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Old 02-01-2008, 06:17 AM  
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fantastic job! sure beats my wine rack in the basement

you obviously love wine, sounds like red is the main one. Which brands are you most proud of owning? Which wines do you recommend? Do you have a house wine?

I love the wines from Chile (mostly merlot), my house wine is "Monte Velho" a Portugese red, and I am always on the lookout for "Chateau Greysac" a great Bordeaux wine I had in Vegas and have never found in Canada since.



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Old 02-04-2008, 10:03 AM  
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As you already noticed, our collection is mostly red wines. We have been collecting for over 20 years.

I will preface our "favorites" with..."you might not know or be able to find these in stores near you"...

That said, we are partial to:

Paloma
Pahlmeyer
Ridge
Williams Selyem
Flowers
Bouchaine
Tom Eddy
Araujo
Rafanelli
Galleron
Karl Lawrence
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Shafer
Turley
Kapscandy

to name a few And that's just the US wines. I also collected many French wines while living in France, but haven't kept up with the French wines since moving home about 7 years ago...



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I'm so jealous! I am building a wine cellar as well, but is put on hold as I finished my home theater. Now that is done, I need to finish the basement hallway before I can get to the wine cellar. I also make my own wine in that same area, so it is still used....

I sure hope that mine looks that good!

If you need a good website for finding barrels, let me know!

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If you need a good website for finding barrels, let me know!
If you've got a source for barrels, I'd be glad to know what it is. I haven't made wine in a few years, but you never know...
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So... when's the wine tasting party and what's the address?

Nice job you did there. And wow! lot's of wines you got there!

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So... when's the wine tasting party and what's the address?
The address is 3** K**** St. in P*******, **. The phone number is (***) ***-****....Come on over any time

Huh, I wonder why this website prevents me from displaying my address like it would profanity
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:18 AM  
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Awesome project! I have been considering something similar in my house for quiet some time now. My wine collection is getting better, but once I go to Australia this next summer it should be ready for something like what you built.

I will have to favorite this post, its great!

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I have yet to buy a barrel for my wine making, but here is the best prices:

http://www.bucket-outlet.com/oakbarrels.htm

I know you can find used ones from CA, but shipping is horrible for the 55 gallon sized ones, whereby you can get small ones from the bucket-outlet.

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I can probably buy a used barrel from one of the wineries I know. They sell their barrels after what they call a "useful life". I could probably still use them...

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Be a bit careful on the used barrels. You may need to clean them out before you pu them in your room. They may give off an oder and if not cleaned well enough, the bacteria could form into mold, etc.

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