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Old 06-13-2011, 09:25 PM   #11
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Monkey Bay is widely available and good. We like it.

But we prefer to stock up on Mezzocorona when the big bottle is on sale for 9.99.
It's a crisp, serviceable white for drinking and cooking.

They sell it for 6 a glass at a local. Cha Ching.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:38 PM   #12
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Monkey Bay is widely available and good. We like it.

But we prefer to stock up on Mezzocorona when the big bottle is on sale for 9.99.
It's a crisp, serviceable white for drinking and cooking.

They sell it for 6 a glass at a local. Cha Ching.
What varietal? If it is anything like Monkey Bay, we're in!
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:47 PM   #13
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What varietal? If it is anything like Monkey Bay, we're in!
They sell everything but we only buy the pino grigio. Was gonna say sav blanc.

Sometimes sav blank can be too earthy for cooking, IMO, and sometimes has a slight taste of cat urine. I prefer it if I'm spending $10 fir a glass of white in an upscale place.

Pino grigio is almost always neutral.
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They sell everything but we only buy the pino grigio. Was gonna say sav blanc.

Sometimes sav blank can be too earthy for cooking, IMO, and sometimes has a slight taste of cat urine. I prefer it if I'm spending $10 fir a glass of white in an upscale place.

Pino grigio is almost always neutral.
Rofl! Cat urine!

Love Pinot Grigio!

I use a good sherry, port, as well as sweet and dry vermouth for cooking. Dry sherry is wonderful with mushrooms. Port with onion soup.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:17 PM   #15
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...and sometimes has a slight taste of cat urine...

That really depends on what breed of cat you have...
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That really depends on what breed of cat you have...
Okay, you both just ruined a perfectly good Savignon Blanc. Ack puhh, spit spit. Hmm, fruity with just a hint of pineapple and a smidge of cat urine...
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:27 PM   #17
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Thanks! We don't have them here, but it will give us a start. DH will also request the local grocer to carry it again.
Go online to your ABC site and look up the name. They will have the name of the distributor, who can then tell you where in your locality it is available.
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You can usually pick up 4 packs of popular California wine splits at the supermarket. That way you don't have to either drink it or have an open bottle of wine hanging around the house forever. Sutter Home Chardonnay might be a good choice with chicken.

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Julia Child recommends if you're not a wine drinker, pick up a bottle of dry vermouth. It's a fortified wine that will last a long time once opened. Regular white wines will not.
Dry sherry also works.
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Have you ever seen a wine aroma wheel? Cat urine is there and figures rather forwardly in some sauvignon blancs. And not in a bad way.

A lot of odd aromas found in wine.

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