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Old 05-31-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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The only thing I drink is fruity sweet stuff. However- I'd like to incorporate red mine in my social life. I favor summer sangrias of all sorts! Carlo Rossi sangria is perfection IMO. Jam Jar wine a close second but thats it. I'm looking for sweet red wines I can grab before a dinner at friends (more likely a dinner at home since my close friends all keep Carlo Rossi in stock for me).
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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The only thing I drink is fruity sweet stuff. However- I'd like to incorporate red mine:dubious: in my social life. I favor summer sangrias of all sorts! Carlo Rossi sangria is perfection IMO. Jam Jar wine a close second but thats it. I'm looking for sweet red wines I can grab before a dinner at friends (more likely a dinner at home since my close friends all keep Carlo Rossi in stock for me).
A long time ago, and far away I used to drink "lots" of BALI HI
and SPANYADA (SP)
If you can find either they are great for summer...not for me anymore as well 2 many hangmemories...

HW
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I personally don't recommend drinking sweet drinks on a regular basis. It may be bad for your health to pretty much drink sugar. You might as well drink coke. I do enjoy sweet wines, myself, but I only drink them occasionally.

But having said that, I will not preach to you. Supposedly the tannins and whatnot in a dry wine are good for your health. Why not try a spritzer? You can mix a sweetish wine with sparkling water or a dry red wine with (ducks) 7up or something. I bet it will taste great.

Supposedly it is all the rage in China among the very wealthy. Personally, I never bought into wine as some sort of "refined" drink...I don't work for a marketing firm. But I do think that dry wines can provide health benefits. So drink whatever tastes good to you...

Honestly, I don't really drink 7up, so I can only honestly recommend maybe an all natural sparkling beverage that's naturally sweetened. LOL Just don't tell any "wine lovers" they may have a cow.

Much like the jealous (IMO) snob who wrote the story about consumption of expensive rotten grape juice (whoops wine) in China: BBC News - No rules for the rich: How China spends its new wealth
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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I'm like a once every couple weeks drinker (of red WINE) I could not go back to edit~ I guess it's more dessert wines I'm looking for? (disclosure-- I am very naive when it comes to alcohol). I've tried dry wines and they all make me dry heeve. (I have sensory taste bud issues i suppose?!)

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Old 06-01-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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Some times I do miss the original California Cooler. And yes I did used to get the original right out of Lodi California, 11 miles from my house, when a local family started bottling their family recipe. After they sold out i quit drinking it out of spite. I was a little ideological back then in my young adulthood. The 1980's kicked ass.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Scott County, IA
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...The 1980's kicked ass.
No.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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No.
It did for me.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I'm like a once every couple weeks drinker (of red WINE) I could not go back to edit~ I guess it's more dessert wines I'm looking for? (disclosure-- I am very naive when it comes to alcohol). I've tried dry wines and they all make me dry heeve. (I have sensory taste bud issues i suppose?!)
You're a newbie in the world of wine, perhaps a wine tasting or 3 might be in order?
You're in Florida, I see.....all the ABC liquor stores have wine tastings on a regular basis, the people that staff these events are very knowledgeable, I would start there!
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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I'm not much for sweet wines, but if you really want a dessert wine, buy a Chocolate Port. Available at World Market, Bev Mo, etc. But this is truly a dessert wine, and you will only want a small glass.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Lake Forest Round Rock, Tx
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A cousin brought a pomegranite wine over for dinner. He raved about it. I'm more of a white person, but this red wine was actually refreshing and somewhat sweet. He said he purchased it at Water 2 Wine.
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