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Thread: Rex Goliath 47lb Rooster - revisited

  1. #1
    Dickr Guest

    Default Rex Goliath 47lb Rooster - revisited

    Some years ago there was a discussion about this wine,
    especially the Pinot Noir. It was cheap at that time ($3-4)
    and I purchased vast quantities as did our friend Ed and
    several other folks. I think Ed brought some of it along
    with him when he moved to Texas.
    Now for the interesting part: Back then the PN was a product
    of California, then it became a product of France, and now
    it's a product of Italy!
    I just purchased a bunch of the PN and, what the hey, it was
    $3.99/bottle.
    Any comments Ed or anyone?

    Dick in MN

  2. #2
    Ed Rasimus Guest

    Default Re: Rex Goliath 47lb Rooster - revisited

    On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 15:27:13 -0500, Dickr <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Some years ago there was a discussion about this wine,
    >especially the Pinot Noir. It was cheap at that time ($3-4)
    >and I purchased vast quantities as did our friend Ed and
    >several other folks. I think Ed brought some of it along
    >with him when he moved to Texas.
    >Now for the interesting part: Back then the PN was a product
    >of California, then it became a product of France, and now
    >it's a product of Italy!
    >I just purchased a bunch of the PN and, what the hey, it was
    >$3.99/bottle.
    >Any comments Ed or anyone?
    >
    >Dick in MN


    Rex Goliath had long been consummed when I moved to TX. When first
    encountered by me, it was selling, as you note, for about $4/bottle
    and was remarkable for the price. I must have gone through several
    cases using it as the generic "house wine".

    Then the price edged up to $8 and then $10. The quality deteriorated,
    the label went into the international swill marketplace and plonk
    predominated at a price that couldn't get low enough to match the
    quality.

    I still see it on grocery store shelves, but without a ten foot pole
    in my bucket, will not touch it.

    I've gone almost exclusively to online Internet wine purchasing and am
    a regular (and very pleased) customer of Wootwine.com which offers one
    wine at a time but always good quality and close-out prices. I also
    buy a lot from Wall Street Journal wines and have found some excellent
    wines in their mixed cases that set me up to return for full case
    lots.

    I'm also a sucker for trying a wine at a restaurant and when I find
    one I like going to the online search sites to find sellers who ship
    to TX and offer the wine at great prices.

    My average price per bottle standard these days is a about $12-15 and
    my quality wines tend to hover around $25-35.

    Winery clubs that I still get shipments from include Justin, Schug and
    a great one I found through Woot, Calcareous Vineyards.

    Ed Rasimus
    Fighter Pilot (USAF-Ret)
    www.thundertales.blogspot.com


  3. #3
    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: Rex Goliath 47lb Rooster - revisited

    On May 1, 10:25*am, Ed Rasimus <rasimusSPAML...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 15:27:13 -0500, Dickr <dic...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > >Some years ago there was a discussion about this wine,
    > >especially the Pinot Noir. It was cheap at that time ($3-4)
    > >and I purchased vast quantities as did our friend Ed and
    > >several other folks. I think Ed brought some of it along
    > >with him when he moved to Texas.
    > >Now for the interesting part: Back then the PN was a product
    > >of California, then it became a product of France, and now
    > >it's a product of Italy!
    > >I just purchased a bunch of the PN and, what the hey, it was
    > >$3.99/bottle.
    > >Any comments Ed or anyone?

    >
    > >Dick in MN

    >
    > Rex Goliath had long been consummed when I moved to TX. When first
    > encountered by me, it was selling, as you note, for about $4/bottle
    > and was remarkable for the price. I must have gone through several
    > cases using it as the generic "house wine".
    >
    > Then the price edged up to $8 and then $10. The quality deteriorated,
    > the label went into the international swill marketplace and plonk
    > predominated at a price that couldn't get low enough to match the
    > quality.
    >
    > I still see it on grocery store shelves, but without a ten foot pole
    > in my bucket, will not touch it.
    >
    > I've gone almost exclusively to online Internet wine purchasing and am
    > a regular (and very pleased) customer of Wootwine.com which offers one
    > wine at a time but always good quality and close-out prices. I also
    > buy a lot from Wall Street Journal wines and have found some excellent
    > wines in their mixed cases that set me up to return for full case
    > lots.
    >
    > I'm also a sucker for trying a wine at a restaurant and when I find
    > one I like going to the online search sites to find sellers who ship
    > to TX and offer the wine at great prices.
    >
    > My average price per bottle standard these days is a about $12-15 and
    > my quality wines tend to hover around $25-35.
    >
    > Winery clubs that I still get shipments from include Justin, Schug and
    > a great one I found through Woot, Calcareous Vineyards.
    >
    > Ed Rasimus
    > Fighter Pilot (USAF-Ret)www.thundertales.blogspot.com


    Interesting, I just heard a report that said the days of big wine
    discounts may be ending as many of the wineries have shed inventory at
    rock bottom prices. I too used to buy Rex Goliath and now I can't
    stand the stuff. Neighbor brought over a bottle of the Zindfandel
    don't even remember the vintage though I doubt there was one. Nose was
    like cooked raspberries and the taste was just nasty. D on Dale scale
    (gets a little for being wine) but I took her to the local wine store
    and showed her and her boyfriend how much you could buy for that price
    only better tasting.

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    Dickr Guest

    Default Re: Rex Goliath 47lb Rooster - revisited

    All seriousness aside, on a cold evening a nice hot bowl
    of swill washed down with a couple of glasses of plonk can
    be quite satisfying.
    :-)
    Dick in cold MN

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: Rex Goliath 47lb Rooster - revisited

    On May 2, 11:12*am, Dickr <dic...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > All seriousness aside, on a cold evening a nice hot bowl
    > of swill washed down with a couple of glasses of plonk can
    > be quite satisfying.
    > :-)
    > Dick in cold MN


    Followed by a crapola chaser.

  6. #6
    Dickr Guest

    Default Re: Rex Goliath 47lb Rooster - revisited

    On 5/2/2011 11:57 AM, Bi!! wrote:
    > On May 2, 11:12 am, Dickr<dic...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >> All seriousness aside, on a cold evening a nice hot bowl
    >> of swill washed down with a couple of glasses of plonk can
    >> be quite satisfying.
    >> :-)
    >> Dick in cold MN

    >
    > Followed by a crapola chaser.

    Would that be a Bud lite?
    :-)
    Dick

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: Rex Goliath 47lb Rooster - revisited

    On May 2, 2:05*pm, Dickr <dic...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > On 5/2/2011 11:57 AM, Bi!! wrote:> On May 2, 11:12 am, Dickr<dic...@frontier.com> *wrote:
    > >> All seriousness aside, on a cold evening a nice hot bowl
    > >> of swill washed down with a couple of glasses of plonk can
    > >> be quite satisfying.
    > >> :-)
    > >> Dick in cold MN

    >
    > > Followed by a crapola chaser.

    >
    > Would that be a Bud lite?
    > :-)
    > Dick


    No an Iron City Lite.

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