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Old 12-30-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
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Favorite wine?

i'm all for valpolicella... affordable but great. i learned about it in wine-tasting class.


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Old 12-30-2004, 09:16 PM   #2
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La Rocca Vineyards, white zinfindel. It is one of the few wines that have no sulfites, which I am allergic to.

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Old 12-30-2004, 10:38 PM   #3
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white - santa margherita pinot grigio, and chardonnays that have gone thru malo-lactic fermentation (is that said properly, ronjohn?)

red - too many to mention, but i've been drinking a lot of aussie shiraz, california merlot and cheap burgundy. the latter is mostly used for cooking, and pickling the chef.
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Old 12-31-2004, 12:58 AM   #4
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AH Sierra Cook someone else with my allergy!!!!! What do sulphites do to you? They give me asthma and make my skin red and puffy, it's a very fast, dramatic action.

I love Aussie chardonnay, but I have to choose carefully, Ninth Island is my absolute favourite, from Tasmania (like me!!!!) I also love sweet dessert wine, Brown Brothers Orange Flower and Muscat (something like that, there's a bottle on the counter, but I'm not moving from my chair) is my fave in that line.
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:31 AM   #5
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Not sure I have one that I like the best. Depends on my mood :-) But having said that I prefer red to white and you can't beat a good Rioja ;)
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Old 12-31-2004, 11:08 AM   #6
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Okay, I'm totally freaked out!
I thought I was the only one with sulfite allergies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My tongue swells & is painful for a full day or two if I have sulfites.
(PS - don't forget to remind your dentist, as they use salt quite often & man does that hurt!)
I'll try the La Rocca - never heard of it, but I will find it!

A couple of white zins I can drink, but have had the least problems with Muscat or Muscatto, which is late harvest, where the grapes stay on the vine too long and develop the "noble rot" (I'm having a "lifter" moment")
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:27 AM   #7
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As much as Im a fan of the drier whites, brut sparkling wines and acidic reds... I am a fan of consagration wine. Mexican produced "Sangre de cristo" or "christs blood" is an amazing desert wine and provides a great conversation piece, as does "casillero del diablo" (devils locker?) which is another "consagration wine" style red.
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Old 01-02-2005, 02:03 AM   #8
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In the winter it has to be red. Bardolino is a favorite. Zinfandel for special. We drink the house brand wine otherwise, it is also nice.

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Old 02-16-2005, 02:29 PM   #9
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Okagnagan Wines (Canada)

Summerhill - Baco Noir - all time best
Mission Hill - Cabernet Merlot - runner up!
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Chateau Elan Summer Wine-muscadine wine with peaches.

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