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Old 10-30-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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What is a good basic no-frills Red Wine to keep at home for movie-and-a-date nights? I may pair it up with some cheese/nuts once in a while. Something in the $10-$20 range?

Ladies, what do you suggest?

Hopefully it's a wine I can easily find at a grocery store. Thank you.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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Rosso & Bianco Rosso | Francis Ford Coppola Winery
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:04 AM
 
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I have a different suggestion.

Instead of asking here, and then trying to find whatever some strangers suggest, without knowing what their preferences are, go to a wine store or a liquor store or a supermarket with a wine department and a wine manager on board, and ask them for a recommendation from what they have on hand. If they're like my supermarket they may even have a couple of wines for you to taste, and they will absolutely understand your request.

And wine stores, that's what they exist for, to help you select something you will like.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Well do you want Merlot, Cab, Merlot/Cab blend?? You want light or dry? Many questions to answer. I suggest what OpenD said. Find a wine store and ask when they are having wine tastings and go. Good way to educate yourself and try different stuff out.

Or you can always just pick up a bottle of each..Robert Mondavi is pretty popular and in that price range..
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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Easy! Menage a trois! Can't beat that for a date!!
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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If it's for the Ladies suggest a good White Zin.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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I hate White Zin, and I've been a lady for quite sometime. And he asked for red.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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[quote=OpenD;26738926]I have a different suggestion.

Instead of asking here, and then trying to find whatever some strangers suggest, without knowing what their preferences are, go to a wine store or a liquor store or a supermarket with a wine department and a wine manager on board, and ask them for a recommendation from what they have on hand. If they're like my supermarket they may even have a couple of wines for you to taste, and they will absolutely understand your request.

And wine stores, that's what they exist for, to help you select something you will like.[/quote]

I absolutely second that. They will take your inputs and hopefully provide you with a number of good suggestions within your price range.

As mentioned above, have an idea what you like before asking... dry, semi-dry, slightly sweet, sweet? Spicy, oaked, tannic? That way they can steer you where you want to go.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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What is a good basic no-frills Red Wine to keep at home for movie-and-a-date nights? I may pair it up with some cheese/nuts once in a while. Something in the $10-$20 range?

Ladies, what do you suggest?

Hopefully it's a wine I can easily find at a grocery store. Thank you.
for us, it is a good Merlot, shiriz or Pior Noir ( spelling doesn't count) we have recently fallen for Malbec, but any good moderately priced red works. the price should be between 7 and 10 dollars a bottle.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well do you want Merlot, Cab, Merlot/Cab blend?? You want light or dry? Many questions to answer. I suggest what OpenD said. Find a wine store and ask when they are having wine tastings and go. Good way to educate yourself and try different stuff out.

Or you can always just pick up a bottle of each..Robert Mondavi is pretty popular and in that price range..
any Robert Mondavi is worth keeping in the house.
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