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Old 05-02-2008, 09:36 AM   #11
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Gosh Dina, you have truly asked an impossible question to answer.

First of all a nice bottle of wine is the one you like to drink.

You can get a drinkable wine in the eight to twenty buck range, at least in my opinion.

Generally, to us, a decent red is cheaper than a decent white. Although we recently found a white we find very nice in the fifteen dollar range.

What you need to do is try some and discover what you like.

With wines there aint no roadmap.

And your taste for wines is yours. You are the only person who can tell what you like.

I wish I could give you a simple formula, and if I could find one I would abide by it.

There are a kazillion wines out there and the only recourse you have is your palate.

Try some, find what you like, and go on.

But I never buy a bottle of wine at a tourist place. They rely upon the people being on vacation and are free with their cash.
I just wanted a simple answer. I guess I didn't make myself clear. Who buys grand rouge and for how much?
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:40 AM   #12
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Dina, I'm not familiar withgrand rouge other than to deduce it is a red wine. Can you give us some more info on that particular wine?
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:37 PM   #13
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If you like a wine, it doesn't matter what cost it is. Try browsing the wine store and picking up a new one every one in a while to try - you may be surprised.

In Germany we found that alot of times, the cheapest wine tasted the best.

Again though, it depends on what types of wine you like.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:59 PM   #14
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I'm happy with my under $10 a bottle wine from Trader Joes.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:06 PM   #15
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I just made my first batch of wine ever last November.
Cost about $100 for the set up.
And I had loads and loads of kiwi's from the garden.
Took about months.
So lets see, $100 divided by 6 gallons hmmmm
Honestly, its ok to cook with, but I wouldnt say its anything great :)
Ill try to make improvements this year..
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:10 AM   #16
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How much do you pay for a nice bottle of wine? My husband bought a grand rouge for $21 at some wine tasting store in a beautiful historical and touristic getaway near San Antonio. Is this an average cost for this type of wine or was it overpriced because of it's tourist location?
Generally I can find very enjoyable wines in the $12-$18 range. There are some $9 bottle wines that are good.. I have never had a cheap bottle (<$7) bottle I really enjoyed.

I have also had $45 a bottle wine that was nasty... Price doesn't mean everything, but it is an indicator to look at.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:40 PM   #17
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We have a wine chain here and if I'm buying from them I generally don't need to spend more than $15 for a good bottle.
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A couple questions about this wine

1. Who is the vintner?

2. What is the vintage?

3. Country of origin?

Those answers will help with your specific bottle of wine.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:04 PM   #19
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drink red and white

Our relatives work at a winery in Finger Lakes, NY. We enjoy their wines.
Red....usually a Taylor Red Port White Marcus James. Reasonable, delicious.
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A couple questions about this wine

1. Who is the vintner?

2. What is the vintage?

3. Country of origin?

Those answers will help with your specific bottle of wine.
Thank you Elf! You are awsome! Here's the info from the label on the bottle. We paid $19.95 for it. It's a Grand Rouge sweet red wine.
1. Produced and bottled by Grape Creek Vineyards, Stonewall, Texas Texas Hill Country Winery and Vineyards, Frederickburg TX, Bed and Breakfast, Events, Weddings, Meetings, Wine - Home
2. 2006
3. USA (For sale in Texas only)
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