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#16 Wilfrid

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:41 PM

The mason jars at Roberta's did indeed have uncomfortable lips. They also seemed to be made from some creepy artificial material rather than glass. You can drink beer out of a plastic cup, but who really wants to?

A special problem at Roberta's was that they also served (appropriately) small measures of dessert wine in the jars. This meant that when you tipped it to drink, half your beverage ended up as a film around the interior of the jar rather than in your mouth. It was like pouring honey into your mouth rather than drinking.

Beer is less of a problem, I admit, but the contact with the mouth is still less comfortable than a glass.

#17 mongo_jones

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:53 PM



I mean, is a jam jar really much different than the average wine glass? I know there are special glasses for different types of wine, that either open up to allow in air or trap the aroma or something. But don't most places just have one type of wine glass? Is a jam jar so different that it's going to affect the nose/taste of the wine?

Is this a great step forward, or a gimmick:


Wine belongs in wine glasses.

This would be the reason that after observing your guests drinking wine from jam jars and juice glasses, and heavens to Betsy plastic, a certain French person we know purchased 18 wine glasses on your behalf. They really do improve the experience.

Bah. It was a fricking bbq. They shouldn't be drinking wine in the first place.


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:01 PM

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:04 PM

i hope you don't object to my bringing lex with me.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:39 PM

i hope you don't object to my bringing lex with me.

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#21 mongo_jones

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:53 PM

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that is hollywood (stalking/following, impervious to hints).

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#22 FoodDabbler

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:54 PM

Have those of you clearly less-cultured people who are complaining of lips
on jars never heard of straws?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:57 PM



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that is hollywood (stalking/following, impervious to hints).

i don't need no stinkin' jam jars. just gimme the fuckin' bottle.

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#24 Suzanne F

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:00 PM

Not to mention the fact that the top will keep bopping you on the nose (and possibly break it--your nose, that is, not the top)

As has been pointed out, jelly glasses are the all-purpose glassware for discriminating drinkers.

And straws are only for beer, never wine.

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#25 foodie52

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:21 PM

Which is more pretentious? Riedel or jam jars?
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:12 PM

Which is more pretentious? Riedel or jam jars?

Riedel, unless you write Romanée-Conti '45 with a sharpie on the jam jar.

Once I drink a red wine from a jam jar at a cafe in Montepulciano on a hot August afternoon. Damn good wine, but it was all about the ambiance. It could have been 2 Euro Carlo for all I cared... We sat back, took some sips and soaked it all in. A memorable day. Drink the same wine away from the vacation spot and it can't deliver the goods in the same manner.

Allen Meadows put it into words quite well in his book Pearl of the Côte: Peak experiences require a certain moment in time, under just the right circumstances, with a certain knowledge, experience, and emotional state. Rarely can those circumstances be replicated. So the peak experience is seldom repeated with the same intensity.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 02:17 AM

Once I drink a red wine from a jam jar at a cafe in Montepulciano on a hot August afternoon. Damn good wine, but it was all about the ambiance. It could have been 2 Euro Carlo for all I cared... We sat back, took some sips and soaked it all in. A memorable day. Drink the same wine away from the vacation spot and it can't deliver the goods in the same manner.



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Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:06 PM

I completely agree with you, Really Nice. It's impossible to replicate the experience. I was in Chateauneuf du Pape this summer and had a wonderful dinner with great wine. I DID bring the empty bottle home to remind me of the evening!
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:06 PM

The Mason Jar Wine Glass:

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:26 PM

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