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Old 04-28-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Cost of wine

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?


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Old 04-28-2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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Dina, that's a question that has more than one answer. You can get decent, drinkable wines for under $10-$15 a bottle. You can also spend thousands of dollars for a bottle and all the prices in between.

$21 for a bottle of wine could be a great price or too much. You really can't say unless you know the wine. Also, it's very subjective, While one person may think $21 for a specific bottle is a good price, another person who dislikes that wine may think it's not worth it.

The real bottom line for wines is that you are drinking someting you like. What you paid for it will not always determine that.

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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My new found love are Vendange wines. A 1.5 for $7.99! Great taste too. The pinot grigio is very comparable to others at a higher price. The chardonnay isn't too oaky. They make a blend called Symphony that is quite sweet along the lines of a reisling.

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Old 04-29-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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I'm with Andy M. on this one ... I'll pay whatever price for the wine I love. There are several that are under $10 that I would be willing to pay much more for. We've also paid alot more for wine that was just so - so to us. It's all on the tongue of the beholder .
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:24 PM   #5
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DW loved the Real Sangria we got for $5.95, imported from spain. The only other wine I have here is a Shiraz I am using in cooking, it was $6.95. I don't like wine, so DW does the taste tests to tell me what to buy.
I tell her which one I need (red, white, dry, sweet, ect.) and she picks out the one she likes the best. That pretty much does it for us. Other than that, the only wines I kinda liked came from Amana, their fruit wines. Loved the dandelion wine, strawberry, and cherry.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:39 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:33 AM   #7
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I have to admit, that in the highter price ranges here, you can find decent Argentinian, Chilean and South African wines but you're spending $20 plus abottle---can really add up if you have many guests over.......the opposite is equally bad......and I really mean bad.......so there is no happy balance....mostly guests do bring a decent bottle to share with everyone so it works out ...we're all in the same boat so guests do know
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:44 AM   #8
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One day, I'll move away from Spain-- maybe back to the States. And while I'll miss the sea and the sun and the people, what I'll really miss is the CHEAP WINE! You can get a nice (not amazing, but tasty) bottle of wine here for under 3€... And a quite nice bottle for 6-7€. Boy, will I miss that. Reading these posts makes me realize how luck I am-- I never have to spend that much for nice wine!
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:00 AM   #9
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Karenlyn, thats one thing I really really miss about Spain....all the wonderful wine and cheap! I love Rioja's, way more expensive to buy them in the US. Not so bad here in the UK, 12 will buy a tasty gran reserva.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:29 AM   #10
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I generally spend $8-$20 on a bottle of wine and find plenty of satifying wines in that range. For everyday wine I find it hard to spend more than $12 for something gone so fast.

Of my favorite wine types for pairing with food are Italian Dolcettas and Spainish Rioja they tend to be cheap and go well with a variety of foods.

I have a hard time with cheaper whites though a cheap oaky chardonnay gives me instant gag reflex

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