> =A0 I checked out Chamber Street Wines and saw exactly what your talking
> about! =A0Don't get me wrong I do love to have French wines, but not every
> night! =A0When I saw that there was only one Argentinean Malbec and only =
> Australian Shiraz I knew this mailing list wouldn't be for me. =A0I would=
> to find a wine mailing list that was WIDE OPEN! =A0This is the one quality
> that separates most wine drinkers from most domestic (US) beer drinkers. =
> Bud drinker is a Bud drinker and nothing else.
> "DaleW" wrote in message
> > It would appear that Mr. Williams has had a HUGE influence in this
> > group...
> > "Mark Lipton" wrote in message
> > > It's been a while since we've had one of these threads, and we've been
> > > opening quite a number of tasty under-$20 wines. Here's the pick of t=
> > > litter in our household:
> > > 2006 Schloss Gobelsburg "Gobelsburger" Grner Veltliner
> > > 2005 Schloss Gobelsburg "Gobelsburger" Riesling
> > > 2005 Luneau-Papin Muscadet Sevre et Maine "Clos des Allees"
> > > 2005 Michel Tete Clos du Fief Julienas
> > > 2005 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais L'Ancien Vieilles Vignes
> > > 2005 Domaine de Vissoux Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes
> > > 2004 Domaine de L'Espigouette Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes
> > > 2001 Edmunds St. John "Los Robles Viejos"
> > > --
> > > alt.food.wine FAQ:
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There are basically two categories of good wine shops IMHO- the bigger
operations (Zachys, WineLibrary, K&L, Winex, Sams, Astor, etc) that
try to do some of everything , and the more boutique styled operations
such as Chambers. The latter don't try to be all things, but
concentrate on the type of wines they particularly enjoy.
I'm on mailing lists of many shops, of both types. The difference is
that with Zachys etc I tend to watch mailers for wines I already know,
while with Chambers I might be more likely to take a chance on an
unknown wine based on their notes(as I know David's and Jamie's tastes
tend to match well with mine, at least in Loire, Austria, Beaujolais,
etc). If your tastes are closer to Australia or Argentina, you might
try to find a boutique wine shop with those as areas of concentration
(Garagiste or Southern Hemisphere perhaps?).
One size does not fit all! :)