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Old 09-25-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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The Wine Thread

I thought it would be nice to discuss new and different wines with each other. Usually, I pick up the same 'ol bottles but lately I've been label shopping and lucked out. Post the good ones and ones you feel are horrible.

Here's the latest:

Cantine Colosi Nero D'Avola Sicilia 2007

Full bodied red with a minute touch of sweetness with the boldness of a cabernet.. I had it with homemade meatballs over linguini. $12.99 at my local liquor store.


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Old 09-25-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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For the red our runaway favourite is Lambrusco di Modena Amabile. It is both rich in flavour and refreshingly smooth, and very low in acidity.

For the white we have a few favourites but to choose one it has to be Gewurztraminer from Alto Adige. Uniquely aromatic and fruity flavour is highly pleasant.

I wouldn't know how much they would cost overseas, we can find great Lambrusco for about 2 and Gewurztraminer about 3 along with many good tasting varieties here in Italy... one of the advantages of living in Rome
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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This would be a good thread for me, cuz I never seem to pick a bottle of wine that I like. Except for that white zifandel.. but it is soooo cheap, I feel like a bottom feeder!
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:45 AM   #4
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This would be a good thread for me, cuz I never seem to pick a bottle of wine that I like. Except for that white zifandel.. but it is soooo cheap, I feel like a bottom feeder!
I try to stay under $15 on a gamble. I usually have $8.99 / 1.5 Chardonnay or Pinot on hand at all times. I've had great cheap wines and nasty expensive ones.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:06 AM   #5
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Yea, that is the problem I have. I try to opt for a $$$ bottle of wine only to be dissapointed. I know I don't like reds. I can't deal with the tannins. I think my favorite is Chini Blanc (sp) but I can't always find it. Hey, what ever cheap white wines you got up your sleeve, please share!!!
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #6
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The Vendange, Barefoot and Bella Sera $8.99 - $10.99 / 1.5 are all pretty good. There's another brand too, I have to look when I go home.

Vendange has one called Symphony which is kind of sweet....too sweet for me, but their Chard and Pinot are real good.

There's obviously a wide range once you get above $10.99.

One I always stay away from is Corbett Canyon. It's gross and for some reason the shape of the bottle really turns me off....I don't know what it is, but it does. I've poured nearly full 1.5's down the sink.

If you don't like Chardonnay, take a crack at a lighter colored one. I'm not a fan of the real oaky Chards and that trick has always worked out for me. Same goes with Pinos and White Zinfandel. The lighter they are, the crisper the flavor, which is what I prefer in a white......obviously we're talking ten dollar bottles here.

For reds, I usually just grab Mondavi. If I'm craving a nice, bold red I'll either label shop or spend $15-25 on a bottle I'm familliar with.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:28 AM   #7
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Thanks Jeeks, I'm certain I will be making a stop on my way home. I think I am going to keep my eye out for the Vendange.
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My store doesn't keep them chilled, so look where the jugs and the rest of the "cheapo" wines are. lol
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Has anyone tried the Menage Trois - red - it is a combination of merlot, cab and zinfandel - usually under $10 a bottle (however I have seen it over too) and it is very good.
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Raymond Vineyards' Merlot is superb. Also love Hob Nob Pinot Noir. Still looking for that perfect Sauvignon Blanc.
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