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Member since January 2007

Locale: San Francisco/ East Bay, California, USA
Favorite region: Etna
Dream wine: Lamarche La Grande Rue or a flight of Romanée St. Vivant
It was the summer before fourth grade. I administered a taste test involving blue-bandana blindfolds and sixty flavors of Towne Club, a Detroit pop. Playoff brackets; round-robin style. If memory serves, the champion was Pineapple-Orange, followed closely by Sasperilla. Then I took my parents and seven-year-old brother on the same rollercoaster for local competitor Faygo.

When I arrived in Southern France at 17, I would drink wine only if I could have a Coke too. By the end of the summer I was doing Chateauneuf side-by-sides for anyone who would play along.

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  • Rollerball says:

    8/7/2020 1:33:00 PM - Why thank you pjaines! I meant it as a metaphor for its behavior on the finish, as opposed to literal aromas. ;)

  • pjaines says:

    8/7/2020 1:03:00 PM - Hey Rollerball - just read your note on the 1995 Cantina della Porta Rossa Barolo Bricco Ambrogio (currently driinking a bottle right now). I've never read a tasting note with farts in it. Good work. Thankfully no fart aromas tonight - just lovely, gritty Nebbiolo and stagnant London air.

  • Rollerball says:

    1/23/2020 5:41:00 PM - Wasn't aware of it. 2016 vintage no less! Unfortunately(?) I've got the kids that night ... Thanks for thinking of me.

  • John Dunlap says:

    1/23/2020 5:26:00 PM - Hey Rollerball, are you going to the UGC tasting in SF this Friday? John

  • michigan dogs says:

    10/26/2017 5:52:00 PM - love your profile, but I don't think you are old enough to have enjoyed Faygo and towne club