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Old 03-30-2012, 02:17 AM   #31
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Just popping in to say that every time I see a new post in this thread, I keep reading the title as "Amy Winehouse Snobs Here"
No joke, I was going to post the same thing
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:18 AM   #32
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Saying 'I've had wine twice and it was shit' is like saying, I ate meat once and I didn't like it. Was it pork, beef, chicken, fish, venison, kangaroo, camel, yadda yadda. How was it cooked?

It really depends on what you were drinking, what variety, what quality. There are literally 100's of variables.
Well it was a nice looking box anyway


kidding rachel. I'm not much of a wine person either
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:50 AM   #33
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as long as it doesn't taste too much like paint stripper i'm not fussy
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:00 AM   #34
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I have no palate for wine at all, but sweet dessert wines I'll drink. The sweeter the better, generally!
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:15 PM   #35
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i consider myself to be an under 20 dollar bottle of chardonnay wine snob
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:24 PM   #36
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This thread inspired me to buy a bottle of La Crema Pinot on the way home last night. $17.99 with my club card. Good stuff.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #37
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wow, is $17.99 like a normal price for wine there? or is that expensive? if i pay 10 euros for a bottle of wine here i feel like i'm really pushing the boat out LOL (apart from real champagne obviously which i do splash out on for very special occasions, but that's never more than 35 euros for something i think is nice, like a Veuve Cliquot or something, LOL)

we can get everyday decent wine for say 4 or 5 euros a bottle... and nasty stuff which is fine for cooking for 0.50 euros a litre LOL
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Around $20 is normal for a really quality bottle of wine, though there is some pretty good stuff in the $8-10 range.

Of course, you can pay much, much more if you want, and there is cheap wine that tastes like grape juice and grain alcohol but still gets the job done.

When the occasion call for champagne, I like Moet & Chandon Imperial which I can usually find for around $35.
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Which reminds me, Dan, if you are going to be in NorCal and you like the bubbly stuff, I definitely recommend touring the Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards.
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Around $20 is normal for a really quality bottle of wine, though there is some pretty good stuff in the $8-10 range.

Of course, you can pay much, much more if you want, and there is cheap wine that tastes like grape juice and grain alcohol but still gets the job done.

When the occasion call for champagne, I like Moet & Chandon Imperial which I can usually find for around $35.
ahh ok thanks... i just checked the currency converter and $20 is roughly 15 euros, so prices sound fairly similar then...
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The Wine Bl0g.: Sweetest Thing.

New blog post about dessert wines. Small u2 nod in the title
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:47 AM   #42
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #43
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Which reminds me, Dan, if you are going to be in NorCal and you like the bubbly stuff, I definitely recommend touring the Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards.
Ditto on the the above...and I only drink red.

I'm a big fan of the top shelf wines and cost is never an issue; but I get just as much enjoyment out of a bottle of YellowTail, Rosemont Shiraz and Lindeman (each Aussie)...from the states, someone mentioned Oregon, yes! but don't forget Washington as well...

It goes without saying that La Crema is one of my favorites; I am a club member with Rubicon (now Inglenook - its not cheap folks, gotta read the story for the name change) Robert Hall, Kathryn Hall, and a little name called Sean Minor (if you can find it!) hit the little wine outlets...

I've also tried some Canadian blends from the area of Niagra by the Lakes...good stuff...

Remember - "Life too short to drink cheap wine!" Cheers!
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #44
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^ I have always been a thread killer.
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This thread inspired me to buy a bottle of La Crema Pinot on the way home last night. $17.99 with my club card. Good stuff.
I just bought that, too, based on the praise it received in this thread. I haven't tried it yet, but when I do I'll report my thoughts back here.
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