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Old 04-25-2006, 07:14 AM   #11
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Ironchef,

Bordeaux second best? Surely you jest !

Do you know what people say here.
Le bourgogne ? Bien entendu, il faut absolument en avoir dans sa cave. Avec quoi d'autre voulez-vous faire un boeuf bouguignon ?

In fact, I agree that they do make good wines in Burgundy. Some ****ed good ones. The problem is that Burgundy is a minefield. Finding those good wines is like looking for the holy grail.
I would only get involved if I lived in or near the region.

The paradox is that inexpensive Burgundy is frequently terrible. Inexpensive Bordeaux is unquestionably better.
However, the greatest Burgundy is significantly less expensive than the greatest Bordeaux. Now, if only it were as reliable I might be converted!

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Old 04-25-2006, 08:52 AM   #12
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I must be very healthy. Couple of glasses every evening.
Mudbug, I'm with you! I enjoy a glass of wine, usually red, while making dinner. When we go out to dinner I usually drink a glass or two.
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:37 AM   #13
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I love wine, to me, it's second only to beer.

I often drink a glass... bottle.

We have one rule at our house when it comes to wines - when you open it up, you throw away the cork.

John
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:24 PM   #14
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Jimmy and I love reds-although in the summer I find myself switching to chilled whites.I usually save my wine consumtion for Fri nights and BOY do I look forward to it!!!
As for the corks, Ronjohn- we have glass bowls that we throw the corks of new wines have tried in and of our favorites. We have about 3 large bowls filled and I have them displayedthroughout our house. I have one bowl that I have a layer of seashells in the bottom topped with the corks of wines from our vacations or special events.But like you-seldom does the cork go back in the bottle!!!!!
Happy drinking!!!Love and energy, Vicki
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:27 PM   #15
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Being in a good mood is very important for your health. Lots of studies have shown that happy people are generally healthier than unhappy people.

Drinking wine makes me happy so yes I say it is good for my health
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:57 PM   #16
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Every visit to my cardiologist (once a year) he asks if I'm drinking wine and when I respond in the affirmative, he tells me to keep it up. I ask for a prescription for wine but he refuses.
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:28 PM   #17
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Nothing like a good glass of wine, unfortunately for me, good kosher wine is too expensive.
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:37 PM   #18
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i would like to suggest a great line of wine that my wine tasting group has had EXTREMELY GOOD luck with and it is all $15 and under, but i don't know how DC is about mentioning brand names. If this is okay, i'd like to tell ya'll about it
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:39 PM   #19
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Feel free to mention the brand name Jimmy
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:47 PM   #20
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Thanks: The brand is Hayman & Hill, it is made by the wine maker from Blackstone winery. He sets aside the very best grapes he finds and makes this line it is like a "wine makers select". We started with the cabernet sauvignon and we loved it, so we tried to pinot noir and then the zinfandel and merlot. All are incredible for 15 a bottle. We have yet to try the chardonnay, but i have no doubt. I am really hooked, in fact, last time we got the zin and poured it so nobody would know the brand because we didn't want anyone to be partial to the brand we had come to love. I am very impressed. For the price, you can't go wrong.
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