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  1. #1
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    Greetings from Tuscany

    On our honeymoon, and it's been tough to find anything out here. Basically struck out at every supermarket and wine shop, with the exception of 4 Roses Yellow Label, until we made our way into Cortona. Jackpot! Well close enough anyway. Found a lovely wine shop selling EC 12, Rittenhouse Rye, Evan Williams, and what else but PVW 15, 20 and Lot B. Had to pass on the Pappy as the wife surley was not going to let me spend over $100 on something I have at home, so I picked up an EC 12. We headed down the street to a nice Bar and what did they have to pour but Van Winkle Fam Reserve Rye for 6.50 euros a glass. Never tried it before so we each had one and also enjoyed a pour of Lot B for 8 euros.
    Can't wait to get back to my stash on WED.
    Ciao!

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    Re: Greetings from Tuscany

    Quote Originally Posted by savagehenry View Post
    On our honeymoon, and it's been tough to find anything out here. Basically struck out at every supermarket and wine shop, with the exception of 4 Roses Yellow Label, until we made our way into Cortona. Jackpot! Well close enough anyway. Found a lovely wine shop selling EC 12, Rittenhouse Rye, Evan Williams, and what else but PVW 15, 20 and Lot B. Had to pass on the Pappy as the wife surley was not going to let me spend over $100 on something I have at home, so I picked up an EC 12. We headed down the street to a nice Bar and what did they have to pour but Van Winkle Fam Reserve Rye for 6.50 euros a glass. Never tried it before so we each had one and also enjoyed a pour of Lot B for 8 euros.
    Can't wait to get back to my stash on WED.
    Ciao!
    Have fun and congratulations. What a fantastic place for a honeymoon!
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    Re: Greetings from Tuscany

    8 euros for Lot B and 6.50 for VWFRR...you shoulda had another rye and saved the money imo. Pretty good price though. The closest bar to me that serves VWFRR wants $30/pour for it.

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    Re: Greetings from Tuscany

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanL View Post
    The closest bar to me that serves VWFRR wants $30/pour for it.
    Yikes! You can get a whole bottle for around $50, says my cheaper inner voice. In those situations, I always go for a less expensive alternative and get several pours and a few beers, but that's just me.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: Greetings from Tuscany

    Italy should be the best place to hunt dusties in europe, but maybe those days are over

    In Tuscany I'd go for grappa and wine :-)


    Steffen

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    Re: Greetings from Tuscany

    I'd getting as much wine as I could out there, but I hope the trip was great. Florence is maybe my favorite city in the world to visit.
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    Re: Greetings from Tuscany

    Why should he buy wine? Maybe he's like me and doesn't like wine.

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    Re: Greetings from Tuscany

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
    Why should he buy wine? Maybe he's like me and doesn't like wine.
    Because Italian wine is generally great...and he can get all the bourbon he wants easily back in the states. When in Rome.... (almost literally here)
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    Re: Greetings from Tuscany

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Because Italian wine is generally great...and he can get all the bourbon he wants easily back in the states. When in Rome.... (almost literally here)
    Some people, like me, don't like wine and won't buy it, even if I'm in Italy or France or California.

    You can't get WT101 12yr or 8yr in the US, but they might have it in Italy. That's what I would buy. Or Evan Williams 23.

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    Re: Greetings from Tuscany

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
    Some people, like me, don't like wine and won't buy it, even if I'm in Italy or France or California.

    You can't get WT101 12yr or 8yr in the US, but they might have it in Italy. That's what I would buy. Or Evan Williams 23.
    Fair enough. If it's stuff that you can't get in the US or stuff that appreciably cheaper, by all means it makes sense. I guess I travel to absorb culture...not to do all the things that I do at home. To each their own.
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