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Old 01-23-2012, 03:00 PM
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If you're only drinking a glass a day, get the wine in the box. Those last for months on the counter, while open bottles of red wine will only last 3 or 4 days in the fridge before their fruit flavors start to fade & become astringent. See if you can find Seven Octavin by Bodegas Osborne. It's a red blend from Spain that comes in an 8-sided box & is fruity & ripe but still has that Spanish earthy quality that keeps it from becoming too tutti-fruity.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:31 AM
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I do think everyone have a preference for different taste in wines due to their own eating/drinking habits... thus the best bet to find a wine one really likes is to go to wine tastings in your local vineyards to find that best fit & best availability.

Besides, when buying enough (say a case or two) and when one is a regular customer.... you can get great discount.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:04 PM
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If your doctor wants you to drink a glass of wine, you need a red wine. White wines and sweet blush wines (like "white zinfandel") don't have the same health benefits. The health benefits come from the antioxidants released during the maceration process in wine-making--and that only happens with red wines.

I'd suggest something that shows fruit and not a ton of oak, a Sangiovese/Chianti might work. They can usually be found with a $12 price tag. Travignoli Chianti Rufina might be a good place to start.

A pinot noir can be another choice, although ask your wine shop to suggest one without "funk." Adelsheim is a decent entry pinot at about $15 a bottle. The problem with pinot is that it's not cheap, and if it cheap, it's not particularly good.

A Spanish Garnacha is another good choice, the Del Fuego "Old Vines" is unoaked and juicy but not sweet. It's also only about $8 a bottle, and if you put it in the frdge after opening you can get about three days out of it.

You can also buy a product called Private Preserve and gas your wine. I gassed a bottle of red wine and tucked it away in the fridge. Came back a week later and thought there was no way it wouldn't have begun to oxidize, but it was actually drinking beautifully.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nmnita View Post
I didn't see where the OP mentioned it should be red wine, so, if the doctor didn't spacify I think I might start with a zinfendel.
If it were for cardiovascular health, it would not be white wine.

Originally Posted by lubby View Post
A doctor recommending wine??? never heard of that.
Recommending wine with meal is a very normal practice. All cardiologists and almost all GPs do that.

When my husband had a heart attack seven years ago, his three cardiologists did not just recommend wine, but insisted that he have wine daily -- half a glass with each meal. Red only. We had at that time drunk wine routinely, but we eliminated white wine from my husband's diet after that.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by wadejay26 View Post
A nice red
Try Ménage à Trois
I'll second this. It's a good "beginner" wine in my opinion. The white is good too but probably not what you are after.

I tend to gravitate towards Merlo and Cabernet for reds.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:05 PM
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On January 1st of this year my wife and I opened a bottle of Llano Estacado blush for our 40th wedding anniversary. This Texas wine is not too dry and not too sweet and I think most could enjoy it.

Unless the import/export rules have changed, I don't believe you can get it in the U.S., but just about any Chilean wine rated with four stars used to be excellent.
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