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Old 09-03-2009, 04:17 PM   #21
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69-73... wasn't that during the Healy Heights Hooker slayings?
Chupacabra-style killings.

Never found the guy.

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Old 09-03-2009, 04:27 PM   #22
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69-73... wasn't that during the Healy Heights Hooker slayings?
Chupacabra-style killings.

Never found the guy.
Sounds like a dessert of fine aged wine and ladyfingers may be in order.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:48 PM   #23
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Sounds like a dessert of fine aged wine and ladyfingers may be in order.
mmmmm...ladyfingers.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:01 PM   #24
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We don't start till next week so its a mystery till then. The situation is that the owner is elderly and broke his hip 4 years ago and is confined to a wheelchair. He has not been able to return since his accident. The children have already been through the house and have taken all they wanted. We are responsible for liquidating what's left and doing all the repairs to get the house on the market. I already said I would take care of the wine (and carboys). I'm thinking now maybe I should load them up as is or maybe take a bunch of 2 liter PET bottles and an autosiphon. I sent the pictures to my step father who is a commercial wine maker and he is all excited too. - guess I need to see what's in there...

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Old 09-03-2009, 05:29 PM   #25
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Fascinting, creepy, and.... I can't wait to hear more!

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Old 09-03-2009, 05:43 PM   #26
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Good deal! I'd be very careful with those while moving them. Do not try to transfer until you've gotten a clean sample from each.

Even though they had baggies on them, I wonder how much O2 and other stuff got exchanged.

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Old 09-03-2009, 05:50 PM   #27
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Subscribed as well. Creepy, trippy and chock full of awesome all at the same time

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Old 09-03-2009, 06:27 PM   #28
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And you're in Oregon, so now you have peaked my interest, I am subscribed as well. Oregon can make some great Pinot Noir, perhaps that what it is and it ages well.

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Old 09-03-2009, 06:43 PM   #29
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My best friends live in the same old house he grew up in as a kid. His father or grandfather was a wine maker back in the 50's. Last summer while moving stuff around to install some surround sound speakers one day last summer, we moved piece of furniture that turned out to be hiding this small rack of 50 year old wine bottles...full.

Most of the had written labels were worn off, but one of them was labeled pear.

After chilling it for a couple days I came back and we sampled it. It was amazing...even though it had turned the color of raisin juice (probably since the may have used raisons as yeast) it was amazing...it was no longer like a wine, more like a pear brandy....Same color, same raisin and caramel notes, and really really smooth. It was intensly Pear like, like concentrated. It was a tad oxydized, but still amazingly drinkable.

I keep forgetting to get them to open more of them.

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After sampling and confirming that the wine is worth the trouble (probably is) what I would do is siphon each to a fresh carboy. If you have a couple days you can siphon into a clean carboy (I'm sure you already have a couple), insert stopper, transport. Do what you can to minimize headspace. Oxyclean liberated carboys over night, repeat.

Transporting as is will likely stir up sediment. At the very least, get non drilled stoppers to reduce the chance of infection/additional oxidation while transporting. If it's gone to vinegar I'm sure you'll still have no problems finding new homes for it.

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