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PostPosted: Tue December 20th, 2011, 04:16 GMT 
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Doomed, you haven't mentioned whether you or/and your husband drink Cabernet's or not...but if so, I've got a killer one for you to try. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 "Indian Wells." Medium bodied, soft tannins and packed with blackberry and plums. Really a fantastic Cab...and my pick as best in the market....under $20. Cost should be between $16-$18.

Also...you mentioned that you and your husband were enjoying 2009 Beaujolais. Look for these three Georges Duboeuf Grand Cru Beaujolais. 1) Domaine De la Tour du Bief "Moulin A Vent (that's a mouthful, huh?), 2) Moulin A Vent "Flower Bottle" and 3) one I mentioned before, and the best of the lot...Domaine Jean Descombes "Morgon." All knockouts...and cost between $13-$17. You should be able to find at least one of them.

Also a really nice Chardonnay for the money...2010 14 Hands...$10-$13.


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PostPosted: Thu December 22nd, 2011, 00:07 GMT 
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Hey Wineman,
What's Little Havana like?
Have you been there?


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PostPosted: Thu December 22nd, 2011, 03:37 GMT 
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What's Little Havana like? A lot of Cubans. But it's a cool area. Very festive...killer jazz clubs...and lot's of great Cuban food. Best bang for the buck restaurants...in a city that's expensive.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 00:16 GMT 
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Can I get a REAL Cuban puro there?


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 00:38 GMT 
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I'm sure ya can. But me? I can't tell a real one from a fake.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 01:25 GMT 
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Drinkin' shiraz right now. Do you consider that wine?


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 02:06 GMT 
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wineman wrote:
Doomed, you haven't mentioned whether you or/and your husband drink Cabernet's or not...but if so, I've got a killer one for you to try. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 "Indian Wells." Medium bodied, soft tannins and packed with blackberry and plums. Really a fantastic Cab...and my pick as best in the market....under $20. Cost should be between $16-$18.

Also...you mentioned that you and your husband were enjoying 2009 Beaujolais. Look for these three Georges Duboeuf Grand Cru Beaujolais. 1) Domaine De la Tour du Bief "Moulin A Vent (that's a mouthful, huh?), 2) Moulin A Vent "Flower Bottle" and 3) one I mentioned before, and the best of the lot...Domaine Jean Descombes "Morgon." All knockouts...and cost between $13-$17. You should be able to find at least one of them.

Also a really nice Chardonnay for the money...2010 14 Hands...$10-$13.



Hi, Matt! Sorry I haven't answered till now - I've been busy watching Renaldo & Clara (something I've waited for for a long time) - no, we haven't tried Cabernets - but we will - and I'm writing down the other Beaujolais you suggested for my weekend shopping list - I'll let you know what we think - so far, we've enjoyed what you've recommended - thanks so much!!
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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 02:48 GMT 
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No problem doomed. Was thinking 'bout you. TRY...A CAB...CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE...2009 INDIAN WELLS. Guaranteed. Been busy myself...as it's a very hectic time of year...if you're a...wineman. And I'm working on songs for an album called "So This is The Blues."

Talk soon. BTW...never saw R & C...can you mail it to me? I'll pm my address. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 02:52 GMT 
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Drinkin' shiraz right now. Do you consider that wine?


Yes boss I consider it wine. It's fermented grape juice ain't it? I'm a big shiraz/sirah/syrah fan. Which one are ya drinking?


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 03:52 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Can I get a REAL Cuban puro there?



it depends what you mean by a real PURO, they do have little shops where they make the cigars but its mostly dominican tobacco, not cuban. but if you know where to look-not in little havana but in south beach you can find a real cuban cigar. i can smell them and tell a real one aint nothing like it. but it will cost you about 45 buck for one, the smuggled kind.
i was there about a month ago and went to town on them. its a great place if you manage not to get killed.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 03:55 GMT 
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If you manage not to get killed? Tell me more.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:02 GMT 
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wineman wrote:
If you manage not to get killed? Tell me more.



south beach is not all that different in fact, i think its safe than south beach. its just a lotta crazy people and you dont know who may be packing if you know what i mean. a lot of tough guys.
its cool like a movie.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:07 GMT 
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Well, true in a sense, that I live in an odd town. And people compare it to a movie...especially the Art Deco area, with the cool hotels and blue sky's and great beach's, and hot ladies wearing basically nothing...and so called stars everywhere. But you really just move through it without thinking about it after a while. Besides I grew up in Brooklyn...so I can take just about anything. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:10 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Can I get a REAL Cuban puro there?



it depends what you mean by a real PURO, they do have little shops where they make the cigars but its mostly dominican tobacco, not cuban. but if you know where to look-not in little havana but in south beach you can find a real cuban cigar. i can smell them and tell a real one aint nothing like it. but it will cost you about 45 buck for one, the smuggled kind.
i was there about a month ago and went to town on them. its a great place if you manage not to get killed.

Yeah, I was thinkin' the Cuban kind. Not into dropping 45 for one though. Nor do I think I'm interested in South Beach. I might be.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:13 GMT 
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wineman wrote:
Well, true in a sense, that I live in an odd town. And people compare it to a movie...especially the Art Deco area, with the cool hotels and blue sky's and great beach's, and hot ladies wearing basically nothing...and so called stars everywhere. But you really just move through it without thinking about it after a while. Besides I grew up in Brooklyn...so I can take just about anything. 8)



its a great place no doubt except for the parking. if you are cool you have no problems, you can smoke cigars and pound tequila all day. if you act stupid then thats another story.
but unless you actually live there parking is a big problem.

1 dont talk to somebody elses woman. thats rule no 1.
2 be straight with the money. dont act like you just drove in from birmingham.
3 a 50 dollar handshake can solve just about any problem.


wonderful area. bob has some property in North Miami Beach last i heard.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:16 GMT 
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wineman wrote:
Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Drinkin' shiraz right now. Do you consider that wine?


Yes boss I consider it wine. It's fermented grape juice ain't it? I'm a big shiraz/sirah/syrah fan. Which one are ya drinking?

Some Australian stuff with skulls on the label.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:23 GMT 
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wineman wrote:
Well, true in a sense, that I live in an odd town. And people compare it to a movie...especially the Art Deco area, with the cool hotels and blue sky's and great beach's, and hot ladies wearing basically nothing...and so called stars everywhere. But you really just move through it without thinking about it after a while. Besides I grew up in Brooklyn...so I can take just about anything. 8)



its a great place no doubt except for the parking. if you are cool you have no problems, you can smoke cigars and pound tequila all day. if you act stupid then thats another story.
but unless you actually live there parking is a big problem.

1 dont talk to somebody elses woman. thats rule no 1.
2 be straight with the money. dont act like you just drove in from birmingham.
3 a 50 dollar handshake can solve just about any problem.


wonderful area. bob has some property in North Miami Beach last i heard.


Well, you don't need to talk with somebody else's woman...as so many single beauty's flock here...just dyin' to play. #'s 2/3 are definitely true.

I lived in Sunny Isles Beach...5 minutes from NMB...and Bob was staying a few minutes away at the Americana Hotel (in a penthouse) when recording TOOM. I had a friend at Criteria who got me into a couple of the sessions. Kinda cool, I guess.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:26 GMT 
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Yeah, I was thinkin' the Cuban kind. Not into dropping 45 for one though. Nor do I think I'm interested in South Beach. I might be.[/quote]



45 if you act like a tourist, but if you are cool you could get some free ones. South Beach may not be paradise but it beats Oklahoma City. Thats a fact.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:30 GMT 
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Yup. That's a fact.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:32 GMT 
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"I lived in Sunny Isles Beach...5 minutes from NMB...and Bob was staying a few minutes away at the Americana Hotel (in a penthouse) when recording TOOM. I had a friend at Criteria who got me into a couple of the sessions. Kinda cool, I guess."



Bob stayed at the same hotel bob dole lived at,in Sunny Isles.He would at times use the city bus to go to the studio, the band stayed in south beach, maybe the marlin hotel if my memory serves.
one time he was almost arrested as the hotel security thought he was a burglar. i saw bob several times while TOOM was being recorded. security was tough but i managed about 30 min and i did see him playing basketball in the parking lot with his bodyguards.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:35 GMT 
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"I lived in Sunny Isles Beach...5 minutes from NMB...and Bob was staying a few minutes away at the Americana Hotel (in a penthouse) when recording TOOM. I had a friend at Criteria who got me into a couple of the sessions. Kinda cool, I guess."



Bob stayed at the same hotel bob dole lived at,in Sunny Isles.He would at times use the city bus to go to the studio, the band stayed in south beach, maybe the marlin hotel if my memory serves.
one time he was almost arrested as the hotel security thought he was a burglar. i saw bob several times while TOOM was being recorded. security was tough but i managed about 30 min and i did see him playing basketball in the parking lot with his bodyguards.


Bob stayed at the Americana...though it may have become the Bal Harbour Hilton by then. He wasn't almost arrested...but was almost escorted out of the lobby by hotel security because he looked like a homeless person. The hotel is about 5-10 minutes south of Sunny Isles.


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wineman wrote: I lived in Sunny Isles Beach...5 minutes from NMB...and Bob was staying a few minutes away at the Americana Hotel (in a penthouse) when recording TOOM. I had a friend at Criteria who got me into a couple of the sessions. Kinda cool, I guess.

Are you kidding me? Very cool.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:38 GMT 
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Yeah, I was the wine buyer of a large specialty market in North Miami Beach, and the owner of the store was good friends with production people at criteria...and we were invited to some of the sessions. Brought cases of wine...but nobody drank any of it during the sessions. We would just leave it.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:40 GMT 
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wineman wrote:
Yup. That's a fact.

No argument there.


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PostPosted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:42 GMT 
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"Bob stayed at the Americana...though it may have become the Bal Harbour Hilton by then. He wasn't almost arrested...but was almost escorted out of the lobby by hotel security because he looked like a homeless person. The hotel is about 5-10 minutes south of Sunny Isles."


i am very friendly with one of the guys who played on the session as well as some other parties involved, and i recall talking to him and telling him that it was in the paper the bob was put up against the wall and almost arrested, and he wouldnt beleive me. ask him i said. no i dont think so he replied.
i know he stayed at the same upscale hotel bob dole was staying at the time.
i also almost ran him over as he was crossing US 1 with a guitar.


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