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Thursday, August 15, 2019

The wine streams


Farley and Elizabeth kick off the Barcelona Winestream in style with two Sumarroca classics, one red and one white.

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Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother August 15, 2019 3:15 PM  

Do we have a man on the ground in Glasgow for the Scotch Stream?

Blogger Stickwick Stapers August 15, 2019 3:28 PM  

I'm actually interested in this. I've always sorta liked wine, but tended to drink whatever looked good in the $9 range. After a friend gave us a bottle of the 2015 Château de Husson Châteauneuf du Pape, I feel like I've become aware of a whole new dimension of enjoying wine. It was amazingly good, and made even better by enjoying it with some of the other Ilk. Now I'm hooked on excellent wine, but do I have to spend $70 a bottle to get that experience? If there's really good but inexpensive stuff out there, I don't have the knack for finding it.

Blogger Daniel August 15, 2019 3:32 PM  

There's always a man making a scotch stream on the ground in Glasgow, laddie.

Blogger Zaklog the Great August 15, 2019 3:58 PM  

Vox, you said in a recent stream that you consider the horror genre corrupt, possibly outright evil. I was wondering whether you could expand on that some time. For a long time I’ve considered horror stories to have a strong moral framework, although that is, of course, influenced by the worldview of the person telling the story.

I don’t know whether you’d prefer to cover this in a blog post or a stream, but either way, I’d be very interested to hear more.

Blogger Silent Draco August 15, 2019 4:33 PM  

Glasgow?! Inverness for the Speysides, Port Ellen for the Islays. Must be a Sassenach.

Blogger TaurianVita August 15, 2019 4:47 PM  

@Stickwick Stapers - Lots of great wines in the $5-$15 range. It helps to have a Costco (price) or a good wine store (knowledge) nearby. If you find a small wine store, get to know the owner; they usually LOVE to talk about wines and good value.

You mentioned that you like Chateâuneuf-du-Pape (one that I like a lot), so you probably like a strong grape like Grenache (global), Zinfandel (USA), Primitivo (Italy), Syrah (global), Shiraz (typically Australia).

We are in Avignon every year after Christmas, and that is the center for Chateâuneuf-du-Pape. Always look forward to a bottle with a nice filet!

Stickwick Stapers wrote:I'm actually interested in this. I've always sorta liked wine, but tended to drink whatever looked good in the $9 range. After a friend gave us a bottle of the 2015 Château de Husson Châteauneuf du Pape, I feel like I've become aware of a whole new dimension of enjoying wine. It was amazingly good, and made even better by enjoying it with some of the other Ilk. Now I'm hooked on excellent wine, but do I have to spend $70 a bottle to get that experience? If there's really good but inexpensive stuff out there, I don't have the knack for finding it.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother August 15, 2019 5:27 PM  

Ha I know Chateauneuf du Pape! It was in a Beastie Boys song.

I'M NOW A WINE EXPERT. A SUMMERLEIGH, IF YOU WILL.

Blogger qualitycontrol August 15, 2019 5:39 PM  

I like the content of the video but please fix the audio. The background noise is a huge issue for me.

Blogger Jill in StL August 15, 2019 5:51 PM  

I guess I can live vicariously through their wine-stream - I just cannot drink wines, as they trigger migraines for me, unfortunately. I know nothing about wines. But, kuddos for another fine addition to the Unauthorized.TV's line-up!

Blogger TaurianVita August 15, 2019 6:18 PM  

@qualitycontrol - filming outside presents some challenges, but we are experimenting with different equipment so hope to solve it.

qualitycontrol wrote:I like the content of the video but please fix the audio. The background noise is a huge issue for me.

Blogger Nate August 15, 2019 6:56 PM  

to much of anything is bad. except good whiskey. to much good whiskey is barely enough.

Blogger Brian S August 15, 2019 7:46 PM  

I bought the last bottle of Celeste I could find in my area, hoping to find a another gem in their reviews :)

Blogger D E K August 16, 2019 4:37 AM  

Quick question guys...I am a little behind the newest Darkstreams and have just seen, that on YT there is only one left: 459. Has Vox deleted them or were they deleted?

Blogger Harambe August 16, 2019 5:23 AM  

You people need to try South African wine

Blogger Nostromo August 16, 2019 6:04 AM  

Tried to get the wife into better wines. She's a Mogan David type of gal. Upgraded her to Manechevitz(sp) True story. She has Kool aid with sterno taste. After all, she did pick me.

Blogger TaurianVita August 16, 2019 6:52 AM  

I think both Vox and Owen are taking their YT vids down after 1-2 days. You can find ALL of them on Unauthorized.tv

D E K wrote:Quick question guys...I am a little behind the newest Darkstreams and have just seen, that on YT there is only one left: 459. Has Vox deleted them or were they deleted?

Blogger TaurianVita August 16, 2019 6:54 AM  

Drank a lot of "wines of the world" while living in CA and Switzerland, but now that we are in Spain, we drink local!

Harambe wrote:You people need to try South African wine

Blogger TaurianVita August 16, 2019 6:58 AM  

OK, Nostromo - We will help you and your wife! Vox actually reviewed an Israeli red in one of his winestreams. I tried it, and it was very drinkable. No more Maneshewitz... https://modernfarmer.com/2014/09/manischewitz-great-story-great-wine/

Nostromo wrote:Tried to get the wife into better wines. She's a Mogan David type of gal. Upgraded her to Manechevitz(sp) True story. She has Kool aid with sterno taste. After all, she did pick me.

Blogger Unknown August 16, 2019 7:24 AM  

@Brian S - Funny you should mention the Celeste... That is our next review. One of our "Special Occasion" favorites!

Brian S wrote:I bought the last bottle of Celeste I could find in my area, hoping to find a another gem in their reviews :)

Blogger Avalanche August 16, 2019 8:23 AM  

Hey Farley and Elizabeth! What FUN! Please also -- for the complete tyros in the group -- do a stream on "wine tech." I sort-of recognized the ... um, the thing that cuts the foil (foil?) when you pulled it out to open your red, although I was wondering if it would/could also extract the cork. Then, I watched in delight as you pulled out your wee Rube Goldbergian device to extract the cork like magic!!

So, for those Ilk and Bears who only know screw-top bottles or boxes {wince} please, at some future point, do a "how to get IN there" stream? I do sort-of know how to operate a cheapie cork extractor and, mostly, I don't leave cork bits floating, but that's mostly a matter of luck not skill.

And no, I have never even SEEN wine-in-a-box, just heard jokes about it.

Blogger TaurianVita August 16, 2019 3:11 PM  

@Avalanche - Sounds like a good idea to start a Winestream Barcelona with a primer on the various gadgetry that we use!

WRT wine in a box and screw-tops, there has been a LOT of progress. While I need to do a little research, I think a lot (maybe all) Australian wines have moved to screw tops. Not sure if it is appropriate for a wine that you will store for 10+ yrs.

WRT wine in a box, when I last went to visit Vox he was duly prepared with a lot of our favorite reds. Lo and behold, one of them was a 5l box of Pata Negra! Pretty awesome, as it is easy to store and because it is vacuum packed, you can drink it for a long time after opening.

The downside is that you can't see how much you are drinking... I learned the hard way that I put a BIG dent in that box!

Blogger SirHamster August 16, 2019 3:13 PM  

D E K wrote:Quick question guys...I am a little behind the newest Darkstreams and have just seen, that on YT there is only one left: 459. Has Vox deleted them or were they deleted?

To confirm what TaurianVita said, Vox is deleting them.

You can access the older ones on Unauthorized.tv. They will also be smoother, since YT stream quality has been terrible lately.

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