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post #1 of 29
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I have a few favorite Wines.
post #2 of 29
Me who owns a T-shirt that reads "old wino"!!

I always have a good half dozen bottles in the house. My best is NZ Sauvigon Blanc.
post #3 of 29
Oh yes I´m drinker of wine...here´s my favourite brand...
Is San Pedro Chilean wines.... very very delicious....


But the speciality that I really love is "Chardonay" of course of Gato Negro...
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by CoolCat View Post
Oh yes I´m drinker of wine...here´s my favourite brand...
Is San Pedro Chilean wines.... very very delicious....
Wines from Chile are often overlooked but compare very favorably with French and California wines. And of course, they don't cost as much (most of them) for a suprisingly good wine. Having travelled extensively through Argentina (also good wines) and Chile, I understand that Italian is the second language and German is the third language, and the Italians and Germans have successfully transported their vines to this very fertile part of the world.
post #5 of 29
I do not drink wine, I just never developed a taste for it.
But I frequently check out Wine Woot, there are often some very good deals to be had there, and it seems a great way to sample the wares of many vineyards.
post #6 of 29
I love wine
post #7 of 29
We used to be able to drink wine - both from a health perspective and a financial perspective. There are MANY fabulous affordable wines out there! Unfortunately, it's not something we can do anymore. But we used to drink a bottle just about every day! We had lovely wines from all over the world. But my favorite "stand bys" were California cabernets. When in the mood for a dessert wine, this is insanely expensive, but my definition of heaven (at the time!) was the Chateau d'Yquem Sauterne. No wonder that throughout the ages they've called wine the nectar of the Gods.

Laurie
post #8 of 29
another "wino" here! Merlot is my favorite red wine. Chablis for white.
post #9 of 29
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I like this wine.
http://www.mokelumneglen.com/our_wines.htm
Its a German Wine made in Lodi from German Grapes.
I also like these wines.
http://www.quadywinery.com/wines.html
I like Sweet Marie
I do drink wines from other countrys also.
post #10 of 29
Ah, yes, Quady. Some of the loveliest dessert wines. We are particularly fond of Elysium and Essensia.

As for other wines, we do enjoy our wine. It is a rare night that we don't have a glass (or two) of wine with dinner, and any dinner other than a "mere mid-week dinner" rates a bottle.

We drink many different varietals, red and white, depending what it's going with. Lately we've identified an Argentinian vintner, Finca Los Primos, as the "house wine" -- that which we want to have a few bottles of available at all times, in case of need. The Merlot is remarkable in that it goes well with almost anything you want a red for, and is a good sipper too. Likewise the Chardonnay for "white" meals. And the good news is that it's very very reasonably priced.

Chileans are good value, too; and I have to say, our BC wines are as good as the Europeans, the Aussies, the Californias, the South Africans. If perchance you should see Gray Monk Pinot Gris, please buy it, and the next thing you do is go find a nice salmon fillet and cook it ever so gently and serve it with some jasmine rice and a nice veg, maybe asparagus.

Another favourite varietal is Zinfandel, and Fetzer produces a nice one.

I'm no expert, but we've found some favourites over the years. We also have a neat deal with my stepson. He and his SO join us for Friday dinner fairly often. That's when we do our special meal of the week. He's developing a good sense of what's good and what's worth trying, so we drop $20 and he spends it, and we all win.
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post #12 of 29
australian reds are my favourite. (nothing to do with dh being an aussie)
post #13 of 29
I forget to mention that I enjoy Vino Verde however there is not a wine shop around here that sells it!! So I pick some up when I visit my sis in Virginia (along with some Virginia wines) or the Chicago area.

For reds I await the Beaujolis Nuevo (sorry I know I cannot spell it) which comes out the 3rd thursday in November. That's my pizza and italian pasta wine for a few months every year.
post #14 of 29
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I am going to the Gallo Winery on Sat for Picnic at the Pops.
post #15 of 29
I LOVE wine. Numnumnum. I have many favorites for many different occasions. I think at home we must have at least 70 bottles just sitting there waiting for me to crack open. I tend to collect them and buy in masses when I go to the wine store, hence why we have so many lol.

I like to have at least a glass every night. Although I haven’t been drinking much over the past month due to the weather giving me migraines. Now I try and drink at least few days.

Friday is my “down a bottle, get drunk and play video games night†lol I do it every Friday just to relax and distress from my busy work week. I save my favorite wines for Fridays.

On a side note: Anyone ever hear of the word “Shickerâ€. I think it means alcoholic. My family uses it a lot to make fun of us if we had too much. I was just wondering where it came from, I can only assume it’s a Jewish word.
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post #17 of 29
Lol thanks!! That was fast… and too easy… I just a lazy butt I guess. Well now I know! Thanks again.
post #18 of 29
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I forget to mention that I enjoy Vino Verde however there is not a wine shop around here that sells it!! So I pick some up when I visit my sis in Virginia (along with some Virginia wines) or the Chicago area.
I LOVE Vino Verde!!! We luckily have a shop here that sells it. It's actually a large store called Total Wine, so if you get one in your area watch out!

I love a nice slow glass of Port in the winter (6 Grapes makes a great one) and I love a semi-dry white wine in summer.

Not an expert at all but I do love red blends.
post #19 of 29
I have Beringer White Zinfandel at home (used to drink Ernest & Julio Gallo W.Z.). Started drinking it because it was the only wine I knew My mom was big into white zinfandel. Then she went to white merlot, which I thought was alright, kinda fruity. Now she's at pinot grigio, and the only pinot I've had was an Arbor Mist one at a cookout Saturday

So I'm a fan of white zinfandel
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by silvionc View Post
I LOVE wine. Numnumnum. I have many favorites for many different occasions. I think at home we must have at least 70 bottles just sitting there waiting for me to crack open. I tend to collect them and buy in masses when I go to the wine store, hence why we have so many lol.

I like to have at least a glass every night. Although I haven’t been drinking much over the past month due to the weather giving me migraines. Now I try and drink at least few days.

Friday is my “down a bottle, get drunk and play video games night†lol I do it every Friday just to relax and distress from my busy work week. I save my favorite wines for Fridays.

On a side note: Anyone ever hear of the word “Shickerâ€. I think it means alcoholic. My family uses it a lot to make fun of us if we had too much. I was just wondering where it came from, I can only assume it’s a Jewish word.
Why don't you live closer to me!!!!!

I do the almost the same thing on Fridays!!-well not the video games but the drink a bottle of wine.

I think I only have about 7 bottles of wine left in the house though.
post #21 of 29
I've never acquired a taste for wine, so I'd have to say no.
post #22 of 29
There is a vineyard in Gold Hill, OR that is my current fav even though I can't get their wine out here. Their Vigioner is great as is their Cabernet Franc.
post #23 of 29
I miss drinking wine, but before I was PG we always had wine in the apt. After the baby comes, I'm done nursing, and somehow able to get out of the house I want to go out to dinner and order a drink!
post #24 of 29
I don't mind wine. But I am not much of a drinker and go months and even years without having alcohol of any kind. I rarely buy it because when I do have wine, 1 or 2 glasses is more than enough for me and the rest usually gets thrown out.
post #25 of 29
here sitting confortable on the Lounge,..
with all my good friends,...how about a glass of wine?..........Cheers!......
post #26 of 29
I don't care for wine but DH loves charndonney. I have been able to find good wines at the 99 Cent Store! These are from different areas. I have gotten California and Australian wines as well as from other areas. All for 99 cents a bottle! And he said they were good wines too!
post #27 of 29
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On Purim, which is about the same time as Mardi/Gras, Carnival, is a time to dress up and get drunk. Long biblical story and I am not going to explain it.

Anyway, I live in Northern CA. I am not sure that you are allowed to live here if you don't like wine.

I have some favorite vineyards but mostly I types of wine, like sauvignon blacs, pinot grigio for whites and merlot or petite syrah for reds. I very much like Spanish wines, too.

We have 1 vineyard and 3 wineries in my county. The vineyard, run for years by an Italian family, has the best white and red wines that are good for everyday tasting so they are very good for cooking.
post #28 of 29
Wine lover here. I love trying wines from small local wineries. My favorite is the Oliver Winery in Bloomington, IN. (Did my graduate work there.) Kansas and Missouri actually produce some pretty good wines. One of the local wineries used to make a scrumptous watermelon wine and their peach is to die for!

Yes, I love fruit wines. Yes, I realize this means I can't be a propper wine snob.

Angie
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
Why don't you live closer to me!!!!!

I do the almost the same thing on Fridays!!-well not the video games but the drink a bottle of wine.

I think I only have about 7 bottles of wine left in the house though.
Lol . I look forward to my Fridays all week and get upset the odd time we do have to do soemthing. We have been playign the Wii Fridays. I just like to drink and do mindless stuff. Sometimes we will watch a movie, or taped show.

Funny we do the same thing!!! I am not alone!
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