It’s pretty common to post pictures of which wines you’re drinking on Instagram or Twitter. If you’re drinking really great stuff, I suppose it’s a little douchey (although those photos do get the most “likes,” etc).
But what if you pre-post a lineup of 34 magnums you will be tasting over the next few nights? That’s what Bob Parker did for the Wine Advocate staff (and owners? Note “SECOND” office reference.) meetings this week. Seems to cross the line–especially in a “blue-collar city.” Maybe they are drinking out styrofoam cups? Also, are these wines are worth a detour, let alone a journey from Singapore? Have your say!
Big time in the blue-collar city of Baltimore….the entire staff is arriving today, including our three new full-time writers which will be announced in the next 48 hours….the team from the SECOND office in Singapore, and we hope to put in place some very exciting plans…I am playing sommelier, and pulled the following wines out of the cellar for the three nights of *%^@#%$#&*&%^^$$….
Tonight-all magnums as there are 16-17 of us
Aubert 2009 Reuling chardonnay
Remoissenet 2006 Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet
Cappellano 2001 Barolo Pie Franco-Michet
Pira 1997 Barolo Marenca
Gaja 1989 Barolo Sperss
Aldo Conterno 1989 Barolo Bussia
Bruno Giacosa 1996 Barbaresco Asili Riserva
Bruno Giacosa 1990 Barbaresco Santo Stefano Riserva
Ponsot 2003 Clos de La Roche
Beaux Freres 2002 Upper Terrace
Comte Lafon 1990 Volnay Santenots
Tomorrow Night-all magnums
Pape Clement 2009 Blanc
Chapoutier 2003 L’Ermite Ermitage Blanc
Chapoutier 1999 L’Oree Ermitage Blanc
Beaucastel 2005 Hommage a Jacques Perrin CNDP
Mordoree 2001 Reine des Bois CNDP
Barroche 2010 Pure CNDP
ST.Prefert 2007 Collection Charles Giraud CNDP
Clos ST. Jean 2007 Combe des Fous CNDP
Pegau 2003 Cuvee da Capo CNDP
Clos des Papes 1990 CNDP
1989 HUET VOUVRAY MOELLEUX
Wednesday Night-all magnums
Peter Michael 2008 Cuvee Indigene
Aubert 2009 Lauren
Heitz 1974 Martha’s Vineyard
Harlan Estate 1994
Colgin Herb Lamb 2002
La Jota Anniversary 2003
Philip Togni 1997
Chateau Montelena 1997
Quilceda Creek 2000
Schrader Old Sparky 2007
SQN and A. Kracher 2002 Strawman
Someone WineBerserkers quipped that Wednesday must be sushi night!
In other Wine Advocate news, they have announced new reviewers for Italy (Monica Larner) and Spain, Chile & Argentina (Luis Gutierrez).