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Old 02-08-2008, 12:33 PM   #11
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That white wine would be Sauvignon Blanc.
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I fully understand the fresh basil/cat pee reference.

I have to revisit the topic because last night I went to my favorite restaurant (Casbah) and they had an interesting Sauvignon Blanc on the list. I couldn't resist ordering the Coopers Creek Cat's Phee on a Gooseberry Bush Sauvignon Blanc. It's an inexpensive wine with bright grapefruit and citrus aromas that, honestly, didn't smell like Cat Pee at all! I should add that if you google the wine's name, you'll see that the US censored the spelling, whilst the rest of the world stood by the tradtional P-E-E. Hmm.

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Old 02-08-2008, 12:59 PM   #12
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i dunno, i'm a dog poo white kinda guy. a nice ge-woof-straminer.

as far as basil and marjoram go, i agree with sage to rub, smell and taste them. dried basil will be sweeter and more delicate.

you could always go to a store and try a sniff test comparison for a baseline.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:05 PM   #13
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:10 PM   #14
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lol, sorry jill.

you have to decant it for a while or it can be a little "ruff" on the palate.
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I've said the same thing for years too Jill. I can't grow basil in the house for that very reason. LOL.
So can I buy a bunch of basil and put it in the kitchen and blame the smell of my house on the basin rather than the real culprits, the furry four-legged culprits?
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So can I buy a bunch of basil and put it in the kitchen and blame the smell of my house on the basin rather than the real culprits, the furry four-legged culprits?
Uh, now that you mention it, maybe it wasn't the basil in my house after all... Nahh.
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I have to revisit the topic because last night I went to my favorite restaurant (Casbah) and they had an interesting Sauvignon Blanc on the list. I couldn't resist ordering the Coopers Creek Cat's Phee on a Gooseberry Bush Sauvignon Blanc. It's an inexpensive wine with bright grapefruit and citrus aromas that, honestly, didn't smell like Cat Pee at all! I should add that if you google the wine's name, you'll see that the US censored the spelling, whilst the rest of the world stood by the tradtional P-E-E. Hmm.

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Yes, their name is certainly a pun on the aroma of some SB's. Some have more of an ammonia smell than others. I've had the one you mentioned and find it very pleasant.

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hmmm, I would check the bags labels LOL

Vaportrail, you are correct about the ammonia thing.
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