruits held together by gripping tannins. The tannins added texture, rather than making my mouth pucker. I liked the flavors and concentration in this wine that I purchased from WineQ back in 2007 sometime. It's definitely a wine worth trying.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Hello? Status update..