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 Posted 07/11/2019  4:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add n9jig to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was amused as well as slightly disturbed by what I saw in the local wine store the other day. They have a real Mercury dime embedded on the back of the wine bottle, the first time I have seen that...

While I don't like the idea of a classic coin like this 1945 Mercury dime (unk mint mark) likely ending up in a trash can or recycling facility it is a neat idea. Personally however I would have put the dime above the front label where it is more likely to be seen and appreciated.

No, I did not buy the wine, it is well above my price range. The dime is securely in place however so I presume the use glue as well as melting the glass around it.





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 Posted 07/11/2019  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 07/11/2019  5:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Haven't seen that one, but I'm usually looking in the chard-in-a-box aisle.
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 Posted 07/11/2019  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 07/11/2019  9:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ariette to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would hope the kind of people who would buy wine like that would be able to recognize real money when they saw it, but I might be wrong.
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 Posted 07/13/2019  08:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dumb stunt.
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 Posted 07/13/2019  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not so dumb ... if it can bring in a lot more money than the wine is really worth.

Just my opinion.
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 Posted 07/13/2019  11:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add n9jig to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't drink wine but my wife does, but she too prefers the box variety as she can't tell the difference between that and expensive stuff.

I wonder about the production of this wine, where they procure the dimes, how many bottles they make like this, if they root through them for key dates before effectively destroying them and if the bottlers are coin collectors.
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 Posted 07/14/2019  5:27 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The main difference between a $39 Cab and a $139 Cab is your level of snobbishness, oenologists notwithstanding.
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 Posted 07/14/2019  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The main difference between a $39 Cab and a $139 Cab is your level of snobbishness, oenologists notwithstanding.


I once attended a party given by my brother. His circle of friends were not quite the same as mine. So we're all sitting around eating cheese and some funky gooey bean paste type stuff and they start talking about wine.


So I got their attention and explained the best way to determine if a bottle of wine is any good.

While in the store, hold the wine up to the strongest light source you can find. Sloooooowly turn the bottle until you can see the price sticker. If it's more than $1.98, you got a good one.

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Since I was born and raised in The Napa Valley and still reside here to this day I felt it my duty to post to this thread.

I would certainly hope that at least one of you has taken the time to research the Orin Swift Winery in order to get the facts on their Mercury Head Cabernet. You must understand that there are more wineries here in Napa than than anywhere else in the country combined! There are more than 700 wineries here and another 500 in Sonoma which is a different town but is still the Napa Valley, with a net worth of over 9.5 billion dollars.

The County of Napa was established in 1850 and by 1889 there were already over 140 wineries here. I heard the word snobbish mentioned here and yes, this Valley is flooded with some of the countries wealthiest residents and for the most part think that their you know what doesn't stink! But you must understand one thing, the residents are a different animal than you'll find anywhere else in this country! For the most part they are born with silver wine glass in their hand, they live, breath and sleep wine!

For the rest of us that live here we have to put up with the highest prices in the U.S. for everything! Gas prices are hiked up knowing that the millions of tourists that flood this area will pay it! It's beautiful here but that's the price us lower class must pay for for living here that doesn't affect the snobbish residents.

So if you really want to know about this particular wine, check out this link!

http://www.napawineproject.com/orin-swift-cellars/
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 Posted 07/15/2019  07:49 am  Show Profile   Check Jadey's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Jadey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At the risk of sounding like a snob, the same company makes my favorite wine, Papillon, which is the bottle next to the OP picture, and mentioned in the article above. Its very pricey, so only for special occasions.
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 Posted 07/15/2019  09:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think I'd just rather have the dime.
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 Posted 07/15/2019  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a fan of any wine. For me it's either a Vodka Martini or a really cold beer.
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While in the store, hold the wine up to the strongest light source you can find. Sloooooowly turn the bottle until you can see the price sticker. If it's more than $1.98, you got a good one.
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