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Old 11-11-2008, 01:41 PM   #41
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but what do you consider "room temp?" Ice cubes water down the wine.
Room temp is getting it from the store, bringing it home and poping the cork. lol I let a good bottle breathe a bit. I'm not into the whole perfect climatic conditions thing. Some people pop them in the fridge for a few minutes. For hearty dishes like classic lassagna or steak and potatoes I prefer room temp.

Yeah, I know a cube waters it down a bit, but a red goes down better in hotter weather that way. To each his own. I definately wouldn't put a cube in a good bottle though.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:03 PM   #42
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Ooops! Forget to keep track of this thread...I'll try to post a few more cheapo faves when I get the chance!
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:37 AM   #43
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Jakobs Creek is good one, especially white.

Late Harvest is pretty cheap and basic, but can be considered as a good "everyday" wine
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:58 AM   #44
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I watched a new independent film called Bottle Shock, about a 1976 Paris wine tasting contest and a California winery. I loved this film. Catch it if you get the chance.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:05 PM   #45
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Jakobs Creek is good one, especially white.

Late Harvest is pretty cheap and basic, but can be considered as a good "everyday" wine
I just ordered 6 bottles of Arcturo Late Harvest Rielsing shipped to me from Michigan. This is a delicious, on the sweet side wine and I love it. But cheap?? Not at $20.00 per bottle. But worth every cent.

BTW, I just discovered Prosecco over the holidays and will use this instead of champagne from now on. Good stuff, cheaper than champagne and we all loved it in Mimosas. I blogged about it.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:27 PM   #46
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My DH and I like reds. We have been making our own wine from kits for almost 3 years now. The kits we like best are Vintner's Reserve either in a Merlot or Cabernet. A kit makes about 30 bottles of wine. And after your initial cost of the bottles, and the carboy to make the wine in it can be very economical. Not to mention we control the amount of sulfites that are in the wine so we do not get headaches from a red wine.
It really is pretty easy making your own wine we do it in our kitchen.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:25 AM   #47
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I love the Cannonball Cabernet.. Its delish.. Tasted it @ a wine tasting event by Bottlenotes(Around the World in 80 Sips).. Jus too yumm!
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Campo de Borja Borsao - you won't believe the taste for the money! Also Campo de Borja Vina Borgia.
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I'm glad to see that this thread is still alive. I have nothing to add at the moment. Due to financial circumstances (I'm totally broke) I'm presently drinking REALLY cheap malbecs ($3/bottle) and am embarrassed to name them, but wine afficianados please post here. We read and appreciate all comments.
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Campo de Borja Borsao - you won't believe the taste for the money! Also Campo de Borja Vina Borgia.
Elf, are those Spanish wines? Red? White?
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