Blue State, Red Wine and various and sundry gibberish [Journolist]

As a smart military blog, why wouldn't we tell you about a great tasting wine? It's a tasty red vinted in a hasty blue state. A blue state of blonde haired brunettes, $7 soy lattes and vespa riding metro-sexuals. Oh yeah, California is in a state of bewonderment where 420 is legal but smoking isn't. The moral of the story is get stoned but don't blow smoke because it's bad for the environment. And if you want proof, just ask the the guy barking for Green Peace in front of any Trader Joes grocery store in the Golden State. He'll vouchsafe it...along with the undeniable fact that those fellers in the show, Whale Wars, are top notch.

OK...so I have ADD and I digress. So the great tasting wine you should try? Well, it's below the fold as they say.

The wine is vinted in Paso Robles, CA by the Opolo Winery (which is just inland from California's Central Coast). The winery is truly awesome and those that run it are even awesomer, to borrow a word from our local weather girl.

I recommend the 2010 Mountain Zinfandel which is moderately priced. It is fantastic and goes well with Camel Lights. Try it and you will like it with or without the grits.

So there you have it.

Now carry on and if you want more information on this, call Purp.

Have a nice day.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:38 PM



Comments

1 This is NOT the ONT.

Posted by: Peaches at February 15, 2013 10:39 PM (kpCLl)

2
... but it involves alcohol, so it's acceptable ....

Posted by: Arbalest at February 15, 2013 10:40 PM (YdC+l)

3 DAS S T A M P F E N

Posted by: Herr. Stampfen stiefel at February 15, 2013 10:40 PM (t8sr/)

4 What wine goes with beer?

Posted by: EC at February 15, 2013 10:40 PM (doBIb)

5 Piesporter Michelsberg


Spatlese, if possible; Auslese is fruitier, and more expensive

Posted by: Lt. Col. Bat Guano at February 15, 2013 10:40 PM (Dll6b)

6 I was told there would be no wining on this blog.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:41 PM (qqZuQ)

7 Tennessee, no California, no, Kentucky has the best wine!!!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 15, 2013 10:41 PM (Zd/NW)

8 Ahem...

Posted by: Bearer of the Mead Horn at February 15, 2013 10:41 PM (Vk2pI)

9 used to be that Mosel wines came in green bottles, and Rhine wine in brown bottles. They still do, but some good stuff is being put in blue bottles


if in doubt, stick with the green.

Posted by: Lt. Col. Bat Guano at February 15, 2013 10:42 PM (Dll6b)

10 Fuck California. I'd rather drink the French stuff; at least you get quality for the moonbattery. (Last wine I had was sparkling pink Moscato from Oz.)

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 10:42 PM (4pNjZ)

11 Or stated differently:

I hate winers.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:42 PM (qqZuQ)

12 Don't worry Peaches, the ONT will be along shortly. Just waiting out these last few posts.

Posted by: CDR M at February 15, 2013 10:42 PM (dKV5k)

13 I want my...

I want my ONT...

Posted by: Dated '80's CTG animation at February 15, 2013 10:42 PM (Vk2pI)

14 Cotes du Rhone, iffn you like French red wines.


still remember buying bottles for 2.50 francs ---- many moons ago

Posted by: Lt. Col. Bat Guano at February 15, 2013 10:43 PM (Dll6b)

15 BURRRRP!!!! That was Busch Light.

Posted by: Chris M at February 15, 2013 10:44 PM (4lyMJ)

16 The wine is vinted in Paso Robles, CA by the Opolo Winery

Before I put my glasses on, I thought this said Oprah Winfrey.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 15, 2013 10:45 PM (xjpRj)

17
BURRRRP!!!! That was Busch Light.



Posted by: Chris M at February 15, 2013 10:44 PM (4lyMJ)


































I will see you and raise you a $10.99 18-pack of Natty Lite.

Posted by: Peaches at February 15, 2013 10:45 PM (kpCLl)

18 Paso Robles has some kick-ass Zins.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 15, 2013 10:46 PM (GsoHv)

19 I recommend drinking two glasses at the same time. It's what I'm doing. Just sayin.

Posted by: Journolist at February 15, 2013 10:46 PM (MYBiY)

20 What. The. Fuck.

Posted by: Peaches at February 15, 2013 10:46 PM (kpCLl)

21 Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, decrying America's demonization of guns, is predicting that the parade of new gun control laws, cheered on by President Obama, will hit the Supreme Court soon, possibly settling for ever the types of weapons that can be owned.

http://t.co/tK3Ya5IP

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 15, 2013 10:46 PM (8sCoq)

22 Had a nice bottle of Chapeau d' Pop le Benedictine

(also known at Pope's Hat wine)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:46 PM (qqZuQ)

23 The gibberish is making me giddy.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 15, 2013 10:46 PM (piMMO)

24 Wine? WINE?? You know the Horde only drinks Val-U-Rite!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2013 10:47 PM (NEIxp)

25 22
Had a nice bottle of Chapeau d' Pop le Benedictine



(also known at Pope's Hat wine)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:46 PM (qqZuQ)


I just bought a bottle of that. Guy at the wine store recommended it. Haven't tried it yet though.

Posted by: Tami at February 15, 2013 10:47 PM (X6akg)

26 Peaches, I like it when you get mad.

Posted by: Journolist at February 15, 2013 10:47 PM (MYBiY)

27 As part of my newfound Republic of Texas leanings, I've decided to stick to Texas alcohol. Thankfully, we have a pretty wide range of wines, beer, and somewhat weirdly, vodka.

Cheers!

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2013 10:48 PM (wsGWu)

28 NOW I AM RICH AND POURFUL BRING ME THE NEWEST WINES YOU GOT

Posted by: CHUCK HAGEL at February 15, 2013 10:48 PM (I2LwF)

29
'Trillions of carats' of diamonds found under Russian asteroid crater

http://is.gd/JsnMvU


to be clear, not today's crater

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 15, 2013 10:49 PM (8sCoq)

30 What we need if for the ONT to come stomp on these grapes.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:49 PM (qqZuQ)

31 I kinda liked the Il Bastardo I bought the other day. A nice red.

Posted by: Infidel at February 15, 2013 10:49 PM (vTi1t)

32 28 NOW I AM RICH AND POURFUL BRING ME THE NEWEST WINES YOU GOT
Posted by: CHUCK HAGEL at February 15, 2013 10:48 PM (I2LwF)


Sure thing, Chucky. You like it with or without the bottle cap?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2013 10:49 PM (NEIxp)

33 Peaches, I like it when you get mad.

Heh. Me, too.

Posted by: Peaches at February 15, 2013 10:49 PM (kpCLl)

34 Peaches, go down to Junior's Deli on Westood and Pico and have a coffee.

Posted by: Journolist at February 15, 2013 10:49 PM (MYBiY)

35 How many folks are concern trolling at media matters/raw story? It's verrry interesting atm. Anyone tried Wild Blue lager (wait how'd that get in there)? Raw Story seem pretty critical of "The One" but could use more needling. We could benefit from getting out of our echo chamber.

Posted by: ryukyu at February 15, 2013 10:49 PM (C6XFd)

36 28
NOW I AM RICH AND POURFUL BRING ME THE NEWEST WINES YOU GOT

Posted by: CHUCK HAGEL at February 15, 2013 10:48 PM (I2LwF)

--Yo Chucky, why stop there? How about some 2 year old Scotch?

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 10:50 PM (4pNjZ)

37 The Chuck Hagel burger is all sizzle.

Posted by: Journolist at February 15, 2013 10:50 PM (MYBiY)

38 Had a nice bottle of Chapeau d' Pop le Benedictine (also known at Pope's Hat wine) Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:46 PM (qqZuQ) I just bought a bottle of that. Guy at the wine store recommended it. Haven't tried it yet though.
Posted by: Tami at February 15, 2013 10:47 PM (X6akg)

*******

If you drink it and a white puff of smoke comes out of your ears it is time for a new bottle.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:51 PM (qqZuQ)

39 --Yo Chucky, why stop there? How about some 2 year old Scotch?


I prefer sixteen year old Dominican.

Posted by: Bob Menendez at February 15, 2013 10:51 PM (NEIxp)

40
Peaches, go down to Junior's Deli on Westood and Pico and have a coffee.

I have been caffeine-free since sometime in the 80s. With good reason.

Posted by: Peaches at February 15, 2013 10:52 PM (kpCLl)

41 Question. What kinda wine pairs with Alanis Morrisette?

Posted by: Journolist at February 15, 2013 10:52 PM (MYBiY)

42 My favorite wine is,

I WANNA NEW CORVETTE!!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 15, 2013 10:52 PM (l86i3)

43 If you drink it and a white puff of smoke comes out of your ears it is time for a new bottle.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:51 PM (qqZuQ)


What if it's a red puff of smoke?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 15, 2013 10:52 PM (yh0zB)

44 'Trillions of carats' of diamonds found under Russian asteroid crater

http://is.gd/JsnMvU


to be clear, not today's crater

***

Diamonds have never been rare, but now deBeers is in a world of shit.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 15, 2013 10:52 PM (piMMO)

45
Texas?

Yeah, Shiner Bock is one of my favorite beers.

Wine? Not much of a wine drinker, but I do like Reisling with Turkey at Thanksgiving and Xmas.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 15, 2013 10:52 PM (Md8Uo)

46 sundry gibberish

*******

and it's only Fridry.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:53 PM (qqZuQ)

47 Alamos Malbec, Cabernet, or Red Blend. Under 10 beans. Get some.

Posted by: VA GAtor at February 15, 2013 10:53 PM (Qf+nH)

48 Question. What kinda wine pairs with Alanis Morrisette?

***

Jug wine

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 15, 2013 10:53 PM (piMMO)

49
Question. What kinda wine pairs with Alanis Morrisette?

Posted by: Journolist at February 15, 2013 10:52 PM (MYBiY)


Mad Dog 20/20

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 15, 2013 10:53 PM (yh0zB)

50 so is *this* the ONT?

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at February 15, 2013 10:53 PM (XG0FE)

51 A friend told me Cali Zins go well with pot.
For matching wine with beer, you pretty much have to say which beer, as there are now so many styles.
An alternate strategy is to pick a food (e.g., potato chips) and match a beer and a wine to it.
A hard-won truth is that if your food is full of umami, you may want to stick with beer. Be careful.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 15, 2013 10:54 PM (1V6Pv)

52 Mad Dog 20/20
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 15, 2013 10:53 PM (yh0zB)

I'm thinkin she's more an Annie Greensprings Peach Creek.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 15, 2013 10:54 PM (l86i3)

53 Texas. I love that State. They used to have the old Pearl Brewery and the Hall of Horns in San Antonio.

Posted by: Journolist at February 15, 2013 10:54 PM (MYBiY)

54 so is *this* the ONT?

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at February 15, 2013 10:53 PM (XG0FE)


I certainly hope not. I think CDR M is the OOD today, he posted earlier he wanted to let this one clear the harbor before launching another.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 15, 2013 10:55 PM (yh0zB)

55
What wine pairs with Alanis Morrisette?

A fine Chianti, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Hannibal Lecter at February 15, 2013 10:55 PM (Md8Uo)

56 What kinda wine pairs with Alanis Morrisette? "

The kind that reminds you of the mess you made when you went away?

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2013 10:55 PM (wsGWu)

57 ont up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 15, 2013 10:55 PM (piMMO)

58 I certainly hope not. I think CDR M is the OOD today, he posted earlier he wanted to let this one clear the harbor before launching another.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 15, 2013 10:55 PM (yh0zB)


Well, thats the way CDR M does it. Up to and touching but not exceeding.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 15, 2013 10:56 PM (l86i3)

59 What if it's a red puff of smoke?
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 15, 2013 10:52 PM (yh0zB)

********

Not sure- might want to consult an ENT doctor...



...or perhaps a fireman.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2013 10:56 PM (qqZuQ)

60
Is this the ONT?

Well, it sure isn't Christmas, I'll tell you that. I must say.

Posted by: Zombie John Lennon at February 15, 2013 10:56 PM (Md8Uo)

61 Any San Fran, North or East Bay morons here?

My daughter was outside smoking and she let out a big yelp. She swears she saw a fireball streaking towards the west (Pacific). Yes she is sober and no, she is not prone to hysterics

Posted by: Ma Bell at February 15, 2013 10:56 PM (uVuwp)

62 Diamonds have never been rare, but now deBeers is in a world of shit.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 15, 2013 10:52 PM (piMMO)

That's what I was just thinking as well. Of course their attempts at monopoly were unhealthy anyway, hopefully this will show their corporate heads the true futility of trying to maintain it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 15, 2013 10:56 PM (wbeNt)

63 Finally the ONT is up.
Dude.

Posted by: Journolist at February 15, 2013 10:56 PM (MYBiY)

64 Question. What kinda wine pairs with Alanis Morrisette?

Patchouli Cabernet

Posted by: Herr. Stampfen stiefel at February 15, 2013 10:58 PM (t8sr/)

65
What if it's a red puff of smoke?

Thatmeans they elected a Commie Pope.

Posted by: Crack Whores Local 666 at February 15, 2013 11:35 PM (IDSI7)

66 Damn sock.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 15, 2013 11:36 PM (IDSI7)

67 Two words:

MANGRIA!

I will even MAIL it to you!

Posted by: Adam Carolla at February 15, 2013 11:36 PM (E7Iyp)

68 Opolo makes some great wines...

as do their neighbors Zin Alley, Cypher, Grey Wolf, Hunt Cellars, Tobin James, Peachy Canyon, Wild Horse, Paolillo etc...

kiss french, drink Californian.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 16, 2013 12:00 AM (8MasJ)

69 The best type of wine is Hobo Bait.



http://botnet.mee.nu/wine_label

Posted by: the botnet at February 16, 2013 12:36 AM (6PDiu)

70 I would suck Adam Carolla's balls if he would ship the Mangria without charge. Or something. The HOBO BAIT runs around 15% ABV non-fortified so I guess that's something.

Posted by: the botnet at February 16, 2013 12:39 AM (6PDiu)

71 Trade bottles via mail? That's probably illegal.

Posted by: the botnet at February 16, 2013 12:41 AM (6PDiu)

72 What wine goes best with American Spirit Menthols?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler (@ProthonotaryW) at February 16, 2013 02:03 AM (IlZPE)

73 THIS IS McCarthyism!!!!!!!

Posted by: Low Info Voter at February 16, 2013 09:31 AM (4HiNy)

74 York Mountain in Paso Robles is the best .Mel the wine taster is a comedian and will eep you rolling

Posted by: Big Wino at February 16, 2013 11:10 AM (OZtuG)

75 You want Zin?
Dry Creek and upper Alexander Valley.
Cab, Malbec, Petit Sirah, Barbera, Grenache...Big wines, not the rhone-style pussy stuff.
I'll stack up northern Sonoma County against anything, anywhere.
And fuck fwance.
The fwench only know how to make things spoiled and stinky, like themselves.
Spoiled milk? Call it cheese.
Spoiled fermentations and poor sanitation? Call it wine, sell the world on it being the gold standard.
One thing you gotta give the fwench, they did a great job marketing their swill as "the best".

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at February 16, 2013 12:46 PM (PL2Yo)






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