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Post by BT » Wed 24 Oct 2012 21:51

With apologies to Santiago, I have enjoyed his wines when in '66 and at home. I suspect this question is aimed at residents rather than visitors.

Has anyone bought a BIB that they enjoyed? I have had a bottle Cap de Fouste which I enjoyed, I have seen a bib version for sale in a number of outlets.

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Post by Sue » Thu 25 Oct 2012 07:53

I have had and enjoyed white Cap de Fouste BIB and hubby and various friends thoroughly enjoy the red BIB. We have tried other wines too and always excellent quaffing wine. Would stick to a bottle though for at the table.
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Post by Kate » Thu 25 Oct 2012 08:16

We recently enjoyed a red Caladroy en BIB. Most supermarket/wine outlets sell it.

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Post by Santiago » Thu 25 Oct 2012 09:06

Caladroy is decent. I also think Domaine des Schistes do one. Their bottled wines are pretty good. What about Montana?
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Post by ruby » Thu 25 Oct 2012 12:31

you also get the wine cheaper if you go to Caladroy cave rather than the supermarket :wink:
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Post by blackduff » Thu 25 Oct 2012 13:34

I had a bottle of Montana while in a restaurant. This was a Rosé. It was very nice. I've always liked to pass and try their reds some day.

I did have a nice red near your place too Santiago. The name is kinda funny but the red was very serious. This is called Potron-Minet and their labels show a sunrise and a cat, or two. This is located in Fourque and some of their grapes from Trouillas. Their wines are only bio.

I drank the Potron-Minet at Le Table de Cuisine and my meal partners demaned to buy more, so we drove up to the winerie.

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Post by Santiago » Thu 25 Oct 2012 23:15

I had that wine Blackduff. My opinion was the opposite of your friends'. I served it blind to my harvest volunteers (all pretty up on their wine). They all though it was utter rubbish.

This is a problem with the "Natural Wine Movement" or whatever. Some of the wines are great and radically different from the commercial pap in the supermarkets but some is just faulty, amateurish homebrew with funky labels and ambitious prices.

I'm off to attend a conference on wine and media next week and one of the big subjects is Natural Wine. I've a feeling it's only of real interest to those on the inside but will report back.

In the meantime, I want to restart my wine club. Many members have left the region but there are plenty of keen newcomers. If anyone here is interested in tasting, drinking and discussing wine socially, please send me a PM and I'll get the whole thing rolling again.

It's not necessary to be knowledgeable about wine, quite the opposite. What's required is lack of prejudice and a willingness to talk about what you taste and listen to others' views. It's free and open to everyone.
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Post by malcolmcooper » Fri 26 Oct 2012 12:30

I regularly buy Domaine des Schistes from the cave on the main road near Intermarche in Argeles. It's very nice. 18.90 for a 5 ltr box.
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Post by russell » Sun 04 Nov 2012 17:38

Kate wrote:We recently enjoyed a red Caladroy en BIB. Most supermarket/wine outlets sell it.
Seconded. We drink that when we don't have the time (or can't be bothered) to drive to Maury for their red BIB which I think is better.

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Post by vinogeek » Fri 18 Jan 2013 19:09

Domaine des Schistes
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Post by Debbie and Noel » Sat 19 Jan 2013 09:44

We buy our favourite tipple as a BIB wine which we then decant into a glass bottle with a suitable stopper. It has to be said that it is often the preferred drink when we have friends to dine.

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Post by malcolmcooper » Sat 19 Jan 2013 10:30

Stopper? what is a stopper?
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Post by vinogeek » Sat 19 Jan 2013 10:31

Stops the flies going in your wine
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Post by malcolmcooper » Sat 19 Jan 2013 11:00

Ahhh! as long as that's all it's for.
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Post by Sue » Sat 19 Jan 2013 11:14

If you drink it quickly enough you dont need a stopper!!
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Post by John & Elaine » Sat 19 Jan 2013 11:52

You might to try this gadget - the Vinalito.

Genuinely makes BiB wine taste like it came from a bottle.

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/drinkin ... ators.html

Good weekend one & all!

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Post by blackduff » Sat 19 Jan 2013 13:50

The fellow from Argeles, which writes for the Connexion said it wasn't especially good. This was on the Nov or Dec version. This week the copy was used to start my fire.

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Post by John & Elaine » Sun 20 Jan 2013 09:10

We'll have to agree to differ then. I would say that in my personal experience - as I did blind tastings with friends - they nconsistently spotted and preferred the Vinalito-treated wine. Proof, it seems, is in the embibing!!

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Post by Debbie and Noel » Sun 20 Jan 2013 09:46

Sue wrote:If you drink it quickly enough you dont need a stopper!!
But you do need a liver!

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Post by Sue » Sun 20 Jan 2013 09:49

It was very much a tongue in cheek comment based on Malcolm's reply. My liver is precious and I take very little alcohol these days.
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Post by blackduff » Sun 20 Jan 2013 10:56

John & Elaine wrote:We'll have to agree to differ then. I would say that in my personal experience - as I did blind tastings with friends - they nconsistently spotted and preferred the Vinalito-treated wine. Proof, it seems, is in the embibing!!

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Your experience seems to have better information. Here is the guy's name I mentioned:

Jonathan Healey is the author of The Wines of Roussillon (Trabucaire) and Discovering Wine Country: South of France (Mitchell-Beazley). He hosts wine tours and tasting events in the Roussillon. www.jonathanhealey.blogspot.com
Jonathan has a degree from the University of California-Berkley plus he has a few books published about the wines here in the PO. He puts out a column each month with Connexion. I'm not sure but I think he teaches in the University of Perpignan. Her mother also was part of the A-D members until she decided to return to the UK.

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Post by Santiago » Mon 21 Jan 2013 10:45

Just had to copy this from one of my favourite wine bloggers

"It always seems to me that using an aerator before drinking a wine is like using a vibrator before sex - sure, you’ve opened it up and released the bouquet, but what’s the f'ing hurry?"

Sorry.

If you want to read more of his irreverent stuff, go to http://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.fr
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Post by Sue » Mon 21 Jan 2013 10:52

Nay, nay and thrice nay!!
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