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Old 12-28-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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Great advice, thank you. Im taking notes. If wine is a luxury I must be buying the really cheap stuuf. To me its way cheaper than a case of beer , and lasts longer

I tried a wine brand called Fat Bastard and actually think its good....I was very surprised. So I agree with you on trying everything.

I also recieved a bottle for Christmas called Cheap Red Wine, which I havent tried yet....but im definately worried

A few that I like are all Shiraz

Stella
Jacobs Creek
Yellowtail
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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If wine is a luxury I must be buying the really cheap stuuf. To me its way cheaper than a case of beer , and lasts longer
I guess it's all perspective. I also consider a case of beer to be a luxury (and one that many can't afford).

Honestly, when I stop and think about how much money we spend on alcohol, I'm almost ashamed and embarrassed.

Seriously.

There was one month we spent about $3,000 on alcohol.

Now, we're not poor, but that just seems insane to me. An average month is a few hundred dollars and that still seems outrageous.

As you could probably guess, a bottle of wine does not last way longer than a case of beer around this house.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:06 AM
 
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I guess it's all perspective. I also consider a case of beer to be a luxury (and one that many can't afford).

Honestly, when I stop and think about how much money we spend on alcohol, I'm almost ashamed and embarrassed.

Seriously.

There was one month we spent about $3,000 on alcohol.

Now, we're not poor, but that just seems insane to me. An average month is a few hundred dollars and that still seems outrageous.

As you could probably guess, a bottle of wine does not last way longer than a case of beer around this house.

LMAO Yeah , you definately have me beat. A bottle of wine lasts me a couple of months.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Great advice, thank you. Im taking notes. If wine is a luxury I must be buying the really cheap stuuf. To me its way cheaper than a case of beer , and lasts longer

I tried a wine brand called Fat Bastard and actually think its good....I was very surprised. So I agree with you on trying everything.

I also recieved a bottle for Christmas called Cheap Red Wine, which I havent tried yet....but im definately worried

A few that I like are all Shiraz

Stella
Jacobs Creek
Yellowtail
there are seveal that fall into the same price range you are talking about and are great for casual drinking. We usually have Yellowtail available when we want a less expensive brand. another we like or certainly hubby does, is a 1.5 liter that only T Joes sells: it is called Raymond Hill.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Im looking to try some new reds with your help.
Funny you should ask this today, because I just had a FABULOUS red last night. It is 667 Noble Vines Pinot Noir 2010, Monterey. It was a gift, so I don't know if it is available near me, but I'll be trying to hunt it down, for sure.

Otherwise, I would have said that you can't go wrong with Menage a Trois red, which is on any grocery store shelf.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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My wine budget is about $100 per month. I am not ashamed to say that most of my wines cost less than $10 per bottle, and I find them highly drinkable. These are light reds, mostly Chiantis that I purchase from ALDI stores. They may not be the most complex, but they are dry, tart and delicious, perfect for sipping alone or with food. I also like the Italian Pinot Noir.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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It would help if you provided a price point to work with. My favorite runs about $1000 a bottle as futures. I'm guessing that's probably not what you are looking for.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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LMAO Yeah , you definately have me beat. A bottle of wine lasts me a couple of months.
You should start buying wine in a box if a bottle lasts you for months. At least you'd have a chance of it keeping fresh.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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You should start buying wine in a box if a bottle lasts you for months. At least you'd have a chance of it keeping fresh.
Eeeeww
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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there are seveal that fall into the same price range you are talking about and are great for casual drinking. We usually have Yellowtail available when we want a less expensive brand. another we like or certainly hubby does, is a 1.5 liter that only T Joes sells: it is called Raymond Hill.
Thank you , Im gonna look for it.
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