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Old 12-23-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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But the party was full of international wine enthusiasts and he was nearly laughed out of the room with his pink wine. LOL.
Aww, funny but terrible, laughing at someone's offering...!

Anyway, a wine that a lot of people usually don't get for themselves is Eiswein or Sauternes. Sweet or dessert wine. I don't think a lot of people keep much or any on hand. They can get a little expensive, but I think you can find a bottle for $20 with some diligence. It's something of a specialty so there's less chance of derision from any muckity-mucks.

Champagne's been mentioned, but a real safe bet is a liqueur or flavored brandy. Those go $25-$50+. But I doubt anyone would be disappointed getting a Kirschwasser (cherry), or Poire William (pear), or Calvados (apple). It's so versatile for serving or just for a gift. I'd be thrilled. Or a port or sherry, too, and perhaps less expensive. That's a good, sort of non-standard bottle to bring.

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Old 12-23-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: New York
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Aww, funny but terrible, laughing at someone's offering...!

Anyway, a wine that a lot of people usually don't get for themselves is Eiswein or Sauternes. Sweet or dessert wine. I don't think a lot of people keep much or any on hand. They can get a little expensive, but I think you can find a bottle for $20 with some diligence. It's something of a specialty so there's less chance of derision from any muckity-mucks.

Champagne's been mentioned, but a real safe bet is a liqueur or flavored brandy. Those go $25-$50+. But I doubt anyone would be disappointed getting a Kirschwasser (cherry), or Poire William (pear), or Calvados (apple). It's so versatile for serving or just for a gift. I'd be thrilled. Or a port or sherry, too, and perhaps less expensive. That's a good, sort of non-standard bottle to bring.
yes I second that, i love Eiswine and you can get some from Niagara region that are not overly expensive.... or maybe a bottle of port.....
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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I've heard Red Cat and White Cat are good.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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I bought an unoaked chardonnay and malbec to go with our ham. IMO both white and red can go well with ham.
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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A reliably good red, white or Rose is Menage a Trois. Its about $10.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I bought an unoaked chardonnay and malbec to go with our ham. IMO both white and red can go well with ham.
i agree, actually the new rule of thumb is: drink what you enjoy, but yes, ham is one meat that goes well with either color. Last night hubby was asking people what color wine they wanted, I was waiting for a couple of 20 somethings to tell him they wanted green or orange wine. Darn none of them did..what a bunch of party poopers these youngsters can be.
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