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Old 08-21-2011, 07:26 AM   #1
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Favorite wines?

I really like Chateau Ste Michelle gewurtztraminer. It's a great white wine. (In all honesty, it's one of the few wines I can drink. Most wines have a horrible aftertaste, so I avoid them, especially reds).

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:41 AM   #2
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I'm not a big fan of wine but I enjoy Port and Muscadel and sometimes a glass of chilled Rose wine.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:20 AM   #3
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I drink a local wine from St. James Winery in Missouri. I like all of their wines, but my favorite is their Velvet Red, a fruity, slightly sweet table wine.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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I'm a sucker for good German reds - I used to live in Germany and was spoiled for good-quality, affordable choice there. My favourite grape varieties there are Spätburgunder and Dornfelder. There are loads and loads of smaller producers there too and I often found some gems whenever I passed through different regions.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:31 AM   #5
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I'm a sucker for good German reds - I used to live in Germany and was spoiled for good-quality, affordable choice there. My favourite grape varieties there are Spätburgunder and Dornfelder. There are loads and loads of smaller producers there too and I often found some gems whenever I passed through different regions.
I also but they're as scarce as hen's teeth in the states. I enjoy the Lemberger vaiety but in the states my pocket book and availability pretty much limits me to Duboeuf's wines.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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Sangue di Guido... a sweet red, slightly effervescent, goes down very nicely.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:10 AM   #7
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Sangue di Guido... a sweet red, slightly effervescent, goes down very nicely.
Do you mean Sangue di Giuda (Juda's blood)? It's a sweet red wine we produce here in Oltrepò Pavese.

My favorite red wine is Barbera from Piemonte. For the rosè, Chiaretto from the lake of Garda. Among the white wines, Prosecco from Valdobbiadene and Riesling from Piemonte. And the only red, sweet wine I like is the Freisa, from Piemonte.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:30 AM   #8
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I avoid red wine because it all gives me a wicked headache...even the most expensive. I use it in cooking though. I like most dry white wine and have at least a glass of it every night while getting dinner together.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:09 PM   #9
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It would depend on what I am eating. For Italian food, I prefer a Sangiovese or one of it's derivatives such as Chianti or Brunello, for fish I really like a high altitude Argentine Torrontes, for beef I prefer an Argentine Malbec, and for chicken I will usually lean towards pinot grigio. Turkey calls for a Riesling or Viognier and spicy food usually means a good Zinfandel. For summer sipping, I prefer a strong Rosé or maybe some Sangria.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #10
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I don't care for the dry wines... I love the sweet ones..not syrupy sweet though.


There is an Italian Asti that was recommended to me that is soooo good. I can never remember the name. I think it's classified as a sparkling wine.

My husband works nights at a package store so I get to try out different wines all the time.
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