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5361 Views 71 Replies Latest reply: Dec 2, 2007 2:52 AM by janSport RSS Go to original post 1 2 3 4 5 Previous Next
  • calikay Rookie 250 posts since
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    15. Nov 30, 2007 9:33 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    Can you suggest some wines from your #6 list?  I want to make some pasta this weekend.

  • Chasing Amy Rookie 61 posts since
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    16. Nov 30, 2007 9:34 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:

    1. All Argentinian Malbec is good.


     



    I would tend to agree with this. I've been drinking a lot of Malbecs lately from Argentina and I've been very impressed. Good value too.

    quote:


    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:
    2. Nearly All Spanish Tempranillo and Rioja is good.[/B]


     



    More research is required! !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!

    quote:


    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:

    3. Pretty much all Chilean reds are good.


     



    I've had a couple of clunkers, but they are very affordable so I was able to experiment.

    quote:


    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:

    4. Ditto Australian although tend to be strong.


     



    The stronger the better! I'm also a fan of the New Zealand reds.

    quote:


    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:

    5. French are 50/50 good or not so good.


     



    I agree. Some of the best wines in the world and some of the worst.

    quote:


    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:

    6. Some Italian wine is surprisingly excellent.


     



    I love Italian wine!

    quote:


    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:

    7. I don't really like South African Pinotage.


     



    No opinion yet.

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    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:

    8. American wine sucks.


     



    We don't export the good stuff. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!

    And to whoever recommended Ravenswood Merlot - I'm going to buy you a new palate. 

  • BBR026 Rookie 39 posts since
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    17. Dec 20, 2007 6:28 PM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

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    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:
    [B


    8. American wine sucks.

    [http://This message has been edited by TrueScotsman (edited Nov-30-2007).|http://This message has been edited by TrueScotsman (edited Nov-30-2007).][/B]


     



    Depends on what you're drinking. Most Calif Chard tastes like you're drinking butter.

  • danadear Rookie 343 posts since
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    18. Nov 30, 2007 9:36 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    I'm a cheapskate so I buy cheap wine but you can get some decent cheap wines.  I currently like Mirrassou Pinot Noir and Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir.

  • Chasing Amy Rookie 61 posts since
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    19. Nov 30, 2007 9:37 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

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    Originally posted by BBR:

    Depends on what you're drinking. Most Calif Chard tastes like you're drinking butter.


     



    Or licking the inside of an oak barrel. I hate Califonia Chards.

    Actually, I wouldn't mind if Chardonnay just went away altogether.

  • BBR026 Rookie 39 posts since
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    20. Nov 30, 2007 9:43 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by Chasing Amy:

    Or licking the inside of an oak barrel. I hate Califonia Chards.

    Actually, I wouldn't mind if Chardonnay just went away altogether.


     



    They make some nice ones in France.

    But Chard really is more of an introductory varietal, if you know what I mean. You start with White Zinfandel and Chardonnay, then move on to the real grapes.

  • TrueScotsman Rookie 26 posts since
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    21. Nov 30, 2007 9:44 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by calikay:

    Can you suggest some wines from your #6 list? I want to make some pasta this weekend.


     



    If it's red you're after then get a Chianti or Primitivo - $15-20 should get you a good enough bottle.

    White - Pinot Grigio.

  • Ive got a crush on you Rookie 152 posts since
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    22. Nov 30, 2007 9:48 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by Chasing Amy:


    Actually, I wouldn't mind if Chardonnay just went away altogether.


     



    I didn't know that. I guess you didn't enjoy that bottle from NZ that I brought you a couple of years ago. My bad.

  • calikay Rookie 250 posts since
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    23. Nov 30, 2007 9:50 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by TrueScotsman:


    White - Pinot Grigio.


     



    I tried this one- very good.  Thank you.

  • DogMom1st Rookie 469 posts since
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    24. Nov 30, 2007 9:51 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by Chasing Amy:


    Actually, I wouldn't mind if Chardonnay just went away altogether.


     



    Hey now!!! 

  • Ive got a crush on you Rookie 152 posts since
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    25. Nov 30, 2007 9:57 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by danadear:

    I'm a cheapskate so I buy cheap wine but you can get some decent cheap wines. I currently like Mirrassou Pinot Noir and Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir.


     



    So am I. I recently got a good bottle of Pinot, Coppola's for under $20. Good stuff. I guess I'm a pinot liker-drinker, cause my favorites are nearly always pinot, particularly the ones from the Willamette Valley.

  • Chasing Amy Rookie 61 posts since
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    26. Nov 30, 2007 9:58 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by Ive got a crush on you:

    I didn't know that. I guess you didn't enjoy that bottle from NZ that I brought you a couple of years ago. My bad.


     



    No, I liked it - it wasn't a California Chard!  I just became very, very tired of Chards over the last year because they are EVERYWHERE.

  • Ive got a crush on you Rookie 152 posts since
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    27. Nov 30, 2007 10:01 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by Chasing Amy:

    No, I liked it - it wasn't a California Chard!   I just became very, very tired of Chards over the last year because they are EVERYWHERE.




    Oh good!

    I'm not a fan of Calif wines, but the cheapest favorites of mine are always from Calif. because yes, they're everywhere! I've recently discovered Barefoot chardonnay (under $10). I like it a lot.

  • calikay Rookie 250 posts since
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    28. Nov 30, 2007 10:08 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine
  • kerfwango Rookie 127 posts since
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    29. Nov 30, 2007 10:08 AM (in response to Rich Mac)
    Re: Wine

    quote:


    Originally posted by Chasing Amy:

    No, I liked it - it wasn't a California Chard!   I just became very, very tired of Chards over the last year because they are EVERYWHERE.




    A lot of the CA Chards I've drunk lately seem to have pulled back from that butter-oak heaviness. My guess is the vintners got the message.

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