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Gugie is branching out into winemaking

Old 11-09-21, 06:44 PM
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Gugie is branching out into winemaking

Clearly gugie is showing his heritage with this wine I found at my local trader joes

He seems to be branching out into winemaking


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Old 11-09-21, 06:52 PM
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squirtdad I've been visiting that winery since well before I could legally drink. It's located across the street from the High School in Morgan Hill and they used to have a coke machine that had better prices than the HS machines. Now that you mention it, I think there was a kid in the back with a brazing torch. I never connected the two....
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Must be a forgery - not enough mounting points.
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Old 11-09-21, 07:34 PM
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Guglielmo (William in English, go figure)
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lottsa conjugations, rarely related to me. But if it gets me a free bottle of wine...sure, we're paisan!
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Old 11-09-21, 08:07 PM
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Guglielmo (William in English, go figure)
Gugliemetti
Guglielmano
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lottsa conjugations, rarely related to me. But if it gets me a free bottle of wine...sure, we're paisan!
I'll take a case here gonna get the wifey type to see about adding some to her next order.

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Notes of burnt brass, saddle leather, grease stains and old English factories…
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Well, how was it?

I happen to like petite syrah, but I have to cross the state line to get to a Costco that sells wine. Maybe worth it?
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Making wine is rewarding. The juice is relatively inexpensive, the process is fairly straight forward, and the results are usually really good. At one point, my wife made a comment about how good the wine was. My daughters chimed in and said it wasn't hard to do. You need familiy to keep you humble. She is kind of right. It is just a matter of not making mistakes. I have made a few. Making labels and putting the capsules on to give it a finished look is always great, so that your friends think you are a pro. We came up with a label like we were a legit winery.
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Well, how was it?

I happen to like petite syrah, but I have to cross the state line to get to a Costco that sells wine. Maybe worth it?
oops meant trader joe's corrected post, but this trader joes is maybe 15 miles from the winery so not sure how hyper local they get in sourcing
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oops meant trader joe's corrected post, but this trader joes is maybe 15 miles from the winery so not sure how hyper local they get in sourcing
After a brief online search, I'd say you have a better chance of finding a pristine set of Retrofrictions at an affordable price. Most places in search results state "unavailable". Perhaps you should go back and grab a few bottles...

At first I thought the drawing on the label included a bike wheel, but I betcha it's some kind of wine press.
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Then there's the competition. Being French, the cork probably isn't standard and you would need a special corkscrew to open it.


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Old 11-10-21, 04:17 PM
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Then there's the competition. Being French, the cork probably isn't standard and you would need a special corkscrew to open it.
The corkscrews for French wines go in anti-clockwise, of course.
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Well, how was it?
It's fine once you get past the... metallic taste.
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Grape thread folks! Very entertaining!
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