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KCrockaholic
02-12-2012, 06:47 PM
Thinking about getting a bottle for the old man for his birthday. Was curious to see if anybody has ever actually tried anything from Vermeilwines.com

They sound pretty good and there's a couple that aren't too terribly priced.

Donger
02-12-2012, 06:50 PM
They're okay. They do have a weird preponderance of saltiness, however.

Okie_Apparition
02-12-2012, 06:51 PM
Jeff Fisher sucks

KCrockaholic
02-12-2012, 06:52 PM
They're okay. They do have a weird preponderance of saltiness, however.

If you can recall, which of his selection have you tried? Or what was the flavor at least.

Pioli Zombie
02-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Gives you unstoppable runs when you drink it but it also gives the person with you unstoppable runs. See what I did there?

KCrockaholic
02-12-2012, 06:55 PM
Gives you unstoppable runs when you drink it but it also gives the person with you unstoppable runs. See what I did there?

Tiki Barber just broke another tackle.

KCUnited
02-12-2012, 06:56 PM
They're okay. They do have a weird preponderance of saltiness, however.

Vermeil tears.

Third Eye
02-12-2012, 07:02 PM
I was given a bottle of his Cab. Franc which I thought was fantastic. At $65 a bottle though, it's a bit out of my typical price range.

58-4ever
02-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Maynard's label is better.

chiefzilla1501
02-12-2012, 07:21 PM
Yes. Tried a really, really good one. I think it had some kind of peach flavor. The one I tried, at least, definitely had an intereseting sweetness to it.

KCrockaholic
02-12-2012, 07:25 PM
Yes. Tried a really, really good one. I think it had some kind of peach flavor. The one I tried, at least, definitely had an intereseting sweetness to it.

Nice. Thanks. Sounds like that would be the Harvet Zinfandel.

chiefzilla1501
02-12-2012, 07:34 PM
Nice. Thanks. Sounds like that would be the Harvet Zinfandel.

For the record, I'm not a wine snob. I'm just as happy with a $5 bottle. So might want to check with someone else who knows what they're talking about. I just remembered that I liked it enough because it definitely had a unique taste to it.

KCrockaholic
02-12-2012, 07:36 PM
For the record, I'm not a wine snob. I'm just as happy with a $5 bottle. So might want to check with someone else who knows what they're talking about. I just remembered that I liked it enough because it definitely had a unique taste to it.

Yeah same here. That one you mentioned is about $40 it looks like. I'm good with spending anything $40 or less.

Pioli Zombie
02-12-2012, 08:08 PM
The ad could say "Vermeil Wine: There's no defense for not buying some"

NewChief
02-12-2012, 08:25 PM
We get the cab pretty regularly from Trent. They're pretty damned good, imo. I don't usually drink wines that expensive (we usually max at about $25 a bottle on special occasions). I actually think the wife and I may open up a bottle for Valentine's.

KCrockaholic
02-12-2012, 08:28 PM
We get the cab pretty regularly from Trent. They're pretty damned good, imo. I don't usually drink wines that expensive (we usually max at about $25 a bottle on special occasions). I actually think the wife and I may open up a bottle for Valentine's.

Have you had a chance to try the Sauvignon Blanc yet?

no love
02-12-2012, 08:28 PM
If you are really into wine, they suck.
If you aren't and want to try for the sake of trying Vermiel's wine, it's perfect.

NewChief
02-12-2012, 08:30 PM
Have you had a chance to try the Sauvignon Blanc yet?

No. We don't drink white wine, generally.

MOhillbilly
02-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Wine is for hobos. Real men drink Old Crow.

Messier
02-12-2012, 09:09 PM
Hey, they just mentioned Vermeil on American Dad.

KCrockaholic
02-12-2012, 09:14 PM
Wine is for hobos. Real men drink Old Crow.

If you want to talk whiskey, Makers Mark trumps all.

Raiderhader
02-12-2012, 09:19 PM
Wine is for hobos. Real men drink Old Crow.


As I hear tell it Old Crow was my Great Grandfather's drink of choice.

Raiderhader
02-12-2012, 09:20 PM
If you want to talk whiskey, Makers Mark trumps all.


I wouldn't say trumps all, but it is a damn fine bourbon and probably the one drink more than any of the others.

Try ya' some Booker's some time. ;)

KCrockaholic
02-12-2012, 09:22 PM
I wouldn't say trumps all, but it is a damn fine bourbon and probably the one drink more than any of the others.

Try ya' some Booker's some time. ;)

Yeah it's great. Not like I've tried everything, but if Markers Mark is available wherever I go, I'm gettin it. Never heard of Booker's, but it looks deadly with that proof.

Raiderhader
02-12-2012, 09:29 PM
Yeah it's great. Not like I've tried everything, but if Markers Mark is available wherever I go, I'm gettin it. Never heard of Booker's, but it looks deadly with that proof.

It is one of the more unique bourbons you will come across. A little pricey, but worth trying it at least once.

Have you had the Maker's 46?

MOhillbilly
02-12-2012, 09:51 PM
If you want to talk whiskey, Makers Mark trumps all.

The best.whiskey I ever had the pleasures of association couldn't be bought sold or battered for.

MOhillbilly
02-12-2012, 09:55 PM
I ain't had a shot in months. Whiskey to me is like the first piece of puss. Afterwards you wonder why you wasn't doin it the whole time.

Miles
02-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Wine is for hobos. Real men drink Old Crow.

Been a long time since I have had Old Crow but recall it being quite rough.

Miles
02-12-2012, 10:06 PM
If you want to talk whiskey, Makers Mark trumps all.

It's slightly cheaper but in that price range I prefer Buffalo Trace.

Otter
02-12-2012, 10:17 PM
I tried one of his reds, can't remember the exact brand but was really sweet. Girls loved it.

NewChief
02-12-2012, 10:17 PM
It's slightly cheaper but in that price range I prefer Buffalo Trace.

Agreed, though it's not nearly as widely available. Everywhere you go, you can order a "makers on the rocks.". Not so with BT (can't get it here).

NewChief
02-12-2012, 10:19 PM
I tried one of his reds, can't remember the exact brand but was really sweet. Girls loved it.

The cab is pretty developed and bold. Not sweet. Very much a dry "whiskey red" high in tannins.

KCrockaholic
02-13-2012, 12:35 AM
Have you had the Maker's 46?

No Maker's 46 for me yet, but I'm open to anything from them. Might get some in the next few weeks. It may sound strange but I prefer to drink during the warmer weather climates. I'll have to definitely give it a try before summer.

Guru
02-13-2012, 01:09 AM
I'll stick to the $20 and under wines.

Mojo Jojo
02-13-2012, 01:24 AM
The Cab Sav is good I've had it from two separate years.

HemiEd
02-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Thinking about getting a bottle for the old man for his birthday. Was curious to see if anybody has ever actually tried anything from Vermeilwines.com

They sound pretty good and there's a couple that aren't too terribly priced.

I have had quite a bit of his "OnTheEdge" wines. All as gifts, as they know I really like it. But I would never buy it for myself, $30 plus is just to much for me.

Great Expectations
02-13-2012, 10:04 AM
I enjoy Makers and order it semi regularly when I'm out. That said the people on the Bourbon trail outside of Louisville refer to it a a girl's bourbon. They don't like how wheat is used instead of rye. Calling it a bourbon to them is like many of us calling Michelob Ultra Pomegranate a beer.

Oz_Chief
02-13-2012, 11:08 AM
I have been to the shop in Calistoga a couple of times. They redecorated it in the past few years. It has a lot of football stuff now. It used to be a more of a candle shop!

The Charbono is amazing. I recommend that one hands down.

I have a bottle of the Sav Blanc but have yet to open it. I tried several of the wines in the shop and they were all good. Priicey but good.

otherstar
02-13-2012, 11:22 AM
If you want to talk whiskey, Makers Mark trumps all.

It's good, but it doesn't trump all. George Dickel #12, is much, much better.

Graystoke
02-13-2012, 12:10 PM
If you want to talk whiskey, Makers Mark trumps all.

Yea Makers Mark is good whiskey, it does however cause the dreaded whiskey face.

I have a new fondness for Cedar Ridge Bourbon.

Pioli Zombie
02-13-2012, 07:23 PM
Be prepared to give up 40. See what I did there?

Discuss Thrower
02-13-2012, 07:27 PM
Tiki Barber just broke another tackle.

:facepalm:

MOhillbilly
02-13-2012, 08:32 PM
So how do yall take your medicine?

RJ
02-13-2012, 08:43 PM
Tiki Barber just broke another tackle.


That game brought cuss words out of me that I'd never heard before.

headsnap
02-13-2012, 09:36 PM
That game brought cuss words out of me that I'd never heard before.

was that the game, Monday night IIRC, that our D kept getting flagged for tackling?

headsnap
02-13-2012, 09:45 PM
If you want to talk whiskey, Makers Mark trumps all.

the Samuels family are supporters of my son's school, The DePaul School, one of their kids went there. Every year there is a fund raiser called DeParty for DePaul, that has a silent auction that is sponsored by the Sameuls family, Makers and their other products flow freely there. This year we won lodging and $150 for dinner at Horseshoe Casino and also won time in the UPS 747 Flight Simulator. Next year I'm going to push for the private dinner and tasting at the Samuels house!