December 31, 2009
Gary tastes 3 different and interesting Champagnes on New Years Eve. Happy New Year Vayniacs!
10 year ago… nice 🙂 http://tugbaayzet.com/kurum-danismanligi-kayseri/
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Happy New Years, Gary. Everyone should have more bubbles.
QOTD- Henriot Brut Souvrain
Hey! Sorry Randi, but this IS NOT the beginning of a new decade! LOLOL
You can’t call me to discuss because there is nothing to discuss.
Every year is the begining of a new decade if you want to think of it that way because it depends where you start. If you start YOUR decade in 2003 then the end of that decade is ten years from then.
But I’m talking historicl numbers. Mabye you and Zito the clown don’t know how to count back that far? I suggest calling any university and ask them. Don’t take my word for it. What do I know…I’m just a drop out.
Again, ther is no year 0…so you strt at one. It a little like counting yuor fingers. Do you start at the first finger 1-10? Or do you say ok, 0,1,2,3 etc…..I don’t think so. If you did you would have 11 fingers.
Even a fifth grader knows that…..
OK, OK..NOT start of the new decade! Geesh! LOL
And it IS true…not just a myth…that Glen is rarely (if ever) wrong.. LOL
Wow, have I ever been MIA, but had to pop in to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, Gary, and to Vayniacs everywhere! I’d love to say, “See you again on the Crush It Cruise,” but Mike is planning to run the San Diego Marathon in early June and we just can’t do both. But if we make a jaunt to visit our niece in Hoboken this year, we will stop by the Wine Library to say “Hi.”
No bubbly popped on New Year’s (had a Malbec at dinner…our new favorite red), but did partake on Sunday of one of our favorite Finger Lakes winery’s (Lakewood) little sparklers, Candeo. Their description says it better than I can: “Candeo (Origin – Latin): Sparkle Finger Lakes Carbonated White Wine. For those times when champagne is too much and beer is not enough, like today. Lakewood’s Candeo. Lightly fruity. On the verge of dry. Edgy. Scintillating. Fun!”
And just because we flipped the calendar, I will allow you to gloat throughout the playoffs for however long your Jets survive. My Steelers suffered the Super Bowl Swoon this season and deserve to be observing from the sidelines.
Happy New Year Gary!!! Here’s to another decade of WLTV 🙂
QOTD: I actually didn’t drink bubbles on New Years Eve this year. I was down in New Orleans drinking Hurricanes and Hand Grenades on Bourbon St! There were so many Florida and Cincy peeps down there for the Sugar Bowl it was very crowded.
Oh and I can’t wait to see your next Thunder Show when you go nuts that the Jets made the playoffs, that is going to be exciting.
I just read back through all the comments and that was by far the most heated debate I’ve ever seen regarding decades, hahaha. Gotta love the Vayniacs.
To hopefully spread some good cheer in the new year on this whole decade thing, how about this: mrzitro and Glen are both right!
If you are saying that the end of the 201st decade since January 1st, 1 AD, is Dec 31st, 2010, then you are correct. There are not really many people who count decades like this, but Glen seems to be one of those. Most people do count centuries and millenia this way, though.
If you are saying that the end of the Aughts (or Zeroes, or 2000s, whatever the name for this decade ends up being) was Dec 31st, 2009, then you are correct. Decades are widely referenced by the first of the last two digits of the year. Therefore, 1970 is in the seventies, 1990 is in the nineties, etc. People would give you some funny looks if you said you were a child of the sixties if your were born on Nov 14th, 1970!
So, there is nothing wrong with people welcoming a new decade this January, while celebrating the end of a decade this December. Happy beginning and end to the decade!
PS – There was no year 0, absolutely correct. But ponder this – there also wasn’t a Year 1, 2, 10, or even 500! Not that anyone knew at the time anyway. The current year count for the Christian calandar wasn’t established until 525 AD, and wasn’t widely used for another couple hundred years after that.
PPS – To bring this back to wine, the Romans were fond of changing the names of months (most didn’t stick, but July and August did), but Charlemagne got into the act as well. He changed the name of every month to an agricultural reference. October became Windumemanoth, or vintage month!
QOTD: I was in Seattle in a youth hostel. So we poped the beer-bubbles.
QOTD: All I had left was a blanc de noir sparkling made at biltmore estate, asheville, NC.
I was hoping it would be at least decent, but I was so dissapointed. Probably the worst sparkling I have ever had 🙁
Oh well, I wish I had something like you did Gary. 🙂
Happy new year.
S.E.X. from L. Mawby Vineyard from the Leelenau Peninsula in Michigan. Enjoyed it a great deal. Pinot/Chardonnay Brut Rose.
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