Black Olives Matter, a Merlot organization

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  1. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM Perpetually sondering

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    They probably make a big deal out of Camembert or some other fancy-sounding cheese too.

    Snobbish bigoted elitists :mad:
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  2. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 RadioNinja

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    I will not drink any fucking merlot!
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    A nice Riesling is so much better. Preferably of German origin.
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Damn, I love black olives! The cheap kind that come in a can, and if you drain the salt off them, you can do wonderful things with them - in salads, in omelets, in main entrees, or just by themselves.

    There are places near me (it's L.A. - I do apologize) that have an entire Olive Bar (right next to the Cheese Bar and a few other "bars" that take up waaaay too much space in the supermarket, IMO), but I can't stand preserved olives - Greek olives, or whatever fashionable thing they're calling themselves now.

    I remember genuine Greek olives from when I lived in Brooklyn (my idiot landlord's Yaya used to bring them to me, fresh-made, along with spinokapita and the most delightful fried fresh fish I'd ever tasted - okay, yeah, it stank up the whole building and, one time she left the stove on and went off to visit a neighbor and would have burned the building down if my daughter hadn't called FDNY).

    But just plain black olives, minus the salt they saturate them in, and I can eat them straight out of the can.

    Nevertheless, I once took the-poster-formerly-known-as-Ten-Lubak's advice regarding wild-caught salmon and genuine olive oil. Now I'm wondering if anything he ever posted here was true.

    (Cool parody thread, BTW!) :techman:
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    Rimjob Bob Classy Fellow

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    Make it Cabernet and I'll sign.
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    NAHTMMM Perpetually sondering

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    I've tasted about three wines in my life that I've actually enjoyed. One was a very sweet wine, another was mulled, and the third was prrrrooobably a Riesling. Something white and German.
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  7. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Try a Shiraz, if you can find it. It's a red, not as sweet as Merlot, and not as acidic as a Cab. :)
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    I prefer a white wine - I don’t drink wine with a “dinner” per se. usually some finger food, crackers and cheese, ...
  9. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Why would I have a Merlot, Cab, Riesling, or anything else when I can enjoy white whine here? :diacanu:
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    I love a good spicy Shiraz. :drool:

    Pinot Noir is what we mostly drink now, though.
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    Asyncritus Expert on everything

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  12. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    Every wine I've ever had tasted like flat Grapico mixed with rubbing alcohol. :yuck:

    And, you can keep your olives. :yuck:
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  13. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Why I prefer vodka. It doesn't try to hide the rubbing alcohol 'flavor', and it doesn't give me heart burn like whiskey ( :( )
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    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    That's one reason I gave it up even in moderation. I'll have a couple of margaritas per year, and that's about it.
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